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Vintage Motobecane ID

I found this vintage Motobecane bicycle on Facebook for $60 so I picked it up as a project bike. Can anyone help me identify the year and model? I am fairly new to the cycling world. It has Abaresque ...
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How do I get modern foldable clincher tires round to fit on my 50-year old French racing bike?

How do I make my foldable tires round to fit on my (700C) rims? I'm old (66) and have a 50-yr old French racing bike (Mercier 300). New tires are all foldable, I don't like them. Last time I mounted ...
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Tire rubbing on frame

I have an old Sutter bicycle. I recently hit a curb which knocked my rear wheel out of alignment. When set all the way into the dropouts, the wheel touches the frame. I can fix this by putting the ...
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Peugeot PX10 (~1975) bottom bracket and crankset

I have couple of questions about my Peugeot PX10. What is the modern bottom bracket compatible with this bicycle? It's 35mm diameter and it's a French threaded BB. Having a quick look at the ...
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Fixed cup bottom bracket removal

I have a square tapered bottom bracket which I am trying to remove but the fixed cup is proving difficult to loosen. The bike is a Peugeout Princeton from the early 90s. I have heard older French ...
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Should there be grease in my steel frame's tubes?

I've taken apart a road bike from the 70s with a (french) ball bearing bottom bracket. Looking inside I found (what I thought to be) absurd amounts of grease in the tubes coming into the bottom ...
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Pitted Cups - Can I get away with this level of pitting?

I have two bottom bracket cups that I'd prefer to reuse (finding Avocet Bottom Bracket cups even on Ebay is hard!). I have purchased a replacement Avocet spindle of the correct size. I'm wondering if ...
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Identifying 1970s-80s Motobecane Special Sport

I'm trying to identify the exact year/model of a Motobecane called the "Special Sport", which was bought in France. I don't know if the parts are all original, however: It has a Huret Svelto rear ...
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Remove Maillard freewheel

I'm trying to open the freewheel from an old bike that I have, but I can't find how. I even searched for tutorials on the Internet but I can't find one that looks like mine (please see picture). And ...
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