|back on the rack|
|Soma Grand Randonneur|
Some modern shops don't want to be bothered with working on a bike if its over about 5 years old, but I am fortunate to have a number of shops locally that deal with both Steel bikes and the old stuff, so I was fairly certain one of them would have the correct puller. My faith paid off and Alki bike and board, only 2 miles away, took care of me for $15. That was about a quarter of what buying the tool would cost and I don't expect to run into another Stronglight anytime soon. With the crank job done I could take of the rest myself, although I did pause to look around the shop while I was there as the pictures above-Soma -and below- Motobecane- attest. I have had my eye on the Soma for a while, they are now on to a version 2 of this frame- a nice white with red accents, I have even gone so far as to mock up a build spreadsheet but to be honest I couldn't ride 5 miles of a Rando event without needing a break right now so I think its more about dreaming and hunting parts and doing the build than the actually riding. As for the MB I didn't see a model name but going by the Campy hubs and derailleurs, Stronglight cranks etc. I would say it was a Grand Jubilee or above.
|Motobecane Grand Jubilee(?)|
|table full of parts|
Mafac "competition" brakes and levers.
Huret Jubilee rear derailleur and shifters.
I still need to remove the front brake cable guide to include with the sale of the Mafac brakes and then it will be time to get to cleaning and listing. If I got ambitious I might even remove the whole headset so I can see what date is on the fork steer tube and have a positive ID on the year of manufacture.
Until next time. Ride.Smile.Repeat.