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My moto grand jubile ss commuter(10 posts)

My moto grand jubile ss commutermoschika
May 9, 2003 9:08 AM
i've finished, for now, my grand jubile commuter. thanks for everyone's help as i was trying to clean this bike up and asking all sorts of questions.

front view with modified drop bars. still need to work on bar wrapping technique. anyone know of a good sight to show how to do this right?

and the leather saddle. thanks walter for mentioning that this might have come with one. found this on ebay.
Cough up for another top tube cable clamp!bicyclerepairman
May 9, 2003 11:30 AM
Just kidding...sort of. Nice ride, beautiful crankset. That saddle isn't too shabby either! Good job hiding the deraileur cables....they don't show at all in the picture!
May 9, 2003 5:05 PM
it only came with 2. the derailleur cables are hiding real well. i don't ever see them either.
Very niceM_Currie
May 9, 2003 8:13 PM
I love those headtube lugs. Of course the derailleur cables are hiding in the back shed because they're ashamed that they no longer connect to a set of Jubilee derailleurs. The bike has wisely decided that if it cannot have les derailleurs propres, it shall have none at all.

It looks really good.
I take it back!bicyclerepairman
May 22, 2003 3:33 PM
I'm so used to seeing 3 cable clamps on top tubes; yours with 2 looked funny to my eye. Just yesterday, I saw a classic Colnago (burgundy red) with 2 braze on cable guides on the top tube. So you're definitely in good company.
I take it back!M_Currie
May 23, 2003 3:16 PM
My wife's Grand Jubilé (almost certainly never altered) also has only 2. Remember that with non-aero levers and center-pulls, both clamps need to be a few inches from the end of the tube to provide gentle cable loops.
Nice job! And small suggestion . ..micha
May 11, 2003 3:55 PM
In days of old, the brake cables always went BEHIND the bar - one on either side of the stem extension. That allowed them to arc up in that nice fountain-like curve that gave rise to the term "spouting brake levers." But that's just looks - what you have will work perfectly well.

Great ride! You did a fine job on that bike.
Nice job! And small suggestion . ..M_Currie
May 12, 2003 8:25 PM
Behind the bar is traditional, especially with a long stem and centerpull brakes, because otherwise you have a bad angle to the cable hanger for the front brake. But you must make sure that the forward-most cable clamp on the top tube is far enough back so that the rear cable doesn't bend too tightly when you turn the bar. The short stem and unconventional bar on the present bike make it less an issue, I think.
Nice job! And small suggestion . ..moschika
May 12, 2003 9:15 PM
i see what you both mean. so does that mean when you have your hands on the bars near the stem they would be 'under' the cables? I'll keep that in mind, hopefully, when it comes time to replace the cables.
Nice job! And small suggestion . ..micha
May 13, 2003 5:24 AM
moschika - right, with your hands on the bar tops, your wrists will be just under the cables. Look at any pre-1980 race picture. You'll see exactly how it's done.

Enjoy the bike!