Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Mentor, OH and Fall River, MA
Bikes: 1982 Motobecane Mirage Sport, 1982 Motobecane Randonnee, 1978 Motobecane Grand Touring
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The Mirage Sport (mine is a 1981) is an upgrade from the Mirage. It has the low end frame of the Mirage, but the seatpost, rims, stem, handlebars, etc., are aluminum instead of steel. Brakes are Weinmann sidepulls, all aluminum. The brake levers on mine are drilled as well. Considering that the frame is basically gas pipe, it's a pretty light bike. Mine weighs 24 lbs with a leather saddle, closer to 23 with the stock one.
Frame on your bike is likely 2040, "Inexternal" brazed (no lugs), and therefore should be the same weight as mine or lighter. Hope you enjoy your Moto as much as I do mine! Happy riding!