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Old 06-25-07, 08:48 PM   #1
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Motobecane Jubilee Sport

Being old but new to the site, I'm not familiar yet with which old models to look for and which to avoid. Local CL has a Motobecane Jubilee Sport. Needs new front rim but the rest looks good. $50. Is it something to think about? It has been well over a week since I've bought a bike! Thanks.

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Welcome to BF. Well over a week since you bought a bike?

Does the Jubilee Sport have a Huret Jubilee rear derailleur in good condition? If so, it's worth the $50 by itself.
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A new/old bike a week, that's about right..LOL

I love old Motos. Is it a size that you or your wife can ride? Is it in nice shape? Buy it.

That's not a rare or top of the line model but a nice, exotic compliment to your Schwinn...
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I have a Moto Jubilee Sport with "internal" lugs and thru-the-toptube rear brake cable routing. Tubing is some sort of Columbus
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I got my Jubile Sport a couple months now. Its an 80's made with Vitus 888 frame and fork, standard (non-Swiss) threading. Its now my main commuter bike. I probably paid too much for it ($85), since the paint isn't in very good condition and the front wheel needed replacing, but the fit and comfort I have when ridding it is what matters most to me. I plan on keeping it for a long time and upgrade components over time.
I hope you enjoy it, if you decide to buy it.

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Definately good frame, huh? Hey fella buy the bike!
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Motobecane Jubilee Sport

Thanks for all the info! The seller said the front wheel was slightly bent and could be repaired. Is it possible to repair a bent wheel? Is it better to just replace it. How much would a new one cost? I assume it must match the real one. And by the way, another new guy question - what's the difference between a wheel and a rim? Thanks again!

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Thanks for all the info! The seller said the front wheel was slightly bent and could be repaired. Is it possible to repair a bent wheel? Is it better to just replace it. How much would a new one cost? I assume it must match the real one. And by the way, another new guy question - what's the difference between a wheel and a rim? Thanks again!

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If the rim's just out of true you may be able to retrue it. Sometimes they're too far gone for the time it would take to fix. Rim is just the part that holds the tire. A wheel would include the spokes and hub as well.
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My new front wheel cost me $30. Its made by Alex. Not top of the line, but good enough for me.
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Most $50 bikes need something done to them. If not tire or tube replacement, wheel truing, a tune-up, etc.

Sometimes you might get lucky but a ready to ride bike is generally priced a bit higher...
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Looks like the $50 Motobecane was sold. I'm going to be keeping my eyes open, hopefully for a nice old Raleigh - now its been almost two weeks without buying a bike. I had originally budgeted $100, I got my World Sport for $25, so the way I figure it, I have $75 to burn.
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I had originally budgeted $100, I got my World Sport for $25, so the way I figure it, I have $75 to burn.
' tis the time to buy more accessories.
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