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Old 10-27-07, 11:53 AM   #1
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Show Your Classic/Vintage Motobecanes

If you're proud of your "real" Motobecane... then it's time to show it off!

Here's mine...

1980 Motobecane Jubile Sport

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Old 10-27-07, 11:55 AM   #2
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I just got an 83 mirage sport, I am installing new bars, so photos soon!
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Old 10-27-07, 01:06 PM   #3
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A 1974 Motobecane Classic 5 speed. It has the wrong brakes and saddle, but otherwise is mostly original with Huret/Solida running gear.
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Old 10-27-07, 02:04 PM   #4
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Not mine anymore as I sold it this summer on CL. When I got it the previous owner had upgraded half of it to Shimano 600 so that was parted out. I built it up as a parts bin build and it turned out nicely. The best part was the sewn leather Motobecane branded bar covering that I used from another Moto I had. It is a 80 somthing Super Mirage as far as I could tell.

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Old 10-27-07, 02:21 PM   #5
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Here is my early to mid 80's Super Mirage mixte conversion. I'm not done fixing her up yet as I want to have the wheels rebuilt along with adding a Velo Orange bag and installing leather mudflaps. Though it doesn't show in the pictures, the paint is a beautiful black metallic. This Super Mirage is in virtually perfect condition as found on Craig's list.




Here is another Super Mirage mixte that belonged to a friend of the Mirage above. I bought both. They were both purchased on March 19, 1985 but there is different equipment on both bikes leading me to believe that they are not from the same year. I'm debating to either convert it to upright bars as above or sell it; I have not decided yet.



By the way, both of these have the somewhat rare single to dual sloping top tube.

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Old 10-27-07, 09:36 PM   #6
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My '74 Grand Jubile


My '74 Le Champion

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Old 10-27-07, 09:49 PM   #7
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My 1980'ish Jubile Sport with some upgrades.

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Old 10-27-07, 10:24 PM   #8
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Here's 3:

My mid 70s Grand Jubile built up with Mavic hubs & early Shimano 600, an 86 Grand Tour which I sold recently(but not before swapping the Stronglight triple & Lyotard pedals onto the Grand Jubile). My latest, just back from powder coating, a 1988 fillet brazed Grand Record frameset. Don
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Old 10-28-07, 09:26 AM   #9
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Mid 70s Champion Team...


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Old 10-29-07, 05:25 AM   #10
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For those withte h Jubile Sports, any idea where to get touch-up paint? I have a couple of spots that need redoing, and the color looks the same on mine as garrettbuckeye and DVC45.
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Old 10-29-07, 09:08 AM   #11
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Pics of my 1975 Grand Record that I recently sold.
It was a bit small for me (at 58cm) and I didn't want to fork out for a new stem and handlebars to try and make it fit. Pity, it really was a pretty bike.
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Old 10-29-07, 09:51 AM   #12
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Jubilee Sport in blue. Inexternal process frame. Columbus tubing.

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Old 10-29-07, 10:08 AM   #13
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1978 Gran Jubilee with a Technomic stem.
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Orange Champion Team above... drool.... I really want to find an early Le Champion. Right now I am getting ready to do a 1975 Grand Jubilee...

My 1976 Motobecane Grand Record... and matching his and hers 1975 Mirage's.









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Old 10-29-07, 01:17 PM   #15
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Here's my 70's Grand Touring in winter commuter mode. I've since ditched the Brooks in favor of a Vetta SP, installed a seatpost with a bit more length available, and swapped out the stock 170 crankset for a 172.5 Gipiemme.


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Mid 70s Champion Team...
That is indeed a stunning bike.

Here's my other Le Champion...built-up fixed.

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For those withte h Jubile Sports, any idea where to get touch-up paint? I have a couple of spots that need redoing, and the color looks the same on mine as garrettbuckeye and DVC45.
No idea on ouch-up paint, but I will check-out my local PepBoys.
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[QUOTE=garrettbuckeye;5531689]If you're proud of your "real" Motobecane... then it's time to show it off!

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Motobecane Grand Touring Mixte

OK, I just became an owner, but not yet sure IF I can include the word "proud"! Still trying to figure out what this is. Thanks to dbarnblatt and another gentleman for responding to my other post. See "Gift of the Moto" for more details on bits and pieces. Thanks.
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My Mirage Sport:

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Old 11-13-07, 09:46 AM   #20
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Mid 70s Champion Team...


Really a nice looking clean bike. I have a 1983 Raleigh Super Course I rode close to 300 miles this year but
nowhere as clean and nice as yours.
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Old 01-22-08, 06:13 PM   #21
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Here's a photo of my '83 Mirage Sport, taken when the bike was about a month old. (Apologizing in advance for poor picture quality).
Here you can see the original red handlebar covers, seat, and cables.




Here's the very same bike today, 25 years later, currently doing duty on the trainer stand:



Both wheels, all cables, brakes, seat, seatpost, pedals, and handlebar covers are all replaced; everything else is original.
It's still rideable, but one of these days I'd like to give it a proper upgrade with a decent set of wheels.
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Old 01-22-08, 11:09 PM   #22
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Just the thread I've been waiting for! Here's my Grand Touring (1975, I think):

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My '80 Super Touring, in it's current, unrestored condition.

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1977 Grand Touring Mixte

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