I recently acquired a Motobecane Nomade and am trying to find out where it was made. It does not have this information on it ( doesn't say Made in France anywhere ), and the paint and decals seem bright and original, although I could be wrong. The bike looks like a late 70s type. Here's what I know about the bike from examining it:
Frame Serial Number ( under BB ) : M1O1 20109
Motobecane Front and Rear Sidepull Brakes and Brake Levers
Suntour Hubs ( Rear and Front )
Suntour Honor Rear Derailleur
Suntour Front Derailleur
SR ( Suntour ) Stem
Motobecane Touring Seat
Tires are 27-1/4"
The Motobecane Nomade name is in the squarish letters that are commonly seen on these bikes.
There's also a decal at the bottom of the seattube that states Bloomington Cyclery, Bloomington, Indiana.
I repacked the bearings in the hubs and bottom bracket, and also cleaned up the cassette. I'd be happy to get advice from some of the Moto experts. I know Motofan and others are planning to create a database for these bicycles, so any information I can find will be useful for that database as well. I have pictures, but I can't seem to upload them as an attachment ( they are copied into a Word document ).