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    Vintage Motobecane tire question

    Hi all,

    When I was in high school I purchased a Motobecane Grand Jubilee that had been stolen and later recovered by a local shop. In later years it was stolen from me... I loved that bike and I'm now looking to get something similar in a 70's Motobecane.

    One that I'm currently considering sports sew up tires, and I'm not sure if that's the way I'd like to go as a casual rider these days. I was curious if anyone knows what came standard on say a 1980 - 1982 Motobecane GJ? Clinchers or sew ups? I liked the ride, and don't ever recall trouble from whatever they were... I did find a catalog from 1984 that shows Michelin Bib TS 23's, but haven't had any luck figuring out what style those are.

    Thanks,

    Jason

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    Early '70's Motobecane Grand Jubile came equipped with 27" clinchers. By the early 80's they may have switched to 700c clinchers. I use sewups on my '74 GJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Niel View Post
    Hi all,

    I did find a catalog from 1984 that shows Michelin Bib TS 23's, but haven't had any luck figuring out what style those are.
    Anyone know if Michelin ever made tubulars? Doesn't ring a bell for me.

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    Thanks, guess that answers my question. I'm not sure if I'd want to go to the expense of replacing wheels, etc... so I may pass on this one as the standover height is a little more than I'd like any way. Wouldn't hurt to give the sew ups a try I suppose, but I'm not the type who is gonna remember to ride around with a could of spares so it's probably for the best.

    Thanks again

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    My '79 Grand Jubile shipped with 27" clinchers, and came equipped with 27 x 1 1/4 Michelin Elans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Niel View Post
    I'm not the type who is gonna remember to ride around with a could of spares
    Well, 1 is generally ample supply in my experience. Maybe I just ride on good roads. Whether you ride clinchers or tubulars, you'd do well to heed the old advice, "If you ride without a spare, ride no farther than you'd want to walk home."

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