I spit hot fire
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: IRO Jamie Roy--Stolen, Specialized SJ, ****-tons of beaters
Motobecane Mixte Madness
Well, I guess it's not all that mad at all.... But I did get a new Motobecane Mixte and I was hoping for some help I.D.ing it.
Frame side shot.
Head tube/ Head badge.
Rear Derailleur/ Drop Out.
Fork/ Front Wheel.
Cranks/ Front derailleur.
So there she is. My grandpa bought it new for my grandma then my sister got it, and then I did. I don't think my grandma rode it much and I don't think my sister rode it ever. It's in incredible shape except for a few chips here and there but that's a little to be expected.
I was looking at velobase.com for the Motobecane catalogs and they only go back to '74. Which this isn't--based on those catalogs.
In the Huret '71 catalog there was an instructional on how to set up this derailleur. That link is here.
You can click on the pic for a better view but it's pretty obvious it's the Alivit.
So I guess it's a '71? Any help would be appreciated/ I guess that's all I'm asking. Is there any more info I could figure out with the serial number?
You guys are all awesome at decoding this info. This is my first real post in the C&V forum as I haven't had anything C&V to restore yet. But here she is. She won't need much but she'll ride smooth.
Thanks for all and any help!
p.s. I can also give a pretty comprehensive parts list if you need it/are interested.