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Old 11-18-11, 01:54 AM   #1
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Motobecane picture thread

Deicated for those passionate about Motobecane, I would love to see your bikes. Working on some additional photos, will post soon.

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Old 11-18-11, 02:17 AM   #2
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Old 11-18-11, 03:44 AM   #3
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1978 Motobécane Grand Jubileé...


Motobécane Inter Club Tandem...
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circa '73 Champion Team.
I need to take some new pics of this bike.
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Old 11-18-11, 11:33 AM   #5
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I currently have two: A lovely '83 Mirage Sport, and an '81 Grand Jubilee. The GJ is my latest acquisition; it's been well-ridden and has some scuffs and scratches, and it needs a new front wheel (the previous owner replaced the original with a black-anodized number that works great, but looks like crap on the bike.) I'm also planning to buy the GJ a nice new leather saddle for Christmas, and to replace the short-reach stem that the PO put on the bike with something closer to the original.

They're both great bikes, the Mirage Sport is a really fun ride, but the Grand jubilee is so much nicer in every respect. Given my lack of storage, the Mirage Sport is unfortunately going to have to find a new home. I love old Motos! Glad you started the thread.
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Old 11-18-11, 11:47 AM   #6
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My dad's old Mirage still needs to be worked on. It fits me, and rightly so because my dad is the source of my genes... (if that makes any sense)

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Old 11-18-11, 12:26 PM   #7
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Love these Motos!

My 80s Mirage:


And '74 GT I built for my dad (better pics to come):


I'm trying to find a Nervar Star crankset to replace the slightly bent NDS crank on my Mirage, but not having much luck. If anyone has one they're wiling to part with, let me know!
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Old 11-18-11, 01:24 PM   #9
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My first C&V bike, a Super Touring :



...sold it a few months ago. Unfortunately, it was far too small for me
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Old 11-18-11, 03:02 PM   #11
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Motobecane Grand Record 3 speed conversion by djk762, on Flickr

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Late 70's Grand Touring

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How about this one, my first ever Motobécane. The bike from Hades!





And I still have it hanging in The Old Shed.
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I'll play, '78 Super Mirage.
A real sweet riding bike for what it was, one that I would have kept.


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'74 or '75 Grand Jubile

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heres mine,if you live in N/W Indiana its for sale
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OK I have 4 but 2 are not ready yet, one will deserve it's own thread.

1974 Grand jubilee

1974 Le Champion


Other two are 1972 Le Champion all original super nice condition and 1973 Grand Record with full repaint restoration, pics to come.
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Old 11-18-11, 07:22 PM   #20
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How about this one, my first ever Motobécane. The bike from Hades!





And I still have it hanging in The Old Shed.
WHOA. THAT CHAINRING!

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Late '70s Grand Jubilé frame that I've rebuilt for my spouse





She likes it!
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Old 11-18-11, 08:16 PM   #22
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How about this one, my first ever Motobécane. The bike from Hades!




And I still have it hanging in The Old Shed.
Your chainring is bent.
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Old 11-18-11, 08:31 PM   #23
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Here's the Moby's I've owned.


I especially miss the Grand Record...
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Mine are long gone. I had a Le Champion with all Campy Nuovo Record. It was a metallic pink, which I had painted to gun metal gray.

I also had a commuter bike I built up from the frameset of an old Mirage. It rode nicely but was butt ugly, which was a feature, not a bug. The handling was a bit odd. It liked it when I loaded it down with baggage.
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