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Old 05-03-12, 03:38 AM   #1
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identify the bicycle. Need help!

Hi! I need your help!!

Which bicycle does Jennifer Beals playing Alex in the movie Flashdance have?

I really appreciate if someone could help me find out. Been searching on the internet without any answers.

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There is a picture of it on IMCDb:


The headbadge is too blurry to see correctly, but I would guess Motobecane.


Motobecane Head Badge by subtlet, on Flickr

Red over white, surrounded by black, ringed with gold? Seems very likely anyway even if you can't be certain. As for what model, I have no clue.
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When I zoom in, I'm definitely seeing an M .
I'm thinking it's a Motobecane as well .
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Love to have that bike

Thank you so much!!!!!!!
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I'm seeing a randonneur curve to the handlebar, which might make it a mid-late 70's Grand Jubilé.
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Wonder if she toured , in between welding by day, and dancing by night
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I dunno about the headbadge, you guys have sharper monitors (or skills) than me.
If it's a Moto it's sure looks like a cheap one given the dork disk, turkey levers, pletscher rack and kickstand...but on the plus side it seems to have DT shifters, cotterless crankset and could even be all-chrome! (at least on my monitor).
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Would someone guess the model? (If it is a motobecane)

year: 79
http://equusbicycle.com/bike/motobecane/1979/index.html

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http://equusbicycle.com/bike/motobecane/motobecane.htm

I have been looking and looking.. Its hard, not so good at this.
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by the way Thanks for all your help!!
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I dunno about the headbadge, you guys have sharper monitors (or skills) than me.
If it's a Moto it's sure looks like a cheap one given the dork disk, turkey levers, pletscher rack and kickstand...but on the plus side it seems to have DT shifters, cotterless crankset and could even be all-chrome! (at least on my monitor).
My GJ came with a plastic dork disk. The other items you mentioned could easily have been added by the owner.
However, the paint scheme seems to be lacking the colour bands on the seat tube that are pretty standard on 70's Motobecanes.
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