Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 24 of 24
  1. #1
    Senior Member bibliobob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    My Bikes
    '53/'54 Bianchi CDM, late '50s Vic Edwards faux Peugeot, '62 Frejus, '62/63 Cinelli SC, '62ish Altenburger Cinelli Mod B, '72 Motobecane Grand Record, '72ish rose Cinelli SC, '73-74 Colngao Super, '74 Masi GC, '78 faux Confente, '82 Medici Gran Turi
    Posts
    2,860
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Shakedown ride - Motobecane Gran Jubile

    I picked up this frame set last year (to replace the 25", which was too big), and finally finished building it up with parts on hand. She only got a quick neighborhood jaunt today, but feels pretty nice. I've been bad about riding through the holidays but, if weather permits, intend to get back in the saddle in January....


    Attached Images Attached Images
    I grow old, I grow old. I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.

  2. #2
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    491
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That is nice. the Gran Jubilee was one of the best looking bikes evah.

  3. #3
    working on progress treebound's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Wisconsin
    My Bikes
    most have two wheels, but some have one or three
    Posts
    2,745
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Looks good, nice setting too.
    How do you like the front bag? What is it and how does it mount/detach?
    = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
    Life happens, don't be a spectator.

  4. #4
    Senior Member calstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    santa barbara CA
    Posts
    784
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Really nice. You have the real deal Jublie, Nervex lugs, 531, TA chainrings, Jubile rd. I recently got a 1978 Grand Jublie, not as nice as the older ones like yours, I think 75-76 was the year they changed to Vitus tubing, Suntour/Sugino drive train.
    "The older I get the better I was" (from Old Guys Rule t-shirt)

  5. #5
    Senior Member auchencrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Detroit
    Posts
    10,129
    Mentioned
    24 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    Another superb example of why we love French bikes so much! Moto's from this period especially are just so elegant, with such lovely detailing.

    PS- Take especial care of that ultra light Jubile rear derailleur - they've become almost as scarce and expensive as they are beautiful.
    - Auchen

  6. #6
    Senior Member zukahn1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Denver Co
    My Bikes
    Current 79 Nishiki Royal, Jeunet 620, 59 Crown Royal, notable previous bikes P.K. Ripper loop tail, Kawahara Laser Lite, Paramount Track full chrome, Raliegh Internatioanl, Motobecan Super Mirage.
    Posts
    4,698
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by calstar View Post
    Really nice. You have the real deal Jublie, Nervex lugs, 531, TA chainrings, Jubile rd. I recently got a 1978 Grand Jublie, not as nice as the older ones like yours, I think 75-76 was the year they changed to Vitus tubing, Suntour/Sugino drive train.
    Moto for all praictical purposes whent Bankrupt in 75 early 76 intruduced the new models with Suntour gearing with cheaper pricing in attempts to save the company.

  7. #7
    Senior Member bibliobob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    My Bikes
    '53/'54 Bianchi CDM, late '50s Vic Edwards faux Peugeot, '62 Frejus, '62/63 Cinelli SC, '62ish Altenburger Cinelli Mod B, '72 Motobecane Grand Record, '72ish rose Cinelli SC, '73-74 Colngao Super, '74 Masi GC, '78 faux Confente, '82 Medici Gran Turi
    Posts
    2,860
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks all! I'll stack the ride, looks, and mojo of these older Motobecanes against most anything. I picked up the bag and decaleur at a swap last year. The bag is unmarked but is aTA clone. The rack is an unmarked Japanese steel number. Nice, but heavy. Looking forward to some nice rides...
    I grow old, I grow old. I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.

  8. #8
    Semper Fi, A way of life. qcpmsame's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Pensacola, Florida
    My Bikes
    CAAD 10 4
    Posts
    6,804
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice Moto build there, it looks to be very well detailed and done right on your part. I Like those fenders, and as said the bag, too. Makes things look business like yet elegant.

    Bill
    "I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me" Philippians 4:13

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    My Bikes
    Cinelli, Paramount, Raleigh, Carlton, Zeus, Gemniani, Frejus, Legnano, Pinarello, Falcon
    Posts
    5,775
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have a similar '72 just powdercoated silver waiting for the weather to warm up so I can spray the red details and add new decals from cyclomondo on ebay. Also just got a similar Grand Record frame (silver with black), though honestly the Jubilee seems nicer made.

  10. #10
    Senior Member rootboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Sand Spit East
    Posts
    12,528
    Mentioned
    66 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Beauty, Bob. Looks like it's about ready to slide off that icy pier though! Love the color combo. And the build. Three thumbs up.

  11. #11
    Gearhead old's'cool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Chicago SW burbs
    My Bikes
    2 many 2 fit here
    Posts
    2,964
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by zukahn1 View Post
    Moto for all praictical purposes whent Bankrupt in 75 early 76 intruduced the new models with Suntour gearing with cheaper pricing in attempts to save the company.
    Not contesting that, but I don't think any performance or functionality was sacrificed with the changes. Certainly the European equipment commands a little more nostalgic admiration than the Japanese replacements.
    Geoff
    "I think that I think, therefore I think that I am"

  12. #12
    Cisalpinist Italuminium's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Holland
    My Bikes
    1980 ALAN, 2005 Principia, 60's frame-turned-fixie
    Posts
    4,841
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    yum! That bike looks fantastic, especially with the fenders and the bar bag. Do you have any more shots of the bag, perchance? Very inspiring for my own Motob build, thanks.
    Pass the Dutchie on the non-drive side.
    Rather a 100$ bike with 1000$ wheels than a 1000$ bike with 100$ wheels.

  13. #13
    billy chuck eschlwc's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    on the beach
    My Bikes
    '73 falcon sr, '76 g.record, '80 g.jubilé, '84 davidson
    Posts
    2,292
    Mentioned
    17 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    simple and refined. the bag, saddle and fenders set it off. and a great photo.
    happer: keep watching the sky, macintyre.

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Wilmette, IL
    Posts
    4,398
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Shakedown ride - Motobecane Gran Jubile

    Very nicely appointed. The pedals, triple crank, long cage Huret, bag, fenders, its got all the french goodness. Saddle too.
    My first ten speed came with a Ideale 90. Paid $125 for that bike. Wish I still had the saddle.

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    8,285
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have the same frame, this build up makes me rethink the concept of just slapping on black fenders. It looks good.

  16. #16
    Rustbelt Rider mkeller234's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Canton, OH
    My Bikes
    1990 Trek 1420 - 1978 Raleigh Professional - 1973 Schwinn Collegiate - 1974 Schwinn Suburban
    Posts
    8,265
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That is really beautiful. I am burning with jealousy over here! I like the handle bar tape a little dirty looking, I mean that in a very positive way.
    |^^^^^^^^^^^^^^| ||
    |......GO.BROWNS........| ||'|";, ___.
    |_..._..._______===|=||_|__|..., ] -
    "(@)'(@)"""''"**|(@)(@)*****''(@)

  17. #17
    "part timer" SuperLJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Tidewater VA
    Posts
    315
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've always had a weakness for 70's French bikes. That's just gorgeous! I really like the silver and red - so classy. What year is it?
    '75 Raleigh GS * '78 Bertin C-35 * '82 Trek 614 * '95 Mercian * '98 Fisher HKEK * Y2K Rivendell * '02 Heron Tour

  18. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    STP
    Posts
    9,759
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Bob,

    I know didley squat about this brand.

    "Looks" great though!

  19. #19
    Chrome Freak Rabid Koala's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    My Bikes
    1971 Chrome Paramount P-13, 1973 Gitane Tour de France, 1974 Raleigh Professional
    Posts
    3,193
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Back in 74 I wanted one of those in the worst way, and never got one.

    Yours proves that they can still look great after all these years!
    1971 Paramount P-13 Chrome
    1973 Paramount P-15 Opaque Blue
    1973 Gitane Tour De France
    1974 Raleigh Professional
    1991 Waterford Paramount
    Litespeed Tuscany
    Holland Titanium

  20. #20
    "part timer" SuperLJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Tidewater VA
    Posts
    315
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ah, I should have read the fine print. It's a '75. Best looking bike I've seen on here in a long while...
    '75 Raleigh GS * '78 Bertin C-35 * '82 Trek 614 * '95 Mercian * '98 Fisher HKEK * Y2K Rivendell * '02 Heron Tour

  21. #21
    dck
    dck is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    The Peninsula
    My Bikes
    '62 Peugeot UO8, '63 Schwinn Superior, ;72 Peugeot PX-10, '74 Motobecane LeChampion, '74 Motobecane Grand Jubile, '74 Peugeot UO18, '81 Fuji S12-S Mixte
    Posts
    622
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Indeed a beauty. I've got a '74 JG and I really like it. A true classic with all the French components. Yours is a '75 with the long-cage RD.

  22. #22
    Senior Member AZORCH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Liberty, Missouri
    My Bikes
    1966 Paramount P-13 | 1971 Raleigh International | 1982 Gazelle AA Champion Mondial Special | 1980s Freschi Supreme Super Cromo | 1985 Katakura Silk | 1989 Waterford PDG Paramount | 2012 Boulder Brevet | 2014 Cycles Toussaint Velo Routier
    Posts
    2,473
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Are you supporting the bag with only a decaleur and no rack or am I missing it in the photo?
    The Early Morning Cyclist: marksbikes.wordpress.com
    Life's too dang short to ride ugly bikes.

  23. #23
    Senior Member bibliobob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    My Bikes
    '53/'54 Bianchi CDM, late '50s Vic Edwards faux Peugeot, '62 Frejus, '62/63 Cinelli SC, '62ish Altenburger Cinelli Mod B, '72 Motobecane Grand Record, '72ish rose Cinelli SC, '73-74 Colngao Super, '74 Masi GC, '78 faux Confente, '82 Medici Gran Turi
    Posts
    2,860
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks everybody!

    I'm in Thailand at the moment, or else I'd post a photo of the front rack. It's a one piece, solid steel front rack that came with the bag. Heavy as heck, but feels really strong. Made in Japan, but no other markings.

    I picked up the frame on its own, so am not positive if it's a 75 or 74.

    I inherited the bars, stem, levers, from another build, and left the tape and twine just like she was....

    Can't wait for Spring!
    I grow old, I grow old. I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.

  24. #24
    aka Tom Reingold noglider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    West Village, New York City
    My Bikes
    too many
    Posts
    19,202
    Mentioned
    53 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    I agree with all the compliments here. Really good looking.

    I had a couple of Motobecanes, and the way they were built, they handled BETTER when there was some weight on the front. It's a French thing.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

    Tom Reingold, noglider@pobox.com
    Residences: West Village, New York City and High Falls, NY
    Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •