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Old 05-21-05, 04:46 PM
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I have had this Motobecane Grand Record for close to 27 or so years now. I had bought the frame only from a bike shop in the SF Bay Area (Velo Club) for $275. I built it up slowly piece by piece, as I only could afford Campy parts a little at a time back then. I had liked the way the Le Champion & Team Champion were outfitted back then, so that's what I was trying to accomplish. I have the Catalogue for the 1978 Motobecane line and mine predates it.

The Grand Record frame for 1978 is totally different, in that, mine is built with Reynolds 531 tubing. The '78 model is made w/ Vitus 172 tubing, and has a different paint scheme. The components on mine are pretty much all Super Record, save for the Edco hdset. Can anyone nail down the exact year this bike was from?

It's a very comfortable, smooth riding cycle at 20 lbs. Almost in perfect condition. A few years ago I put some new wheels on it w/ UFO sew-ups and I found a new Campy alloy 6-Sp freewheel for it. The black brakes in the pics are gone now and the original Campy's are back on, and the SL pedals are stashed away in favor of the Look pedals.

Any info. on this frame would be greatly appreciated...Thanks.

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http://photobucket.com/albums/v420/R...rs/Motobecane/

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