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Old 03-31-18, 06:33 PM
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Bikes: 2009 Handsome Devil, 1978 Motobecane Grand Touring, 1987 Nishiki Cresta GT, Former bikes; 1986 Miyata Trail Runner, 1979 Miyata 912, 2011 VO Rando, 1999 Cannondale R800, 2012 Soma Smoothie, 1986 Schwinn Passage

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well played @Vintage cyclist you beat me to the catalog link!

OP The Motobecane Super Mirage is a great place to start with your first rebuild, I have a soft spot for Motobecanes as their mid 70's 23 inch frames are a great fit for me and I have a 1978 Motobecane Grand Touring that I looked for over about a 2 year period after rebuilding a Nomade II that fit me like a glove and deciding a I needed a bike a few rungs up the ladder. The Moto-GT now sits in the queue waiting for love. Enjoy the process and enjoy the ride, lots of knowledge on this forum, on Youtube (RJ the bike guy) and on the web (Sheldon Brown, Mytenspeeds).

If you have a bike co-op near you they can be a great source of old parts, knowledge and help.

I might suggest that you overhaul what you have, get the bike rideable, find out if it fits and if you like how it rides and then worry about getting everything to be period correct.

[IMG]IMG_1093 by Ryan Surface, on Flickr[/IMG]

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