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1974 Motobecane Le Champion Frame 58cm

Old 05-16-15, 01:13 AM
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1974 Motobecane Le Champion Frame 58cm

Looking to value my collection and update my insurance records.

What's a 1974 Motobecane Le Champion frame worth these days. It's 58cm square: 58cm Center to Top seat tube and 58cm Center to Center Top Tube. Lilac color with chrome forks.

The condition is about 9.5/10. No rust or dents with minimal scratches and a like new Campy NR headset.

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Old 05-16-15, 04:39 AM
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ooh, that's pretty. holy moly.

for insurance, at least $5 or $600.

it might actually be worth that on ebay today. all it takes is one guy.
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To me, insurance is about replacement. Where would you find another one of these in that conditition? You probably couldn't. Of course, insurance is also about cost. You don't want to pay more in insurance than your frame cost.

If I could afford it, I would value it higher $800 to $1000.
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I would say $600-700 would reasonably cover replacment cost. The price range on similar frames seems to vary from quit a bit from about $400 to around $800.
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You're kidding us, right Chas? If anyone knows the value of these things, it should be you, right?
You know everything else about them !!!!

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You're kidding us, right Chas? If anyone knows the value of these things, it should be you, right?
You know everything else about them !!!!

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That's what I was thinking. Chas could probably tell you the name of the builder and the nickname he has for his wife!
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Thanks guys for all the comments.

I'm updating my insurance records so that I have current valuations. My insurance company wont write me a rider for my bikes so I want to have a current inventory with replacement costs.

I can nail the value for almost all of my other bikes but these 1974-76 Le Champions don't come up for sale that often and when they do they're not in the same condition.

I had partially assembled this frame a few years ago. After messing around with it for a while today, I've come to the realization that it's too big for me to comfortably ride. I've been keeping it as a collector/investment for a while but I think that I'm going to sell it to make some room.

I've started riding with a younger 2nd cousin. She's quite a bikie! I let her use one of my bikes on our first ride together. At the first stop light, she's doing a track stand on a derailleur bike!

I showed her my collection - she says I'm a pack rat!

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Man, that's a babe!
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