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Which of these Motobecanes should I buy? Nomade or Mirage?

Old 05-04-17, 07:23 PM
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Which of these Motobecanes should I buy? Nomade or Mirage?

I can get them both for $75, so which is better? I know they are both on the lower end of the canes... But my Super Mirage and Grand Touring are out of commission right now

(minneapolis). craigslist(dot)org/hnp/bik/6110212382(dot)html Nomade
(minneapolis). craigslist(dot)org/dak/bik/6088819327(dot)html Mirage

sorry for the messed up link, not enough posts...

Edit:I have a nice set of drop bars id put on the nomade if I got it. I prefer them to straight bars.

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Old 05-04-17, 07:47 PM
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Nomade - $125 - https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/h...110212382.html


Mirage - $110 - https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/d...088819327.html
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I'd pick the nomade. Looks clean.
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Why not both??
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I would go with the Nomad also looks to be a much cleaner and nicer build with slightly nicer components that's ready to ride. Also the brake setup, seat and tires on the Mirage yuck so you would likely be looking at another $75 to get ready to ride.
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as others have said Normandie is the nicest, alloy crank and better components...if it fits it is a good deal, don't wait too long.
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Why not both??
Because N+2 is twice as hard to explain to ones main other than N+1!-)

The Nomad is less work and more reliable, plus it looks to be little used(my opinion). Of course, I would buy both, for the price mentioned.
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Originally Posted by zukahn1 View Post
I would go with the Nomad also looks to be a much cleaner and nicer build with slightly nicer components that's ready to ride. Also the brake setup, seat and tires on the Mirage yuck so you would likely be looking at another $75 to get ready to ride.
Thanks for the input, I should have mentioned earlier but If I got the nomade, I'd put drop bars on it, I have a pretty nice set. I prefer them more than straight bars. Thoughts?
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Originally Posted by derpyfingers View Post
Thanks for the input, I should have mentioned earlier but If I got the nomade, I'd put drop bars on it, I have a pretty nice set. I prefer them more than straight bars. Thoughts?
You'd be returning it to its original configuration - do it!
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You'd be returning it to its original configuration - do it!
Will do!
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Originally Posted by Dirt Farmer View Post
Why not both??
I want both of them but..

1) Am a broke-ass.
2) Already have Grand Touring and Super Mirage.
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Neither of the two bikes are high end models from Motobecane. I agree with others that the Nomade is probably the better of the two, but you aren't buying a top of the line French racing bike. It should make a solid commuter bike.

Originally Posted by derpyfingers View Post
Thanks for the input, I should have mentioned earlier but If I got the nomade, I'd put drop bars on it, I have a pretty nice set. I prefer them more than straight bars. Thoughts?
I can't tell what type of brake levers it has from the photo. But swapping between drops and flat bars, you typically have to replace the brake levers. Probably your brake cable housing and cables too. Otherwise the swap should be pretty straight forward.

There are some very nice Tektro, TRP & Origin8 aero brake levers. You lose some vintage appeal, but the levers work well and are comfortable riding/braking from the hoods.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
Neither of the two bikes are high end models from Motobecane. I agree with others that the Nomade is probably the better of the two, but you aren't buying a top of the line French racing bike. It should make a solid commuter bike.



I can't tell what type of brake levers it has from the photo. But swapping between drops and flat bars, you typically have to replace the brake levers. Probably your brake cable housing and cables too. Otherwise the swap should be pretty straight forward.

There are some very nice Tektro, TRP & Origin8 aero brake levers. You lose some vintage appeal, but the levers work well and are comfortable riding/braking from the hoods.
My bars have levers on them already, I also have plenty of housing and cable, so I'm not too worried about the swap.
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What are your goals? Budget? $100 is a pretty tight budget for a quality bike.

To stay with Motobecanes, this Grand Jubilee would be a nice bike.
Vintage Motobecan Grand Jubilee - $350 (Brooklyn Park)
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Old 05-07-17, 10:32 PM
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What are your goals? Budget? $100 is a pretty tight budget for a quality bike.

To stay with Motobecanes, this Grand Jubilee would be a nice bike.
Nice bike indeed but seems kinda steep. I picked up the Nomade for $75
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Originally Posted by derpyfingers View Post
Nice bike indeed but seems kinda steep. I picked up the Nomade for $75
Good score. Come back and post some photos when you get it set up the way you want.
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Good score. Come back and post some photos when you get it set up the way you want.
Will do! I wont have pics for a while because I'm still at school and had a family member at school swipe it for me haha.
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