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mboro1876 07-26-17 08:10 AM

NOS motobecane... good deal?
 
Hi,

This is a good shop I know of, but haven't bought a bike from there yet. My guess is the price is over the odds, but whaddya think? (Replace the [dot] in URL)

https://www.pedalpedlar [dot] co.uk/collections/vintage-bikes/products/57cm-new-old-stock-1970s-motobecane-sprint-racing-touring-bicycle

Andy_K 07-26-17 08:25 AM

That's a really big premium for the bike being NOS. It's not a particularly high end model and used, even in excellent condition, I would expect to sell for maybe a fourth of that price.

bertinjim 07-26-17 08:29 AM

mboro1876-

I owned a Canada version of that bike back in the 80s made with Vitus 888 main tubes and hi-ten (2040) elsewhere. It was a very nice riding bike but equipped with all Japanese parts. I think you would like the ride if you went ahead with the purchase but 750 UK pounds is a lot of money which might better be spent on a higher quality machine bought used. And never mind about the handlebar tape, the bike is equipped with Hutchinson vinyl bar and lever covers which are quite comfortable as is and does not need replacing.

cb400bill 07-26-17 04:14 PM

Thread moved to C&V Appraisals.

zukahn1 07-26-17 04:59 PM

I would say no even with the nos premium it's still a pretty basic end of the boom era bike. In the current market I would say its really only worth 250-300 UK. In most US markets which are fairly soft it would really only be $200-250 bike. I for one just can't see paying this kind of premium on slightly above entry level mass produced French bike.

non-fixie 07-26-17 05:00 PM

Pedal Pedlar have nice stuff, but they're really expensive. And even they have better bikes for that kind of money. I'd prefer this Carlton, for instance.

wrk101 07-26-17 05:33 PM

Unless you plan to hang it on a wall, that hefty premium for NOS goes right out the window after the first ride. NOS top of the line models are much more desirable.

bikemig 07-26-17 08:36 PM

one word (or phrase): rip off

xiaoman1 07-27-17 12:40 PM


Originally Posted by wrk101 (Post 19747403)
Unless you plan to hang it on a wall, that hefty premium for NOS goes right out the window after the first ride. NOS top of the line models are much more desirable.

+1....buy if only a piece missing from your collection to be used as wall art.
Best, Ben

mboro1876 07-27-17 04:13 PM

Hi all,

Thanks for the info... agree it seems steep, was just a bit taken by the NOS thing. They do have nice stuff for sure!

mboro1876 07-27-17 04:29 PM

...steeply priced too perhaps, but my they do present them well:
https://www.pedalpedlar.co.uk/collec...n-touring-bike

Barabaika 07-27-17 05:03 PM


Originally Posted by mboro1876 (Post 19749713)
...steeply priced too perhaps, but my they do present them well:
https://www.pedalpedlar.co.uk/collec...n-touring-bike

It has rust all over the frame.

And the first one has worn-out rims. How can it be NOS? Only the frame is NOS, but the frame is not double butted like better ones. Also, French components from the 70s usually used non-standard sizes.

ridelikeaturtle 07-27-17 05:12 PM

What I've seen here (locally, in Dublin) is that /everything/ is overpriced... but then again, we don't have a lot of options on this little island, so if you want something, you'll consider taking it.

If you really want /that bike/ with /that setup and components/, then you'll seriously consider it. But as others have already implied, if you want something like it, then you can be a bit more patient and find something a lot more reasonable.


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