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Old 07-26-17, 08:10 AM
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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
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Old 07-26-17, 08:25 AM
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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one word (or phrase): rip off
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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.
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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!
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...steeply priced too perhaps, but my they do present them well:
https://www.pedalpedlar.co.uk/collec...n-touring-bike
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...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.
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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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