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Old 07-27-17, 03:01 PM
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Motobecane Jubile Sport

My uncles bike. Asked me to sell it. It's too big for me otherwise I'd keep it. It rides nice, but it's a pain to get off with the standover. Really nice shape, always indoors. A few marks on the decals, but nothing huge. Very clean.

Top tube measures 59 cm c-c and seat tube measures 61cm. Stand over is 34". Suntour BL, 52-42 and Weinmann brake levers. Vitus 888. Seat isn't original. 0381 on the bottom. Nice mettalic turquoise.

What's a fair price?
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It looks like he fork is bent, but maybe it's just a trick of the camera angle. If the fork is bent, that knocks the value way down. I'd get a picture from a different angle before trying to sell it online.

This looks like a 1981 model. I like the Blueline components, but they don't have the prestige of some other SunTour groups. My understanding is that Vitus 888 is a basic CroMo tube set. Again, good but not special. I'm going to guess a value of around $200, but it would depend on your local market.
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Thanks. It's raining so no nice pictures. Fork is turned, trick of the eye.
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Originally Posted by rayar3 View Post
Fork is turned, trick of the eye.
OK, I thought that might be the case. For a second I had myself convinced that it was definitely bent because of how close the tire appears to be to the downtube, but then I noticed that you can follow a straight line from the fork blade up the head tube. It's definitely something to avoid in advertisements.

It's kind of a running joke on the C&V forum that if you get enough people looking at pictures of a bike someone will eventually say that the fork looks bent. I hate to have been that guy. It's even worse with Peugeots.
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