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1980 Motobecane Grand Jubile

Old 01-17-18, 05:52 PM
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1980 Motobecane Grand Jubile

Events are likely to lead me to let go of some bike projects. I picked up this fairly original 1980 Moto Grand Jubile with the thought of repurposing the parts and trying to swap the frame for one that fits. I'll likely need to put in on the New Orleans CL for a sale in the next couple of weeks. I started to disassemble it for cleaning and lubing (removed cables and housings, calipers, levers, FD, stem, and bars).

Overall it's in excellent shape, and will clean up well, but needs a good cleaning, all bearings replaced or at least relubed, rear wheel trued, and new cables/housings/bar tape.

Motobecane Grand Jubile 25” (61cm c:c)
'New Blue' w/ round name plate
Frame: VITUS 172 main tubes, seat stays 0.16, curved flat tops, oval chain stays, forgets tips with positioning screws
Lugs: BOCAMA Professional
Fork: VITUS 172 blades, contoured forged Delta crown, forged tips, Italian style chrome plating
Headset: Motobecane (professional black lug nut?)
Handlebar: Alloy MB racing bend, patented MB soft sleeves with lever hoods
Stem: SR stem with recessed bolt
Brakes: WEINMANN VAINQUER racing drilled levers with QR
Derailleur: SUNTOUR Cyclone GT front and rear
Shifters: SUNTOUR VX (LD 1900) downtube shifters
Crankset: NERVAR 1020 40x52 alloy cotterless, alloy chainguard
Pedals: SR SP 100BL alloy
Wheels: Rigida 13/20 alloy with Elan 27 x 7/8 tires
Hubs: NORMANDY large flange front and rear with QR
Saddle: ANATOMIQUE suede top
Seatpost: PAPRADE CTP5 with SIMPLEX binder bolt
Chain: SEDISPORT standard
Cluster: Maillard or Maeda 6s block 14 to 32

The above is from the catalog, and it looks accurate (except not sure what tires are on it - they've never been ridden, but are dry).

Am I nuts to sell this partly disassembled in the winter? If I do that, what should I ask? Or should I sell the frame and wheels and keep the deraillers and cranks?
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Tires appear to be Kenda K35.
You can part out and probably get around $250-$300 for everything via ebay or bikeforums, but it takes a long time to sell all of it and you still have to clean everything.
You can buy a $9 Bell cable kit, grease and reassemble and receive $200-$250 for it.
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Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
Tires appear to be Kenda K35.
You can part out and probably get around $250-$300 for everything via ebay or bikeforums, but it takes a long time to sell all of it and you still have to clean everything.
You can buy a $9 Bell cable kit, grease and reassemble and receive $200-$250 for it.
Thanks. I'll know by Monday what my timeline is. Hopefully I'll have time to do the latter (clean/lube/reassemble), then CL. I'm not worried about maximum $, more about getting it to someone who will appreciate it without just giving it away.
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Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
Tires appear to be Kenda K35.
You can part out and probably get around $250-$300 for everything via ebay or bikeforums, but it takes a long time to sell all of it and you still have to clean everything.
You can buy a $9 Bell cable kit, grease and reassemble and receive $200-$250 for it.
Just wanted to give a bit of follow up - I bought that Bell cable kit, tore it down, cleaned it up, trued the wheels, gave it new bearings/grease/tape, and just sold it for $240. I gave it a test ride and was surprised how smooth it was. Those are nice riding bikes. I think with some newer wheels and better tires it would be a pretty awesome ride.

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I am a big fan of the green color. Don't see too many C&V bikes in green.
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I am a big fan of the green color. Don't see too many C&V bikes in green.
I like green too, but I regret to inform you that this bike is blue.
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Originally Posted by samkl View Post
I like green too, but I regret to inform you that this bike is blue.
When I made this post, it was late at night, and I have a computer app that tints my screen slightly yellow because it is (supposedly) better for your eyes. I guess yellow screen + blue bike = stupid post
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