Notices
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals. Use this subforum for all requests as to "How much is this vintage bike worth?"Do NOT try to sell it in here, use the Marketplaces.

Another Motobecane - 1978 Le Champion

Old 05-31-19, 07:51 PM
  #1  
Cyclist3098765
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 139
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 30 Post(s)
Liked 37 Times in 16 Posts
Another Motobecane - 1978 Le Champion

I bought this bike awhile back from the original owner. It's mostly original as far as I can tell except for Brooks saddle, Phil Wood BB and it has Maillard 700 Team Issue hubs with Super Champion rims and Suntour 5 speed freewheel.
The paint isn't bad but neither is it great, about average for an old bike. No dents, bends, breaks or major rust on the frame.
I installed new Continental tubulars and tuned it up, it rides great but is just a little too small for me.
What do you think a fair market value is as a complete bike? I have an idea on the component values, but if I was to part it out what do you think the frame and fork is worth?
Thanks in advance for the help!






Cyclist3098765 is offline  
Old 05-31-19, 07:59 PM
  #2  
big chainring 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Wilmette, IL
Posts: 6,885
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 598 Post(s)
Liked 298 Times in 157 Posts
Those long point lugs are cool. Somewhere in the $450 range.
big chainring is offline  
Old 05-31-19, 08:12 PM
  #3  
Cyclist3098765
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 139
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 30 Post(s)
Liked 37 Times in 16 Posts
Cool, thanks for the help!
Cyclist3098765 is offline  
Old 05-31-19, 08:54 PM
  #4  
ryansu 
Ride.Smile.Repeat
 
ryansu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Seattle WA
Posts: 2,862

Bikes: 2009 Handsome Devil, 1987 Trek 520 Cirrus, 1978 Motobecane Grand Touring, 1987 Nishiki Cresta GT, 1989 Specialized Allez Former bikes; 1986 Miyata Trail Runner, 1979 Miyata 912, 2011 VO Rando, 1999 Cannondale R800, 1986 Schwinn Passage

Mentioned: 71 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 787 Post(s)
Liked 496 Times in 355 Posts
right near the top of the Range for Motobecane it looks in fantastic shape I would agree with big Chainring
ryansu is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
auchencrow
Classic & Vintage
226
09-06-20 01:07 PM
AlbertaBeef
Classic & Vintage
1
06-26-12 05:58 PM
wintermute
Classic & Vintage
18
08-19-11 07:29 AM
AlphaDogg
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
22
06-14-11 04:35 PM
Glennfordx4
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
8
08-15-10 12:35 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.