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Motobecane Super Mirage

Old 07-02-20, 09:49 PM
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Motobecane Super Mirage

All,

I'm giving some thought to a more touring geometry C&V, and looking at this:
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/bik/d/santa-rosa-motobecane-road-bike/7144405804.html

Seller says it is a Super Mirage.

In past BF threads was a link to catelogs, from which I hoped to find out the geometry, and maybe a guess at year. But the link was dead.

It's got non original RD, but the 14-34 is probably what I'd want on the back anyway, and either a compact or triple up front.

I have one C&V, an Ironman, and am enjoying it. But I want another, with slacker angles and lower gearing. That would let me keep the Ironman as my go-fast machine.

Thoughts? Thank you all...
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Old 07-03-20, 07:39 AM
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Probably not worth the ask, unless the "new toilet paper" pandemic bike economy is exceedingly strong there. It's not much above entry level, with the stem shifters, turkey levers, steel seat post, etc.

Also have to at a seller who posts fuzzy and poorly composed photos and zero detail information, and then says "serious buyers only". That kind of ad makes "serious buyers" hit the "back" button.
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Old 07-03-20, 12:46 PM
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Ok. Thanks for the feedback. I'm in the SF Bay area, so prices are high, but I have to remind myself I've got no critical need.
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Old 07-03-20, 08:52 PM
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Super Mirages are very common out there. Price seems high.

This one looks like late 70s. I have a 78 I picked up for $75 in NYC, for errand schlepping duties.
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