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MOTOBECANE Modele Diffusion?

I know I can ge this guy to go way lower on price, but I am not sure that is the correct model of this bike. Does anyone know which motobecan model/year this is and if it would be worth flipping and at what price?

http://chattanooga.craigslist.org/bik/2171015718.html


motobecane by individual image, on Flickr

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Apparently it didn't last long whatever it was.
http://chattanooga.craigslist.org/bik/2171015718.html

If you didn't get it - I'll leave you with C&V admonition #43:
"When you see a bike, deal 1st, and ask questions later."
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Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
Apparently it didn't last long whatever it was.
http://chattanooga.craigslist.org/bik/2171015718.html

If you didn't get it - I'll leave you with C&V admonition #43:
"When you see a bike, deal 1st, and ask questions later."

What are you talking about? The bike is still posted and the link works.
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Hi Best Sport - - That's a funny looking CL posting! (Below)

It is very hard to tell anything with a low res non-drive image like that.
The DT shifters, toe clips, and apparent lack of ST bands suggest it might be something as nice as a late 70's Vitus-tubed Gran Record. The fenders would not normally have come on such a model in the USA though - so it may indeed be some European "Modele Diffusion" that made its way here somehow.
Anyway, it is worth a look.

Flippable? Perhaps. If it is indeed a nicer bike and you can get him to come down, then yes. (The fenders and rack alone are worth something).

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