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Motobecane Grand Jubilee

Old 10-31-11, 10:15 AM
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Motobecane Grand Jubilee

Hello all,
I just bought a Motobecane Grand Jubilee for $150 to replace my stolen bike. It looks to be about an '82 (which is stamped on the pedals) as it has Vitus tubing. I took it to a bike guru and he said that the deal I got was a steal - this bike is easily worth a lot more than $150. Is this true? It is in good shape, blue paint is still sparkling, Huret derailer and shifters, stronglight crankset, maillard hubs. The chain needs to be replaced and the derailer cleaned but it runs smooth. Either way, I'm just curious. I love how this bike rides and I don't intend to part with it any time soon.

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Old 10-31-11, 10:22 AM
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I have turned down two offers of $500.00 for my 1978 Motobécane Gran Jubileé. I would sell it for $600.00, though and will likely get in, come Spring...


Since turning down those offers, I have installed new mustache bars, which have proved to be very comfortable for me...
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Old 10-31-11, 03:21 PM
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Randy enjoys a global market and has world class marketing skills. Here locally in Hooterville, in that condition, $150 is a good deal, but not a steal (I guess it depends how you define steal). Once fully rehabbed and sparkling, maybe $300. I have a 1979 Grand Jubile mixte myself right now.

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Old 10-31-11, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
Randy enjoys a global market and has world class marketing skills. Here locally in Hooterville, in that condition, $150 is a good deal, but not a steal (I guess it depends how you define steal). Once fully rehabbed and sparkling, maybe $300. I have a 1979 Grand Jubile mixte myself right now.
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$150 is a solid deal, not a steal by any means. Around here that bike could probably bring $200 or more in perfect shape with really good photos. $500-600? No way. Not on any WI craigslist. Ebay could be a different story.
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Old 11-01-11, 09:00 AM
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I like that bike with the mustache bars and bar end shifters. I may copy that for one of mine.

I recently sold a 1974 Grand Jubilee, it was listed here for almost a year at $500 and not even an offer. I lowered the price to $100 just to see if any offers came in, and got none. The bike was a mint clean full Huret Jubile equipped bike. The bike could have passed for new. However, piece by piece, it sold for over $600 minus the frame and fork. For whatever reason road bikes don't sell well here, no matter what time of the year it is.
I've considered digging that frameset out and building it up with less expensive components, maybe an all Suntour Cyclone set up would work.
The frame I have here is 25", so most of the reason it didn't sell was shipping costs. Usually larger frame bikes seem to bring the best money here. It's the smaller bikes I usually have trouble selling.
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