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1970 Motobecane Fixie!!!! Info needed!!

Old 05-08-12, 05:30 PM
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1970 Motobecane Fixie!!!! Info needed!!

I would like to know what model Motobecane this is. I plan on picking it up tonight if everything works out. And slowly bringing it back to its original state. Please give me your insight. And input! Thanks.!

https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/bik/2951187946.html
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Originally Posted by whiskeredrider View Post
I would like to know what model Motobecane this is. I plan on picking it up tonight if everything works out. And slowly bringing it back to its original state. Please give me your insight. And input! Thanks.!

https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/bik/2951187946.html
Can't tell much from the crappy CL photo but the graphics and inexternally brazed tubes say mid-eighties to me.

My best guess is a Mirage.

The CrMo frame and lugless construction was a more economical way to produce frames. Peugeot used this method as well at this time. In my experience, this method yielded a pretty stiff and nominally lighter frame.
It likely is a good ride.
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Picked it up tonight. It is a Mirage as you say. He had it listed for "70's" but I'm not to sure. This frame has deff seen better days. But with a lil elbow grease and tweaks I believe I can bring it to new life.
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