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1977 Motobecane Spuer Mirage Value

Old 06-23-13, 05:15 PM
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1977 Motobecane Spuer Mirage Value

Getting back into biking and found this on CL:

https://nh.craigslist.org/bik/3874381360.html

I rode the bike for a short time and everything worked fine. It's a nice bike; as you can see from the ad, a good amount of work went into it.

Is $250 a fair value? I plan on riding frequently, and spending $250 on a bike only to have something fail would not be good.

Also, according to some research I've done, the parts on Motobecare bikes are harder to replace. Is this true? Thanks for the help
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If you have to ride it with the seat that low, the frame may be too big. 23.5" is about right for a rider 5'8-5"11".

It's nicely reconditioned, nice bar tape job, new cables, etc. I'm assuming the seller has replaced the bearings in the wheels and bottom bracket? Alloy rims are a plus too.

IMHO, it's priced about right. You might try $225, but it's not worth walking away from $25 difference.

If that seller is going to be around, I wouldn't worry about parts, he can help you out downstream.
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Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
If you have to ride it with the seat that low, the frame may be too big. 23.5" is about right for a rider 5'8-5"11".

It's nicely reconditioned, nice bar tape job, new cables, etc. I'm assuming the seller has replaced the bearings in the wheels and bottom bracket? Alloy rims are a plus too.

IMHO, it's priced about right. You might try $225, but it's not worth walking away from $25 difference.

If that seller is going to be around, I wouldn't worry about parts, he can help you out downstream.

Thanks for the quick response. Seller did adjust the seat for me before I gave it a test run, and it is a good fit. I'll probably follow through and purchase. I am a bit wary, as I plan to ride it frequently and want the bike to last as long as possible.
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