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Worth of this Motobecane

Old 04-13-14, 08:01 AM
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Worth of this Motobecane

This bike was bought around 1980. It has been kept inside and hasn't been ridden in years. I would like to know what a fair selling price would be.
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Old 04-13-14, 09:13 AM
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The photos aren't terribly good, but from what I'm seeing, around $150ish.
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Old 04-13-14, 09:41 AM
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Hard to give a valuation without better pics esp. of the drive side, the components, the drop outs, and frame tubing stickers, model name etc. It looks like this might be a fairly decent moto with forged drop outs but it is impossible to tell with the pics.
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People love the color combination on these Motobecanes. Is it a Grand Touring? I have seen just frames without wheels or parts on it sell for $150. If I were to list it for sale I would start at $250 and see what the interest is. Minimum $200.
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Originally Posted by big chainring View Post
People love the color combination on these Motobecanes. Is it a Grand Touring? I have seen just frames without wheels or parts on it sell for $150. If I were to list it for sale I would start at $250 and see what the interest is. Minimum $200.
I'm thinking with the color scheme and the parts you can make out that this might be one of the nicer Motos as well. BC knows his French bikes.
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I'm thinking with the color scheme and the parts you can make out that this might be one of the nicer Motos as well. BC knows his French bikes.
I have added a few more pics. Thanks for your help too. It is a Grand Touring. I am the original owner and it has spent most of it's life in the basement. I think the only thing replaced was a tire way back when as in the first year it was bought.
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Hi S: we'll still need some more pics. Pics of the drive side (the crank and derailleurs) are very helpful. Do you know the year you bought it? The name of the model which should be on the frame is useful as well as any tubing stickers. The last 3 are better pics but they don't provide the kind of info we need.
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Originally Posted by big chainring View Post
People love the color combination on these Motobecanes. Is it a Grand Touring? I have seen just frames without wheels or parts on it sell for $150. If I were to list it for sale I would start at $250 and see what the interest is. Minimum $200.
In my area a complete Grand Touring is unlikely to sell for over $150 - and it won't sell quickly at that price either. Just being french limits value right from the beginning. It's very hard to tell from the nearly useless photos, but this looks like standard high-ten to me, and bikes with suicide levers don't usually bring the big bucks unless they say Paramount. I happen to be a fan of the paint scheme too...when it's on a Grand Record. This looks like it's probably lower-mid level and French to boot. I don't think it cracks $200.
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I bought two Moto GT's last year for about $65 each. Each needed a wheel and a full overhaul and reconditioning. As is, your bike may be worth about $100 +/-, but your photos need to improve dramatically. A pristine Moto GT, ready to ride would be north of $225. Here is one, not for sale.
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I would say around $100-125 as is and $200 for one that has been reconditioned and is ready to ride with good tires new bar tape and nice seat. Despit the name the GT's are basic entry level sports bikes with Alpine gearing and not really touring bikes.
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Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
I bought two Moto GT's last year for about $65 each. Each needed a wheel and a full overhaul and reconditioning. As is, your bike may be worth about $100 +/-, but your photos need to improve dramatically. A pristine Moto GT, ready to ride would be north of $225. Here is one, not for sale.
Sweet, vitus tubing, nice forged stronglight 99 crank, weinman rims laced onto atom hubs I bet, huret derailleurs, weinman centerpulls, and a nice paint job. I like it.
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If you are dumping it to make some cash I would break it down, clean the parts and "part it out" on eBay. It kills me to say that BTW.

There are a bunch of restorers out there that want the components.

Sell as is? Don't take less 100.
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