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Old 04-15-19, 02:50 AM
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My Motobecane CT2 84'


Hi everyone!

First sorry for my English (I'm French )

I wanted to introduce you my Motobecane CT2 from 84'
I did a lot of modifications on it

First pic how it was when I bought it to an old woman who takes care of it for years


Already some pieces who were not original so no regrets to mod it!

First I had to replace the Handlebar with a VO randonneur GrandCru 44mm
with some Mafac brake levers (from an old bike in my basement ^_^)
Clamp on a nice Nitto Dynamic Stem

Then the saddle! This one ? No way !
even in the right way

So a Brooks B17 will perfect with a new seat tube from VO

Seat post done!

ok now something more complex; transmission!
the Huret Sachs Eco RD is really poor
and the original Shimano Adamas Crankset is not really appealing ^_^

so I decided to replace everything with an Shimano Golden Arrow groupset
I replace the BB too with a Shimano UN55

I had to change the steel rims/wheels for alloys if I want to stop it
The rear Freewheel was a Maillard Helicomatic (bad, bad, bad!)
A Maillard 700 Course will be better !
And a set of Soma Weymouth 650b rims should be perfect!
I built my wheels for the first time
I used some Normandy high flange hubs (they were in a really perfect condition)

To stop it I replace the Weinmann Vainqueur 750 (really bad!)
with Tektro R559 and some KoolStop Durastyle pads;

difference is amazing !







After couple of months working on it




VO snakeskin 650b fenders 50mm to fit the GrandBois Hêtre



Future modification : I waiting for a Stronglight 49D crankset
it will be great
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Old 04-15-19, 09:28 AM
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Tres Bon! And now I have nearly exhausted my French. Lovely job OP
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Nicely done! And I agree that a 49D would be a nice change. Here is my older Motobécane Grand Jubile with the parts I prefer. Unlike you, I am still using the Weinmann Vainqueur brakes; they stop well with Kool Stop brake pads.


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Old 04-15-19, 10:58 AM
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Thx guys!
@ryansu: your French is perfect

@Aubergine: it was okay with Weinmann and KoolStop pads but with the Tektro it's a huge difference!

I Riding a lot around the city so I wanted something more secure

your Tobec is gorgeous!
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C'est jolie, c'est magnifique. J'aime bien ce velo et j'aime bien de velos francaise.

But I have forgotten how to write French, . Mais on le parle.

It's very cool that it has 650 wheels.
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C'est jolie, c'est magnifique. J'aime bien ce velo et j'aime bien de velos francaise.

But I have forgotten how to write French, . Mais on le parle.

It's very cool that it has 650 wheels.


A few years ago someone gave me this European model late 70's Motobecane. It has steel rim 700c wheels. Occasionally I think about fixing it up but I lay down until the feeling passes.

Looks similar to the OP's bike.




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Old 04-16-19, 12:15 AM
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@Bikemig : Yes 650b wheels are very cool and comfortable.

@verktyg : Your Motobecane is a D21, exactly the same as mine but with 700c wheels

you could find the production year on the shifter or on the derailleurs

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A few years ago someone gave me this European model late 70's Motobecane. It has steel rim 700c wheels. Occasionally I think about fixing it up but I lay down until the feeling passes.

Looks similar to the OP's bike.




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Looks like you may have a 650b project in your future if you change your mind,
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Looks like you may have a 650b project in your future if you change your mind,
Indeed. Those inexpensive Motobécanes are lovely to ride once they get good wheels.
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Indeed. Those inexpensive Motobécanes are lovely to ride once they get good wheels.
I love this build @GeoffroyFromLux. I stumbled on a late '70s Moto D21 in the same colour as the bike posted above for sale in Toronto a few weeks ago, complete with original panniers and fenders, but converted to 650B just the same. Sadly it was a bit too small for me, and the next day I found my Peugeot AO-8.
Great work. I'm excited to build my own wheelset for the Peugeot too. Like you, it will be my first wheel build, and I would like to find a Normandy High Flange hub for the front (I'm installing a Sturmey FW four speed hub in the rear!).
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Thanks a lot @Ged117 !

if you can find a Maillard 700 high flange it will be even better

the Normandy are nice too, I have both but my Maillard 700 are in a bad shape so I prefer using Normandy because they're in perfect condition !
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