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1974-75 Motobecane scans

Old 11-14-19, 08:20 PM
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Here's my wife's '75 GJ mixte, a rather rare bike with Reynolds 531 tubing, special Nervex lugs and Huret Jubilee long cage rear derailleur. I've got a matching GJ that I'm currently building up with Stronglite crank and Huret DuoPar Rear derailleur.
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Old 11-15-19, 12:41 AM
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Originally Posted by motogeek View Post
Here's my wife's '75 GJ mixte (snip)
optical illusion or are those fork blades bent back a bit?

If you like high-trail steering then it might be an improvement...

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Old 11-15-19, 01:36 AM
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always wanted one of these !

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Originally Posted by mpetry912 View Post
always wanted one of these !
Me too! (As Tina Fey said, "Not hashtag me too, just regular me too.") I worked in a very large Motobecane dealer at the time, but I saw very few of the orange ones in the flesh. Even at wholesale, I could only afford a Grand Record, which I loved (and rode across the continent in '76) but a Team Champ is just a whole 'nother level.

I have all the parts I would need, if anyone has a frame for me, 63 or 64 cm. Down to the French diameter Cinelli stem, 26.6 two-bolt Super Record post, and a TA water bottle with the BIC team logo.
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Old 11-15-19, 08:21 AM
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I love how little it takes to get us all to post "Motobecane scans"..... and I love seeing them all. Nice bursts of color at a gray time of year....

Here's mine, with some footwear experiments going on. (27x1.25 vs 700x35)....


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Old 11-15-19, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by bulgie View Post
optical illusion or are those fork blades bent back a bit?

If you like high-trail steering then it might be an improvement...
Nice observation, Bulgie, and yes, they were bent a bit. I sent the fork to Gugie and he straightened it out so it's ok now. Just an older picture.
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Old 11-15-19, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by BFisher View Post
Cool scans.

Motobecanes are great bikes. I've got two, and would jump on a Le Champion or Team Champion in my size and price range.
Not sure this would be your size. Or price range. But it's available.



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Old 11-15-19, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
Not sure this would be your size. Or price range. But it's available.



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Gorgeous!

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Old 11-15-19, 11:57 AM
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Not nearly as nice as those pictured in the ad and above, but it's the right timeframe - a 76 Super Mirage I recently brought back to life:

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