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Old 05-20-20, 03:04 PM
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Looking for any information regarding Motobecane Super Champion.

Hi all, I recently acquired a Motobecane Super Champion in a poor condition. I've put new tyres on, and bar tape, as well as a good clean and tune up. When I bought it, I tried researching it, and found out very little. I'm interested where it sat in their range, all the old catalogues I've come across have been American, and I don't think it was ever released in the US. Any help would be greatly received. Thanks!



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Never seen a green one, there is a thread that shows orange ones that are very much the same as Team/ Champion/ Team, full Campy/Cinelli so they are top of the line.

This one looks good but obviously somewhere down the line.

Is that a 531 sticker at the top of the ST and I assume the DO's are Huret?

I think you found a nice score, Moto's are nice no matter what level, I would guess this to be maybe upper middle.

The experts should be along shortly.

I'll look for the other thread when I get home.
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Here's some info, a nice quick read:

Motobecane Super Competition Vintage Road Bike Restore (Note: The link says "Super Competition," but the bike pictured is a Super Champion.)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/stronglight/1442639062/

Beautiful bike...
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Motobecane Super Champion.

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Cyclingsloth121

Never seen a green one, there is a thread that shows orange ones that are very much the same as Team/ Champion/ Team, full Campy/Cinelli so they are top of the line.

This one looks good but obviously somewhere down the line.

Is that a 531 sticker at the top of the ST and I assume the DO's are Huret?

I think you found a nice score, Moto's are nice no matter what level, I would guess this to be maybe upper middle.

The experts should be along shortly.

I'll look for the other thread when I get home.
You are correct on both assumptions. The sticker is somewhat illegible but it looks like a 531 now you say it. I paid 80 for it so I'm hoping that was a good investment.
Reading the link in the other reply it seems that person had similar trouble find information!

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Ooh la la...that's very nice. Also can't recall ever seeing a green one.
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Your decal states 3 tubes reinforces which would have been the main 3 tubes in the triangle. This places it somewhere below the full 531 bikes. For an English comparison it would have been similar in materials to the Raleigh super course.
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So obviously the red one is same as yours and another chapter in non N America Moto lore.

Here's the other Super Champion thread I was talking about and the two are definitely not the same but they do share the name, odd, weird or just French?

When is a Super Champion not a Super Champion?
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