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Motobecane with Campagnolo components ID help

Old 07-06-22, 10:24 PM
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Motobecane with Campagnolo components ID help

Hey guys,

So a very good friend of mine sent me these 2 pics of his fathers bicycle. He said his dad said itís a racing bike and he even won a few races with it back in the day. Donít have much to go off of so I was wondering if you guys could help me ID it.

hereís the pics,

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Old 07-06-22, 10:44 PM
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motobecane le champion. Guessing around 1974.
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1972-73 Le Champion
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Kroozer has it. 72/73 Le Champion. Iíll add that itís a great bike! Knock the dust off of it, letís see what it looks like.
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Ask your friend if his dad has another wheel set hanging around. Those look like the ones on my first ten speed before I upgraded to a UO-8😁
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Super nice bike. I like my Motobecane Grand Record, but it does not have the chromed rear stays like the Le Champion. And I think the red-on-black paint scheme looks great.
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The red/black paint seems more durable than teal/white. This example looks really good condition beneath the protective layer of fuzz.
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Thanks everybody. I told him what it was today and he was happy learn a bit about it. They thought it was late 70s early 80s when he bought it. I unfortunately wonít be able to clean or ride it since itís far from me and probably not for sale but the info is very much appreciated!
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Thanks everybody. I told him what it was today and he was happy learn a bit about it. They thought it was late 70s early 80s when he bought it. I unfortunately wonít be able to clean or ride it since itís far from me and probably not for sale but the info is very much appreciated!
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