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Old 07-02-20, 09:47 PM
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FWIW, Double-check the "french-ness" of that one. I have a '78 Motobecane Grand Record-- same model, a year earlier (Graphics are the same, color is different). It has a Swiss BB. And despite the Huret rear dropouts, it has a SunTour stop for the derailleur. Only the main tubes were spec'd Vitus 172 according to the catalog in '78, but on my model all of the stays are stamped "172"-- a frame of French steel.

Your model looks like the 1979 GR according to the best source for Motobecane catalogs. According to the source, Motobecane switched to the Arabesque, Shimano 600 group for that year-- lucky you.


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I needed a new 8 speed cassette so went by the LBS. They sometimes have a pile of bikes out on the parking lot, most of the times it's some sort of newer stuff but not repairable and/or not profitable for them to do so.

This time, there was a Motobecane on top of the pile. Mwoah, all those French sizes... But after better looking it had a shimano 600 arabesque group (minus brakehandles) on it. No wheels, but there were some rigida wheels nearby. Yep, those fit. Rear has a wobble but it makes transporting easier.
No saddle or seatpost, or steeringpost too.
It's a Motobecane Grand Sport in blue, size is 59 cms. Wich is a tad too small (fortunately) so I'll be using the group for my Union Saporro build, a frame with rust but a frame that will fit and take normal components.


Bought the frame some time ago but the Moto was free.

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Old 07-03-20, 05:35 PM
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Someone near my mtb trail was offering the Trek parts for free. Took them just for the Rolfs and handlebar as the frame is way too big for me. 60cm so I'll probably sell it after a good clean-up.
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At the same time one of my riding friends cleaned out his house storage and asked if I wanted this 1990. Who was I to say no to another old Specialized? lol
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Sekine. Some if it should go to the dump but here it is.

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