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Old 05-04-11, 04:42 PM
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my wife's (gitane)


mine (custom)
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Old 05-04-11, 08:47 PM
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I haven't a clue. I'm asking for help identifying it here.
i think i know what it is :^) do you want to sell it ?would fit right into my collection hehe

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Old 05-05-11, 04:58 AM
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Motobecane "Le Champion"


Motobecane early '70s


Vitus 992 Ovoid
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Beautiful bikes Roshgosh!

-What building is that you used for the backdrop? It is very interesting.
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Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
Beautiful bikes Roshgosh!

-What building is that you used for the backdrop? It is very interesting.
Hi auchencrow. I live in a small village in France...various buildings from around here, (church, neighbour, my place).
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Old 05-05-11, 05:47 AM
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Some guys got all the luck, check this Dane out. Somehow he has got his hands on NOS Motobecanes from the late 70's early 80's. Some even still factory plastic wrapped. He sell them for DKK 4.500 app. USD 900
The link is to the add with pictures.

NEW LINK:
http://www.dba.dk/herreracer-motobec...k/id-73900038/

Despite being Danish too - I'm not connected to the seller and I do not know him, just think this a great find, worth spreading worldwide.

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Old 05-06-11, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by kesr View Post
Some guys got all the luck, check this Dane out. Somehow he has got his hands on NOS Motobecanes from the late 70's early 80's. Some even still factory plastic wrapped. He sell them for DKK 4.500 app. USD 900
The link is to the add with pictures.
http://www.dba.dk/herreracer-motobec...k/id-73255556/

Despite being Danish too - I'm not connected to the seller and I do not know him, just think this a great find, worth spreading worldwide.
Hi Kesr -We would love to see photos - but all we can find about Motobecanes on the link you sent us is this:

Annoncen findes ikke længere på dba.dk

Varen "Herreracer, Motobecane & MBK NOS,, New old stock. Stadig..." er vist blevet solgt, men vi har fundet 701 andre interessante annoncer.
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Old 05-06-11, 09:08 AM
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1979 Motobecane Mirage

I bought it as a frameset. The only original parts are the headset and BB cups. All parts are French or Japanese. I built this up as a 1x5 for a friend to use in Chicago.

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Nice job, Colonel! Your friend will certainly be pleased.
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Don't think I've posted here before - $20 thrift store find and next project. Will be kept as the extra bike around for the kids friends when they come over. 1977 Motobecane Super Mirage mixte:





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Hi the seller had refreshed his add: here's the new link:
http://www.dba.dk/herreracer-motobec...k/id-73900038/

In case he'll do that again, I'll Imageshack the photos. Enjoy the NOS!

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Hi Kesr -We would love to see photos - but all we can find about Motobecanes on the link you sent us is this:

Annoncen findes ikke længere på dba.dk

Varen "Herreracer, Motobecane & MBK NOS,, New old stock. Stadig..." er vist blevet solgt, men vi har fundet 701 andre interessante annoncer.

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Old 06-05-11, 06:47 PM
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And a French bike of unknown origins:



Neal[/QUOTE]

the red/black looks like an URAGO (Nice France) very good one it should have on the back left side of the frame something like 39 U73, where the first 2 digits indicates the number the U that it has been made at Urago Nice and the year it has been made in this case it would be the 39th frame made in year 1973, if the U is missing it means it has not been made at Urago Nice, hence lower quality value price...

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Old 06-05-11, 07:43 PM
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Here's my Urago 1974 in process to be renewed unfortunately haven't taken picture before painting it




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My'74 Moto Grand Jubile:







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1984-ish Motobecane Jubilee Sport



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1986 Vitus 979 with Mavic group.
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The latest update with my $10 GT

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Originally Posted by roshgosh View Post
Motobecane "Le Champion"
This is one of the loveliest midrange bikes I've ever beheld.

I'm still waiting for someone to turn up a Follis 972, though.
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The fenders and the TA rack are just perfect on it RogerM!! What a sweet looking blue French bike!

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My Grand Jubilee Motobecane circa 74 or so.
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Some kind of PX8?? variant with PX50 donor parts.
Well basically a PX50 with a nicer frame!
Chromovelato frame , under the paint the frame is fully chromed.
TA double crank.
650B wheels.
Philippe stem and alu randonneur bars.
Mafac raid brakes.

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A friend dropped off this Junet Frenche comte. It seems like it was nice once. I am going to do what I can with it.


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It's Jeunet Franche-Comte. The bike is low end, but nice. AKA 620. I have one. Franche-Comte is a region in France that borders with Switzerland.

Here's mine. It's a way better ride than it should be. I think it's the tubulars and the fact that the French had a way with gas pipe.


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