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Old 04-06-24, 07:07 AM
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Made from Vitus 172 by Bernard Dangre's Starnord shop in Valenciennes. Eddy Merckx, ca 1975.


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Originally Posted by ollo_ollo

Motobecane Grand Jubile
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looks nice

the bar being worn has quite a deep drop for a sports-recreation type machine

evidently it is serving a purpose for you


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Originally Posted by non-fixie
Made from Vitus 172 by Bernard Dangre's Starnord shop in Valenciennes. Eddy Merckx, ca 1975.


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handsome!

looks to be ~2cm piccolo for our non-fixie...or at least for his "francaise fit" self


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Originally Posted by juvela
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handsome!

looks to be ~2cm piccolo for our non-fixie...or at least for his "francaise fit" self

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Thank you. At 62cm this is already a rare XXL size by French standards, and in this particular case an "Eddy fit" seems appropriate.
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How often do you drive that nice 505 Peugeot? I'd like that car
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I have a grand jubilee which is my daily driver they are honestly inexpensive when I find them for sale I was wondering why?
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Andre Reboul Superator. Frame by Bernard Carre, Super Vitus 171. This thing is fast, but still needs some work. Will be probably repainted this Winter in red metallic.



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Originally Posted by non-fixie
Thank you. At 62cm this is already a rare XXL size by French standards, and in this particular case an "Eddy fit" seems appropriate.
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luv the livery & the midliner kitting mix!

this is an Eddie we would never see stateside


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Originally Posted by juvela
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looks nice

the bar being worn has quite a deep drop for a sports-recreation type machine

evidently it is serving a purpose for you


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Some of that is due to looking down camera angle + wide angle lens distortion from closeup shot...Bar corve on non-drive side is closer to real life, it's a criterium bar, not the original French. edit: Tried to find another pic that shows bar better, found enough similar to this one that think I may be mis-remembering details, will have to check out the old GJ when back in Oregon, take some pics, go on a long ride. Always been very comfortable on it, but if bar is really that low, shouldn't still be comfortable for octogenarian me!

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Originally Posted by Alexthe
I have a grand jubilee which is my daily driver they are honestly inexpensive when I find them for sale I was wondering why?
I Love the grand jubilee. They changed a lot over the years. I think the ones with the long cage jubilee derailleur are most sought after and I do have one but personally I think the later models with vitus 172 frame and fork are more to my liking.
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Originally Posted by ollo_ollo


Like so many of these, the front derailleur has been replaced. Probably because the band snapped off as was all too often the case.
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Very cool, will post pictures of my two Peugeots, Motobecane and a S.I.F. (a French bike no one seems to have heard of) very soon!
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Here is my baguette-hauler. Motobecane Grand Record 1974. The Campy NR derailleurs are still on it, but I changed out chainwheels and freewheel for lower gears (46/36 x 14-24), laced up lighter rims (Wolber Arc-en-Ciel Super Champion), glued on a pair of FMB Paris-Roubaix tubulars (25 mm), and added fenders. Still, it's been sitting in my basement because the frame is a tad small on me and I've come to terms with the fact that I should sell it, so someone else can enjoy. I'll probably be posting it on C&V Sales soon.



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Originally Posted by 52telecaster
I Love the grand jubilee. They changed a lot over the years. I think the ones with the long cage jubilee derailleur are most sought after and I do have one but personally I think the later models with vitus 172 frame and fork are more to my liking.

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would think the 172 fork a big improvement over whatever they employed for the launch version

loved the look and concept of the launch edition and took one for a ride at me local stockist in '74

when applied the brakes could watch the blades wobbling rapidly back and forth like a wet noodle

that and the fact that me carcass fell between sizes meant never purchased one...


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Nice Stella!

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PX10, Stella, a Gitane Super Grand Sport given to my Grandaughter, + another setup of same PX10

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Here is my baguette-hauler. Motobecane Grand Record 1974. The Campy NR derailleurs are still on it, but I changed out chainwheels and freewheel for lower gears (46/36 x 14-24), laced up lighter rims (Wolber Arc-en-Ciel Super Champion), glued on a pair of FMB Paris-Roubaix tubulars (25 mm), and added fenders. Still, it's been sitting in my basement because the frame is a tad small on me and I've come to terms with the fact that I should sell it, so someone else can enjoy. I'll probably be posting it on C&V Sales soon.


It looks like the modifications were classy. Nice build. I look forward to seeing it get listed, and I am disappointed it didn't fit you. . .
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It looks like the modifications were classy. Nice build. I look forward to seeing it get listed, and I am disappointed it didn't fit you. . .
Thank you very much. :-) I think putting that photo here has caused a chemical change in me at the cellular level, because this morning I woke up thinking, wait a minute, why don't I put upright handlebars on this, and try it that way before letting it go? I have a VO Left Bank handlebar in my basement that could be just the thing.....Need to check my stem clamp compatibility, but this might be the way go....
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Oh, do it- try uprights on it! I'm in a similar spot with a '69 PX-10 that's a tad too small for me- but I want to keep it, so I'm going to give uprights a try. Of course, I've got to finish stripping it and then I've got to paint it first...
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