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Old 04-11-10, 05:38 PM
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Does anyone else here have a Motobecane Le Champion....

I'm seeking info on my Moto Le Champion, it's a early '80's inexternal with a matching fork. it has what looks like a locking(ish) Motobecane headset, and originally came with just about Full Record equipment, I ditched all of the old stuff well before I knew what I had (.....I know....I know....) I love reading up on stuff and I just haven't seen that much out there

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"Does anyone else here have a Motobecane Le Champion.... "

Without pics to prove it?
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BTW there are a number of catalog scans available on Velobase
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Dad does. It's a 72 that he got new. I did a write up on it last year but I'm too tired of dealing with the search function to try to find it now.



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Auchen, thanks for the information, by the way it looks, it's a Grand Jubilee, and not a Le Champion, I can't find any other Motos that have the brake cable running through the top tube, and the only that has a all chrome inexternal fork.....still a great frame.........
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It does have good bones, acpeeps - I like the fastback stays ( reminds me of an 84 PSV10 I once had) and I noted the very unusual seat binder. These are good assets but the one thing I would definitely change is those BRIFTERS! - Brifters are so ugly that they should be banned - even on NEW bikes. (IMHO of course!)
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no offense....this is my first roadie with them, and the jury is still out on them, I was thinking bar ends, but my friend who built it for me (he owns a small bike shop) threw them on, you have to understand I gave him the frame, fork and headset, and he built it up using extras he had around the shop, RSX, Dura Ace, Ultegra, all for free.... my out of pocket cost for the build ended up being about $50.00 I paid for the new Brooks, tires, tubes cage and bottle....the rest he donated to the build.....so for nothing, I'll try the STI.....I might swap out, and go with down tubes again......but what do ya want for nothing.....
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Auchen, thanks for the information, by the way it looks, it's a Grand Jubilee, and not a Le Champion, I can't find any other Motos that have the brake cable running through the top tube, and the only that has a all chrome inexternal fork.....still a great frame.........
Hey there...I have a 1984 Motobecane Jubilee Sport that I just picked up a few weeks ago...has the inexternal frame, the all chrome fork, brake cable running through the top tube...just had it out yesterday for a ride around the neighborhood...I love it...looks like mine is right below yours in the Moto pecking order...here's a few pics of it that might be of interest to you...thanks!





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sweet ride, still set up as a 27"? mine came with a mix of Campy and was originally white.....
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Thanks! No, 700c rims...near as I can tell, the bike is all orginial down to the tires, save for the rear derailuer, the catalog calls for a Suntour ARX, mine has a Cyclone (ARX front).
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Hey there...I have a 1984 Motobecane Jubilee Sport that I just picked up a few weeks ago...has the inexternal frame, the all chrome fork, brake cable running through the top tube...just had it out yesterday for a ride around the neighborhood...I love it...looks like mine is right below yours in the Moto pecking order...here's a few pics of it that might be of interest to you...thanks!
Nice bike!

My 1984 Mirage Sport also has the rear brake cable routed through the top tube.

I love these old Motos.
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