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Old 09-10-10, 09:19 PM
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Motobecane Grand Jubilee- more info?

I have this old Motobecane Grand Jubilee, can anyone tell me more about it? mostly original parts. Suntour downtube shifters, Simplex derailleurs.






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Need more photos of the entire bike, but it appears to be a late '70's Vitus tubed model.
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Probably early to mid-70's. Mine is a 78, and has Suntour & SR drivetrain equipment. Frame is very similar, except for colour & size.
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Originally Posted by dck
Need more photos of the entire bike
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it appears to be a late '70's Vitus tubed model.
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i should have posted this in the appraisal forum because I would like to know what this is worth. oops.
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Motobecane switched from Reynolds 531 to Vitus tubing in the Grand Jubilee line in either 77 or 78 and by 84, they were using Columbus Cro-mo. I believe this bike is from 1980-83. The vitus tubed models are not as desirable as the 531, and I have seen them sit on CL for a while priced at $250, and IIRC, sell for less than 200 on ebay, but these were in ready to ride condition. Without cleaning it, or replacing the rear derailleur, chain, and cables, or lowering the seatpost and stem, etc, it would go for less. If it were my bike, I would be happy to get $100 in the condition it is in now.

And you are correct; this should be in appraisals/inquiries.
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Oh, yeah...and pump up the tires. I've heard someone say on these forums something to the effect of 'if it's not worth pumping up the tires, there is likely something else wrong with it too.' when looking at bikes on CL.
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i am overhauling the whole thing to make it worth riding, and selling. new chain, new tubes, new bar tape, new cables. i was thinking about turning it into a single speed to make it more appealing to hipsters, but that would be a shame to do to this bike.
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Don't single speed it......just rebuild it and enjoy it.
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If your goal was to make money, I think your profit would be higher by keeping it a geared bike.
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