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Old 12-03-21, 01:55 PM
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This is my third GJ. It was only missing the seat. I put 700c on it but the OG rigida/Normandy wheels should spin well when I get to them and buy some folding pro-tites.


Commuter mode.

Shakedown cruise.
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1973-1/2
still looking for a set of Weinmann/Normandy wheels
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Very nice

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Some more pictures of the 1974 edition. Beginning to look like a real bike.






If you can ride that saddle angle, you're a better man than I.
Nice build.
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Not sure I've ever seen that color on a Grand Jubile before. Is that a European market bike? Interesting component also.
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Originally Posted by Cycle Tourist
All done I think.
Can you measure you Top Tube CTC and the stand over height for me? I have a 23" size and the top tube is 57 CTC which is generally perfect for me I'm just wondering if I could make a 25" into a more appropriate Randonneur.
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74' Motobecane Grand Jubilee
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Originally Posted by Classtime
Can you measure you Top Tube CTC and the stand over height for me? I have a 23" size and the top tube is 57 CTC which is generally perfect for me I'm just wondering if I could make a 25" into a more appropriate Randonneur.
59cm and stand over is 35" That's with 27" wheels.
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Collected this 1975 a few weeks ago. Replacement rear wheel, look like it came off a Mirage. Otherwise original. Itís in the queue for 700cís and a tidy up. If my wife doesnít enjoy it itíll be a guest bike.
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74 Grand Jubile

After several false starts, I am finally turning my attention to my '74 Grand Jubile. I have had the frame for over 20 years and have built it up a couple of times, only to get it back down to the frame once again. This time, I am using mostly original spec parts such as the Huret Jubilee derailleurs and shifters, Pivo stem and bars, and the Stronglight 49D crank. I am using some items from my parts bin to hop it up just a little (Campy sidepulls, needed a drop bolt for the rear, Campy seat post, red (now really mostly faded) OMAS headset, a set of Atom 700 pedals from a Grand Record, and a TA bottom bracket). I am planning to build a set of tubulars, using high flange Normandy Luxe Comp hubs and Super Champion Arc-En-Ciel rims.

I have a lot of nostalgia around this bike. When I was in college in the mid 70s, I saw someone with one of these, nearly brand new. He had added a set of Weinmann Carrera sidepulls as I recall, but I remember thinking this was the most beautiful bike I had ever seen. Even now, this is perhaps my favorite paint scheme on any of my bikes.... The paint on this one is a bit tattered but still holds a luminous quality...



In progress....

Standard reach campy

Original Pivo stem and bars, aftermarket OMAS faded red headset


Stronglight 49D

Huret Jubilee

Rear brake needed a drop bolt

Huret Jubilee


Huret Jubilee shifters
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Yes, be still my heart.
That is a BEAUTY!
Have fun with your build and looking forward to more pics.
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Originally Posted by 75lechamp
After several false starts, I am finally turning my attention to my '74 Grand Jubile.
I've recently purchased a 75 GJ Mixte in this color with the help of a enabler friend. I've been waiting on a break in the weather for a road trip to pick it up. These pics are making me even more eager to get started on it. Pic supplied by friend,

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That is a very cool mixte! I do love that color scheme.... good luck, looks pretty nice as is. Do you know what those pedals are, by any chance? Look like Atom 700?
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Originally Posted by 75lechamp
That is a very cool mixte! I do love that color scheme.... good luck, looks pretty nice as is. Do you know what those pedals are, by any chance? Look like Atom 700?
Thanks! According to the catalog, they should be Atom 440, but I'm still not in possession of the bike to check. They don't look like the 440 from the pics I have. Might be Atom 600.
Mine has lost the OE RD, it's a Duopar.

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Originally Posted by 75lechamp
After several false starts, I am finally turning my attention to my '74 Grand Jubile. I have had the frame for over 20 years and have built it up a couple of times, only to get it back down to the frame once again. This time, I am using mostly original spec parts such as the Huret Jubilee derailleurs and shifters, Pivo stem and bars, and the Stronglight 49D crank. I am using some items from my parts bin to hop it up just a little (Campy sidepulls, needed a drop bolt for the rear, Campy seat post, red (now really mostly faded) OMAS headset, a set of Atom 700 pedals from a Grand Record, and a TA bottom bracket). I am planning to build a set of tubulars, using high flange Normandy Luxe Comp hubs and Super Champion Arc-En-Ciel rims.

I have a lot of nostalgia around this bike. When I was in college in the mid 70s, I saw someone with one of these, nearly brand new. He had added a set of Weinmann Carrera sidepulls as I recall, but I remember thinking this was the most beautiful bike I had ever seen. Even now, this is perhaps my favorite paint scheme on any of my bikes.... The paint on this one is a bit tattered but still holds a luminous quality...



In progress....

Standard reach campy

Original Pivo stem and bars, aftermarket OMAS faded red headset


Stronglight 49D

Huret Jubilee

Rear brake needed a drop bolt

Huret Jubilee


Huret Jubilee shifters
Love your GJ. I have 7 Motos from the '72-'75 time period, a GJ mixte, 4 GRs, 1 LeChamp, and 1 GJ, just like yours. Of all of them, my red with black panel '75 GJ with Duopar RD and Stronglight 99 crank is my favorite to ride.
What do you do to get such a high level of shine on your parts?
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Thanks! I have a large number of Motos as well - a '72 Le Champion, a '75 Le Champion, a '73 Super Champion, a '75 Team Champion, a '73 Grand Record, a '74 Grand Record, and this '74 Grand Jubile. My process for polishing usually consists of 0000 steel wool, followed by Simichrome and buffing, then hand buffing with more Simichrome. Big fan of Simichrome....

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Here's some before photos and a "during" photo of an '82 Grand Jubile I picked up a couple months ago. After photos are still a ways away. Getting our first days over here that are nice enough to do some bike washing. Stripped off the consumables and gave this thing its 1st bath of many. Still lots of decreasing and chrome cleaning to come, but I can tell it's going to look pretty good when I'm done. More photos soon.







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Towing duty!

Note the rear derailleur.... The reason I bought the bike.
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Old 07-26-23, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by rgvg
Oooh. Me too. As bought. Will probably get a triple on there and I'm not too sure about keeping the handlebars with that wrap. Is it rubber? Plastic? It doesn't seem like leather, that's for sure.
What rear rack is on your Moto jubile?
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I posted my 75 Grand Jubile Mixte Show your Motobecane Grand Jubile as found.
It looks like I forgot to update this thread after a little overhaul.
Here are a few pics,



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Towing duty!

Note the rear derailleur.... The reason I bought the bike.
Nice Moto! Whatís the water cage and saddlebag if you donít mind? I have a 1978 .
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Originally Posted by Jwash22
Nice Moto! Whatís the water cage and saddlebag if you donít mind? I have a 1978 .
The cage mounts are from velo orange. The cage is just whatever I had lieing around. The bag is a Minniehaha from banjo bros.
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This one has gotten around. I found it by the curb in FL after Hurricane Ian. It has a shop sticker from NJ. Here it is at Glacier NP. I sold it later in the trip in Portland to a guy who had his Grand Record stolen. Hope he is enjoying it.
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1978

Just got this week for $100. New handlebars, paint and decals, and seat. I just had to get tires and adjust brakes. Looking for rear rack options as I see no mounts near seat post.


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Many old Blackburn rear racks mounted at the brake bolt.
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Originally Posted by agmetal
I finally got this bike basically finished! I have a couple minor details to attend to...things like figuring out why there's so much shudder in the front brake (might be the NOS Weinmann pads, might need the pads toed in, might be an issue with the rim), and possibly adding a bottle cage.







It's hard to see in the outdoor pictures, but the bar tape has a red layer that shows through the perforations in the synthetic suede.


Also, the old tires that I took off were a bit undersized (27x1-1/4" tires measured at 27mm), and the modern ones of the same nominal size (Kenda Kwick Tendril Sport) measure almost exactly 32mm. This meant that the tire/fender clearance was quite tight, so I had to get a little bit creative to get every bit of clearance I could at the fork crown. I suppose I could go with narrower tires, but 28s feel skinny to me, and I end up feeling like I have to be conscious of every crack/bump in the road. More likely, I'll eventually convert to 700C.
did you use the soma sutra stem? Any shaving required? I need one for my 1978.
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