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Oh c'mon... Show me your Motobecane!

Old 03-23-14, 09:45 PM
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This never gets old!

'73 Grand Jubilee that I rode X Country in '76. Some mods here and there. Six speed fw, Super Champion rims with Avocet (Omfega) hubs, TTT stem, Suntour bar ends and my fav...MaFac cantilevers! Campy dropouts , Stronglight 49 D crank & headset, Pivo bars (original) and a blast to ride.
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Golly... All of these bikes you guys posted are absolutely luscious - but I have a thing for old crackled paint on Moto head lugs. ^ They're positively orgasmic!
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1972 Motobecane Grand Record, USA model


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Yeah. Beautiful bikes!
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1975 Le Champion

I've posted this one before...

Whoops! Didn't mean to add the page from the catalog..DOH!
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I must confess that my pics are from 2008 when I came back to riding again after 30 years. I bought the tires from a suggestion from a friend and they worked well but clash with the color of the frame. I was never happy about the looks. Before I was able to change them, I hit a car that did a left hook on me. The parts still are with me as I can't let them go. Here are a few more pics.



And a final one since BB are never looked at:
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Here's a Moto bottom bracket.
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Man. That is just too cool, SJX. Blue bikes generally don't do much for me. But that one is an exception!
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....a car that did a left hook on me. The parts still are with me as I can't let them go......
Ow... Such a bummer to lose that bike, SJX, but fortunately you're here to tell the tale.
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Originally Posted by rootboy
Here's a Moto bottom bracket.
I certainly hope you're not planning on showing any more pics of THAT ugly old thing here, rootboy.
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Did the fork get bent? I don't mean to be an ambulance chaser but a correct fork for mine would be the needle in the haystack that I've been hunting for a long time.
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Someday I've got to take some more pics of the thing. Old ones have been worn out.

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Orange and black never gets old.

Here's my red and black '74 GJ...
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Originally Posted by auchencrow
Orange and black never gets old.

Here's my red and black '74 GJ...
What's up with the fork. I have not seen one with a black fork. The 49D is likely my favorite crank appearance-wise.
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Beauty, Auchen. But your saddle angle makes my butt hurt just looking at it. I know, I know… whatever feels right, do it.
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What's up with the fork. I have not seen one with a black fork. The 49D is likely my favorite crank appearance-wise.
I got the bike really cheap with an all chromed replacement fork, so I just painted it black leaving the socks and adding a gold accent at the transition. Only the real cognoscenti (like you) know it isn't "right" - but now I actually prefer the black to the stock color.
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Originally Posted by rootboy
Beauty, Auchen. But your saddle angle makes my butt hurt just looking at it. I know, I know… whatever feels right, do it.
Thanks rootboy.
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What long arm derailleur is that? My Jubilee D (original ) is short arm. I like the black front fork though chrome looks sweet too.


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Orange and black never gets old.

Here's my red and black '74 GJ...
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@auchencrow, yes and I replaced the bike with an '83 Colnago Superissimo, which I enjoy riding even more. Still with I had the LC to use. @rootboy, The paint is different than most blues. Looks like a candy blue. One of the reasons I can't trash the frame and fork!

This thread is making me reconsider a new priority list! I would like to find a replacement of the same year and add a GR to the stable, love the black and red. The Orange looks great too! They all look very tasteful and elegant.
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1980 Grand Jubile

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Originally Posted by Jseis
What long arm derailleur is that? My Jubilee D (original ) is short arm. I like the black front fork though chrome looks sweet too.
Thanks Jseis-
That long cage rear derailleur is the touring version of the Huret, Jubile 2248, new for '74.
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I screwed the pooch on getting a nice Grand Record and Grand Jubilee a couple years back. I still have this Grand Touring.

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I screwed the pooch on getting a nice Grand Record and Grand Jubilee a couple years back. I still have this Grand Touring....]
Such a gorgeous GT, Roger!
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Not the nicest but one of the last built by the French factory

This 1986 NOS MOTOBECANE has all its originals components , it is a very light 10 speed built with 2040 tubes , these bicycles was sold under the name " RESEAU M"

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