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

Old 05-09-14, 07:29 PM
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just found this bulgier.net - /pics/bike/Catalogs/Motobecane/ and I've determined my cycle is an 83
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OK: Here's my '83 (I think) Grand Touring. I got it on DC CL as a project, sans wheels and mechs. Kept the rubber bar cover, and wrapped it in cloth tape. A very nice riding bike.


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Originally Posted by jeirvine
OK: Here's my '83 (I think) Grand Touring. ...

I think it's likely a Grand Touring too. These are excellent riding bikes indeed. Enjoy!
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Here is one that I ride a little bit.





More on the project at:

1958 Motobecane Randonneur | The Utah Randonneur
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Oh my goodness. We don't see many Motos from that period around these parts. What a cool bike!
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Old 09-20-14, 08:10 PM
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Glad to revive this thread. I'm picking up a 1982 Jubilee Sport tomorrow. In the meantime, this is a 1981 Grand Touring I picked up awhile ago. Seems to have been well taken care of and almost completely original.
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Originally Posted by brandenjs
Glad to revive this thread. I'm picking up a 1982 Jubilee Sport tomorrow. In the meantime, this is a 1981 Grand Touring I picked up awhile ago. Seems to have been well taken care of and almost completely original.
Nice one, [MENTION=95303]brandenjs[/MENTION], and I have an especial affinity to GT's. An under-appreciated moldel IMO.

- And given your (soon-to-be) two-Moto household, they are sure to multiply!

(You'll need to first lose those spoke reflectors though.)
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Originally Posted by Narwhale
Pretty much my first legitimate bicycle. There was a period of tough time figuring out and fixing up components--particularly the seat tube adjustment where the threading for the internal bolt seems to be stripped. I was able to get the proper fit by adding the hose-clamp. I'm going to continue maintaining the cycle. I absolutely love riding it.
Vive Le Sport ! Vive Narwhal !
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Old 09-22-14, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by auchencrow
Nice one, [MENTION=95303]brandenjs[/MENTION], and I have an especial affinity to GT's. An under-appreciated moldel IMO.

- And given your (soon-to-be) two-Moto household, they are sure to multiply!

(You'll need to first lose those spoke reflectors though.)
Thanks auchecrow. Here is the one I picked up yesterday. It is even better than I remember from the first look. I'm dating it as a 1981 Jubile Sport. This thing is a true time capsule find. Original pleather wrap, Michelin Elan tires and it looks to never have even been leaned against anything. Oh and I left the reflectors on just out of spite...
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Originally Posted by brandenjs
Oh and I left the reflectors on just out of spite...
Oh yeah?

- Even so, your new Jubile Sport looks swell!

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Old 11-08-15, 06:27 PM
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After a slow rebuild I managed to take this around the block today, '72 Le Champion. Unfortunately it was repainted by the original owner. It isn't ready for prime time but it sure rides nicely.

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et voila!
Greetings from the Far North . I have to say that is one nice MOTO !
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Old 11-09-15, 03:18 AM
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you've seen it before, and here it is again in its final form (for a while).


'76 gr

i'm lovin' its new record brake levers -- so posh.
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Beautiful, Eschlwc. Those levers are great on that bike.
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Damned nice.

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Old 11-09-15, 08:41 AM
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'73 Grand Touring

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My Grand Record, chipped paint, yellowed and cracked clear coat, The patina is beautiful

The latest look by Ryan Silva, on Flickr
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nomade one. Not sure of year. Real clean. I added the fenders.
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This black and red Motobecane Grand Record fell in my lap soon after finding and converting a mint- metal fleck silver Panasonic Sport 1000 c.'83 to a wonderful bike... so the bike found me in a good mood...
On the Motobecane, the rear derailleur has a patent date of 1972 but the black and red paint doesnt match anything Ive seen on-line or in catalogues with the head tube remaining black and the lugs; red with gold detailing- as well as an all chrome fork.
The front wheel (and seat) are new (sadly) Im wondering if the fork was replaced somewhere along the line due to an accident or wear or was an original option at the shop way back when.
Any advice on info on the year and restoration suggestions to treat small rust spots on the frames underside are greatly appreciated!
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My wife's first C+V, last years Christmas present, didn't ask for or expect but is thrilled. 1978 Grand Touring with Vitus.
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Here is my 1979 C5. A Team Champion without the Campy for the euro market. It should have a Stronglight/Huret drive line rather than the Ofmega/Cyclone II it is wearing. A lot of work went into removing a horrible white paint job, this is the original orange with replacement decals.

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I've shared this one before. It was a freebie from a past LBS... (came to me stock) It's a bit small, but this setup allows the geometry work for me, though it's a touch noodly. It's now under conversion to 700c in search of better (and maybe fatter) rubber (27" Weinmann concave w/ 1 1/4" Paselas to Normady hubs as pictured). The work is stalled waiting for a rear flip-flop Normandy for use in an experiment in riding fixed. Other changes also in the works.


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A lot of work went into removing a horrible white paint job...
looks great. rewarding work. congrats.
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