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Old 07-16-17, 11:42 AM
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motobecane grand record 56 Centimeters

I have motobecane 54 cm grand record. After riding for a few months, I believe this bike is too small for me. I would like to get a larger frame. Does anyone have a 56 inches frame for Motobecane grand record? Do you know what is a good place for buying bike parts. I looked at ebay and New York craigslist, but did not find anything

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Old 07-16-17, 11:54 AM
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I'm sure you must mean "centimeters" rather than "inches."
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Is this a recent Motobecane Grand Record, as sold through bikesdirect.com? Or is it a classic Motobecane Grand Record, made by Motobecane in France sometime before the company stopped building bicycles in 1981? Two completely different bikes, made by completely different companies.

Either way, parts are transferable to frames other than a Motobecane Grand Record. You can choose pretty much any make and model, so long as certain specs are the same such as bottom bracket type, dropout spacing, and headset size.

Honestly, though, unless you know the ins and outs of what'll work together, it may be simpler to replace the bike than to transplant all its parts. Possibly even cheaper, too, especially when you factor in the cost of labor, tools, and parts that may be necessary to perform the transplant.
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If it is a new one from Bikes Direct, keep an eye on Bike Island, their scratch and dent/closeout site. You may find one that is frame only there.

If it is the old one, good luck. Keep an eye on CL, eBay, and swap meets, but I wouldn't hold much hope for finding something that is an exact match.
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Thank you for detail information. It is a recent(about an year old) bikesdirect bought bike. I know Motobecane is looked down upon, but I have no complain other than the fact I am lanky fella and 54 cm is not the right bike for me
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Not looked down upon, just have to clarify which one, both are prevalent around here! For the most part, they new ones are actually viewed as a pretty good deal, especially for folks looking for a workhorse, not a garage queen.
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Originally Posted by jefnvk View Post
If it is a new one from Bikes Direct, keep an eye on Bike Island, their scratch and dent/closeout site. You may find one that is frame only there.
He could also pick up a complete (or mostly complete) bike of a different model from there and transplant the parts that are transferable. It could very well wind up being cheaper than buying a frameset.
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