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Motobecane Grand Touring

Old 06-09-15, 09:47 AM
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Motobecane Grand Touring

Hi all,

I just acquired a Motobecane Grand Touring from my landlord, he knows nothing about it other than a past tennant left it in his garage. Is there any way to find out what year the model is to make it a bit easier to gain information?

also could anyone help me figure out what type of bottom bracket it would need, pretty sure it needs either some serious cleaning and tightening or total replacement.

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Check the product catalogs on this site to see if it matches any of those photos.

The Bicycle Info Project: Technical manuals home page

This thread has some relevant info on old Motos-

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...ane-frame.html

Be wary of replacing the BB if it's old, apparently it can be hard to find the right type of threading to match the frame.
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Post a bunch of pictures on the C&V forum.
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The Funny thing is that the 1984 Grand Touring has the Vitus 888 Frame, but is an 18 speed, the one I have has that frame, but is only a 12 speed. Any thoughts?
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Post here, you'll have a lot more help-

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Originally Posted by IrepairBikes View Post
The Funny thing is that the 1984 Grand Touring has the Vitus 888 Frame, but is an 18 speed, the one I have has that frame, but is only a 12 speed. Any thoughts?
I owned 2 of them new, they had 1020 chromoly frames, I believe

People are asking alot of money for them and they aint all that, they are on the same level as Schwinn Continental but had aluminum rims.
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The Funny thing is that the 1984 Grand Touring has the Vitus 888 Frame, but is an 18 speed, the one I have has that frame, but is only a 12 speed. Any thoughts?
I owned 2 of them new, they had 1020 chromoly frames, I believe

People are asking alot of money for them and they aint all that, they are on the same level as Schwinn Continental but had aluminum rims.
How could you have owned a Moto Grand Touring and think it compared to a Continental? Completely different bikes. I guess they both have wheels, pedals, and handlebars. Yeah they are similar.
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