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05-06-13, 08:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,482
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

Once you click in the thumbnail it links to a...

Once you click in the thumbnail it links to a larger image. Click on the larger image and it will go to a full size scan that can easily be read.
02-03-11, 10:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,926
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

I have two 1976 Motobecane Grand Jubile Frames in...

I have two 1976 Motobecane Grand Jubile Frames in my garage and one has Huret drops and the other has Campagnolo. They are identical otherwise. Grand Jubiles were supposed to have Huret, but who...
02-03-11, 10:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,191
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

Well, it wasn't classic and vintage when they...

Well, it wasn't classic and vintage when they produced it. I agree, though, but it's the '80's. Not a great decade for aesthetics with a few exceptions to the rule.

As far as Motobecane is...
02-03-11, 10:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,926
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

Pictures?

Pictures?
01-06-11, 09:37 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,973
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

Wait! Wait... hold the thread! A Facel Vega? ...

Wait! Wait... hold the thread! A Facel Vega? Easily one of the nicest European hand made GT cars ever! On par with Aston Martin, Maserati, Iso, top end mercedes, etc. A rare masterpiece and very...
12-28-10, 01:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,451
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

I think it comes down to a bicycle that is used...

I think it comes down to a bicycle that is used for pleasure (cyclotouring) and a bicycle used for a competition with rules (randonneuring.) A randonneuring bicycle has to conform to a set of...
12-03-10, 10:47 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,124
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

And joinery like this... instead of lugs! Could...

And joinery like this... instead of lugs! Could it be done?

180792
11-28-10, 05:13 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,124
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

You are right...there is no question that Art...

You are right...there is no question that Art Deco influenced mid century modern as well as other influences like Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Bauhaus, etc.... it's just the bike itself mostly has...
11-28-10, 02:23 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,124
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

Not Art Deco... definitely mid-century modern,...

Not Art Deco... definitely mid-century modern, technology that didn't happen until the late 1940's or 1950's. Injection molded, molded fiberglass. It is very much part of the pre Pop-era 1960's. ...
11-27-10, 08:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,879
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

It's all about the mystique... I mean Subaru and...

It's all about the mystique... I mean Subaru and Nissan make cars that are as fast as Ferraris but which cars gets the attention?!
11-21-10, 08:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,159
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

I have a 1972 Le Champion and the construction is...

I have a 1972 Le Champion and the construction is very nice... but the Champion Team was a step above. They both look to be made with the same frame components but the Champion Team had just a...
11-21-10, 10:38 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,159
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

The 1974 catalog (could actually be a 1975) in...

The 1974 catalog (could actually be a 1975) in the above referenced link (http://www.velo-pages.com/main.php?g2_itemId=26670) shows the block (non script logo) on most of the bicycles in the catalog,...
11-20-10, 11:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,159
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

My dream bike... I'm always looking for one......

My dream bike... I'm always looking for one... always. My guess is that it is a 1973 also. I'm pretty sure that was the last year of the script logo on the downtube. The Champion Team (It's called...
11-16-10, 02:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,259
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

You make it seem like the "American Way" and the...

You make it seem like the "American Way" and the principals you mentioned are more nationalistic and "your word is your bond" is somehow an American Ideal. In fact it is an individual character trait...
11-13-10, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

Classic technology with a classic look. They are...

Classic technology with a classic look. They are good tires for commuters cruisers and utility type bikes. I'm putting a set on a 650b bike I am building. I put a set on my wifes Motobecane mixte...
11-12-10, 03:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,790
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

Grand Bois is the brand developed by I's Bicycle...

Grand Bois is the brand developed by I's Bicycle in Japan.

http://www.cyclesgrandbois.com/

I believe the tires are made to spec by Panaracer
11-09-10, 11:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,314
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

I have a few sets. They accept a standard thread...

I have a few sets. They accept a standard thread (like a skewer or a fender eyelet bolt). So it's easy to mount them anywhere using a P-clamp or the like and an appropriate bolt. Pretty cool. I'm...
10-14-10, 08:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,073
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

Soak the chrome fork ends and all the other rusty...

Soak the chrome fork ends and all the other rusty bits in a 5 gallon paint bucket. The frame, since its painted might not need it. Looks like a fun resto!
10-07-10, 09:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,631
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

They were standard on the Motobecane Grand Record...

They were standard on the Motobecane Grand Record and Le Champion as well as Alex Singer. So they were found on high end and custom constructeur bikes as well.
10-06-10, 09:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,138
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

Here are a few scans from a catalog that show the...

Here are a few scans from a catalog that show the exact year of the model that you have:

page for the Le Champion:
http://www.bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/Motobecane-76/Page13.JPG

Page for...
10-03-10, 12:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,416
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

Helvetica... the font of fonts. You know it's...

Helvetica... the font of fonts. You know it's the one when an excellent hour and half documentary can be made about it!

http://www.helveticafilm.com/

The font should match what the bike is all...
09-17-10, 09:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,783
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

Not true... For $595 you not only get a very nice...

Not true... For $595 you not only get a very nice Mixte frame but also:

* Tange Levin alloy headset

* Grand Cru Rando rack

* Grand Cru Seat post

* Tektro R556 Brakes
09-07-10, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,754
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

Here's one I found at a garage sale this past...

Here's one I found at a garage sale this past weekend... kidding!

http://www.piledrivermedia.com/files/images/ebay/Confente_001.jpg
...
09-07-10, 01:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,003
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

The decal on the headtube is a clear indicator...

The decal on the headtube is a clear indicator that it is early '70's. Might even be a '71 or so. My '72 Le Champion has a plastic headbadge and earlier models had the decal that your bike has. ...
08-18-10, 09:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,854
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

AE Bike is fairly easy to navigate. It's not...

AE Bike is fairly easy to navigate. It's not really any different from any other site.... i've seen much worse! Go here for components and parts:
...
08-08-10, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,677
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

I would not do a thing until you speak to Jan...

I would not do a thing until you speak to Jan Heine or Alexander March about this bike. Herse was a custom bike builder and every one of the bikes were made to order so there is really nothing that...
08-07-10, 07:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,069
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

It came with Universal calipers and levers...

It came with Universal calipers and levers...
08-05-10, 07:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,069
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

That's an early '70's Le Champion. Motobecane...

That's an early '70's Le Champion. Motobecane did not move over to Vitus until '77 or '78.

My Le Champion... which is almost the same year as yours still has the Reynolds 531 decals.
08-04-10, 10:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,069
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

Yes, but that's just me... the components alone...

Yes, but that's just me... the components alone would be worth what you want to pay for it.

It is a special bike... Motobecane's top of the line back in the day. Top components and a very nice...
08-04-10, 09:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,069
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

Original paint on this one! But there are parts...

Original paint on this one! But there are parts where the paint is really thin and flaking off. Motobecane drastically increased the thickness of their paint over the next few years.

I think...
08-04-10, 08:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,069
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

It's definitely a Le Champion... Campagnolo...

It's definitely a Le Champion... Campagnolo drops... teal paint... white headtube lugs... no other Motobecane came with these specific featires...

Here is a shot of one I just finished bringing...
08-03-10, 12:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,069
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

What's stopping you? It's a deal at twice the...

What's stopping you? It's a deal at twice the price... just for the components. Frame is full 531 also, so it's worth restoring.
08-01-10, 10:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,009
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

Probably a 1978-1980 model. I think the last...

Probably a 1978-1980 model. I think the last year of the Nervex lugged Huret Jubilee equipped bikes were 1976 maybe 1977. The MAFAC brakes might have been an upgrade as well. I'd be all over that...
07-31-10, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

It's a Rene Herse Demontable... here is a very...

It's a Rene Herse Demontable... here is a very detailed page on one. It shows the bike apart that sort of explains everything:

http://www.reneherse.com/RHdemontable1968.html
07-30-10, 08:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,854
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

I'm working on the 70's Motobecane line: ...

I'm working on the 70's Motobecane line:

1971 Nobly
1976 Super Mirage Mixte
1975 Grand Jubile
1976 Grand Record
1972 Le Champion

All I need is a Champion Team!
07-30-10, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,805
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

Definitely late '70's early '80's. Motobecane...

Definitely late '70's early '80's. Motobecane Jubile's started out with Reynolds 531 main tube frames, Nervex lugs and Huret Jubile components, hence the name.
A few years later they switched to...
07-24-10, 09:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,378
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

Why is it BS? I'm building a 650B for complete...

Why is it BS? I'm building a 650B for complete fun but also because tooling around the ripped up streets of Venice, CA is a hell of a lot nicer on a 40mm tire then on a 25mm tire! I'm essentially...
07-17-10, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,505
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

Almost all of them can be found here: ...

Almost all of them can be found here:

http://www.vintagebicyclepress.com/bookstore.html

And a very interesting book:

http://www.velo-orange.com/databook.html
07-14-10, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3,356
Views: 782,121
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

Brought back to life!! 1972 Motobecane Le...

Brought back to life!!

1972 Motobecane Le Champion. Campagnolo Nuovo Record derailleurs not installed yet as I need both the front and rear derailleurs. rear was missing and the front is in...
07-14-10, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,153
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

It could be a mid 70's Grand Record if it has...

It could be a mid 70's Grand Record if it has Campagnolo rear drops. The Jubile *most* of the time had Huret dropouts. Though I have seen one Jubile with Campagnolo droupouts! The braze ons are...
07-09-10, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,854
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

You're right. At one time I did order some 27"...

You're right. At one time I did order some 27" stuff from them. But 27" tires can be had at any LBS. So maybe is it good to order the other items and not have to pay shipping on the tires. Then...
07-09-10, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,854
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

one stop shop for replacement cables, housing,...

one stop shop for replacement cables, housing, bar tape, tubes, tires, etc. for your bike is http://www.velo-orange.com/

They have a good selection of saddles as well. You might find stuff a...
07-08-10, 04:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,373
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

Seems like a fair price to me. Brand new... all...

Seems like a fair price to me. Brand new... all 4 with adjustment screws. Just because yours didn't sell does not define the market.

They are forged steel... if it means restoring a Paramount...
07-04-10, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 446
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

Here is a blog entry on a silver one from that...

Here is a blog entry on a silver one from that same era:

http://bikenerd.blogspot.com/2009/12/tired-wheel-deal-iv-motobecane-grand.html

The yellow version was exactly like the silver... except...
07-04-10, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,449
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

Once again... Velo Orange. They have Brooks and...

Once again... Velo Orange. They have Brooks and their own. The VO saddles running about 15% cheaper. Still not inexpensive though. You can maybe find a used Brooks B-17 on Ebay for $40-$60.
...
07-04-10, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

The auction is a buy it now only. So that is the...

The auction is a buy it now only. So that is the "value" perceived by the seller. He is not that far off. I have seen these seat posts go over $100. I was lucky to get mine for $70 with an Ideale...
07-04-10, 10:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,449
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

It will be hard to try to find a set that is...

It will be hard to try to find a set that is original and in decent shape. Fenders get banged and dented up over the years.

http://www.velo-orange.com/vo48poflalfe.html

These should fit...
07-01-10, 12:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,159
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

Many times the Velox plugs won't fit into the...

Many times the Velox plugs won't fit into the handlebars that I have. They are my favorite though.
06-17-10, 02:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,596
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

Don't use the park tool, threads are not the...

Don't use the park tool, threads are not the same... you can find a Stronglight one here:

http://www.velo-orange.com/jast23stcrpu.html
06-15-10, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,596
Posted By dbarnblatt@usa.

He actually is probably right about the...

He actually is probably right about the headbadge... see pics of the Le Champion I just found a few weeks ago:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1299/4704440733_51db9fa8cf_b.jpg

Currently being...
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