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1980 Motobecane Grand Touring Custom

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Motobecane Grand Touring Vitus 888 57cm

Nitto Aluminum Albatross/Cinelli 120mm

Motobecane Grand Touring

27x1 1/4 Weinmann aluminum/Normandy high flange

27x1 1/4 Weinmann aluminum/Normandy high flange

Motobecane-branded SR alloy 3 piece 52/42 170mm

Brooks B-17 narrow/SR alloy fluted 26.2mm

MKS/Shimano HG

Rivendell barcon shifters, Suntour VX front derailleur, Campagnolo Nuovo Record rear derailleur

Weinmann Vanqieur 610 center-pull brakes, Dia-Compe touring levers

Suntour 6-speed freewheel 13-22

Brooks bar tape, Panaracer Pasela tires, Honjo hammered 43mm fenders

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handlebars + leather tape +

handlebars + leather tape + saddle + fenders = love

Well done, its gorgeous

Hi Phillyc I really like this bike, I tried to do a similar thing with my old motobecane, and fitting the bar end shifters was a nightmare. They work well now though. It seems really natural to have them on upright bars. Agree with the fenders too they look lovely. Steve

thanks Steve!

thanks Steve! your moto looks sweet as well.


this so much more without the fenders...

thanks for the compliment,

thanks for the compliment, but I prefer the fenders for utility and aesthetics.

I swear i saw a bike exactly

I swear i saw a bike exactly like this without the brooks saddle, and commuter handlebars at rice university. It has been sitting in the same spot since i can remember.

go swipe it!

these old motos are so nice to ride.
I commute on mine everyday.

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