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1974 Motobecane Le Champion

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1974 Motobecane Le Champion, Reynolds 531, 57cm c-to-c seat tube, 55cm c-to-c top tube

3ttt, 3ttt Record (w/ 7mm bolt)

Motobecane Reynolds 531, Stronglight Competition

Rigida laced to Campy Record w/Continental rubber

Rigida laced to Campy Record w/Continental rubber

Stronglight 93, Stronglight BB

Ideal 80 w/Simplex seatpost

Lyotard pedals w/Christophe clips and straps, DuraAce chain

52/43 x 6 spd. freewheel

Rides like it looks. Front and rear der. are Campy NR (Pat. 72 on the rear), brakes are Universal Model 61. Rims are Rigida clinchers. Fenders are Weinmann. Refinished by CyclArt in California to resemble Luís Ocaña's '73 Tour de France Team Bic bike, though it is alleged, as with most of that era's TDF winners, that he rode something else sprayed and decaled to look like a team Bic orange Motobecane. Now sold.

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Absolut beauty!

Absolut beauty!

Fine Motobecane here.

This is a fine Motobecane, I'm not sure if links work here,

http://velosvintage.over-blog.com/article-velo-motobecane-bic-1970-51660837.html (for 1974)

I read about this rider Joaquim Agostinho recently somewhere else as well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joaquim_Agostinho Poor guy, died soon after having a collision with a dog during a tour. Very sad.

http://velosvintage.over-blog.com/article-velo-motobecane-briquet-bic-1974-52244717.html (for 1970)

Check the '70 picture of the back seat stays and brakes. That part often gets forgotten in pictures.

These bikes look a lot like yours.

That blog has a sister blog too, maybe VelosAnciens or something like that. They really showcase a # of Museum quality bikes, posters, jerseys, pictures etc. There are other Motobecanes discussed as well too. Your note rings a bell to say a rider used a painted bike that was not actually the brand it purported to be, I've heard of that happening. All I say is this blog looks like a good source too, even if you can't speak or read French, I can make most of it out.

I'd like to be able to see the head badge on your bicycle better.



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