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1983 Motobécane Grand Touring - 25 inch / 63.5 cm

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1983 Motobécane Grand Touring, 63.5 cm, fully lugged VITUS 888 straight gauge cro-moly steel with one eyelet on the dropouts. Painted night blue with gun metal gray accents.

Nitto Randonneur handlebar 45cm with Specialized pads under the black Cinelli cork tape. Generic Motobecane alloy stem.

VITUS 888 with chromed tips on the bottom half of the fork with one eyelet on the dropouts

Maillard high flange hub with Spidal quick release / 36 hole Weinmann A 124 concave rim mounted with TREK ISOTECH2 100 psi 27 X 1 1/4 tire

Maillard high flange freewheel, hub with Spidal quick release / 36 hole Weinmann A 124 concave rim mounted with TREK ISOTECH2 100 psi 27 X 1 1/4 tire

Stronglight model 99 crank with touring half step gearing on two largest chainrings / Motobécane generic bottom bracket.

IDEALE 90 saddle with a generic SR "Laprade" style seat post with black painted flutes.

Shimano PD-A550 pedals and toe clips with Lapize leather straps.

Huret downtube shifters / Huret Duopar derailleurs

Weinmann Vainqueur 610 center pulls brakes with CoolStop pads / Shimano 600 non-aero brake levers with gum hoods

Stronglight 52, 47, 34 tooth chainrings / Atom Compact 14-34 six speed freewheel.

Misc. Components: VO ( retro stainless steel water bottle cage, Klean Kanteen stainless steel water bottle, VO Black Elk hide leather chainstay protector, VO Japanese brass bell and a vintage Zefal Competition frame pump with NOS (New Original Stock) Chromed steel top bracket.

More pictures can be found at 1983 Motobécane Grand Touring on Flicker

I acquired this bike to replace my 1979 Motobécane that was twisted and totaled in a collision with a car. It is the exact same model, paint combination and frame size. This overlook, where these pictures were taken, is in the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Coastal Center at Milford Point, Milford CT.

Sold to Alex Farmer in Brooklyn, NY.

People who friended this bike sibkis, flatblackcapo, rockpilex, mastronaut, fastfixie, cobrabyte, williamblakeetc, Zephyrus, kumotaki, SlyRed, phillyc71, the fumingator, Foxtrot, Grakaj, Splined, campystamp

Vintage Steel Motobécanes

You can find some very nice deals on old steel Motobécanes on either Ebay or CraigsList. Nothing rides quite like these old French touring bikes - very light feel to the steering even if the bike is not that light. Must be the frame geometry and low-trail they choose for the front fork.

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