This is my 1980 Grand Jubilee, purchased from the original owner, who may have ridden as many as 500 miles on it. It has been in storage for the last twenty-five years, so the paint really shines!

The gear is a mix of Suntour and Sakae, with a very few euro parts (the Weinmann brakes, Selle "Motobecane" branded suede saddle, and Pivo stem).

Everything is in running order, but I'm about to replace the chain, brake pads, cables, and tubes/tires when I overhaul the bike. Next step will be the seat post (corroded) and stem (too short), but I'm having the dickens of it locating french-sized parts. Oh, so that's what "hard to find" means!

Overall, is it a fine bicycle, and I'm happy to have found it. It was to be the kid-hauler, but (wouldn't you know) the seat post is too narrow for our trail-a-bike, so I guess I'll need another bike!

Regards from Iowa,

-- Brian Codd

giant_pinhead at yahoo dot com


Motobecane Grand Jubilee - driveside view

Motobecane Grand Jubilee - rear angle view

Motobecane Grand Jubilee - crankset detail


Motobecane Grand Jubilee - fork detail


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