A1984 Motobecane Grand Touring

I acquired this bike to replace my 1979 Motobecane that was twisted and totalsed in a collision with a car. It is the exact same model, paint combination and frame size.

Frame and Fork:
Night blue with gun metal gray accents (63.5 cm) fully lugged VITUS 888 straight gauge cro-moly steel with chromed tips on the bottom half of the fork.

Handlebars and Stem:
Nitto Randonneur Bar 45cm with Specialized pads under the black Cinelli cork tape. Generic Motobecane alloy stem.

Brakes and Levers:
Weinmann Vainqueur 610 center pulls with CoolStop pads. Shimano 600 levers with gum hoods.

Maillard high flange hubs with Spidal quick releases. 36 hole Weinmann A 124 concave rims mounted with TREK ISOTECH2 100 psi 27 X 1 1/4 tires.

Crankset and Bottom bracket:
Stronglight model 99 crank with 52, 47, 34 half step gearing chainrings. Generic bottom bracket.

Saddle and Seat Post:
A well worn (but so comfortable) IDEALE 90 saddle that I purchased new in 1980 with a generic SR "Laprade" style post.

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

Huret Duopar with Huret downtube shifters. Freewheel: Atom Compact 14-34 six speeds.

Misc. Components:
VO (velo-orange.com) 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 Zefal Competition frame pump.

More pictures can be found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/97652170@N00/sets/72157622453592136/

Best Regards,

Jim Booth




Motobecane Grand Touring - side view


Motobecane Grand Touring - front end view

Motobecane Grand Touring - saddle detail


Motobecane Grand Touring - drivetrain setup
Motobecane Grand Touring - front hub detail
Motobecane Grand Touring - rear hub setup
Motobecane Grand Touring - Shimano Pedals detail




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