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This was my dad's 1975 Motobecane Grand Touring he bought as a college student. About a month ago after sitting for 15 years in pieces, I dug it out of the shed striped it to bare steel, re- painted, and re-built it into a single speed freewheel commuter. I ride it a couple miles everyday to my summer job at a bike shop in Manhattan, Kansas. It is very quick on the start and stop, and can whip around corners with pace. Everything is original except for a new Bontager Race Lux seat, new grip tape, and the single speed freewheel. The main reason it's not a fixed-gear is I did not want to lose the back hub which is one of a set of vintage Campy Record hubs that were an original after market upgrade. Hope everyone one like the bike because it's a blast to ride.


Aaron A. Apel


Motobecane Grand Touring - side view
Motobecane headbadge, mmmmmmm
Motobecane Grand Touring -  drivetrain detail
Motobecane Grand Touring -  fork & headtube
Motobecane Grand Touring -  rear hub

Update - 8/06

Here are some updated photo's of my Motobecane, I put in a Campy bottom bracket and got a B-72 Brooks seat as a layer of Bar Fat under . An even more impressively smooth ride than w/ just the campy record high flange hubs.

Motobecane Grand Touring - rear quarter view




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