This outstanding example of a vintage steel bike simply oozes artisan creativity.
If you want to look stylish on a classic bike as you glide down the high street , this bike is for you.
An early 1970's Motobecane in a Delightful shade of dusky orange and Trimmed in brown with Motobecane's iconic decals , features 1020 Carbon Steel Tubing. on the Frame, Forks and Styas ( not as thick as its younger cousin 2040). It certainly is a bike that offers style over substence . it features:
All Original parts
Solida Crank and Chain Set (52-42)
Weinman Brakes and Levers
Rivo Stem and Chrome Drop Bars.
Sach Huret , Front and Rear derailleurs and Shifters offering 5 speeds from the comfort of a Sportex Saddle,
About this bike at a glance
Vintage Motobecane Racing Bike (1979)
5 speed United sprockets running 25-14 provide and Gentleman or Lady rider with many hours of smooth riding.
Sportex Saddle and Chrome Seat Post.
Blue Bar Tape featuring the original 'M' of Motobecane on the bar end plugs.
The frame has a visible serial number on the rear drop outs.
Bike also carries the logo of the original dealer in St Jean D'Angely . M Denis in th e Charente-Maritime region of France.
The rims of both wheels are strong but pitting and damage left by rust means they are in need of a full restore.
Hubs are New star and feature the delightfully original wing nut style quick release mechanism.
Tyres are clinchers by Mavic.
Bike has had new bar tape, cables and outers.
The bike is for sale as an item that can be used and I have high lighted the costmetic defects. Hopefully the new owner will address these and restore the bike completely to the full Bloom of its original glory.
This is a fantastic bike at a Fantastic price.
This bike is currently available for collection in UK.
....but please contact us if you prefer to discuss this option.
Courier also available , please ask.
A note about our vintage velo's
Item is vintage and whilst in full working order, does show signs of age , there are some signs of rust and some signs of mottling on the chrome. In addition there are makes and scratched which I have tried to show on photographs and are commensurate with what is expected of a bike of this age. Of note in this particular bike is the pitting and damage rust has done to the original wheels and pedals, there is sign of rust on the well polished chrome bars too. I have further images showing the severity of the rust damage particularly on the wheels , please ask to see them if you are in doubt