There French !
There was many nasty Motobecanes which were built poorly and weighed as heavy as a elephant.
Beware of a French bike as it could have entirely French threaded parts like Headset/Bottom-Bracket/Freewheel/Pedals, these parts are hard to come by.
http://www.velobase.com/ViewBrand.aspx? ... 47a&From=T
Many riders don't like Motobecanes because they don't have Campag' on them but Simplex/Stronglight and Weinnmann instead, its an ignorance thing really
If it say MBK on it it has nothing to do with the French company when it folded an American firm bought the name Motobecane but all their bikes are called MBK.
PS' it will be nice to see another Motobecane on this site ! Be it high quality or just bog standard, so get some pic's taken.
I hate RED DWARF