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 Post subject: Early '80's Motobecane
PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:23 am 
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Well finally I have my Motobecane on the road...and I am well pleased. There is a bit of a story behind her.

Had been seeing alot of great bikes getting the 'fixie' treatment. Couldn't go down that route but my interest was back on to the retro rides.

Won £100 quid on the lottery and scavenged around for a suitable bike, having rode a Pug back in my youth.

Saw I bicycle advertised as a Puegeot Super Comp...it was this Motobecane badged up as a Pug... strange... anyhow the bicycle was speaking to me....deal done..... refurb time.

I stripped her down and enlisted the services of Tony at Retroride to help with the respray and rebuild. A true gent I can recommend his services.

It has turned out to be a homage to the Luis Ocana TDF bike... yes I know that was the '70's but I like orange.

Anyway now I have what I consider to be a crisp looking machine that I will enjoy putting the miles on....

Thought I would share the experience as my wife thinks I am a mentalist.

Thanks to everyone who has helped me with questions and requests/pointers etc.

Toomski...oh yeah check out the before and afters.... blue/white pug to pure orange 'Moto'


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File comment: Original 'Moto' bars, I sourced som mafac drilled levers to replace the shimano 105 aero's
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File comment: Logos by GTS... I know they are from the '70s' but just liked the script
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File comment: Nice in orange I think
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Moto b4 as a pug.jpg
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:26 am 
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Meant to reference Tony at Retroride not retrobike...ooops sorry


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 Post subject: few more moto pics
PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:31 am 
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Got a few more pics to share....


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 Post subject: orange power
PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:43 am 
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mid life retro crisis... oh yes!! ha ha


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