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 Post subject: MOTOBÉCANE 1984
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:14 pm 
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Just picked up this Motobécane Mt Becane for £5 from Shpock. Think it’s from around 84. Looks like someone bought it and never rode it. As from what I can tell it’s all original with Wolber rims/tyres and looks like original dia compe brake pads! Can’t wait to clean her up and take her out now the suns shining.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:45 pm 
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Great score. I wouldn't trust those tyres though.......


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:12 pm 
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Yes the tyres are pretty shot, which is a shame as it would of been great to keep them on the bike


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:27 pm 
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Unfortunately nearly always the first thing to disintegrate. I think you could get away with black tyres on there though so not a disaster.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:52 am 
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Yeah !
1984 is the last year for Motobécane. In 1984, Motobécane became MBK the following year.
With Peugeot, they are the first french brands which believe in mtb


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:43 am 
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Some news about that bike : in 1983, Mountain Biking landed in France from USA and Peugeot and Motobécane, 2 of the main bike builders wanted to follow the move.
In 1984 Motobécane made a little number of those MTB for the ”Syndicat du Cycle“. And the french BMX association (AFB, Association française de Bicrossing) providing them in different event for making people discovering mtb.

And I told you an error : Motobécane became MBK in 1988 :D


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:10 am 
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So is this a rare bike then?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:53 pm 
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Here she is cleaned up, re-greased, shod with some new tyres and taken for a quick spin in the sunshine. Rides lovely, perfect for a cruise on the local cycle paths.


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 Post subject: Re: MOTOBÉCANE 1984
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:38 pm 
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Continental Retro Ride tires are similar to the original. I actually using it, great tires. Your Motobécane looks great, I like it.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:01 pm 
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Thanks


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