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1978 Motobecane piste

Motobécane was a French manufacturer of bicycles, mopeds, motorcycles, and other small vehicles, established in 1923. "Motobécane" is a compound of "moto", slang for motorcycle; "bécane" is slang for "bike." In 1981, Motobécane filed for bankruptcy and was purchased by Yamaha and reformed in 1984 as MBK. The French company continues to make motorscooters.they also made fingerbar mowers [clarification needed] at least up to 1981 It has no relation to Motobecane USA, which imports bicycles from Taiwan manufactured to their specification by Kinesis Industry Co. Ltd. under the Motobécane trademark. French x Italy.

Frame:
Reynolds 531 59 CC 60 CT 58 TT

Fork/Headset:
Reynolds 531 / Campagnolo pista 25x1 #1040

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Campagnolo BCD-151 SR 165mm/ Campagnolo record pista 35x1 #1046

Pedals:
Campagnolo record pista

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
52-16 / Campagnolo 16T / Campagnolo 52T / DID

Handlebars/Stem:
Philippe track / Philippe 90mm pista

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle Italia *super leggera * / Campagnolo super record 26.8mm

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic / Campagnolo record pista / Panasonic "panracer 270 "

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic / Campagnolo record pista / Panasonic "panracer 270 "

Accessories:
Velox handlebar tape.

More Info:
Framenumber: 6001223 19 Almost done Need to find a Campagnolo record 26,8mm seatpost... French with a Italian touch...

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. stage 2
  3. Stage 3 French x Italy
  4. Stage 4.. getting there
  5. stage 5 Almost done

Added by kobe. Last updated about 2 years ago.

Latest 20 Comments

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Mort

Mort says:

Clean and Sweet!

Posted about 2 years ago

kobe

kobe says:

Thanks Mort :)

Posted about 2 years ago

Mykey

Mykey says:

Goooorgeous

Posted over 2 years ago

kobe

kobe says:

Merci monsieur

Posted about 2 years ago

mokala

mokala says:

looks slick!!

Posted about 3 years ago

kobe

kobe says:

Thank you :)

Posted about 3 years ago

kobe

kobe says:

yeah man :) Philippe power!

Posted about 3 years ago

hieronymus

hieronymus says:

the cockpit looks so savage!

Posted about 3 years ago

ghostridethewhip

ghostridethewhip says:

+1

Posted almost 3 years ago

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

sharp looking build, it matches the frame very well.

Posted over 3 years ago

kobe

kobe says:

Thanks man :)
I thought the same

Posted over 3 years ago

dogukanaksu

dogukanaksu says:

Frame is nice, bar & stem sets are excellent.! I love it.

Posted over 3 years ago

kobe

kobe says:

Thank you man :)
that means allot coming from you

Posted over 3 years ago

hawaiifixed

hawaiifixed says:

Wooow. So clean

Posted over 3 years ago

kobe

kobe says:

thank you :)

Posted over 3 years ago

TomW

TomW says:

Very clean

Posted over 3 years ago

kobe

kobe says:

Thank you man :)

i like your motta ;)

Posted over 3 years ago

Rushing

Rushing says:

Very cool find.

Posted over 3 years ago

kobe

kobe says:

thanks man :)

Posted over 3 years ago

pearleen

pearleen says:

epic stem and crankset

Posted almost 4 years ago

kobe

kobe says:

:) thanks

Posted almost 4 years ago

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