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1983 Motobécane Grand Touring - 25 inch

I acquired this bike to replace my 1979 Motobécane that was twisted and totaled in a collision with a car. It is the exact same model, paint combination and frame size. This overlook, where these pictures were taken, is in the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Coastal Center at Milford Point, Milford CT.

Frame:
1983 Motobécane Grand Touring (25 inch / 63.5 cm) fully lugged VITUS 888 straight gauge cro-moly steel, one eyelet on the dropouts, Brazons include top tube cable guides, a rear derailleur cable guide and dual water bottle bosses. Painted night blue with gun metal gray accents.

Fork/Headset:
VITUS 888 with chromed tips on the bottom half of the fork with one eyelet on the dropouts

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Stronglight model 99 crank with touring half step gearing on two largest chainrings / Motobécane generic bottom bracket.

Pedals:
Shimano PD-A550 pedals and toe clips with Lapize leather straps.

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Atom Compact 14-34 six speed freewheel and Stronglight 52, 47, 34 tooth chainrings

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Huret Duopar derailleurs / Huret downtube shifters

Handlebars/Stem:
Nitto Randonneur handlebar 45cm with Specialized pads under the black Cinelli cork tape. Generic Motobecane alloy stem.

Saddle/Seatpost:
IDEALE 90 saddle with a generic SR "Laprade" style seat post with black painted flutes.

Brakes:
Weinmann Vainqueur 610 center pulls brakes with CoolStop pads / Shimano 600 non-aero brake levers with gum hoods

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Maillard high flange hub with Spidal quick release / 36 hole Weinmann A 124 concave rim mounted with TREK ISOTECH2 100 psi 27 X 1 1/4 tire

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Maillard high flange freewheel, hub with Spidal quick release / 36 hole Weinmann A 124 concave rim mounted with TREK ISOTECH2 100 psi 27 X 1 1/4 tire

Accessories:
VO (velo-orange.com) retro stainless steel water bottle cage, Klean Kanteen stainless steel water bottle, VO Black Elk hide leather chainstay protector, VO Japanese brass bell and a vintage Zefal Competition frame pump with NOS (New Original Stock) Chromed steel top bracket.

More Info:
More pictures can be found on my "1983 Motobécane Grand Touring" Flickr set at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/97652170@N00/sets/72157622453592136/ Sold to Alex Farmer in Brooklyn, NY.

Added by sibkis. Last updated over 10 years ago.

As of over 10 years ago, sibkis has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

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