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Early 70's ??? Motobecane custom

Got the frame with the original crank, BB and double chain ring, and decided to bring it back to life. Added some nice aluminum components and made it pretty light for a steel frame bike. I like single speed but not fixie so much, so it's got a freewheel. Looks better in person though there's missing spots of paint, it has a real vintage look about it. Had to customize crank by grinding off 1/4 inch nubs where the smallest chaingring would have bolted on, so the crank would fit on this funky frame. Pictures show the first build and one of the new build. It weighs 22.5 lbs.

Frame:
Motobecane from late 60's to early 70's

Fork/Headset:
Specialized aluminum road fork

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
original StrongLight BB, Suntour xc 175 crank

Pedals:
Shimano deore platform cage

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
bmx freewheel, KCM chain, BMX chrome chainring aprox 48

Derailleurs/Shifters:
none

Handlebars/Stem:
Straight mountain bike bars, SR stem

Saddle/Seatpost:
Vetta

Brakes:
rear only center pull Weinmann, bmx brake lever

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Bontrager tire 700x25, ZAC wheel

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
700x35 tire, ZAC wheel, fixie flip flop hub

Accessories:
Rockey Mountain grips, Jandd seat bag

Added by specialfreakenstein. Last updated over 9 years ago.

1 Comment

TomA

TomA says:

1972

Posted over 6 years ago