AT DAILY POETRY – ‘s HERTOGENBOSCH Motobécane was a major manufacturer in the French bicycle industry. Motobecane is known for designing very light weight mountain bicycles. The Brand was the first French maker to start using Japanese parts, in the late ’70s. This was a very good move on their part, because at that time Japanese derailers and crank sets were much better than the older French designs common on mid-priced 10-speeds.
The frames on Motobécane’s mid-to-upper bikes were typically double-butted lugged steel made from Vitus or Reynolds 531 molybdenum/manganese steel tubing with Nervex lugs. Unlike most French makers of the era, Motobecane used Swiss thread bottom brackets for most models. Motobécane finished their frames in beautiful and high-quality paint, a practice not often followed in the French industry.
This bike is one of two, also a trapeze frame is quickly for sale at our website. The bike has nw tires, cables, and everything is cleaned. polished, and every part has some new lubricant.