Motobécane!

So, this happened yesterday.

   
    
 
It’s a late 1970’s vintage Motobécane Super Mirage— one owner, all original gear (except the seat).  Paint job only has light scratches. No rust.

   
 
I like the red and black with gold detailing.

The bike had been recently tuned up (like within a year), but then not ridden.  Owner just uses a cruiser bike now and decided it was time to sell. 

While I don’t think the bike is perfect, I think it’s in pretty good shape. And it’s retro– and a bit hipster. Which is definitely in. And this brand and style is fairly unique for the area.

Plus, I get to rescue something older that still had good use in it (kind of like what I do with older musical instruments).

I took it for a test drive and it’s really a pretty decent ride. Suntour shifters and dérailleur work well. Rides quiet. Wheels are true. 

Of course now that I’m doing drum corps, it may be a couple weekends before I’m able to take it for a long ride. I’ll keep you posted. 

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About cb

Nickname: Munt Measurements: 45 B, 34, 38(?) Ambition: to be the best human ever! Turn ons: long walks on the beach, romantic dinners, porn, rainbows, cock Turn offs: bad smell face, men who are full of themselves, dead puppies, popcorn, sadness
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3 Responses to Motobécane!

  1. Martin says:

    Looks like a real beauty, CB. Since foot surgery last year I haven’t been able to bike ride. sigh. But good for you! mwg

  2. Old Lurker says:

    Center-pull brakes. Yuck. Other than that the bike looks sweet.

  3. Mark in DE says:

    Although I know absolutely nothing about bikes, it has a real vintage look that appeals to me. Congrats!

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