Long time Cotter, Bob H’s, has reemerged with today’s fine contribution to the Gallery. This is his Motobecane Grand Touring. I don’t want to hear ONE WORD about the rack!
The ‘before’ pic is as I purchased it from a thrift store in northern Wisconssin several years ago. I had Dream Bikes, a shop which is a joint venture between Trek and the Boys and Girls Club, completely go through the bike in 2010.
I have ridden it quite a bit and unfortunately managed to put a couple nasty gouges in the paint on the top tube. Also the beautiful Ideale saddle is hors du combat.
The bike needs a couple of tweaks and I do plan to replace the tires with something wider and add some more correct fenders and maybe another Ideale saddle as well.
Specs:Reynolds?/60″/unknownSR World Champion/3TTTMotobecane/Stronlight Competition27″/Avocet/Super Champion/Bontrager27″/Avocet/Super Champion/BontragerCampagnoloIdeale/stock seat postCampagnoloShimano barcons/Huret front/Shimano Crane GS rearShimnao Dura-Ace
Campy chainrings, Blackburn rack, Weyless bottle cage, Jelly Bell, shellaced bars, Planet Bike fenders