Today’s Moto comes to us from Rick S, in South Carolina. I’m a big fan of the Grand Touring red with black and in this case black with red. There is also something particularly appealing about about the downtube Motobecane decal and the ‘Made in France’ that just wreaks of classic.
Perhaps someday we’ll look at our vintage 2012 plastic bike and get the same feeling from that ‘Made in China/Taiwan’ sticker across the bottom of the headtube. Or not.
Rick S, Taylors, SC
1980 Motobecane Grand Touring
The Grand Touring was Motobecane’s next to top-of-the-line touring bike in 1980. With a fabulous sense of style in classic black and red, you couldn’t do better than the Grand Touring for comfort and reliability for the long miles ahead. This example is in amazingly original condition, with Weinmann Vainqueur 610 center-pull brakes, Suntour Vx derailleurs and “888 Vitus – tubes legers 8/10 pour Motobecane” frame decal. Only the wheels have been replaced w. period French Schwinn-approved high-flange rims.