Motobecane C3 Classic Road Bicycle 1970s

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ID: 20956
Brand: Motobecane
Size: 57 cm
Condition: The bike is in good condition. The paintjob and decals are original and still in good shape with some small scratches. The frame has no dents, no cracks and it is not bent. All parts have been checked and they are working.
Era: 1970s
Product ID: 20956
Description:

Established in 1923 Motobécane was one of the most famous French manufacturers of bicycles, mopeds, motorcycles, and other small vehicles. "Motobécane" is a compound of "moto", slang for motorcycle; "bécane" is slang for "bike."

They became more known to an international public by their sponsoring of professional teams and winning the Tour de France with their typical orange and later blue machines.

This elegant and reliable Motobecane C3 dates back to the 1970s and it still sports the original lime green paintjob. The frame is made of good stuff - Reynolds 531 double butted tubes, which are connected with nice lugs with long pointy tips. As for the parts, the Shimano 600 "Arabesque" groupset (with Dura-Ace cranks and brake levers) fits the late 70s bike perfectly. Some other parts are also made in Japan like the Hattaswan headset, Sakae bottom bracket or seat post. On top the wheelset consists of Super Champion rims and Alpin hubs. 

Either to take part in Eroica events, to hit the daily bike path or to cycle to the next café, this Motobecane is a reliable choice. Without renouncing a vintage style!

Frame & Fork Motobecane - Reynolds 531 steel tubes
Front Derailleur Shimano 600 "Arabesque"
Rear Derailleur Shimano 600 "Arabesque"
Headset Hattaswan
Crankset Shimano Dura-Ace; 170 mm; 52/42
Bottom Bracket Sakae
Stem 3ttt; 10 cm
Stem bar Sakae Ringyo; 39 cm
Shifters Shimano 600 "Arabesque"
Brakes Shimano 600 "Arabesque"
Brake levers Shimano Dura-Ace
Hubs Alpin; 5-speed; 22/14 ratio
Rims Super Comp. Champion; 700C tubulars
Tires Continental Giro; 622/22 tubulars NEW
Seat post Sakae Ringyo
Seat Motobecane
Handlebar tape Cotton tape NEW
Chain YBN classic NEW
Seat Tube (c-t): 57 cm
Top Tube (c-c): 56 cm
Head Tube: 13.5 cm
Standover: 81 cm
Calculate my size Recommended inseam length: 84.5 cm - 87.5 cm
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