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 C4 dates back to the 1970s and is in great condition. Thoroughly checked by our mechanics, the bike is fitted with high class parts, including a Huret Success titanium derailleur and extra smoothly running SNR Alpin wheels.
The bike appears in the Motobecane-catalogue in 1978 and has been built using Reynolds 531 tubing throughout the frame. The stable ride is guaranteed by the chromed "unicrown" front fork.
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!
|Size (Center-Top)||57 cm|
|Top Tube||57 cm|
|Head Tube||13.5 cm|
|Crankset||Stronglight 105; 170 mm; 52/42 ratio|
|Seat||Selle San Marco Concor|
|Hubs||SNR Alpin 3000; 5-speed; 14-24 freewheel|
|Rims||Super Champion Competition; 700c tubulars|
|Tires||Continantal Giro; 622/22 tubulars NEW|
|Stembar||Carnielli 40 cm|
|Chain||YBN classic; NEW|