|Here it is in all it's pomp and Glory. My 1985 Motobecane Grand Record.|
|Greg on the left holding the roadster. Author on the right.|
|You can barely make it out from the sticker, but the frame is made of Columbus tubing,|
the good stuff back in the day.
|The iconic dove logo decorates the Columbus made and very lively fork.|
|Campagnolo Triumph derailleurs shift on a dime and are very reliable.|
|Are those toe clips? Yes they are! Campy ones in fact.|
Some interesting facts about this Motobecane:
-It comes with an english threaded bottom bracket, however it comes with a french threaded 25x1 headset, not interchangeable with other forks, headsets, bearings or stems. Thankfully the bearings on this bike were well made and salvageable.
-This bike is one of the first attempts at making a more aero frame, hence the lug-less design, recessed rear brake cable and awkward seat post binder location.
-This bike is very serviceable, even the toe clips can be re-greased by removing the dust caps from the ends of the pedals.
-If you run across one of these bikes for sale, chances are it was owned by someone well off in the 80's or an amateur bicycle racer. This bike was one step below what the pro's were actually racing back then. My bike came with a water bottle memento of a bicycle tour company that hosted bicycle tours in Tuscany, Italy back in the day.