Motobecane Grand Jubile’- AfterPosted: May 22, 2021 Filed under: Before and After, Restorations and Refurbishments, Road and Touring | Tags: Motobecane bicycle, Motobecane Grand Jubile Leave a comment
I ended up given this old Frenchy a chance. Sure, it ate up some parts and a whole lot of time – probably more of both than the bike is worth – but as always, it’s hard for me to know when to quit. If the paint had been beat up the decision would have been easier.
Beyond the bits, the bike now has a few new decals, both on the frame and on the Ambrosio rims.
Motobecane Grand Jubile’- BeforePosted: February 3, 2021 Filed under: Before and After, Restorations and Refurbishments, Vintage lightweights | Tags: Bicycle before and after, Motobecane, Motobecane bicycle, Motobecane Grand Jubile, Motobecane Grand Jubile' 2 Comments
Actually, more like one half a Grand Jubile’, whatever one half a grand is (500?). It’s missing its wheels, front derailleur, saddle and original crankset. …And the handlebars are bent. …And some of the little Mafac bits are broken. …And the Vitus decals are pretty worked over. …And the seatpost looks like it was gnawed by beavers.
This will either turn into a good “before and after” story, or it’ll be a dismal failure. Stay tuned!