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Country:FrancePrimary Focus:Bicycle Frames
Years of Operation:1924 - 1983
General Information
One of the giants of French bicycle production, Motobecane produced a full line of bicycles from the sought after Team Champions and Le Champions down to the Hi-Ten (gas pipe) built base models. It should be noted that many Motobecanes were built with Swiss threaded bottom brackets instead of the typical French threading.

Motobecane was the first French maker to start using Japanese parts.
The principal Motobécane road bikes in 1979 were :
  • Le champion and Team champion (racing)
  • Grand sprint and Grand record (sport)
  • Nomade, Nomade sprint, Mirage, Super mirage and Grand touring (touring)
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Motobecane axle nutsSmall Parts & Accessories04/13/2014
Motobecane-branded BrakesBrakes08/18/2009
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Motobecane Champion TeamRoad Race11/30/2011
Motobecane Team ChampionRoad Race12/15/2010
Motobecane Le ChampionRoad Race09/20/2010
Motobecane Super MirageRoad Sport08/13/2009
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Additional Resources
Catalog NameSourceFile SizeDate Added
Motobecane 1979 Catalog (second source)Carlos ValeroN/A8/10/2009
Motobecane 1978 CatalogCarlos ValeroN/A8/10/2009
Motobecane 1974 US CatalogVeloBase6,658kB10/15/2008
Motobecane 1975 US CatalogVeloBase8,172kB10/15/2008
Motobecane 1976 US CatalogVeloBase8,942kB10/15/2008
Motobecane 1979 US CatalogVeloBase7,125kB10/15/2008
Motobecane 1984 US CatalogVeloBase2,690kB10/15/2008
Motobecane 1979 CatalogEquusBicycle.comN/A2/19/2008
Motobecane 1984 CatalogEquusBicycle.comN/A2/19/2008
Motobecane 1974 US CatalogVeloBase6,580kB9/25/2007
Motobecane 1975 US CatalogVeloBase8,082kB9/25/2007
Motobecane 1976 US CatalogVeloBase8,828kB9/25/2007
Motobecane 1978 CatalogVeloBase14,731kB12/17/2010
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