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This is a 1975 Motobecane Grand Jubilee more or less. I have owned it since I was in High School. The frame has a comfortable ride, and I just havenŐt felt the need or desire to replace it. After coming across this web site, as well as others, I did not realize there was such a following for these old bicycles.

Gone are the jubilee derailleurs; the clamp on the front cracked a couple years after I bought the bike, and I was unable to find an exact replacement. I replaced the rear one recently when it began to feel a bit mushy for lack of a better term. The other components I replaced were either for maintenance, upgrade, or aesthetics.

So basically here is what is left, and what is new:
The frame has Reynolds tubing in the three main tubes.
The dropouts are Campagnolo.
Stronglight 49 Crank set, and bottom bracket. (Original)
SR aero pedals. (Looked different)
Shimano Dura Ace front derailleur. (Replaced broken jubilee)
Shimano 105 rear derailleur. (mushy as said earlier)
Suntour bar end shifters. (Replaced for convenience)
SR one piece seat post. (Replaced stock 3 piece, nuff said)
Serfas 921 saddle. (Doctor recommended)
Pivo handle bars, and stem. (Original)
Stronglight head set. (Original)
Diacompe Grand Comp Royale Brake levers. (Line drive baseball. Long story)
Weinnman 605 side pull brakes. (Never did like center pull brakes)
Sun CR18 27Ó rims. (replaced after front rim got bent beyond truing)
Campagnolo Record hubs. (Christmas gift)



Motobecane Grand Jubilee - side view

Motobecane Grand Jubilee - crankset detail

Motobecane Grand Jubilee - gearing detail


Motobecane Grand Jubilee - front end view
Motobecane Grand Jubilee - rear angled view




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