1978 Motobecane Grand Touring has barely a scratch on it. I bought
it from the original owner in Canon City, CO who had obviously used
it very little. But the Cyclotouriste crank was what recommended
it to my notice, although it was really geared more for open country
than mountain touring - I've proven that the hard way, having ridden
it to Kansas in one direction and (part way) up the Continental
Divide in the other. I've since replaced the 56/49 half-stepped
large rings with a more manageable 48/36 combination.
TA "Cyclotouriste" triple crank
Campy NR triple-hole front der.
Campy Rally rear der.
Mafac Racer brakes with half-hood steel levers
Normandie high flange hubs on 27" Rigida rims ("the Gallic Revenge")
Brooks Professional saddle
Surly Nice racks