Tag Archives: Motobecane

Converted to 650B tires: the Motobecane Grand Touring

Maybe it’s the 650B wheels, maybe the racks, but I didn’t even notice the altered frame until I got home and reviewed the pictures. Continue reading

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Remembering a two-speed bicycling past

In retrospect, I can see that each of the first few bicycles I owned represented yet another step toward the pinnacle of bicycledom, the Motobecane Team Champion. The very first machine was a dark-blue, solid-tired convertible (removable top tube). The … Continue reading

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Becoming a bicycle, part 3

The most important attribute of any bicycle is its color. There are those who will disagree with me, and I will shortly disagree with myself, but for now, believe me, color is more important than quality, durability, suitability—any of the … Continue reading

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