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Motobecane(2 posts)

MotobecaneRandy
Mar 15, 2001 1:47 PM
I was just in a local bike shop that carries Motobecane bikes. Their entry level bike(Grand Record)runs about $595.00. It has 24 gears, Shimano Sora package w\ Tiagra rear derailler, aluminum frame and forks. The salesman did not bad mouth other bikes, he just gave me the history of the company and said it's a great bike for the price. I know this bike is not sold everywhere so if I move It may be hard to find parts, but I don't plan to move soon. Is this a good deal, or should I look elsewhere?
Thanks
Randy
Motobecane -- A retrospective and prospectivePeetey
Mar 15, 2001 3:33 PM
In the previous thread, we spoke about Motobecane from the early 1980's. The bikes were "upgradably-challenged". Motobecane lost their U.S. distributor and have been generally absent from the U.S. until the past year or so. Appropriate upgrade parts should be available for the new models.

Whether it's a good deal or not depends on your use of the bike; hard training, around town, touring? It all depends.