Bike of the Month
This months Bike of the Month is this Paul Musgrave’s Motobecane, believe it or not the finish is original! This vintage French Motobecane “Equipe Pro” (also known as “Team Pro or Special Pro” ) Bicycle, dating from 1982, has the “full” French groupset, This is the same bike as the MOTOBECANE / LA REDOUTE pro team were riding on TOUR DE FRANCE in 1981.
Bicycle Make: Motobecane
Bicycle model: Pro Equipe
Date of Manufacture: 1982
Frame: Columbus SL
Cinelli bottom bracket shell.
Saddle: Sella Italia Turbo “Motobecane” model
Seatpost: Simplex SLJ
Handlebar: Cinelli Giro D’Italia
Stem: Cinelli 1R / Record.
Brake calipers: Weinmann AG Carrera 400
Brake Levers: Weinmann AG Carrera 400
Crankset: Stronglight 107,
Bottom bracket: Stronglight Competition
Pedals: Spidel 700 (Dural) with “Spidel” dustcaps. Christophe “Plus” leather straps, Christophe Dural toe-clips
Front derailleur: Simplex/Spidel SLJ Motobecane’s “M” model Rear derailleur: Simplex/Spidel Aerodynamic SLJ 6600 Motobecane’s “M” model
Shifters: Simplex SLJ Retrofriction
Hubs: Mavic 550 RD
Rims: Mavic MA40
Tires: Michelin Dynamic Classic 25mm
Headset: Stronglight/ Spidel Competition (Dural )
Freewheel: Maillard Course 6 speed with Dural cogs