Sunday, November 14, 2010

Motobecane Rebuilt 5-Speed Mixte, 19"/48cm French Porteur - *SOLD*

Motobecane Rebuilt 5-Speed Mixte, 19"/48cm

Inspiration for this bicycle came from the classic constructeur style, particularly the Porteur-style bicycle, used to deliver newspapers on Parisian streets. This bicycle has been rebuilt with French bicycles as a template. The frame is a Motobecane mixte, with twin lateral stays, a classic design. Has been completely rebuilt as a 5-speed with a rear derailer. Sports French-style alloy handlebars, inverse brake levers, and a single ratcheting thumb shifter. The thumb shifter is friction only, and ratchets both in up and down shifts, which gives accurate and precise shifting. The handlebars have been wrapped in cloth handlebar tape, then treated with 3 coats of amber shellac, matching the saddle perfectly. Bottom bracket has been completely reconditioned with a new axle to allow a cotterless crank. Headset has been reconditioned as well. The threaded fork fits a standard quill stem. Features a new alloy wheelset. Has ample clearance for full fenders, and can fit a variety of racks. This bicycle is ideal for riders 5'2" to 5'7", give or take.

[ C O M P O N E N T S ]

Alloy Aero Wheelset, 700c
Kenda Tubes, Schrader Valve
CST Super HP Skinwall Tires, 700x23c
SunTour 5-Speed Freewheel, 14-28
Shimano Light Action Rear Derailer
Reconditioned Bottom Bracket
Sugino Alloy Crankset
Single Chainring Bolts
Black Chainring, 48t
Silver Alloy Pedals
Honey Brown Leather Saddle
SR Alloy Stem, 100mm reach
Velo-Orange Belleville Handlebars
Shimano MT-50 Ratcheting Thumb Shifter
Dia-Compe Inverse Brake Levers, Black
GreenGrips Cloth Handlebar Tape, amber shellacked


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