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My Motobécane Grand Record

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by Sheldon "Not Quite Tall Enough" Brown

Motobecane Grand Record

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I couldn't resist this bike when I found it at a yard sale. Unfortunately, it's a bit too tall for me, so I wound up selling it.

It has a 25 inch frame (63 cm center-to-top; 61.5 mm center-to-center)
With a 23 1/4" (59 cm) top tube.

This is a lovely mid-70s sport touring 10 speed, of unusually high quality. It features:

The paint is in quite good condition, but the Reynolds decals are in poor shape. This bike appears to be a quite low-mileage machine, despite its age. When I bought it, it was covered with dust, but everything was in good mechanical condition.
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