Dimensions and Condition
1982 Motobecane C5 road bike, top of the range of the Motobecane catalogue that year, 61cm frame size from centre to top, 59.5cm top tube, 14 speed 7 x 2, full Reynolds 531 tubing frame and forks. Huret dropouts, braze on cable guides and shifter mounting, long lugs and chrome crown forks.
The bike rides well and is it is in good mechanical condition, the gears are smooth, brakes are fine and there are no rattles and no issues. It is a comfortable and light ride with it full Reynolds frame, it feels responsive and strong. The paint is in good condition, it’s free from dings or holes and luckily there are no bad scratches to ruin its looks.
There are signs of age, light abrasions and chips on the tubes, the top tube has some on one side but the main tubes are in good shape. The stays have some typical chipping. The whole bike is pretty much free from rust and is a great colour. There’s some light oxidation on the chrome fork crowns, but this bike has decades of life left in it.
The tubular rims provide a lighter ride and the tyres hold air. The saddle is a high quality Concor but has some wear. The drilled 105 Stronglight crank is in clean shape, the non drive side arm is of a later Stronglight model. The Brooks tape is included ( £50 new ), though one of the cork plugs is broken. The Specialized speedometer is also included.
61cm Reynolds 531 DB Frame and Forks
59.5cm Top Tube, 126mm Rear Spacing
14 Speed, 7 Speed Sachs Freewheel 13 – 24
Stronglight Drilled Double Crankset 53/42
Rigida Tubular Rims, Maillard Hubs, Vittoria 700c x 19 tyres
Lightweight Platform Pedals
Huret / Shimano Derailleurs and Shifters
Belleri Handlebars and Stem
Weinmann 500 Brakes, Shimano Aero Levers
Brooks Leather Grip
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