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#1 2016-10-21 7:38am

MickRich393
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1984 Motobecane MX 400

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1984 Motobecane MX 400

Low-slung Gallic racer - vive la France!

I love the lines of these French frames, so when this one popped up for sale I couldn’t resist it despite the lack of og forks! A beautiful design, with a low-slung, split-top tube, it looks fast and sleek just standing still. Matched with Tange forks (Tange built an earlier model, so there’s a connection there), I built it up with a mixture of largely era-correct parts. I wasn’t sure whether to go for a black or blue colour scheme, so went for a bit of both!! Spec list:- Motobecane frame (date stamped 1984) with og decals; Tange forks (date stamped 3C = March 1983) with repop decals; Tioga beartrap headset; Win Pro bars; Winners Circle grips with blue do-nuts; SR MS-423 stem; Shimano Tourney caliper with Weinmann pads; Dia-Compe Tech 3 lever (dated 1983) and Rampar cable; Suntour-style seat post clamp; Generic cro-mo seat post; Selle Italia-style seat (made in Italy); Araya rims (20 x 1.75) with Suzue sealed hubs; Cheng Shin (20 x 1.75) tyres with Kenda tubes; Shimano MX-15 pedals; Tioga 175mm opc (made by Sugino); Tioga BB (with a mixture of old and new parts); Tioga CDC-1 alloy chainwheel (44t); Suntour freewheel (16t); KMC Z chain; Dropout savers (Joe Buffardi specials). Thanks for looking!


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#2 2016-10-21 5:00pm

Thetrooper
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Re: 1984 Motobecane MX 400

cool Does look fast!


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#3 2016-10-24 6:12am

Lefred
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Re: 1984 Motobecane MX 400

French classic there, the mx400 is a good racer (the MBK mx 500 is even better) but it's also a good freestyler thanks to its design.  Nice to see some interest from Japan, and very good job on the build as always.  cool


Sorry for my approximate language.

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#4 2016-10-24 6:23am

MickRich393
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Re: 1984 Motobecane MX 400

Thanks for the comments guys! Here's a little more French action, just for you Lefred:-

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#5 2016-10-24 1:05pm

Lefred
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Re: 1984 Motobecane MX 400

Ha, ha, nice ! big_smile


Sorry for my approximate language.

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#6 2016-11-09 8:55pm

sabel
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Re: 1984 Motobecane MX 400

awesome!

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#7 2016-11-10 3:34pm

MickRich393
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Re: 1984 Motobecane MX 400

sabel wrote:

awesome!

Thanks mate! smile

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#8 2017-04-24 1:18pm

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Re: 1984 Motobecane MX 400

cool


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#9 2017-04-24 6:29pm

MickRich393
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Re: 1984 Motobecane MX 400

Hobbes12 wrote:

cool

It could be yours! Then you could add Motobecane to the list in your signature! tongue

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#10 2017-04-24 6:36pm

FRESSTYLE FREEK
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Re: 1984 Motobecane MX 400

way cool build.


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#11 2017-04-24 6:39pm

MickRich393
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Re: 1984 Motobecane MX 400

FRESSTYLE FREEK wrote:

way cool build.

Merci beaucoup! smile

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