You are not logged in.

1984 Motobecane MX 400

#1 2016-10-21 7:38am

MickRich393
Pro Member
From: Fukui, Japan
Registered: 2010-08-29
Posts: 5487
Bikes: 11
Website
Offline

1984 Motobecane MX 400

https://bmxmuseum.com//image/motobecane-3---1589d898522.jpg https://bmxmuseum.com//image/motobecane-3---4589d898823.jpg https://bmxmuseum.com//image/motobecane-forum-1580a0a05ef.jpg https://bmxmuseum.com//image/motobecane-forum-2580a0a09c2.jpg https://bmxmuseum.com//image/motobecane-forum-3580a0a0c76.jpg https://bmxmuseum.com//image/motobecane-forum-4580a0a0e6a.jpg https://bmxmuseum.com//image/motobecane-forum-5580a0a1018.jpg https://bmxmuseum.com//image/motobecane-forum-6580a0a1135.jpg https://bmxmuseum.com//image/motobecane-forum-7580a0a1257.jpg https://bmxmuseum.com//image/motobecane-forum-8580a0a1390.jpg

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!
[BOUGHT Dec 2014, BUILT Sept 2016, SOLD Feb 2019]

http://bmxmuseum.com/img/view-bike-in-museum.gif


Check out my 1983 VDC-built Trident, 1983 Kuwi Laserlite, 2010 GT Ultrabox 2, 2011 Crupi race rig and prototype Quamen, plus the all things Crupi & old school scene in Japan threads. Always interested in buying used, mid-school race plates.

Offline

 

#2 2016-10-21 5:00pm

Thetrooper
Pro Member
From: western WI
Registered: 2013-03-29
Posts: 3379
Bikes: 20
For Sale: 14
Offline

Re: 1984 Motobecane MX 400

cool Does look fast!


Need a gold Suzue high flange rear hub in really good condition


Win TWINS!!!

Offline

 

#3 2016-10-24 6:12am

Lefred
Pro Member
From: France
Registered: 2010-09-20
Posts: 798
Bikes: 3
Offline

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.

Offline

 

#4 2016-10-24 6:23am

MickRich393
Pro Member
From: Fukui, Japan
Registered: 2010-08-29
Posts: 5487
Bikes: 11
Website
Offline

Re: 1984 Motobecane MX 400

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

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/47558/motobecane-2-070580e0b4604.jpg


Check out my 1983 VDC-built Trident, 1983 Kuwi Laserlite, 2010 GT Ultrabox 2, 2011 Crupi race rig and prototype Quamen, plus the all things Crupi & old school scene in Japan threads. Always interested in buying used, mid-school race plates.

Offline

 

#5 2016-10-24 1:05pm

Lefred
Pro Member
From: France
Registered: 2010-09-20
Posts: 798
Bikes: 3
Offline

Re: 1984 Motobecane MX 400

Ha, ha, nice ! big_smile


Sorry for my approximate language.

Offline

 

#6 2016-11-09 8:55pm

sabel
Pro Member
From: Malaysia
Registered: 2007-01-12
Posts: 757
Bikes: 6
Offline

Re: 1984 Motobecane MX 400

awesome!

Offline

 

#7 2016-11-10 3:34pm

MickRich393
Pro Member
From: Fukui, Japan
Registered: 2010-08-29
Posts: 5487
Bikes: 11
Website
Offline

Re: 1984 Motobecane MX 400

sabel wrote:

awesome!

Thanks mate! smile


Check out my 1983 VDC-built Trident, 1983 Kuwi Laserlite, 2010 GT Ultrabox 2, 2011 Crupi race rig and prototype Quamen, plus the all things Crupi & old school scene in Japan threads. Always interested in buying used, mid-school race plates.

Offline

 

#8 2017-04-24 1:18pm

Hobbes12
AdminDon’t Be a Wussy!
From: Lebanon Oregon
Registered: 2007-07-02
Posts: 44395
Bikes: 41
Website
Offline

Re: 1984 Motobecane MX 400

cool


hobbes1278@gmail.com
Akisu Auburn Blue Max DB Dyno ELF Fit FA GT Haro Hawk Hutch JMC Mongoose National Pro Redline Roger DeCoster Schwinn SE WTP

Offline

 

#9 2017-04-24 6:29pm

MickRich393
Pro Member
From: Fukui, Japan
Registered: 2010-08-29
Posts: 5487
Bikes: 11
Website
Offline

Re: 1984 Motobecane MX 400

Hobbes12 wrote:

cool

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


Check out my 1983 VDC-built Trident, 1983 Kuwi Laserlite, 2010 GT Ultrabox 2, 2011 Crupi race rig and prototype Quamen, plus the all things Crupi & old school scene in Japan threads. Always interested in buying used, mid-school race plates.

Offline

 

#10 2017-04-24 6:36pm

FRESSTYLE FREEK
Pro Member(fantstik Spellr)
From: Fountain Valley, CA
Registered: 2007-06-28
Posts: 28642
Bikes: 83
For Sale: 1
Offline

Re: 1984 Motobecane MX 400

way cool build.


Kindness is like Manure does You No Good unless You spread It around
bikes were made to be pedalled if we don't ride them they get sad:(!
YES I RIDE A PINK BIKE!! WANT TO MAKE SOME THING OUT OF IT!

2017 heavyweight build off entry submission thread link
http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 0#p5846730

Offline

 

#11 2017-04-24 6:39pm

MickRich393
Pro Member
From: Fukui, Japan
Registered: 2010-08-29
Posts: 5487
Bikes: 11
Website
Offline

Re: 1984 Motobecane MX 400

FRESSTYLE FREEK wrote:

way cool build.

Merci beaucoup! smile


Check out my 1983 VDC-built Trident, 1983 Kuwi Laserlite, 2010 GT Ultrabox 2, 2011 Crupi race rig and prototype Quamen, plus the all things Crupi & old school scene in Japan threads. Always interested in buying used, mid-school race plates.

Offline

 

Board footer