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The Grand Jubilee was Motobecane's flagship top-of-the-line touring bike in the late 1970's and early 1980's. This 1979 model is a very nice riding bike! It's super smooth, with very predictable handling. It's rather light and stiff for a touring bike as well, at a scant 23.5 pounds! It came with a mix of Suntour Cyclone components. The tubing is Vitus 172 double butted steel, which is the French equivilent of Reynolds 531. Motobecane is known for their gorgeous paint jobs, and this is no exception. The stark contrast between the black main tubes with the red and gold accents is striking.
This large 57cm frame will fit someone roughly 5ft 10 to 6ft 2.
Seat tube: 57cm (c-c), 59cm (c-t)
Top tube: 57cm
Amazing mechanical condition, very good cosmetic condition. ALL components are tuned perfectly with lots of life left. Tires, chain, and gears, and brake pads have minimal wear. The paint passes the 5ft test, but up close you can see little scratches and chips from normal use. NO rust/bends/cracks/dents. Decals look great with only minor wear except for the seat tube Vitus decal which is almost gone.
Frame: Vitus 172 double butted steel
Rims: Mavic MA40
Tires: Continental Ultra Sport 27x1-1/4
Rear derailleur: Suntour Cyclone
Front derailleur: Suntour Cyclone
Shifters: Suntour Power Friction Downtube Shifters
Crank: SR Apex 52/39T
Bottom Bracket: Sakae
Brakes: Weinmann 610
Brake levers: Weinmann
Saddle: Avocet Touring (one small hole)
Handlebars: Pivo 42cm
Stem: Pivo Quill, 100mm
Headset: Motobecane Threaded
Freewheel: Suntour 5-Speed Freewheel 14-32t
Pedals: Classic Rat Trap