Motobecane Klassisk Ramme

Nomad Sprint

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The Motobecane Nomade sprint has been thoroughly inspected by our mechanics at Oslovelo so that it delivers the same unique bicycle feel as it gave in 1979. If you are looking for a stylish vintage bicycle frame, this Nomad Sprint model is a good choice.

Be aware that vintage frames may have some natural wear and tear, but not something that affects the property or quality. All frames have been thoroughly checked for damage to the construction.

Approved to participate in Eroica events.

  • Frame: 58cm.
  • Tubing: Hi RE 2040.
  • Year: 1979.
  • Seat tube: 26.4mm.
  • Bottom bracket: British
  • Headset: 1 "
  • Condition: Used.

Motobécane a French manufacturer of bicycles, mopeds, motorcycles and other small cars, established in 1923. "Motobécane" is a mixture of "moto", (slang for motorcycle) and "bécane" (slang for bicycle).

Motobécane was a major manufacturer in the French bicycle industry and was known for designing very light mountain bikes. They were the first French manufacturer to start using Japanese parts in the late 70's. This was a very good move on their part, at that time Japanese gears and cranksets were much better than the older French systems. Thanks to the influence of their American importer, Ben Lawee.

The frames of Motobecane's mid range-to-high end bikes were typically double butted by Vitus or Reynolds 531 steel tubes with Nervex sleeves. Motobecane used unlike most French frame builders in the era Swiss crank bearings on most models. Motobécane was concerned with aesthetics in the setting with beautiful details and high quality, a practice that was not often used in French industry. Motobecane is considered the second most prestigious French bike (after Peugeot but ahead of Gitane).

Motobecane mid-range bikes had high value, the company kept the prices reasonable by matching high quality frames with lower prices but higher quality components from Japan, at a time when competitors set higher prices, lower quality French components on mid-range bikes. MOTOBECANE's models were Nomade, Mirage, Super Mirage, Super Touring Grand Touring, Sprint, Super Sprint, Jubilee Sports Grand Record, Le Champion, and Team Champion.

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