This is a 1976 Motobecane Nomade Sprint in Silver with Red Lettering. It is a 19.5″ / 50 cm / Medium (center of bottom bracket to top of seat tube) Lugged Steel frame with a steel fork with Chrome Ends. The stand over height is 30.5″ directly in front of the saddle.
There are 10 speeds available through the alloy Tourney two ring (52/40t) crankset and the Suntour Perfect 5 gear freewheel. The clear plastic spoke protector is in very good condition.
The rear derailleur is a Suntour V GT Luxe and the front is a Suntour Compe V. Shifting is through Stem Mounted Suntour Friction Shifters.
Both wheels are chrome Rigida Superchromix rims drilled for Schrader valves laced to High Flange Maillard Normandy alloy hubs. The front wheel has a quick release and the rear has the original Motobecane ‘M’ Nuts. Both wheels have brand new 27″x1 1/4″ black wall tires.
Braking is handled by Weinmann 999 Centerpulls. The brake levers are alloy Dia Compe levers with Safety Extensions so you can ride with your hands on the top of the handlebars and still reach the brake levers.
The original Motobecane black vinyl saddle is mounted to a chrome seat post that moves freely in the seat tube. The saddle has some wear through on the rear corners.
Chrome handlebars are mounted to an alloy Sakae Ringyo stem. The handlebar plugs are the original Motobecane plugs.
There are eyelets for front and rear fenders and the original kickstand is still present.
The bicycle rides, turns, stops and shifts through all of the gears and rings as it should.
The red lettering, handlebar tape and cable housings really stand out against the nice silver paint. A well cared for vintage steel road bike. Claimed weight of 28 lbs.
For less than the price of a generic Bike Shaped Object that anyone might buy online or from a store that sells bicycles in the Toy Department, you could be riding this vintage bicycle with quality components. The fact that it is still rolling down the road is a testament to how well it was built.
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