This is a 1983 Motobecane Nomade in metallic light blue with dark blue and silver decals.
It is a 20″ / 51 cm / Medium (center of bottom bracket to top of seat tube) brazed Steel frame with a Steel fork. The stand over height is 25″ directly in front of the saddle.
There are 12 speeds available through the Sakae two ring front crank set with alloy crank arms and platform pedals and the 6 gear Atom 77 Compact freewheel.
The front and rear derailleurs are both Sachs Huret. Shifting is through Stem Mounted friction shifters.
Both wheels are alloy rims. The front is laced to a quick release Maillard hub and the rear to a nutted Maillard hub. Both wheels have new 27″ x 1 1/4″ black wall tires.
Braking is handled by alloy Weinmann sidepull brakes.
The black vinyl saddle is mounted to a chrome seat post that moves freely in the seat tube.
There are eyelets for front and rear fenders. There is a bottle cage on the down tube. There is also a kickstand.
The bicycle rides, turns, stops and shifts through all of the gears and rings.
This is a very interesting interpretation of the Mixte style. On the Nomade, Motobecane used a single top tube that splits into two thinner tubes half way between the seat tube and the steering tube instead of the traditional two thin top tubes running from the steering tube all the way to the rear. The alloy Tourist Style Handlebars with blue handgrips give an upright riding position. New tires and a lifetime of being taken care of properly makes this a very nice looking bicycle.
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