This is a vintage French Motobecane Gentlemen’s cruiser bicycle. Traditional cruiser style bicycle with pedal brake. In original condition.
This listing may be revised over time as we are trying to find out further information and considering restoring this one.
Markings: As per images
Sourced: in England
Age: circa 1960’s. A vintage item.
Size: This bike would suit a 5 foot 6 inch to six foot + person
Condition: Lots of scrapes and scars. Brake seems to be operational. Pedals are past their best. Rear dynamo broken. Grips missing. Saddle worn. No doubt will need a service as it has been standing in storage for some time. Should be considered to be needing a total service / rebuild / parts and bearings replaced. However it currently rides OK and the tyres are holding air.
Shipping will require dismantling to some significant degree (especially overseas) and possibly shipping in two packages. Wheels, handlebar, cranks, pedals, saddle etc will need to be removed. As a result some technical skills will be required to assemble and fine tune upon receipt. Shipping will be expensive and the price confirmed if required. An approximate price has been entered. It could be less than this depending upon the amount of dismantling you want me to do and your location! Collection is of course very welcome. Postage to the UK can be drastically reduced (to about ?20) if you are not in too much of a hurry. Please contact me for a quote for shipping to other countries.
In summary: A rather special bike in a gorgeous blue crying out to be restored which we may well do if no-one buys it in the meantime. Look at those mudguards!