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Vintage French road bike - Motobecane - $350 (Bellingham)

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bicycle type: road
frame size: 23.75 in
wheel size: 27 in
bicycle frame material: other/unknown
condition: fair
make / manufacturer: Motobecane
This made-in-France road bike has treated me well, and I've taken care of it, too, for about a couple of decades.

It's got new rain protectors on the wheels. It's got a little rack in the back for strapping on a backpack or milk crate, etc. Everything works, as far as I know, since I tend to get it serviced every year or two. I mostly used to ride it around the city, including the hilly parts of Seattle.

It does show signs of wear. The paint is faded and chipped. The bike seat is scuffed. One inner tube is flat. For the last couple of years, the lovely bike has been sitting around unridden, so it might need some gentle restoration.

What's great about this bike is the brand. Motobecane is a really good frame-maker. Other bikers have literally stopped me on the road to compliment the make of this bike. I hope someone else will enjoy it and bring it back into good use.

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