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Old 04-05-20, 07:46 PM
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fleabay Motobecane deal

Only sixy dollah frame. oh and 30 to ship. Nice stamped dropouts. Smashed head badge. Rear fork cold set to... looks like 3mm?

Someone snap up this bargain!



Pretty sure that seat post will slide right out. Easy access brake mount.
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Old 04-07-20, 12:12 PM
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A Mirage was the cheapest BSO Motobecane made in those days. sub $100 bicycle circa 1970, with huret shifters, etc.
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Old 04-07-20, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Insidious C. View Post


Looks like that frame did something very, very bad to somebody, got caught, and paid a hefty price!

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Old 04-07-20, 05:22 PM
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^Tire Mark's on your seat tube is never a good thing...
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Old 04-08-20, 09:44 AM
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Brand-new, Made in France, all stainless steel!

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Old 04-08-20, 10:13 AM
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Brand-new, Made in France, all stainless steel!

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What, you've never heard of the little Chinese hamlet, France?
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Old 04-08-20, 10:17 AM
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Made in Remulac, a small town in France.
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Old 04-08-20, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by smontanaro View Post
What, you've never heard of the little Chinese hamlet, France?
I think they confused French Prince...wasn't it Fresh?
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Old 04-09-20, 06:30 AM
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So much to look at here...

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Old 04-09-20, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
Looks to be better constructed than a lot that I see. That bar position pretty much eliminates a recumbent position. With feet on the pedals and hands on the grips, the rider would look like a jack-knife.
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Old 04-09-20, 01:40 PM
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Old 04-09-20, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Insidious C. View Post
Only sixy dollah frame. oh and 30 to ship. Nice stamped dropouts. Smashed head badge. Rear fork cold set to... looks like 3mm?

Someone snap up this bargain!



Pretty sure that seat post will slide right out. Easy access brake mount.
Now, those are some diamond stays.
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Old 04-09-20, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by jetboy View Post

geez, early 70s, we'd get bikes like that from the thrift store for like $20 or $30, haul them up Mt Tam, and if we were lucky, get a few downhill runs before we'd wreck them. cheap thrills! I did hate those New Departure inch-pinch coaster brakes, they'd get so hot they'd smoke, then seize up.
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Old 04-09-20, 07:40 PM
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As if a death fork wasn't enough to worry about. This viscount is for those who want live on the edge 😬



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Not a Death Fork..
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Old 04-09-20, 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
Not a Death Fork..
True, but plenty of other stuff to worry about.
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
Not a Death Fork..
Yep, I've never tried it, but I doubt that an aluminum fork would survive the spreading necessary to fit that rear hub.
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Old 04-10-20, 08:28 AM
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Not a Death Fork..
Thanks for clarifying. For better or worse, I just always assume viscount = death fork unless told otherwise.

But wow, the more I look at this the worse it gets. There is a front derailleur mounted on the bottom bracket/stem combo. If that chain drops you're likely to lose at least a few teeth!
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Old 04-10-20, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by morri869 View Post
As if a death fork wasn't enough to worry about. This viscount is for those who want live on the edge 😬

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...2071512209752/
I came here to post this exact bike
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Old 04-10-20, 10:29 AM
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Looks like a widowmaker to me.
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Not a Death Fork..
Bike for a Lumber Jack.
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I guess this is a disturbing new trend on Craigslist, and I did flag the ad. But what a cutie!


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Every so often a bike flipper has to move. This was posted two days ago and this afternoon apparently everything left went to scrap because he's moving tomorrow. Hope someone was on the ball and willing to risk venturing out, because I wasn't about to drop everything to go climb through bike piles.
https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/...105224852.html

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Every so often a bike flipper has to move. This was posted two days ago and this afternoon apparently everything left went to scrap because he's moving tomorrow. Hope someone was on the ball and willing to risk venturing out, because I wasn't about to drop everything to go climb through bike piles.
https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/...105224852.html

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Eh, $20 for a complete project bike, mid level or lower isn't terrible, if it fits and you're looking for it. I wouldn't wade in looking to flip anything though, my knowledge is too shallow.
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