[CR]Re: Motobecane Grand Jubile' crankset?

Example: Framebuilding:Restoration

From: "reelfishin" <reelfishin@netzero.net>
To: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 04:44:51 -0400
Subject: [CR]Re: Motobecane Grand Jubile' crankset?

I recently acquired a very clean Motobecane Grand Jubile' which is missing it's crankset and derailleurs, I am guessing it's age to be around 1974 or '75. I was told that the original derailleurs were Huret Jubile' and that the crankset was Stronglight. My question is: Does anyone have a catalog or spec sheet that tells which Stronglight cranks this should have had? I believe the choice is probably either a model 49 or 93? I have also seen several variations of the model 49 cranks. The bottom bracket is a Stronglight 118mm and apears to be all original, the bike overall looks like it was barely used at all, and has near perfect paint, a champaign silver with bright red trim, and it's just my size.

I know I can use just about any combination on this, but I would really like to put this back to original, years ago, I had bought a Grand Jubile', but that one was the first year that they began using Japanese components, (Suntour Cyclone and SR cranks), I believe it was a '77 or '78 model. The local dealer had told me that I should have come looking the previous month, since he had just sold the last of the older models. Although these weren't a high end model, they were a great looking bike with some nice components. I had saved to buy one and by the time I had the money they had changed the model.


Joe McKishen
Vineland, NJ