[CR] British Motobecane Catalogue

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Chater-Lea)

From: <Stronglight49@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 12:02:42 EDT
Subject: [CR] British Motobecane Catalogue
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


I've posted scans of another Motobecane catalogue.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stronglight/sets/72157602167045275/detail/

This one is from the British Importer of the bikes. Original price list which was a loose insert in the catalogue is included. There are also some very interesting facts about the Motobecane corporation on the intro page of this catalogue.

I find it interesting that both the graphics and the model names differ from what was imported to the US market. All the bikes listed are below the Grand Jubilee level. I would guess it would have been difficult to market French bikes to a country which already had long established strong followings for their own numerous superior quality cycles.

Perhaps a UK List Member in the bike trade would have thoughts on my hypothesis.

Cheers!

BOB HANSON, ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, USA

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