Feb. 17, 09
Hello Dickey, cc List,
if you're referring to eBay item 200309508429, it certainly is a strange bike. I'm no expert, but I've never heard of a Motobecane Le Champion with Vitus tubing, plus the rear dropouts are stamped. Also, the lugs aren't as elaborate as those on Le Champions sold in the US I'm familiar with. So you're right, the "Le Champion" on the side of the top tube doesn't appear to match the rest of the bike.
Is it possible that European Motobecanes, including those sold in the UK, sometimes had greatly different specs from their US counterparts? Or is this simply a fake? I don't know, I'm just putting the questions out there. Would any UK List members care to comment?
Kai Hilbertz Munich, Germany
On 17.02.2009, at 04:07, Dickey wrote:
> It appears someone bought a set of decals from Greg Softly. This looks
> like a WalMart bike to me.
> Dickey Greer
> West Monroe,La USA