Re: [CR] 1981 rare motobecane team champion


Example: Framebuilding:Tubing
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 13:38:29 -0800 (PST)
From: "P.C. Kohler" <kohl57@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] 1981 rare motobecane team champion


"I compiled some pictures of Motobecane Team Champions from 1974 through =

the early 1980s. Note: ONLY 3 OF THE BIKES ARE MINE... The rest I copied from the internet."

http://www.flickr.com/photos/28267220(AT)N05/sets/72157624510044572/

Excellent Chas. and thanks, too, for the synopsis of this rather neglected but superb model. My '74 Moto Team Champion is one of my alltime favourites in ride (she's a 62cm c-c so perhaps another example of big bikes ride best?) and eye candy appeal. But I really want one of the early 80s models with those delicious late era Spidel components to compliment my '82 Peugeot Pro-10.

But why, oh, why, was the "Team Champion" called that (always) when it was written "Champion Team" on the top tube up until the 1980s? Or is that another endearing Gallic inconsistency to go with trying to find 22.0 Cinelli stems for these machines?

Peter Kohler
Washington DC USA