Re: [CR] 1981 rare motobecane team champion


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Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 22:55:32 +0100
From: Freek Faro <khun.freek@gmail.com>
To: "P.C. Kohler" <kohl57@yahoo.com>
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] 1981 rare motobecane team champion


Fortunately my '78 Team Champion takes a standard 22.2 mm stem. It does have a French threaded and a Fench threaded headset though.

Freek Faro Rotterdam Netherlands

2011/1/28 P.C. Kohler <kohl57@yahoo.com>
> "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