This thread is a goldmine!!
Now who loves a little more Boing!, in french this time?
1979 Motobecane MX20, first Boing! year for us french kids. These were created by Mr Rakover, who brought back the idea from a trip to the US, it was quite ambitious for our major brand at the time to launch such new things... (well, the concept had been proven ending popular on other parts of the globe..)
Then in 80 and 81, new range in neon colors, every kid here remembers them, they're still "funny headturners" as I always get nice smiles when riding one around..
On a sidenote,we even had a 24" called "Velover" (velo + Rakover) which is often considered on our shores as the ancestor of ATB
These are some of mine: