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Motobecane MX400

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Classification Details

Brand Motobecane
Model MX400
Genre Race
Class Pro
Country of MFG Europe
Year of MFG 1984
Finish Original
Condition Used Good

Core Structure

Frame Motobecane MX400
Fork Tange TX1200
Handlebars Win Pro
Stem SR MS-423
Headset Tioga Beartrap
Gyro N/A

Wheel Details

Front Hub Suzue sealed
Rear Hub Suzue sealed
Mag Wheel N/A
Rim Araya (20 x 1.75)
Front Tire Cheng Shin (20 x 1.75)
Rear Tire Cheng Shin (20 x 1.75)
Spokes N/A

Divetrain Details

Cranks Tioga 175 opc (made by Sugino)
Pedals Shimano PD-MX15
Pedal Cage N/A
Chain KMC Z
Sprocket Suntour 16T
Spider Tioga CDC-1 44T
Bottom Bracket Tioga

Seat Details

Seat Post Clamp Generic Suntour-style
Seat Post Generic cro-mo straight
Seat Selle Italia-style (made in Italy)
Seat Cover N/A

Brake Details

Brake Front N/A
Brake Rear Shimano Tourney
Brake Lever Dia-Compe Tech 3
Brake Cable Rampar
Brake Shoes Weinmann

Miscellaneous Details

Grips Winners Circle
Pad Set N/A
Number Plate N/A
Decals N/A
Other Dropout savers (Joe Buffardi specials)

Additional Notes

I love the lines of these French frames, so when this one popped up for sale I couldn’t resist it despite the lack of og forks! A beautiful design, with a low-slung, split-top tube, it looks fast and sleek just standing still. Matched with Tange forks (Tange built an earlier model, so there’s a connection there), I built it up with a mixture of largely era-correct parts though wasn’t sure whether to go for a black or blue colour scheme, so went for a bit of both!! Vive la difference!