Not top-of-the-line from Motobecane (though higher-end), but a nice and pretty bike all the same.
This is a beautiful garnet red 1970s Motobecane Grand Record racing road bike. The bike is in outstanding condition. This top-tier road bike is handmade in France from the golden age of lightweight chromoly frame bicycles. Reynolds 531 tubing, Campagnolo drop-outs and amazingly beautiful and ornate lugwork on the frame. The bike was just professionally restored by a renowned vintage bike expert – it’s been tuned-up, polished, bearings re-greased, lubed, cleaned/detailed and is 100% ready to ride or display. The bike even has it’s original stitched leather handlebar wraps! The Campagnolo Nuovo components were replaced in favor of superior performing and top of the line Suntour Superbe and Cyclone group set. The original Ambrosio alloy wheels with Campagnolo hubs are in great shape and perfectly true. The factory paint is beautifully lustrous. The steel frame is super lightweight and rigid with absolutely no dents, bends or fractures. This bike is in great shape for a bike that is nearly 40 years old. Rides wonderfully, it’s super fast, stops on a dime and handles like it’s on rails. Truly one of the greatest road bikes from its time. The frame measures 54cm (from the center of the crank to the top of the seat tube). The top tube length is 55cm (center to center) and measures 31″ from the ground, so it would be perfect for anyone 5’2″ to 5’7″ in height.