any idea what year this Motobecane was made?
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    any idea what year this Motobecane was made?

    Friend of mine gave me this Motobecane "super mirage" was hoping someone here could guestimate around when it was made. I believe its a touring bike, rides really smooth and seems to be in fine working order. Tires are getting dryrot and need to be replace and the brakes sound like a seagull in distress, dont have to worry about saying "Rider left!". Any suggestions for cheap 27" tires online?
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    you might as well have gone to Taco Bell and had a Zima while dropping a blotter and snorting Tabasco. OMFG. ~ttug

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    Yeah-don't spend more than $10/tire on this thing-it ain't worth it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gutfiddle
    Friend of mine gave me this Motobecane "super mirage" was hoping someone here could guestimate around when it was made. I believe its a touring bike, rides really smooth and seems to be in fine working order. Tires are getting dryrot and need to be replace and the brakes sound like a seagull in distress, dont have to worry about saying "Rider left!". Any suggestions for cheap 27" tires online?
    I see a really decent SS/fix project in the future for your old bike. Conti 1000 tires probably available at Nashbar, I think I spend about $10 a tire and have gotten years out of mine, 2711/8.

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    just ordered a pair of conti's off nashbar and thinking of using this for a SS/commuter project. I've been commuting to work w/ my old hardtail and for sure this aint no racin setup but its much faster on the road then my mtnbike w/ slicks. Might not be worth $20 to some but I'm planning on putting some miles on it till I can afford the Ridley Boreas I'm saving for.
    you might as well have gone to Taco Bell and had a Zima while dropping a blotter and snorting Tabasco. OMFG. ~ttug

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    That bike was made around 1977-78. It's better than a Mirage, and not as nice as a Grand Touring! Don't forget some Kool Stop brake pads -- (at least in the front). No reason you can't put miles on it.

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    Yup, '78 to '80. The model name in script is the tipoff. Up until '77 they used the older square script. Don't pay any attention to Dave; they're nice old crocks.

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