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Offline Chilli Rinse

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1983 Motobecane MX 113
« on: October 07, 2020, 02:33 PM »
I bought a complete Motobecane MX113 on the 8th October last year, nearly a year to the day she was finally finished this morning. She was nice enough with some black 80's simplex mags and 80's yellow Vredestein tyres, 80's pro size bars, new yellow Mx seat, repop dc rear brake set up and seat clamp in gold, yellow Oury grips, 80's Suntour XC II pedals and a generic 80's OPC and chainring. I thought some improvements could be made using decent used 80's, nos and new parts. I only had to clean up a few parts that I bought for her. A cruddy Tange BB220 and Sugino Chainring bolts had a vinegar bath which cleaned them up nicely. The wheels were stripped down, de greased, 00 wire wool clean up on the rims, hubs and spokes. Then a soapy wash on the rims and hubs followed by fresh grease. Everything else was just wiped over and fitted, just the same for the frame and forks before building began. Originally I was going to build her with red components but after I fitted a few I wasn't feeling it. I believe out of the factory these were only all blue components but I went with gold and black hopefully complimenting the colors in the decals. . There's nothing you haven't seen before about this bike but I'm glad I took my time and waited for parts to pop up, I think she turned out ok.

Frame & forks-Motobecane MX113 & believed og prism decals (1983)
Bars-used 80's pro size
Grips-new ODI mushrooms
Stem-80's SR 3 bolt (1983 from memory)
Headset-new Tange motocross
Head Lock-nos 80's Landar
Crank-used 80's Sugino 175 crmo (1983 from memory)
Bottom bracket-used 80's Tange BB220
Pedals- used 80's MKS BM-10 Footjaws
Spider-used 80's Sugino
Chainring-used 80's Sugino 43t
Chainring bolts-used 80's Sugino
Chain-new Izumi 410 Jet Black
Freewheel-used 80's Suntour 16t
Seat-nos 80's San Marco Supercorsa & guts
Seat Post-new Nitto crmo
Seat Clamp-used 80's Suntour Broken Arrow
Brake caliper-used 80's Dia-Compe 1020 (1983)
Brake lever-used 80's Dia-Compe Tech III (1983)
Brake blocks-nos 80's Dia-Compe (1985)
Brake cable-used 80's
Wheels-used 80's Araya rims on Suntour hubs (1983)
Tyres-new Panaracer Knarly Knobby
Inner tubes-used Panaracer
Valve caps-nos 80's Star Line
Pad set-used believed 80's Johar Cali Lite
« Last Edit: October 09, 2020, 11:39 PM by Chilli Rinse »
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Re: 1983 Motobecane MX 113
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2020, 02:35 PM »
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Re: 1983 Motobecane MX 113
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2020, 02:37 PM »
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Re: 1983 Motobecane MX 113
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2020, 02:37 PM »
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Re: 1983 Motobecane MX 113
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2020, 04:56 PM »
Very nice  :daumenhoch:  you've done a cracking job fella some nice parts on her aswell  :daumenhoch:

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Re: 1983 Motobecane MX 113
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2020, 05:25 PM »
Very nice  :daumenhoch:  you've done a cracking job fella some nice parts on her aswell  :daumenhoch:

Cheers Carl  fistblump I thought I would spoil the old girl  :LolLolLolLol:
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Re: 1983 Motobecane MX 113
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2020, 09:40 PM »
Toby,

you know what I think of this, proper early/mid 80's old school, pre all that freestyle stuff of a year or two later. Probably my favourite of your recent builds. Just goes to prove, it doesn't always need to be uber high-end etc. etc. to evoke the fond memories that we all started out with as kids. in fact, it's exactly these kinds of builds that do do that.  :smitten:

Much respect on this one matey  :4_17_5:
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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2020, 11:06 PM »
Thanks Pete, what a great comment to recieve. Glad you like her. I agree too, although we all love to drool over the very special builds we are lucky enough to see right here on RAD, for many an entry to mid level bike with a few upgrades over time is most likely what we had bitd. Those were the days.
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Re: 1983 Motobecane MX 113
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2020, 12:03 AM »
As others have already said, you did a great job with this. Really like the end result, though I did have a Motobecane, so am slightly biased!! ;)

...for many an entry to mid level bike with a few upgrades over time is most likely what we had bitd.

This ^^^ exactly!!  :daumenhoch:
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Re: 1983 Motobecane MX 113
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2020, 01:04 PM »
As others have already said, you did a great job with this. Really like the end result, though I did have a Motobecane, so am slightly biased!! ;)

...for many an entry to mid level bike with a few upgrades over time is most likely what we had bitd.

This ^^^ exactly!!  :daumenhoch:

Thanks for your comment Mick, she's not showroom or high end but imo an honest rider build that has something about her 😂
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Re: 1983 Motobecane MX 113
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2020, 04:05 PM »

I like that Toby, very cool indeed  :coolsmiley:
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Re: 1983 Motobecane MX 113
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2020, 06:00 PM »

I like that Toby, very cool indeed  :coolsmiley:

Cheers John  fistblump probably the build I have been happiest with on completion.
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