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Offline Chilli Rinse

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1981 Motobecane MX10
« on: May 09, 2021, 04:45 PM »
Bought on eBay and was located and shipped from Aignerville, France. OG frame, forks, bars, stem, headset, seat post, clamp, Viscount Mx seat and bar pad. OG decals, head badge and bike shop decal intact. I upgraded the opc to a 3 piece, the og calipers would have been steel so the Weinmanns are a bit of an upgrade too.

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Motobecane - og - 1981-2 MX10 Frame & Forks
Unknown - og - Headset
Unknown - og - Stem
Unknown - og - Bars
Motobecane - og - Bar Pad
Unknown - og - Grips (O.G.K knock offs)
Unknown - og - Brake Levers
Weinmann - used - 1020 Brake Calipers
Unknown - new - DC/Weinmann Type Brake Blocks
Clarks - new - Universal Brake Cables
Simplex - used - Cable Clips
Takagi - used - Motobecane Branded 175 Crankset
(French pedal threads tapped to 9/16)
Stronglight Type - nos - 122 bcd Chainring 42T
Unknown- used - Single Chainring Bolts
Takagi - used - Motobecane Branded Crank Caps
YST - new - Bottom Bracket 130 MM
HTI - nos - 772 Rat Trap Pedals
D.I.D - new - Standard Chain
Best Brand (iirc) - used - 16T Freewheel
Rigida - used - Superchromix 20x2.125 Rims with New Star Hubs
Ammaco - new - Snakebelly Tyres 20x2.125
Unknown - used - Presta Valved Tubes
Viscount- og - MX saddle
Unknown - og - Knurled Seat post
Unknown - og - Seat Clamp

Looking for a frame pad to totally complete her. (sorted)
« Last Edit: October 12, 2021, 09:47 PM by Chilli Rinse »
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Re: 1981 Motobecane MX10
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2021, 04:46 PM »
More pics...
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Re: 1981 Motobecane MX10
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2021, 04:48 PM »
More pics...
« Last Edit: May 09, 2021, 07:43 PM by Chilli Rinse »
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Re: 1981 Motobecane MX10
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2021, 04:49 PM »
More pics...
« Last Edit: May 09, 2021, 07:44 PM by Chilli Rinse »
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Re: 1981 Motobecane MX10
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2021, 04:51 PM »
Last few pics...
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Re: 1981 Motobecane MX10
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2021, 05:10 PM »
Catalog pics and cool photo of a French kid ripping it bitd...

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Re: 1981-2 Motobecane MX10
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2021, 05:17 PM »
Tidy... nice work Toby.  :daumenhoch:
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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2021, 05:26 PM »
Tidy... nice work Toby.  :daumenhoch:

Cheers Nick, she turned out OK. Hope your well  :daumenhoch:
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Re: 1981 Motobecane MX10
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2021, 08:44 AM »
Chilli, that's a great bike dude. Reminds me of the old 76 Suzukis...:-)

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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2021, 05:36 PM »
Chilli, that's a great bike dude. Reminds me of the old 76 Suzukis...:-)

Cheers mate, thanks for your comment  :daumenhoch: I enjoyed this build and she came together quickly for a change.

Yeah you're bang on there, I checked the Suzuki's out on the museum. Quite similar but the forks on the Suzuki's are much cooler, a little like the Fuji Feather and Pro forks, cool
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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2021, 06:36 AM »
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« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2021, 03:49 PM »
It's a cracker mate - congrats on the BOTM win  :4_17_5:
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« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2021, 07:13 PM »
It's a cracker mate - congrats on the BOTM win  :4_17_5:

Thanks John  fistblump
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« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2021, 08:38 PM »
OMG The frame pad just popped up for sale on eBay. Very helpful and friendly seller added best offer to the listing and now I'm sorted and the build will be completed properly.
Yes, bloody yes.
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« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2021, 11:38 PM »
That's awesome mate - nice one  :4_17_5:
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« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2021, 11:45 PM »
Fook me Toby - I've only just studied those catalogue pics in detail to see that "cross" pad and noticed the blingo spec on that MX25 ! DX cranks, DX post.... Mitsuboshi Comp 2's ??  and is that a Shimano or Browning 2 speed derailleur on there I see - wow  :coolsmiley:
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« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2021, 11:55 PM »
Fook me Toby - I've only just studied those catalogue pics in detail to see that "cross" pad and noticed the blingo spec on that MX25 ! DX cranks, DX post.... Mitsuboshi Comp 2's ??  and is that a Shimano or Browning 2 speed derailleur on there I see - wow  :coolsmiley:

Yup, too spec on those MX25's. I haven't looked into those too much because they are like hens teeth and rarely surface, and I could never afford the cranks let alone a complete. There was one on eBay earlier in the year, listed by a seller in Belgium. It wasn't for sale for long. Anything with DX cranks is a bit special for sure. Not sure on the derailleur but I reckon DX. It would make sense. I think they came with Araya rims too. Fully loaded French flying machine.
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« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2021, 12:06 AM »
Just been on the museum. Apparently all Japanese from top to bottom. One has a blue DX shifter pictured too. Also, one of the submissions states that they were banned because of the 2 speed gearing. Too fast I guess. They are damn sexy
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« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2021, 05:21 AM »
Sweet  :coolsmiley:
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« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2021, 03:14 PM »
OK, today is a good day. The frame pad arrived with a few extras. After a wipe over and gently removing what looked like a few tiny paint splashes, it cleaned up quite well, I'm very pleased indeed. The very kind seller also threw in a slightly damaged frame and bar pad in blue for a Motobecane MX15,  cool. Then I open the Motobecane catalog that the seller had mentioned. Well, fook me, it's actually a catalog from September 1981 and has the MX10 featured in it. It's the same as the one pictured earlier in this thread. I am over the moon with this and it was a wicked surprise, and quite a big deal for me. God bless this eBay seller, what a legend.
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« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2021, 07:04 PM »
That's ace Toby. Great score mate.... nice to see there's still decent people in the world  :daumenhoch:

Any pics of her wearing her OG frame pad then  :coolsmiley:
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« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2021, 08:02 PM »
Yeah absolutely John, he is a lovely chap and came up trumps.

Hopefully I will have a few pics to share tomorrow afternoon  fistblump
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« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2021, 04:02 PM »
Not the best light but here's a few pics with proper pad to complete her fistblump
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« Reply #23 on: October 17, 2021, 10:30 PM »
Nice one Toby.... looks great mate and I love the little upgrade tweak of the crank to the original spec  8)
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« Reply #24 on: October 17, 2021, 11:26 PM »
Thanks John  fistblump

The crankset was originally bought for my MX113 build. I preferred the look of the Sugino opc and spider though, so it sat about for a while. I definitely think it worked out for the best as they suit the MX10 so much better. Glad you like her.
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