1983 Motobecane Mirage sport made in france. The bicycle came equipped with a Sachs Huret 12-speed drive train, Weinmann brakes and rims (27"x1-1/4") Motobecane branded seat post and handle bars. Motobecane was modernizing and moving towards lugless construction which they called "Inexternal" brazing process. The seat post is held in place by a bolt pushing up against it instead of the traditional binder bolt. This can be seen in the picture above, located behind the seat tube metal decal near the seat post cluster there is a small allen bolt that screws in and out of the seat post.
The brand name was changed to MBK after the firm went bankrupt somewhere around 1986 as there is no 86' bicycle catalog. Motobecane USA (brand by Kinesis, taiwanese exported bicycle frames) is not affiliated with the old made in france bicycle company.
The bicycle in the pictures has a 58cm seat tube.
|Internal rear brake cable routing|
|Hand stitched handlebar wrap for Motobecane by Hutchinson|