|Just Purchased 78 MB Grand Touring|
|1978 Catalog shot|
Back in 2011 when I restored a Motobecane Nomade II I was shocked by how well it fit and rode and told myself I needed to find a higher-end MB in the same size. The Grand Touring fits the bill in that the main tubes are a Vitus 172 steel, a step up from the entry level 2040 CroMo tubing but not quite as fancy pants as the legendary Reynolds 531.
|what the logo should look like|
|the remnants of the logo on my GT|
|The original bike shop even did lug lining|
|Love me some chromed fork tips|
|Huret drop outs|
|with original adjusters-nice!|
|Cool engraving and a Rando bend|
|Neat stitched bar covers in surprisingly good shape|
POSTSCRIPT: I was able to sell the pair of Continental gatorskins and the saddle so that brought my price on this bike down to $75 (120-45). I feel fortunate to have found a complete Grand Touring in my size for that much and happy someones old Shogun is going to get an essentially new set of tires.