Pedal Revolution Used Bike Update 4-4-13:
Motobecane Grand Jubilee. A beautiful example of a classic French made bicycle that has held up well over time.
I found this on a bike forum site on the history of the model,
“In 1978, the Grand Jubilee was the top of the line “touring” bicycle, just above the Grand Touring. Both frames were Vitus 172 in the main triangle. The difference lay in the components. For example, the Grand Touring was spec’d with a Suntour V-GT, the Grand Jubile was spec’d with a Suntour Cyclone (although originally, it was spec’d with Huret Jubile, thus the name “Grand Jubile.”).
In 1978, there were three different geometries available– touring, sport, and racing, plus a tandem. The touring lineup– meant to denote a more relaxed geometry.”
This one was rebuilt from the frame up with an internally geared Shimano Alfine 8 speed wheelset, and a mixture of Velo Orange, Nitto parts, and topped of with a classic Brooks B17 saddle. This bike is a perfect mix of lightweight lugged steel construction mixed with contemporary technology and design.
62cm Seat-Tube/60cm Top-tube….