Saturday, July 19, 2008

Breathing new life

After 4 weeks I finally caved to the pressures of being around all the different bikes and added another to collection.

But, maybe not what you are thinking. I went road, and I went OLD SCHOOL!
In the spirit of going green, recycling, and simply being plain cool I adopted an 25-30 yr old Motobecane.

This goldy oldy will be turned into my "Retro-commuter" bike. My plans will be to restore what I can, where I can, and replace & add a few pieces where needed. I also intend to install a pannier, pack, lights, and fenders.

From some of the little research that I've done so far, it seems that most of the parts are all original, minus the grips. But from the Shimano 600 shifters, to the dérailleurs, to the Motobecane stamped cranks, this looks to be a fun restore!

More photos and updates to come...