Motobecane Mirage, 1975
My First "10-Speed" Bike
My first "10-speed" bicycle was manufactured in France by Motobecane.
I used it at the University of Texas in Austin around 1975. To the best
of my recollection,
it was a Mirage. I perused the internet and found images from the 1975
catalog that I put together into an Adobe Acrobat pdf file:
1975 Motobecane Catalog.
I do not remember much about the details of this bike. It was blue. I remember replacing
saddle with a much better one made by Avocet. I did not have a car at the time
it was my only means of transportation. This bike was stolen from the parking
at the Castilian Dorm during the 1975-1976 University of Texas academic year.
reward of $10,000 is offered for its return.