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barnyguey

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Apr 7, 2012
6,346
Rathdrum, Idaho
Hello folks. Anyone know anything about this badge? Thanks, Barry
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Arfsaidthebee

Finally riding a big boys bike
May 14, 2013
350
Fremont, CA, United States
Barney,
Try searching under Motobecane...Dynamax was the name they used in Canada...Motobecane was prevented from marketing their bikes under their name in Canada. So Motobecane rebadged their bikes in order to enter the Canadian market.
 

barnyguey

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Apr 7, 2012
6,346
Rathdrum, Idaho
Barney,
Try searching under Motobecane...Dynamax was the name they used in Canada...Motobecane was prevented from marketing their bikes under their name in Canada. So Motobecane rebadged their bikes in order to enter the Canadian market.
Thank you sir, Barry

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juvela

I live for the CABE
Aug 2, 2014
1,684
Playa del Rey, United States
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Motobecane owned several other badges as well.

Some of these include Orly, Astra & Motoconfort.

The four constitute badges actually owned by the manufacturer.

They also did a fair amount of contract work which was produced wearing house brands, such as the machines made for Sears @ Roebuck in the U.S. market.

[I appreciate that Sears bicycles came from numerous makers. MB is only one of these.]

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barnyguey

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Apr 7, 2012
6,346
Rathdrum, Idaho
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Motobecane owned several other badges as well.

Some of these include Orly, Astra & Motoconfort.

The four constitute badges actually owned by the manufacturer.

They also did a fair amount of contract work which was produced wearing house brands, such as the machines made for Sears @ Roebuck in the U.S. market.

[I appreciate that Sears bicycles came from numerous makers. MB is only one of these.]

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Thank you very much for the information

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barnyguey

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Apr 7, 2012
6,346
Rathdrum, Idaho
I went and looked at the ten speeds they made, and found a different Dynamax badge/sticker. Mine must be from a lot earlier bicycle than the ones I found.
Dynamax.jpg



Dynamax Tour De France
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Dynamax Tour De France.jpg
 
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juvela

I live for the CABE
Aug 2, 2014
1,684
Playa del Rey, United States
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This new head emblem you have posted is the more commonly seen one.

Agree that your original photo is likely of an earlier design.

One thing to look out for on the late 1960's - early 1970's bikes is the fork crown cap with the Motobecane winged M design. These frames are interesting for their combination of lugged heads with lugless seat and shell.

In the U.S. bikes like the green one posted immediately above were also badged for Sears. Most commonly they had a dark green lacquer finish when in Sears livery.

Keep in mind that the shells on these are Swiss threaded.

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barnyguey

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Apr 7, 2012
6,346
Rathdrum, Idaho
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This new head emblem you have posted is the more commonly seen one.

Agree that your original photo is likely of an earlier design.

One thing to look out for on the late 1960's - early 1970's bikes is the fork crown cap with the Motobecane winged M design. These frames are interesting for their combination of lugged heads with lugless seat and shell.

In the U.S. bikes like the green one posted immediately above were also badged for Sears. Most commonly they had a dark green lacquer finish when in Sears livery.

Keep in mind that the shells on these are Swiss threaded.

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Thank you very much, Barry
 
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