Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
- Apr 7, 2012
- Rathdrum, Idaho
Hello folks. Anyone know anything about this badge? Thanks, Barry
Thank you sir, BarryBarney,
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 very much for the information-----
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.]
Thank you very much, Barry-----
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.