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(Summare of some of the differences between Motobecane 50V and 50L models)
 
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Contrary to popular opinion, you can't just bold a variator onto a 50L to turn it into a optimally running 50V.
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Contrary to popular opinion, you can't just bold a variator onto a 50L to turn it into a optimally running 50V.<P>
A few of the differences* between the 50L and 50V models for those interested in converting:
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A few of the differences between the 50L and 50V models for those interested in converting:
 
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Front sprocket tooth count (L=44 V=54)
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*Front sprocket tooth count (L=44 V=54)
Back Sprocket tooth count (L=13 V=11)
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*Back Sprocket tooth count (L=13 V=11)
Chain length (approx. L92= V=104)
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*Chain length (approx. L92= V=104)
Belt tension spring (V spring is much stiffer)
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*Belt tension spring (V spring is much stiffer)
Spring retaining clip (V has a longer hook)
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*Spring retaining clip (V has a longer hook)
 
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Add to that list, the lever on the driven pulley, it’s a different shape and the gear engagement gap is much deeper on the 50V version.
 
Add to that list, the lever on the driven pulley, it’s a different shape and the gear engagement gap is much deeper on the 50V version.
 
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There are probably more differences, but these are all I've noticed so far. . .
 
There are probably more differences, but these are all I've noticed so far. . .
 
*(This is based on comparison of a 1977 50L to a 1978 50V)
 
*(This is based on comparison of a 1977 50L to a 1978 50V)

Revision as of 12:09, 31 March 2008

Contrary to popular opinion, you can't just bold a variator onto a 50L to turn it into a optimally running 50V.

A few of the differences between the 50L and 50V models for those interested in converting:

  • Front sprocket tooth count (L=44 V=54)
  • Back Sprocket tooth count (L=13 V=11)
  • Chain length (approx. L92= V=104)
  • Belt tension spring (V spring is much stiffer)
  • Spring retaining clip (V has a longer hook)



Add to that list, the lever on the driven pulley, it’s a different shape and the gear engagement gap is much deeper on the 50V version.

There are probably more differences, but these are all I've noticed so far. . .

  • (This is based on comparison of a 1977 50L to a 1978 50V)