When I was a wee lad my grandfather took me on long rides on a yellow motobecane 50V. I was crazy about that bike and thought that one day he would pass it along to me. Unfortunately, my grandfather was the shallow type of fuck who would pass his well cared for 50V on a collector instead of give it to me, despite repeatedly telling him I wanted it it. He sold it to the collected for $150. This is enough to make my blood boil.
To get straight to the point... is this the kind of bike I would want to buy and fix up? Or are they antique garbage at this point? I've got a Tomos Streetmate R and a Tomos Targa LX top tank that are tons of fun to own, but both seem cheaper in nature to the French moped. Both are kitted and both are 40+ mph fun bikes that I can buy any part for from treatland. But there's zero nostalgia.
But say hypothetically I wanted to buy a 50v. Is it worth it, or is the bike dying?