I've gone to look at almost 10 motobecanes in the last year and they were all stuck. Every last one. I bought a couple thinking they didn't look too bad on the outside so they would probably just be gummed up with old oil. The chrome plating was peeling out of the cylinders, the pistons were all corroded, the cranks were rusted solid. What gives?
I've bought a ton of puchs. Only 2 or 3 were stuck and the condition of the bikes showed major neglect so it was pretty much expected.
Is there a reason Mobys are susceptible to this? Is it just my bad luck or do other people have the same problem? I just want a stock moby but I guess I'll end up with AV10s on everything. C'est la vie.