Motobecane Profil c.1982 Vintage 1020 700c/28" 1" Threaded Bike Forks

✓ Original bicycle forks - produced in the 1980s
✓ Suitable for historic cycling events such as L'Eroica
✓ Thoroughly checked over & photographed in detail
✓ Worldwide shipping

Motobecane Profil forks, hailing from France and dating back to 1982. Made from steel and weighing in at 846 grams. A fine choice for keeping your vintage bike authentic, but also great for any other compatible bike.

If you're taking part in L'Eroica, Anjou Velo, Velo Retro or another similar vintage cycling event, these are fully compliant - so rest assured, the pre-1987 police won't lock you up for having the wrong forks!

The forks have been carefully checked by one of our mechanics to confirm there's no damage or alignment issues. If there are any minor defects worth noting we will do so in the overview section below. Please take a good look at the detailed photos so you can see the cosmetic condition of the forks before you buy. and graded as OK condition, but do take a good look at the detailed photos so you can see the cosmetic condition before you buy.


Condition - OK
Production Era - 1980s
Country - French
Material - Steel
Weight - 846 g
Stock Code - U-FK2V


Tubing - 1020
Wheel Size - 700c/28"
Steerer Type - 1" Threaded
Quill Stem Size - 22.0 mm (French)
Fork Crown Race - 27.0 mm (JIS)
Brake Drop - 50 mm
Brake Fixing - External Hex Nut
Steerer Length - 155 mm
Threaded Section - 28 mm
Headset Thread - French (25.4 TPI)
Dropout Spacing (Inside) - 94 mm
Axle to Crown (Top) - 370 mm
Axle to Crown (Bottom) - 355 mm


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Steerer Type - this is the outside diameter and it must match your headset & stem. Threaded steerers require threaded headsets & quill stems, whereas threadless ones need a threadless headset & ahead stem.

Quill Stem Size - only for threaded forks. The inside diameter of the steerer must match the outside diameter of the stem shaft. 22.2 mm was standard everywhere except France where it was 22.0 mm. By the 1990s it was all standardised and the diameters increased.

Fork Crown Race - the outside diameter at the reinforced base of the steerer, this is where the headset crown race is seated so these need to match in size.

Brake Drop - for caliper brakes only, this is measured from the centre of the brake mounting hole to the centre of the wheel rim in a straight line, using a wheel of the relevant size.

Brake Fixing - calipers either require a centre hole of around 8 mm diameter if they’re fixed using an allen key nut, or a smaller hole around 6 mm for a hex nut fixing. Cantilevers and V-brakes require post mounts that sit below the wheel’s rim, whereas U-brakes and centre-pull specific mounts sit above the rim.

Steerer Length - for threaded steerers, your frame’s head tube length + the stack height of your headset is the minimum length you require (minus a few mm as you need a small gap at the top). For threadless, add the stem stack height to that measurement. Any excess can either be cut off or spacers can be added.

Headset Thread - if the steerer is threaded it's generally recommended to match to the headset thread, although technically you can mix and match (unless you have French or the obscure old Raleigh threads, in which case you need to stick to that type).

Axle to Crown - measured from the centre of the axle point straight up vertically to the fork crown, both top and bottom are provided.