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    Orly Tour De France

    Orly Tour De France

    Greetings Everyone!

    Recently I picked up a pair of road bikes from a lady who said she thinks they have been garaged since the late 1960's or early 70's. She says her father was in the Air Force and purchased them in France years ago when she was a teen. So I am trying to figure out more about them, how old they are and how much they are worth, but when searching about "Orly" brand on the internet not much is coming up about the bikes?

    I found an article saying Orly was made by Motobecane? So I am trying to figure out more about them so I know this must be a good place to start.

    Here is what I can make out of the markings on the bike, having a hard time finding the serial

    Orly
    Tour de France
    10 speed
    Huret shifters and derailleurs
    Atax wing nuts
    Rigda 27xi 1/4 hubs








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    I think you have about all the info there is: it's a "B" line from Motobecane, and I'm sure a gas-pipe bike-boom model, so early-mid '70s is about right. Might have some French charm, but not a lot of value, otherwise.

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    hey!

    I don't know if you still check this forum, but I think I bought that bike from you.
    Here's what it looks like now.

    Last edited by xpire; 09-21-10 at 05:49 PM. Reason: picture update

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    Quote Originally Posted by xpire View Post
    I don't know if you still check this forum, but I think I bought that bike from you.
    Here's what it looks like now.

    more pics in the fixed gear forum>> http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...hotos!/page321

    fixed gear with wingnuts... that seems wrong
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    Monocoque unicycles with internal gear hubs, ridden by extortionists with an excellent sense of balance.

    You'll see. Unless you drilled out your eyes because they were too heavy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnnrmccloskey View Post
    fixed gear with wingnuts... that seems wrong
    Atax wing nuts
    Good catch, It's freewheel till I learn to redish the wheel and get the chain line straight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnnrmccloskey View Post
    fixed gear with wingnuts... that seems wrong
    Quote Originally Posted by xpire View Post
    Atax wing nuts
    Good catch, It's freewheel till I learn to redish the wheel and get the chain line straight.
    actually I would love to have some of those for my Fantom Uno
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