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Location: Loma Linda, CA
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Mystery 1970s French racer - is this a Louison Bobet? Value?
A while ago I asked about a bike I had found at http://http://www.bikeforums.net/sho...-see-pictures.
. I've since cleaned it up and painstakingly restored it. I still don't know what it is. I've gotten a few helpful comments on velospace:
One of them says it looks exactly like a Louison Bobet he worked on some time ago, which sounds reasonable. Does anyone else have any suggestions? For details on all the components, etc, see the bike's velospace page. Keep in mind that some of the components may not be original. Does it have any special value, especially considering the first-generation Dura Ace cranks?
Bike in original condition as it came.
3ttt bars (Superleggiero!)and stem; Universal brakes; ugly levers with half hoods
Bike after restoration (replaced bars, stem, brakes, brake levers, seat, cables and pedals).
Dura-Ace cranks (first generation) on a Campagnolo spindle in TA bottom bracket cups.
Campy dropouts (Huret on fork).
Distinctive Simplex seatpost
EDA bottom bracket
Distinctive brazed brake bridge
Long pointed lugs