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    Senior Member AL NZ's Avatar
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    Anyone recognise this old Frenchie for sale in NZ?

    Check this out...

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/Sports/Cycl...-351304496.htm

    certainly quirky, too small for me

    but what do you buffs all reckon?
    I like the derailleur, not sure about the mudguards...

    Maybe Velouria could make something of it

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    Ah, the old derailleur + coaster brake trick!

    I really like the bike. I would certainly pick it up for a small fraction of the asking price. $850, even if they're NZ dollars, is more than I'd pay. Nice bike, though.

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    wow, i like that bike

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    The derailleur + coaster brake setup is a rare bird indeed. Its not the complete "System Sachs" from what I can see...the full system had some safety features to prevent the chain from jumping off during braking. Not saying those parts are missing...perhaps they were never there to begin with.
    --Don't Panic.

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    Hyper (ee-pair) cool, as the Parisien teens say. I dig it (including the fenders). I also dig how you Aussies and Kiwis still use "reckon". Whenever I say it I feel like most people are thinking "What a rube. . ."
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    wotza rube?

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    ^ Rube
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    Ahh, I see it is a derivative of Reuben, as in Seth and Reuben from Cold Comfort Farm. See, now I am showing my own sophistication!
    But I am chewing on my piece of straw like a local yokel...

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