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Old 01-31-11, 03:46 AM   #1
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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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Old 01-31-11, 07:43 AM   #2
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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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Old 01-31-11, 09:18 AM   #4
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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.
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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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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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