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Old 09-30-11, 05:23 PM   #1
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cool old hercules I saw today

Any thoughts as to age? 1920s?










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Old 09-30-11, 05:26 PM   #2
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the pedals look like the ones on my early 60's lenton sports.
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Old 09-30-11, 05:30 PM   #3
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I can't help with the age, but that head tube angle is amazing. It's sooooooo laid back.
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Note to you BLOWHARD MORONS out there: The fork is not bent. Most PEUGEOTS of the '70s forks DID NOT line up with the head tube angle. This is normal. The last pic is from the 1972 Dutch catalog showing this EXACT MODEL in diagram. Keep your comments to yourself......
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Old 09-30-11, 05:38 PM   #4
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Hmmmmmm? This one's Birmingham made also, same lugs but no brazed pump pegs. I doubt the wood rims are correct.

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Old 09-30-11, 05:40 PM   #5
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hmmm, I didn't check the bottom bracket. The story I got is that the bike shop owner bought this "off a truck" some years ago for ~$50.
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oh christ that's gorgeous.

did the guy put it up for sale or something and how much? or is it just his personal steed you caught him with?
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I have a couple of Hercs, late 30's with the same lugs and frame geometry. That one looks much nicer!
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ftwelder, how did you date them?
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Not for sale. Believe me, I asked.
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Cool bike. I've never seen a seatpost like that before.
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