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    New guy from BC Canada

    Hi there, I had been a long time biker but stopped the sport way back for other reasons in life; picked up MTB biking again last year after this 24 years break, just rescently pull out my 84 Andre Bertin C132 from the attic, starting the rebuild process and getting her road worthy. Here are some pictures of the Bertin:






    Cheers & ride safe

    Ted

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    Nice Bertin in great shape.

    I think that it's a C34 amateur racing model rather than a C132 which were their Cyclotouriste bikes. The C132 bikes had longer wheelbases and rear chain stays for carrying panniers.

    Here's my 1979 C132:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/2826722...7624283001949/

    Chas. verktyg

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    Welcome, nice bike; and I like the stand also

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    Guys, thank you for your kind words.

    Quote Originally Posted by verktyg View Post
    Nice Bertin in great shape.

    I think that it's a C34 amateur racing model rather than a C132 which were their Cyclotouriste bikes. The C132 bikes had longer wheelbases and rear chain stays for carrying panniers.

    Here's my 1979 C132:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/2826722...7624283001949/

    Chas. verktyg
    Verktyg, thank you for identifying the Bertin. She is indeed in plenty good shape as I had only had her on the road for 3 years before I put her in storeage.

    Ted

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    Bertin was the importer/distributor for Shimano in France from about 1974 on so they used a lot of those components on their bikes. Bertin shared the Milremo trade name with Ron Kitching in the UK. Kitching was the UK importer/distributor for Suntour.

    Bertin stopped producing bikes in the early 90s and concentrated on distributing parts, components and accessories. In 2000 Shimano bought out Bertin and changed the name to Shimano France or something like that.

    My 1975 C34 looked like this C37, same colors and so on.

    BertinC37-Mid70sRed.jpg

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    Hello and welcome!

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