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Old 03-11-16, 06:02 PM
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Duke7777
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Bikes: 48 Alleluia, 52 Blondin, 57 Cattaneo, 68&72 CNC, 55 Dujay, 79 Gemini, 46 Herse, 76 Singer, 48 LeGreves, 55 Metropole, 78 Carre, 78 SMG Redolfi, 49 Baines, 49 Carpenter, 62 Holds. Cyclone, 74 Holds. Pro, 49 Carpenter, 55 Condor, 78 TSIsaac, 74Crescent

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I had two Davidsons, and they were two of the nicest built and best riding bikes I've owned. Unfortunately I had to sell them as I became obsessed with French bikes and was exceeding my self-imposed limit (20). I vaguely recall some top racers around here riding Davidsons in the early 80s, but first really took notice of them when a collector friend bought one a few years ago. The PO had bead-blasted the paint off all the lugs, IIRC with the idea of clear-coating them or something, but then gave up and sold the frame to my friend. After inspecting the bare lug work on this frame, I decided I had to have one. I first found the blue 79, then later the green 73, which I think was the first year Bill was making frames under his own name.

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