Old 06-23-22, 01:12 PM
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1956 Rochet Super Special 60cm (from Gene Portuesi's Detroit shop)

This was my late father's racing bike. He was quite the amateur track & road cyclist in the Dearborn, MI area in the late 50's. There's a long history with this bike, and my older brother & I have made some bad decisions through the years which has left it in the condition you see here. The only original parts we still have are the frame, stem, front derailleur & shifter & front Campagnolo 36h low flange hub (which still feels awesome of course). What is cool is that we saved the original sales receipts from Gene's shop in Detroit. My dad, Thom (Tom) Myall was coached by Gene Portuesi. I've debated restoring it, but when I did have it ride-able 15years ago (with flat bars, a random Specialized french BB that I found in Larry's parts bin at Noe Valley Cyclery in San Francisco) I found it a tad big for me (I ride a 58cm top tube) and it was a bit of a noodle, but I was amazed how well the Mafac brakes worked. I'd love it to go to a good home....
Patrick Myall

7/6/22 update: Thx to everyone for all the replies, unfortunately I CANNOT READ PRIVATE MESSAGES because I have less than 10 posts so apologies to everyone who has private messaged me, I’m not sure how best to get in touch with all of you. Also I’m bike touring in Europe currently, back in the US in late July

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