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Bonnefond road bike, identification, value

Old 12-17-20, 01:37 PM
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Bonnefond road bike, identification, value

Hello guys, stumbled uppon this "Bonnefond" road bike on OLX. Made google searches without any result about this brand. Frame looks well done with chromed lugs and nice cuts. Whould like to know if someone have any idea about that bike, my bet is thats custom made french frame from late 70s (maybe Reynolds tubes) Pictures are taken from sellers ad, cant provide any better ones yet. Price is around 200 euros.





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Old 12-17-20, 09:52 PM
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there is/was a Cycles Bonnefont/Bonnefond of St. Etiennne -




in more modern times a squirrel logo seems to be associated with the marque -





an enthusiast on one of the francophone fora came across this Mercier with Bonnefond transfers on its chainstays (apologies for poor photo - no me cycle nor image) -




here is what looks to be an early 1970's Mercier model 300 with a prominent Bonnefond downtube transfer -







there is another french marque which also employs a squirrel logo/mascot: that of Roold

team photo of 1933 -




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one poster on a french language forum writes that the Bonnefond marque began in the 1910's but alas giveseth no details.

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mopeds were also produced -



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the frame's lug cutouts will be a flashing beacon of identity for our ace dectective - Detective Chief Inspector MauriceMoss on his next visitation.


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Old 12-18-20, 04:51 AM
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There was a a Charles Bonnefond of Paris, who was manufacturing velocipedes as early as the late 1860s. Surviving samples in European museums reportedly bear badges with patent references that date to 1869.
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I don't know anything about Bonnefond or what the vintage bike market in Bulgaria is. But, if this bike were for sale near me for $245US, it would already be at my house.

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Thanks for feedback guys, only result i found on the internet is this german forum tread https://www.rennrad-news.de/forum/th...nefond.123376/
Since my german is non existant, google translate is only option. Story short frame is made in Italy by CBT(not aware of this manifacturer), and Bonnefond switched to car dealership. They also mention a profecional cyclist named Robert Alban, who was working there after he retired from cycling (maybe he was assembling the bikes) Its getting mysterious!
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Old 12-25-20, 05:33 AM
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The bike is mine, but wont be able to get my hands on it for the next 10 days since its stored in Bucharest . Ill post some more detailed pictures and measurements after new years.
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