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Old 07-10-21, 10:41 AM
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Help on identifying some bikes

Hi all,

I have two bikes that I donít know there brand, and value, can you try to help? I can only share photos after 10 postsÖ

Its possible that they are made to measureÖ

Thank you
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Old 07-10-21, 11:10 AM
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To get around the anti-spam 10 posts requirement, in your profile there should be something called "Albums." Post pics there and someone here can share them for you.
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Old 07-10-21, 12:21 PM
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Picture Assistance?





These are all I found.

Uploading Drive Side pictures, and details of the frame(s), not components, will aid identification.

Here's the location of OP's Album. Perhaps they will post more there?
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Old 07-10-21, 04:37 PM
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All the photos are on my album already, two bikes, One with a mecacycle frame the other I donít even knowÖ.

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BicicletaFavor - the 3 pics that machinist42 and juvela posted so far are the only three images I'm seeing in your 2 albums.

One of the album cover images (the one on the right) is a thumbnail of a bike with somewhat unconventional design, but the full size picture doesn't seem to be in either album:



Anyways, the close up of the fork crown shows a panto of a Spanish marque called Massi.





The panto is the outline of the full logo:



Hard to tell, without more pics of the entire frame, whether the frame is a Massi as well. If that fork is attached to the frame in the album thumbnail on the right, then I'd say the frame is something else. I've never seen a Massi with such unusual geometry/construction.


Mecacyle was a company that produced something like 500-600 frames a month and most of those were wearing decals of shops all over France (and other countries). Their Turbo model (one with a split seat tube) was the most popular and, consequently, most commonly found nowadays. The carbon ones are a pretty rare sight. There was a post about one on a French bicycle forum and it looks like it was constructed of chromed Vitus 980 and carbon tubes:







As for the other bikes in the picture, the De Rosa looks a little suspect and the middle one looks like a 1950s or posibly 1940s Alcyon. That head badge, along with the box lining and the fillet brazed construction would all be consistent with Alcyon.

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thank you so much for this wonderful post Maurice!

had been puzzling over the light blue lugless machine wedged there in the middle

noticed the single plateau drive train and the steel sidepull brakes and that was about it


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Thank you Maurice! Spot on!! You know your bikes! Thank you! And with a super small image that was impressive!



For how much should I sell the Mecacycle? Any idea?



I donít know why but itís hard to solve the image problem maybe because Iím publishing from my phone and I have a bad connection, I will wait 5 more posts and I can share the photos here!



but basically I have a fantastic collection that Iím studying them to sell for the right price. Includes colnagos, bianchis, pinarello, vitus, gios, cinelli, bottecchia, etc with your help itís going to be easy 🙌🏼
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