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Old 04-16-19, 03:45 AM
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N+6 (almost 9)

So that was an interesting couple of days. I needed to see my Aunt in hospital, and had been talking to an ex-bikeshop owner about his collection. Yesterday I picked up 9 bikes from him.
3 already have homes to go to, so I have to sort out what I'm doing with the other 6. There are some interesting bikes in the 6. I'll update the thread as I sort them out.




3 on the roof, 2 on the back, 4 inside
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Old 04-16-19, 05:28 AM
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One of the more interesting bikes in the haul. A bit of research says it's the same as an Aegis Aero, which I've also never heard of... Most interesting snippet I've found so far is that Didier Louis took over B Carré's workshops in Paris!









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Aegis was an early US monocoque carbon fiber pioneer. I believe a split led to Kestrel as well. Probably licensed their bikes to a lot of brands.
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Very cool - looking forward to other pics including that Peugeot that was on the back of the car.
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as interesting to me as the bikes, is the bike rack on the rear of the car.
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as interesting to me as the bikes, is the bike rack on the rear of the car.
Great bit of kit, even if mine is missing a bit...
https://www.norauto.fr/produit/porte...EaAsKsEALw_wcB
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Aegis was an early US monocoque carbon fiber pioneer. I believe a split led to Kestrel as well. Probably licensed their bikes to a lot of brands.
I've been trying to think of what it reminded me of, Kestrel is the answer! Thanks...
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So I'm now down to 5. This little hand built beauty has found a home with my 'not-quite-niece'. 9 years old, built like 2 bits of spaghetti side by side, and loves cycling. Does 40km rides quite happily, and on a 1970s 3 speed Peugeot. She deserves it...
Just realised there isn't one of the full drive side. I'll update when I get a chance










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That is awesome, cool as heck bike for a cool as heck up and coming avid cyclist, win, win.

Well done.
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Excellent haul! Looking forward to the rest of the pics and the stories.
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Interesting Sachs group.....I forget they were once a player before SRAM
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Interesting Sachs group.....I forget they were once a player before SRAM
Never come across those in person either, but all feels nice, buttery smooth hub bearings.
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A friend of mine from way back when I worked in a bike shop runs his own suspension tuning and general bike guru shop after working as MD (UK) for a bike company. Told him about them, and he said he was interested in one of the MTBs: Behold the original Manitou Full suspension rig!





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Super cool mtb.
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@MiloFrance

I was speechless when Isaw "N+6 (almost 9)"...



I know that you have far more bikes than that. I thought that maybe you had cleaned house???

Nice find and great packing job.

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taking it home for a polish. Should be a year or two before she out grows it.

The mini racer.
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taking it home for a polish. Should be a year or two before she out grows it.

The mini racer.
Great pic of two mini racers!
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The other MTB. Most of us (as we are after all the C&V crowd) will remember high-stay frames. Saracen, and AlpineStars come to mind. This Alpinestars is apparently pretty rare. Titanium, rigid, and built for world champion trials rider Gilles Burgat according to the seller.




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I'm not an MTB man, but what you've got there is impressive. I like the machined stuff.
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Very cool - looking forward to other pics including that Peugeot that was on the back of the car.
Your wish is (eventually) my command... The rear cosmic is bent and the front (Mavic 500 series hub) is not operational, but the frame is looking pretty good.








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Such a cool group of bikes.
Donnay on the Peugeot as in Donnay of tennis equipment? That's the only Donnay I'm familiar with. Interesting.
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Such a cool group of bikes.
Donnay on the Peugeot as in Donnay of tennis equipment? That's the only Donnay I'm familiar with. Interesting.
The seller told me that it was part of a batch with the Donnay decals that were given away to sponsored sportspeople like Agassi. I've messaged Peugeot bikes to see if they have any details.
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That's a really cool Peugeot. One of my grail bikes is the PY10FC. Any idea on the date of this - I would suspect 90's just based on the decals.
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Fun and refreshing thread!

Spotted the Mani atb on the bike rack. Recall back when and a friend having one. He was big fellow (260+ lbs) and liked the elastomer susp. vs air / oil. I think it had Answer product labels, stem, bars too.

The carbon Pug is another neato. Caveat aluminum head lugs for fractures.

Thanks for sharing the haul!
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The seller told me that it was part of a batch with the Donnay decals that were given away to sponsored sportspeople like Agassi. I've messaged Peugeot bikes to see if they have any details.
You learn something new everyday. Thanks!
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