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Old 03-13-20, 07:41 AM
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Does anyone have any knowledge about the DANGRE-STARNORD marque? I'm looking at a 531 DB tubed bike, complete, but not all OE parts. Replacement parts listed are early 80s DURA-ACE brakes & FD, Campy Record DT shifters, and Fiamme rims. Other components hard to ID, looks like a Simplex RD, Nervar cranks, French stem. Above average condition, professionally repainted without decals. One owner, 60s model, all clamp-on components, eyelets on front and rear forged dropouts. Any idea of value/quality. Poor photos from seller. I don't know if I should make the hour drive or not. I'm looking at another frameset that may win out over this, but I wanted to see what others might know first. I saw another "D-S" bike here, but definitely a different frame compared to what was posted. Thanks for any info you can provide!

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Old 03-13-20, 08:26 AM
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Starnord was mostly a contract builder. They built the Paris Sport bikes that were pretty common in the eastern U.S. Our club was sponsored by Starnord when I was a junior racer. I would have thought there would be some information about them on the web. There are some threads here and this about Paris sport Paris_Sport Bikes

The majority of the bikes they built were low-end. I am sure they built some high end bikes, but I never saw any
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Old 03-13-20, 04:18 PM
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Don't know much about the brand. The company was based in Valenciennes, and apparently built all bikes to order, for reasons that elude me, as they're not particularly high end. But I did get me a Bernard Dangre a while back. Just because.

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Well I appreciate the input, but the rather inconsiderate CL seller screwed me. After having set up a time and place to inspect the bike, he sold it before I could arrive ( I wasn't late!). Wasted 2 hours driving and fuel for absolutely nothing. Not the way I wanted to start my weekend. Thankfully I may be riding in a perverse "alley cat" tomorrow; for some reason scheduled mid afternoon in FL and no idea of the "format" as usual. Of course using the Raleigh Sports with the racing modification of LOOK pedals. I'll go off on my own as a bandit anyways and work out my wrath! Not worth using a race bike for stop and go riding in the city with traffic and the like.

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Seems to have been a small operation. I had one from the "bike boom" era. Wasn't that impressed with it. When it comes to French bikes, you would be better off with a Motobecane. They are truly magnifique!
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Seems to have been a small operation. I had one from the "bike boom" era. Wasn't that impressed with it. When it comes to French bikes, you would be better off with a Motobecane. They are truly magnifique!
I found out from the masses here that I do have a '73/'74 Motobecane "Grand Record", 62cm frame with 531. Too big for me! Just a parts donor so never ridden.
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Starnord, Manufance and at least one other French contract builder made a slew of lower priced and entry level bikes for many of the well know French marques during the bike boom era. They even made a few mid range models.

I've seen very few bikes on the internet with those maker's marques.

Google is a GREAT resource for searching old BF posts:

Starnord Paris Sport

French Starnord bicycle?

Benard Dangre'

PARIS SPORT by Victor Cycles of Paris France - any info?

A little digression about Manufrance:

Manufrance main page

Manufrance Hirondelle

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The Dangre Brothers were (in)famous for selling bikes and components in blister from supermarkets in the 70ies. It was also them that procured the rights for Eddy Merckx in France for some time and made the lowest, ugliest road bikes-under-a-champion's-name ever sold.
They also revived the old and venerable marque of La Nordiste but not much of those frames have survived apparently. I have one of those (3 tubes Reynolds + Durifort forks) and it's a really nice bike.

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The Dangre Brothers were (in)famous for selling bikes and components in blister from supermarkets in the 70ies. It was also them that procured the rights for Eddy Merckx in France for some time and made the lowest, ugliest road bikes-under-a-champion's-name ever sold.
They also revived the old and venerable marque of La Nordiste but not much of those frames have survived apparently. I have one of those (3 tubes Reynolds + Durifort forks) and it's a really nice bike.

That is one of the nicest badges I've ever seen.

And a pretty bike, too. Thanks for showing it, CMAW
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