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New Vintage Follis 472 day !

Old 01-05-21, 03:18 PM
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New Vintage Follis 472 day !

My wife and I made a road trip to Phoenix to pick this 472 up. I have a nice condition 172 but itís too big so finally found this one !
Campy Nuovo Record shifting and DL, Mafac Competition brakes, Needs a lot of cleaning and a few expendable items replaced but still rides great.












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Congrats! Should be a fun project!
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Would you mind posting pics of your other Follis?

Nice Winter project to refurb. Congrats.

If I am not mistaken - those rims have been called out for being a difficult tire mount. I cannot comment 1st hand, as mine have not required a tire refresh since acquiring (and may never). My bikes mostly roll tubulars.


PS - Wondering the French pronunciation on the brand. Have heard a couple of variations.

edit: If you find a source for 1/2 hood covers, please share it.
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Very nice. Love this - those lugs, the brakes, the unobtrusive stem panto. Does the DT shift boss not mating up to the clamp indicate this was issued with other equipment? Just curious.
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Would you mind posting pics of your other Follis?

Nice Winter project to refurb. Congrats.

If I am not mistaken - those rims have been called out for being a difficult tire mount. I cannot comment 1st hand, as mine have not required a tire refresh since acquiring (and may never). My bikes mostly roll tubulars.


PS - Wondering the French pronunciation on the brand. Have heard a couple of variations.

edit: If you find a source for 1/2 hood covers, please share it.
That has been my experience on those rims. I actually really like them, but tire mounting and removal is tough. Best to use a thin rim strip. I run wire bead Paselas and always carry a bead jack when riding those wheels. Fits in a jersey pocket.

Nice score on that Follis, OP.
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Would you mind posting pics of your other Follis?

Nice Winter project to refurb. Congrats.

If I am not mistaken - those rims have been called out for being a difficult tire mount. I cannot comment 1st hand, as mine have not required a tire refresh since acquiring (and may never). My bikes mostly roll tubulars.


PS - Wondering the French pronunciation on the brand. Have heard a couple of variations.

edit: If you find a source for 1/2 hood covers, please share it.







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Both are good looking bikes. The 472 is a heck of a score.

You have a saddle with Rebourís name stitched on it. Thatís cool.

Those are very good rims. A wired on tire and a thin rim strip is good advice.

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Great looking bikes and a great winter project, look forward to seeing the cleaned-up version!
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Nice lugs, 531 tubing, and Nervar Star cranks -- what's not to like?
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Good score, looking forward to more. Enjoy!
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Thanks for the 172 pics @Tomm Willians - several upgrades when compared to my 072.

Yes, congrats on the new find. Always interesting to find another model of a brand to compare.
Keep this thread alive as progress is made to refurb.
Hope you are healed, a new bike helps get over much of what ails an injury.

I believe there are more old bikes surfacing in the For Sale market.
Lots of folks pulled out their 'good ole bikes' to ride in 2020.
I predict after the pandemic subsides that more oldies will come onto the market.
Fewer people want to work on them and newer bikes are....newer and shinier.
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readers with an interest in these models from this time might like to see this thread. includes many excellent detail images.

https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/follis.127195/



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Nice 472, my size range even...
only thing better would be a 572
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