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Old 03-12-18, 06:04 AM
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On the green Helyett frame I posted a few messages back it appears that the builder may have employed fork blades for chainstays. Does anyone know if this was a common practice for the maker at one point? (frame precedes by decades aero tube sets & such)

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Shifters: Spidel Retrofriction
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Originally Posted by Chombi1
If you like Turbo shaped saddles, you might try out a Reydel GTi on that bike, to give it some more French flavor. I have it on my Gitane TdF, in black patterned suede finish, and it feels really good, (very similar to the Turbo and the Rolls saddles in shape and padding) and looks really good too.....

bought two, NOS from a guy in Turkey, of all places, almost two years ago.... the other one is currently on my Peugeot PSV....

There's actually one almost new one for sale at eBay right now for 70 some bucks.....I think that's quite a bargain at that price for a Reydel GTi in VGC.
Thanks, that's interesting! I was not familiar with Reydel. I'll put it on my list of saddles to try.
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Originally Posted by mountaindave
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Oh, yes! These shifters really are much better than the old Campys.
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Had to post this one while I have it, just wish it fit me

Right now the photo with the war memorial is my screen saver. When it gets warm enough to work outside I will clean it and probably list it here as minimal interest where I live. Very impressive, might have to find the male version in my size and keep it....
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Originally Posted by WGB
Had to post this one while I have it, just wish it fit me

Right now the photo with the war memorial is my screen saver. When it gets warm enough to work outside I will clean it and probably list it here as minimal interest where I live. Very impressive, might have to find the male version in my size and keep it....
Male version (but I couldn't salvage the suede saddle)...
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Originally Posted by WGB
Had to post this one while I have it, just wish it fit me

Right now the photo with the war memorial is my screen saver. When it gets warm enough to work outside I will clean it and probably list it here as minimal interest where I live. Very impressive, might have to find the male version in my size and keep it....
I'll take that green mortar, if and when you decide to get rid of it.
Looks like my size.
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Old 03-12-18, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by rootboy
Looks like my size.
Color me impressed.
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Same colour for this 1976 BACCI "Tour de France" made in Marseille...

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Originally Posted by WGB
Had to post this one while I have it, just wish it fit me.
Always love the rear brake setup on these mixte bikes. Interesting transition from sloping too tube to double seat stay. Is there a lug or are the tubes just brazed into the tube that is formed around them?
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Is there a lug or are the tubes just brazed into the tube that is formed around them?

I'll look and reply.

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The trench mortar had been captured by an Alberta Regiment back in the "War to end all Wars" during a trench raid. How they carried it back through the mud I don't know because the 81mm mortars we had when I was in were heavy enough and I wasn't in waist deep mud. It had been left outside since 1920 and was almost gone from rust. The town refused to spend money so volunteers rebuilt it. The addition of the correct shell to the barrel means water can't collect in the barrel anymore. I think they did a great job. I choose it as a background for a french bike because in France every village had multiple memorials and it was the only fitting background I could think of at the time.
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Originally Posted by papik
Same colour for this 1976 BACCI "Tour de France" made in Marseille...

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I would certainly enjoy seeing some detailed photos of this one.
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Old 03-13-18, 03:48 PM
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Nothing extraordinary, MAFAC "racer" brakes, SIMPLEX "prestige" derailleurs, probably DURIFORT tubes and BOCAMA lugs, a French clasical racing bike of the 70th...

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@papik, it's nothing special, yet it's special, if you know what I mean. It's the nicest low level model I've seen in a while. There's something about it.
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Originally Posted by papik
Nothing extraordinary, MAFAC "racer" brakes, SIMPLEX "prestige" derailleurs, probably DURIFORT tubes and BOCAMA lugs, a French clasical racing bike of the 70th...

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thanks very much for posting this becane @papik.

at first sighting found myself wondering if chainset Haubtmann or Peyrard.

following a bit of exploration settled upon Peyrard.

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Not mine but came across a touring Lejeune on Rue Monte Paris, France
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Originally Posted by malcala622
Not mine but came across a touring Lejeune on Rue Monte Paris, France
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Thanks very much for posting.

Looks to be mid to late '70's.

Have never seen so much stuff fitted to a left seat stay: dynamo, tail light, and that black thing - whatever it is.

Chainset appears it may be Verot TS.

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Originally Posted by malcala622
Not mine but came across a touring Lejeune on Rue Monte Paris, France
The red mixte behind it is interesting as well!
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Originally Posted by mountaindave
The red mixte behind it is interesting as well!
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Machine has lady's frame - no laterals.

Has a german look in terms of design of welded crown and seat stay attachment.

B17 certainly would not have been original on a bike with an upright bar.

Head emblem somewhat resembles that of Rixe.





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I stand corrected: not a Rixe mixte.
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Juvela :crankset is a SOLIDA triple .

noglider :Yes , it is a nice bicycle and a good climber, I just say that it has nothing special as REYNOLDS tubes , campy derailleurs and brakes or other high level parts ...
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An other interesting bike , this 1980 GITANE "criterium" ...in front of the memorial of the disembarkation of King St Louis after the 7th crusade...
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Originally Posted by papik
Juvela :crankset is a SOLIDA triple .

noglider :Yes , it is a nice bicycle and a good climber, I just say that it has nothing special as REYNOLDS tubes , campy derailleurs and brakes or other high level parts ...
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thanks very much @papik!

it is not a model i could find in any online resource.

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Interesting transition from sloping too tube to double seat stay. Is there a lug or are the tubes just brazed into the tube that is formed around them?

The tubes appear to have been brazed in, nice work too.
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Very interesting, thanks for sharing!
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