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Old 04-03-12, 12:39 PM
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This is a 40s-50s bike "Thiély" bike. It looks like it was a small builder in Ladoix-Serrigny (Côte d'Or), but I don't know much about him. It was in great shape when I found it, and only cleaned it up with soapy water before shooting the photos.
It's on sale right now.




















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Originally Posted by Lance Pierre
This is a 40s-50s bike "Thiély" bike. It looks like it was a small builder in Ladoix-Serrigny (Côte d'Or), but I don't know much about him. It was in great shape when I found it, and only cleaned it up with soapy water before shooting the photos.
It's on sale right now.



















Very, very cool. I want. I'd also get divorced if I brought it.
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Very, very cool. I want. I'd also get divorced if I brought it.
I had to de-list the Thély... your marriage is safe. For now.
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Here's what I was going to ride, if I were taller. Dad built it in high school in New Orleans and it's seen many years of non-use. It needs new brake pads but otherwise is in good shape after it survived (scathed) a less than honest LBS that took the simplex shifters from it and replaced them with those pictured. I'll probably be selling it soon since it's too big for me and it's built for Louisiana flat and not Richmond hills.




 
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Early 1950's Peugeot randonneur.

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Beautiful bike, Calsin!
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Already posted in another thread, but I wanted to get in on the French party with my refreshed Grand Jubile:

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Originally Posted by Daveyates
Early 1950's Peugeot randonneur.

Wow! That's incredible. The colors are amazing. Nice saddle too!
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My new Moto Mirage Sport. Average componentry, superior ride quality. I just can't ride it slow, it wants to go,go,go.

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Here is my 1985 Peugeot Triathlon, French-built for the UK market:
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Here is my 1985 Peugeot Triathlon, French-built for the UK market - this time with the image.
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Originally Posted by Daveyates
Early 1950's Peugeot randonneur.

That is one sweet looking bike. Does the FD work pretty good?
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That, sir, is a well-polished bike. Well done. Thank you for posting it.
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Originally Posted by gerv
That is one sweet looking bike. Does the FD work pretty good?
Hi , yes it works perfectly and it's fun to use.
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My new Moto Mirage Sport. Average componentry, superior ride quality. I just can't ride it slow, it wants to go,go,go.


Sweet! I love those bikes, real sleepers IMO.
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Originally Posted by big chainring
Wow! That's incredible. The colors are amazing. Nice saddle too!
Thanks! The saddle won't be staying on the bike though as i will be using it for another bike.
I have an Ideale 63 brown cyclotouriste that will be more period correct for this bike.
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Originally Posted by Daveyates
Thanks! The saddle won't be staying on the bike though as i will be using it for another bike.
I have an Ideale 63 brown cyclotouriste that will be more period correct for this bike.
Yes, a brown saddle would be better. If you are bored sometime and want to keep the rest of us drooling, please post detail shots.
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I'm still working on this 1972-or-so Mercier 300. (At least I think it's a 300...)

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Originally Posted by gnome
Very, very cool. I want. I'd also get divorced if I brought it.
And now your marriage is in danger again...
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Originally Posted by calsin
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Very nice bike; do you know you can find adapters for the Vitus frame that will fit the shimano 600 tricolor shifters? or even shifters with specially designed flat adapters like those:
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I'm still working on this 1972-or-so Mercier 300. (At least I think it's a 300...)
Just awesome.
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Nowhere near finished yet but it's getting there!
It's a 1940-50's Gnome et Rhome aluminium and steel bike.
Usually they are 3 speed city bikes but i'm building it as a 8 speed randonneur.
The main tubes are aluminium and the forks , lugs and stays are steel.
All of the other components i'm adding are aluminium.

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^^^^^ Wow, retrofuturism in action. Any idea of the weight and how the bike was assembled - glue? Not fitted for racks? Fantastic find, a real museum piece, I suppose.
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