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Old 06-05-10, 09:45 AM
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French Starnord bicycle?

I bought this one at the church rummage sale for a fiver. My first thought is always to walk away from anything with safety levers and rusty rims but then I saw the Huret drivetrain and the then the CLB brakes. The fronts still have the pad holders. The turkey levers are kinda stylin' as well.

The frame isn't as heavy as it looks. It's way too big for me though. I may harvest the goodies and give away the rest. It's a bloody shame the PO cut away the nice steel fender to accomodate the miller generator....ach!

Can anyone help ID the bike ? I can't find the brakes or gears on velobase and would appreciate any input on what models they are.

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Can't help with the bike. It is curious to see the bottle, taillight, and headlight on the right side.
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There's a British shop sticker on the rack. I also live in a small university town with loyalist roots and lots of English professors.
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You made off like a bandit for $5
Holy crap.
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Starnord was a French contract builder -- their bikes were usually imported into the U.S. under the name "Paris Sport." Those are fairly common parts, not sure what you want to know about them. CLB was used on a lot of less expensive European bikes. Looks to be late '70s/early '80s vintage. By that time the Japanese were dominating the U.S. market because their low-end bikes were cheaper and much better. So what you have is relatively rare in the U.S.
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Originally Posted by unterhausen
Starnord was a French contract builder -- their bikes were usually imported into the U.S. under the name "Paris Sport." Those are fairly common parts, not sure what you want to know about them. CLB was used on a lot of less expensive European bikes. Looks to be late '70s/early '80s vintage. By that time the Japanese were dominating the U.S. market because their low-end bikes were cheaper and much better. So what you have is relatively rare in the U.S.
Thanks you've just about covered it...I thought the CLB's looked high end but I might be fooling myself because I pulled a pair of CLB2's off of a UO8 Peugeot way back and they are pretty amazing. The same with Huret...I know they make both entry level and high end but that's about it.
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Originally Posted by jimmuller
Can't help with the bike. It is curious to see the bottle, taillight, and headlight on the right side.
Not if it came from Britain.
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Originally Posted by Oldpeddaller
Not if it came from Britain.
I knew someone was going to say that. But it was a French bike. And the OP doesn't give any info about what part of world he might be living in. So based solely on the distribution RHD vs. LHD cars around the world the probability is that it came from a country where drivers keep to the right (i.e. LHD). And even if the bike wasn't from one of those countries, it is still curious to those of us in the U.S.
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