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Old 07-10-10, 02:24 AM
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Talbot**********

hi
i just got a bike looks like from the 80's' its called Talbot and it has all good parts like campangnolo
do you have any information about bikes and of Talbot?
i would like to spot my bike and know what it is so i can we-live them again,
thanks very much
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Richard Talbot was a New England frame builder back in the 70s and 80s. He gained some notoriety by publishing one of the first "how-to" guides for designing and building a bicycle frame with minimal investment in specialized tooling. It's been out of print for quite some time now, but used copies are still available: https://www.amazon.com/Designing-Bui...9&sr=8-1-fkmr2

The bike in your picture does not look like something he would have made, although it's difficult to see much detail on the frame. The components on the pictured bike look like inexpensive, entry-level stuff, not what you would find on a high-end custom frame.

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There was Richard Talbot as above, also a line of bikes branded Talbot out of Carleton Cycles in Vancouver BC and I believe also a UK brand called Talbot.
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What language is written on the sign? And what unit of currency?
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Yours is the Talbot brand made by Peugeot. Talbot was an Anglo-French company that were most famous for cars, they amalgamated with various companies but eventually taken over by Peugeot who used them as a secondary bike brand.
I have a Talbot saddle which is similar to the old B17N, having internal bag loops.
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A rough photo straight after Proofiding.
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Originally Posted by Mr S Middlemore
Yours is the Talbot brand made by Peugeot. Talbot was an Anglo-French company that were most famous for cars, they amalgamated with various companies but eventually taken over by Peugeot who used them as a secondary bike brand.
I have a Talbot saddle which is similar to the old B17N, having internal bag loops.
thanks very much for this explanation

this is exactly what i was wondering when i began reading the thread: "could it have any parentage in common with Talbot Lago automobiles?"
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Yes, that's it, Talbot-Lago was one of the company's incarnations
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i have always gotten a chuckle out of how the marque is pronounced due to the Anglo-French history.

in Albion it is "tall-butt" and in Gaul "tall-bow."
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...also at one time associated with the Sunbeam company who's antique bikes are well liked.
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recall a poem quoted in an old issue of the Cyclist's Touring Club newsletter with the line which went something like "...just give me a Sunbeam and a star to steer her by..."
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Cars were originally Sunbeam-Talbot-Darracq, sold as Sunbeams and Talbots in England, Talbots and Darracq in France. During the Depression, sold to Rootes Motors (Hillman and Humber, amongst others), which later became Chrysler UK and Chrysler France (Simca, Talbot). By the mid-70's, all their European cars were badged as Chryslers. By 1977, Chrysler had sold out to Peugeot/Citroen, who renamed the cars Talbot. By the early 80's, anything left over had become Peugeots.

And yes, the Sunbeam bicycle was there before the Sunbeam automobile. The usual English progression, just skipping the motorcycle step.
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thanks very much sykerocker!

great information, much appreciated.

me first motor was a 1970 SIMCA 1204. sold by Chrysler dealers in the U.S. back in the day...
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Originally Posted by sykerocker
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And yes, the Sunbeam bicycle was there before the Sunbeam automobile. The usual English progression, just skipping the motorcycle step.
There was, indeed, a Sunbeam motorcycle!
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I drew a picture of the saddle sidestamp which is very faint and worn.
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Originally Posted by noglider
What language is written on the sign?
Hebrew cursive. Too bad I've forgot how to read Hebrew!

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It seems to me that there was a Talbot and a Talbot Lago. There were some really beautiful cars in the first half of the 20th century but when I was bumming around Europe in the Gay 90s, they were Chrysler K cars, like Talbot Lago Horizons and Talbot Lago Omnis.
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