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Louison Bobet Randonneur Mixte

Old 05-29-12, 07:06 PM
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Louison Bobet Randonneur Mixte

One of my more unusual and exciting finds!

This morning when I left the house, I decided to add some money to my wallet. I'm glad I did. I haven't done much research yet, but I thought I would share the pictures. The wheels are 650.

The photographs should do most of the talking:









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Nice!

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Awesome!!

Bring it out to Bloomer park next month, I'll have my Bobet's there.
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Nice snag, Bikeman.
Not too many of those to be found this side of the Left Bank, and I love the curve of those bars. (Ooh-la-la!)

(PS - Please tell me that post isn't stuck!)
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What a great score! Beautiful, aged to perfection!
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Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
Nice!

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Thanks Aaron!

Originally Posted by redneckwes View Post
Awesome!!

Bring it out to Bloomer park next month, I'll have my Bobet's there.
Thank Redneck! Unfortunately, my weekends are extremely busy! I'm not even aware of the event, but I'll check into it.

Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
Nice snag, Bikeman.
Not too many of those to be found this side of the Left Bank, and I love the curve of those bars. (Ooh-la-la!)

(PS - Please tell me that post isn't stuck!)
I can't say I know very much about the bike, but when I get a chance, I'll give a report on the seatpost. Right now, it is my biggest concern.
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Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
Nice snag, Bikeman.
Not too many of those to be found this side of the Left Bank, and I love the curve of those bars. (Ooh-la-la!)

(PS - Please tell me that post isn't stuck!)
Unstuck! In fact, it came out very easy!

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I gave the bike a minor cleaning and replaced the photographs with better ones. They can be seen in the opening posts.

Based on the little information that I found and Huret Allvit rear derailleur on the bike, the bike likely dates back to the early 1960's. The bike was an entry level touring bike.

I do like the brake levers!
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Very nice!
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
Very nice!
Thanks Scott!

I only wish it were a men's frame and my size!
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Very nice. So jealous.
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Hm, looks like the very same bike I just noticed on Ann Arbor Craigslist! Looks like an interesting machine. Were you ever able to take it for a ride?
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Super cool! Entry level bikes just don't get cooler than that - the French sure had that figured out. Congrats, and enjoy!
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Really cool bike! Love the decals.

Btw, as you're probably already aware, it looks like the fender/front rack is not installed correctly. The tab from the front fender should be mounted behind the fork, which will bring the front rack closer to level.
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