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French and British content: the Riva-Sport 3-speed

Old 09-19-19, 11:11 AM
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The crank on that bike was pretty unique. But I really was surprised at how nice the frame was. How do you know it is double-butted?
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It has the word “Nervex” on the BB shell. The lug work is identical to Riva Sport found here:

Vélo RIVA SPORT- Dunlop 1949 - Le blog de velosvintage.over-blog.com

In 1956, Ateliers de la Rive, a company based on the outskirts of St Etienne, had two types of tubing the “Debutante” and the “Vitus.” The latter was double butted. Since Riva Sport went all out and had Brampton design a 3 speed hub to rival the English Sturney Archer, doesn’t add up they would use “Debutante” lower type steel especially with Nervex lugs.
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Originally Posted by georgiaboy
Hello I acquired the same model of Riva Sport. Stripping off the old parts and rebuilding with modern parts. The double butted Vitus tubing makes for a good fixed gear.

Great looking job on this bike, I like the nice fat puffy tires. What size are they?
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The tires are 700 x 33 sold by Rivendell. They are comfortable and easy rolling. I like the Blue version which has more flat protection.

https://www.rivbike.com/collections/...ht-10091-green
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Very nice looking bike @Salubrious. What's the status now, 4 years later?
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My bike is the first one with the 3-speed on this thread. I got it rolling nicely and it went on the Lake Pepin 3-speed Tour. After that it didn't see a lot of service until a gentleman from Mankato Minnesota insisted I sell it to him.
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ACIER DIAMANT is a marque belonging to Etablissements Verot-Perrin (Stronglight)

the logo is a shooting star/comet symbol and is usually place on the backside of the arm out in the middle








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RSI = Riva Sport Industries




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learned about fifteen moons back that Riva-Sport did a batch of these for Sears Roebuck Co. ~1953-54 .

they were badged as Cyclia -


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https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/po...-sears.191978/

CYCLIA French Bike...Sold by SEARS...


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