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Old 09-20-22, 07:13 AM
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Renault Bikes

I saw this posted on FB market and have never seen one of these or even knew they made bikes. Could make a nice little light gravel/trail rider, maybe add some drop bars and brifters? Just wondering if they are decent?

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You could google it and see if anything pops up. They did sponsor a TdF-level bicycle racing team back around 1980 so they may have produced a line of bicycles, too; if they can build cars they can build bicycles.

The bicycle in your picture doesn't look like a hi-end variety - the brakes and bb/crankset are both look to be less-expensive types. It would probably make a good bicycle for short commutes or neighborhood riding.
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Originally Posted by skidder View Post
You could google it and see if anything pops up. They did sponsor a TdF-level bicycle racing team back around 1980 so they may have produced a line of bicycles, too
The Renault-sponsored team rode Gitane bikes:


The bicycle in your picture doesn't look like a hi-end variety - the brakes and bb/crankset are both look to be less-expensive types. It would probably make a good bicycle for short commutes or neighborhood riding.
It looks like a generic entry-level bike decalled as Renault for marketing purposes, probably mass-produced at an Asian factory and labeled under various brands.
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Well the Renault team wouldn't ride Peugeot bikes now would they! When I google Renault bicycle, most of the content is about a small folding bike made in China.

I wonder if it's steel or aluminum? Another image in the listing shows a sticker with all this Chinese writing on it so it probably manufactured for that market?

I might check it out just to see what components are on it and see what the frame material is.

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At 70yo, I love the look those old steel bikes( especially lugged)👍🏻🍺
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Originally Posted by don compton View Post
At 70yo, I love the look those old steel bikes( especially lugged)👍🏻🍺
Welcome to the board and agree with you 100%. I know we already have a forum for C&V bikes but I usually post here because the members are all C&V and they get it.

I know I shouldn't make a statement like this without doing the research and testing them out but I just don't see myself buying a newer gravel bike frame design. I like what the independent companies are producing, steel frames and that C&V look but adding modern components, like the Surly bikes.

Cost might be a factor though
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steel

I have owned a lot of bikes. Bianchis, Colnagos,Merkx, Hampsten custom, 3 Steve Rexes, and many more. I could see a custom steel gravel bike.My current ride is a 5 yo Trek Domane and it's tough to improve on well designed carbon. I am not a weight weenie, but I like the ability to use tires up to 32c and the disc brakes are just too darn good to give up, especially on downhills or when it's wet. I even rode a Rivendell Roadeo for years.
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Saw a “Harley Davidson” fat tire e-bike recently. Guessing HD had no involvement in actually making it.
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Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
Saw a “Harley Davidson” fat tire e-bike recently. Guessing HD had no involvement in actually making it.
Obviously, HD has lent their name to many projects - but I have read recently a Harley Davidson e-bike was being designed / re-designed. Not sure who might make it.
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Originally Posted by skidder View Post
if they can build cars they can build bicycles.

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What makes you think they can build cars?
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