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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:12 pm 
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I must admit to being a fan of french hubs.

http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx? ... d0410fb814


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:36 am 
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I bought this one few years ago

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and then

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9 kilos :xmas-big-grin:

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:50 am 
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nic0 wrote:
I bought this one few years ago

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and then

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9 kilos :xmas-big-grin:

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Nice bike and gorgeous country
Man, have any more pictures? Have you cycled throughout France ?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:05 pm 
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thanks !
more pictures with the Gravity ?
and no, I just cycle around my house (in the mountains or on the road)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:30 pm 
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nic0 wrote:
thanks !
more pictures with the Gravity ?
and no, I just cycle around my house (in the mountains or on the road)

Is that where you live?
Man!!
I do like pictures of nice retro bikes with lovely country - especially France - even though I haven’t ever been to France (Paris doesn’t count) it’s top of my list


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:15 pm 
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This is a seriously interesting read for french members (I'm afraid there isn't an english version though could possibly be translated).
"The bicycle industry of St-Etienne : the end of a local industrial system" Jacqueline Dupuis, CNRS, 1993.

Summary: It describes the rise of the french cycling industry. At its peak in the 70's, to a gradual decline during the 80's. External competition destroyed those who refused to adapt to a changing market. Those that did adapt found it hard to compete with the likes of Shimano and Taiwanese cheap frames. It also points out the buyout of small artisan french manufactuers such as clb and sedis by Sachs in 1992. The partnerships between the spanish firm BH with french manufactuers.

https://www.persee.fr/doc/geoca_0035-11 ... _68_1_5835


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:11 pm 
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@ibbz :

yes I live just between "Le col de Plaimpalais" and "Le col des prés" :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:38 pm 
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nic0 wrote:
@ibbz :

yes I live just between "Le col de Plaimpalais" and "Le col des prés" :mrgreen:

Man you’re fortunate ! And may you enjoy it and be happy - I would be 100%.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:30 pm 
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You can add Taillefer (Scrambler Yearling), Vario (No limits), Nakamura (Heavy Tool Special XTR) by Intersport and Manufrance...


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:18 pm 
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thanks ibbz, I know I'm lucky

max39, beautiful pictures. The Vario bikes were built not far from my home (Grenoble), but I never liked this style of frame :oops:


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