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 Post subject: Helyett speciale
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 8:46 am 
Devout Dirtbag

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Location: Hexham
Here's a Helyett Speciale I just picked up. Simplex juy rear mech simplex shifters, Mavic rims, mafac brakes. I think this is a complete but dirty and a bit rusty but solid original. As you can see I have given some of it a bit of a clean and I think it will make a great original bike with plenty of patina. From what I can gather this is the signature bike of Jaques Anquetil and was made up till 1962. At the moment I am unsure as to whether to push forward and keep fixing it up or whether to move on to the next project. Your thoughts are welcome
Thanks


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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 8:48 am 
Devout Dirtbag

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Here's a few more pics


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 Post subject: Re: Helyett speciale
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 8:43 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:07 pm
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Location: Cotswolds
Is that a simplex 543, the type that sometimes fetches stupid money?
Quite a decent bike in its day.

Keith


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:37 pm 
Newbie

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Hi if you want to sell it let me know- looks a lot of work though Thanks


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:40 am 
retrobike rider
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Clean it and ride it for a while then decide if you want to move it on, nice looking bike by the way ...living that green :)

Mick


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:54 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Location: Hexham
I sold it a while a go .


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 Post subject: Re: Helyett speciale
PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:03 am 
Old School Hero

Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:49 pm
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Location: midi pyrenees FRANCE
Fork crown race looks weird


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 Post subject: Re: Helyett
PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:50 pm 
Newbie

Joined: Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:42 pm
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Hi,
What did you decide to do with the Helyett?
I actually raced on one in the late 50s in Hampshire.
Now I renovate bikes for a hobby and wOuld like to get one.
If you are interested please contact me,
Bilcycle


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 Post subject: Re: Helyett
PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:45 pm 
retrobike rider
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Billcycle wrote:
Hi,
What did you decide to do with the Helyett?
I actually raced on one in the late 50s in Hampshire.
Now I renovate bikes for a hobby and wOuld like to get one.
If you are interested please contact me,
Bilcycle


See three posts up ^
Mick


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 Post subject: Helyett speciale
PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:05 pm 
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Yes - Question is, where is it now?

B.


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