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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:57 pm 
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Hey guys,

does anyone knows that bike manufacture? I cant find anything about "niessen" on the internet and never heard about it. It looks very nice.

Thanks everyone


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:02 pm 
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Interesting find!

Since Eupen is a town in eastern Belgium ("Ostbelgien") and Belgium has a rather rich tradition of sticker-branding bikes, my guess would be that Niessen was a bicycle shop in Eupen.

The use of Reynolds SMS tubing puts the build date in the early eighties. If my information is correct, that was only available from '80 to '82.

For identification I'd be looking for Belgian builders that built with SMS.

OTOH, the decal on the fork looks familiar. Does it say "inexternal"? If so, look towards Motobecane.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:21 pm 
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Had another look around, and your pics are a bit small to see the details, but you might want to check out this Gitane National:

http://www.velovintageagogo.com/t2699-g ... ional-1982


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