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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:36 pm 
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All the images of other De Dion - Bouton bikes I have seen are black with either gold or yellow box lining.

This one is yellow with blue box lining and was getting me stumped. Until I found an Ebay listing which gives a superb
idea of how it would of looked when coming fresh out of the Puteaux factory.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:55 pm 
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Did you buy it for that price....


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:28 pm 
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Interesting geometry....


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:52 pm 
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Nob wrote:
Did you buy it for that price....


Errr.......hell no! :?

On the French Ebay, there is a De Dion - Bouton barn find.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:07 pm 
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Another barn find - "in it's own juice" according to the advert found in the French equivalent of Gumtree.

If it was close to me, I would have had a look at it to see if any parts would be useful.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:13 pm 
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And lastly, what must be the ultimate in sheer French madness. We consider the pioneering days
of MTB whacked out, but the pioneering days of flight takes the biscuit. Fasten your seat-belt!

The write up and better images are here: https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1075233


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Maybe it was like one of them Porsche pushbikes you put on your Porsche roof rack.

But 100 years ago.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:34 pm 
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I like the “Insure this vehicle” button! :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:22 pm 
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:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:22 pm 
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Woz wrote:
Focusing on Brigette's rear caliper is far better.

Dude, that's a real weight weenie project you got there and by that I mean Bridge's rear caliper of course... or at least focusing on it, if nothing else. Should probably get you there in more reasonable time than plain peddling, wherever there is now. Nobody knows. Crank heaven maybe... or cotter pin Valhalla? Only American gods know.


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