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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:40 am 
rBoTM Winner
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A while ago I did a thread on my Meral and mused on how French I could actually make a bike and always vowed to do another so next up is another frame I've had a very long time and not got round to doing anything with. This is a Navarro from Lyon that is made with Vitus tubing so a very French starting point.

It is a bit of a Frankenstein though in that it is very French in some areas, Vitus tubing, Simplex ends and a 22.0 steerer (making stem selection a pain) but English threads for the bottom bracket and headset.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:44 am 
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I'm well on my way with French bits for this so I've already got:

Huret Challenger front and rear Mechs
Huret Challenger shifters are currently on another bike so these will get transferred over
Huret chainset
Huret cable clamps and guides for brake and gear cables
Mafac brakes
Mafac brake levers
Normandy LF hubs
Champion rims

I'll get this one assembled next to make sure everything's ok before stripping it back down and getting it ready for paint.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:58 pm 
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Thanks for posting - looking forward to this thread. Interesting frame with the mix of French and English measurements.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:17 pm 
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And here's a picture of it assembled for testing, a few bits will change but this is the basis or what it will end up as when finished.


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