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 Post subject: my 1930 race bike
PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:47 pm 
.o.T.M Triple Crown Winner
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Some pictures of the bike I rode in Paris when I was a student, in the beginning of 90ies.
I found the bike in a cellar where I lived. I didn't have enough money, but I cleaned the frame and tried to have a bike which could be riden without problem.
It was very light for such an old bike. One day, I met an old woman who knew the person who has welded it and could gave me an idea of the age of the frame.

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I still have it. So, why not restore it… But actually, it cocan be riden
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:47 pm 
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That's awesome. Presumably the gears are a relatively recent addition?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:36 pm 
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Yes :lol:
I put items for riding the frame. Because I had to climb, I prefer to put a derailleur on it. It's a neo-retro bike :lol:

But I don't know if I restore it strictly as it was in 1930 (the rear derailleur appears around 1935) or If I built a neo-retro


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:48 pm 
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Bikes are amazing

Good work!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:55 pm 
.o.T.M Triple Crown Winner
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on the head badge, is written : "le petit qui n'a pas peur des gros"
in translation : Small who isn't afraid by the bigs :lol: :lol: :lol:
A funny philosophy :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:17 pm 
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Those Ideale saddle clamps are amazing.

Was it originally a single speed or three speed. Would be great to see a simplex JUY shifter on it it and some old South of France bars.

Great bike.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:04 pm 
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Looks terrific for its age. Shows there's nothing new in frame design with the 'fastback' seat stays which were supposedly 'new' in the 60's! Beautifully brazed joints.

I had a couple of those Ideal saddle clips but, stupidly, let them go. You can get perfect adjustment with them. Mine also had a couple of slots for a strap to hold a spare tubular etc.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:02 pm 
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Please can I have a larger picture of the headtube figure?
Very nice, very, very nice!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:14 am 
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lovely. Never, ever sell it

high five on the CLB's too!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:59 pm 
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That is the head badge to end all head badges.

Slaaaaaaaaaaaack angles.

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