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 Post subject: Paletou
PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:52 pm 
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Hi,
something about Paletou, a French frame maker (1992).
The white frame is mine, but I have to repair it.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:52 pm 
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definitely different!

:shock:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:47 pm 
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very different.....I don't know whether I like it or not :?

it's cool to be different 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:50 pm 
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looks super cool! what do you need to repair on the frame? how will you build it up (what parts)?


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Inigo Montoya wrote:
looks super cool! what do you need to repair on the frame? how will you build it up (what parts)?


no drop-out for gear/ wheel


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:32 am 
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I recall that green one, from the German BIKE Magazin. Heavy duty kit built by Hubschrauberhersteller! The frame was among my dreamframes for sure.

Very nice Philipe


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Remind me of an old VDC bmx frame.

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Wow, i love the rear triangle, not sure about the headtube, but overall that's nice 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:27 pm 
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I remember that!

Back in the days it was an exceptional engineer job.

The frame was stiffer than hell. Even stiffer than Klein frames.

Nice catch.

I would love to find such a frame.

Campagnolo Icarus groupeset??? So easy to find...

Keep us updated concerning this project.

8)


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:19 pm 
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I love the headtube through the down tube!
i never understood why they never did this on DH, DJ bikes etc... surely it's got to be bloody strong?!?!


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