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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:57 am 
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Cool penguin! Will ask my dad if he remembers them. Family from Birmingham. Wish my grandad was still alive he definitely would.

Simon


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:53 pm 
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What a fantastic find mrpenguin! :D

I discovered the Querée brothers and their bicycles around two years ago, and as their School Road premises was close to where I live I would be delighted to find myself a La Querée. Seeing the size of some of the houses in the vicinity of School Road I sometime wonder whether there is a La Querée or two languishing in a shed/basement waiting to be rescued and brought back to the road.

Looking forward to following this mrpenguin. Good luck with your restoration.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:17 am 
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Joined: Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:59 pm
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thanks for all of the help and advice. I'm slowly coming along. VCC do want membership, which is probably a worth while step, but I sort of messed up my finances and will have to wait a bit before going that way. I manged to piece together some nice bits as well, albeit not exactly period consistent.
I'm looking at a Campagnolo drive train; because i have the front which i got with the frame, and probably Mafac 'racer' brakes (again, because i have the levers that came with).
And then there was the unfortunate crankset I won on fleabay, only for the seller to send it to my US address instead of my UK one (and before I had even paid, noless!). So, hopefully in the next quarter I will get something done.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:50 am 
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If your on facebook join Steel is real classic and vintage. Some people selling on there. Amazing what turns up on there also. It's US based but global now. Fleabay still a good source for parts and bummer with bits at other address. Worth taking time over and when finances allow. I'm the same, I'm self employed and buy parts when I can.
Good luck Penguin.

Simon


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:15 pm 
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Joined: Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:15 pm
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If that really is an LQ you really should consider joining the V-CC when you can afford it.
I'm a member & it gives you access to such a huge amount of expertise/information on this type of bike. (And many others...)

The ME (Marque Enthusiast) will be able to advise you on yours I'm certain.
All sorts of other advantages in joining. A bi monthly Magazine with free ads for members, for example.
For me the main advantage is access to the online database & members with particular expertise/knowledge.
Just what you are looking for, seemingly: )

Good luck!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:49 am 
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Joined: Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:47 pm
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Fantastic thread alongside the info from classic lightweights & bike forums.


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