Friday, February 27, 2015

HURET JUBILEE Derailleur Adapater Set (Campy, Suntour Shimano) Reproduction $44.00

Reproduction adapter set to fit non-Huret droputs such as Campy, Shimano, Suntour, etc.
Set was designed with a slightly longer pivot bolt &  jam nut.  Set consists of the following parts: 
1.)  Steel Adapter Plate in black oxide.  2-3). Adjusting screw and spring. 4.) Nickel-plated 10 mm bolt. 5. White Teflon pivot washer.  6.) Brass Jam nut.
Pictures are shown below with and w/out a Jubilee. Price is $44 plus shipping.
*Due to extra cost and potential safety issues, my design engineer advised against using the Huret-style expanding-bolt  system with a 4 mm allen fit into the backside of the 10 mm bolt.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Follis Championnat de France C. 1954-55. Lyon France

High End Mid-50s Follis CDF with Reynolds 531 Frame/forks.   51 cm  center-center.
Original paint, decals, patina and most of the original equipment:
Simplex Juy 543 Rear Derailleur & Juy 53 Cable-operated FD with Dual Right Shifters.
Period Correct Campagnolo 3 pc GS Hubs French-Threaded on 36 H Super Champion Tubulars.
New Old Stock  70s Atom 13-24 5 Speed FW.
Yellorex Chain 3/32"
Lyotard 45 Alloy/Steel pedals, Christophe Clips/straps.
AVA alloy Bars/Stem.
Stronglight 49 Cranks & P-3 Headset.
Beborex Dual Pivot Alloy Brakes/Levers with internal cable routing &  Kool Stop pads.
Brooks B-17 Swallow early 60s.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Late 40s Brenna (BSA Brambilla Bits) Frame with lotsa Patina!

Circa Late 1940s " Arisiano" Brenna BSA Frameset  54 cm c-c.   55 cm top tube.
-Internal brake and rear derailleur cable routing.
I am told Brenna was located near the Brambilla shop in the 1940s-50s.   
He apparently acquired BSA frame bits, parts  and BSA decals from Brambilla.

Simplex Dropouts, Simplex TDF Shifter and rusty Brenna Headset included.
Paint and decals are in decent condition. 
Post-war chrome is TOAST everywhere, except Simplex dropouts.
Original chrome elsewhere peels like sunburnt skin!
This bike shows excellent craftsmanship and is worthy of restoration.
Here is a link to a 50s Brenna:

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Early 60s British Falcon Black Diamond

Another very original chrome/painted child of the 60s  For Sale: $500. 
*23" Frame center-top Seat Tube.   22-1/2" center-center.
*Reynolds 531 Main Tubes
*Milremo Normandy Flip/Flop Hubs (British FW).
*Milremo Phillipe Stem
*Milremo plastic bar end caps, NOS.
*Huret Allvit Rear Derailler.  Early Huret cable-operated front.
*Stronglight Cranks "Curved" for front derailleur clearance.
*Lycett Leather Saddle.
*Lyotoard Pedals with adjustable toe clips.
*Weinmann 999 Engraved Centerpull brakes with GB cable clamps.
*Bluemels alloy fenders and Pletscher Rack.
*English Ever Ready battery operated light. Battery not included.
*Rigida 27" Chrome rims.
*New Kenda Tires and handlebar tape.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Swiss Mondia circa 1970 Campagnolo Reynolds 531

For Sale: very original Mondia with 45 years of patina $750.00

*Seat Tube 52 cm center-top,  50.5 cm center-center.   Top tube 54 cm.
*Reynolds 531 Tubing throughout.
*Full Original Campagnolo Nuovo Record group with retro-fitted used OEM Mafac Dural 
  Forge Brakes and NOS Weinmnan QR hangers.
*Original Brooks Pro leather saddle.
*Weinmann 700c Tubular Rims in excellent condition with original decals intact.
*Original ribbed  brake cable housing.
*Original 3ttt Grand Prix Bar and Stem.
*Serial  #156324
Bike was virtually all original except upgraded Campy Brakes, when I found it.   I retro-fitted factory correct OEM used Mafac brakes and NOS Weinmann QRs, new handlebar tape and wire cables.  Leather saddle is showing its age.  Chrome is oxidized and paint/decals are fading. Photos show worst fading on  one fork blade, as well as various scratches.  Small ding in top tube is also indicated.

Small Top Tube ding from handlebars
Paint faded on fork

Monday, October 6, 2014

JP Weigle hosts "French Fender Day" 2014

Just a few snapshots from French Fender Day at Le atelier de Peter in Connecticut....

Le Constructeur bows to Midas touch.  To his left, Midas a chalk "artiste,"  tatoo artiste and frame builder.   On his right, and behind sunglasses wearing a Panama hat, is a suspicious looking anonymous Key West-French Connection beside his yellow '57 Ducheron.

Little blue Rene Herse with close-up of Huret 800 Luxe Front Derailleur.

1957 Ducheron

Routens, Chrome Herse also equipped with Huret 800 Luxe, Singer  and Egg

Citroen Fenders
Little Red Lotus fenders crash the party