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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


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Gitane "RECORD WOMAN de 'lHEURE Women's Hour Record C. 1960-62

 "RECORD WOMAN  de 'lHEURE Champions du Monde "on chrome seat panel.
Circa 1960-62?  Serial no.  begins with 62xxx.
Campagnolo Gran Sport derailleur, Atom/Normandy hubs, Mavic Tubular Rims, Pivo bar/stem, Mafac Dural Forge brakes. Stronglight Cranks, 3 Tubes Reynolds 531,  Durifort Fork.








Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fuji Finest Drillium vintage Oct. 1971 for '72 catalogs.

Fuji Finest with Weinmann Swiss Cheese Brake (and center-bolt) Treatment with garage drillium Sugino Cranks and Suntour derailleur. Note the round fork blades. Original Ukai plastic-filled tubular rims on Sunshine hubs. *Bike was built in October 1971 for '72 Model Year.







*Serial #Ser#K6J0020.  Built in October 1971 for the 1972 model catalog.  See Fuji Serial numbers:  http://www.classicfuji.com/0_Serial_Number_TableAA.htm

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Twin Cities 2014 Vintage Bastille Day Ride Sunday July 13th

VINTAGE BASTILLE DAY RIDE 2014

The 13th Annual Twin Cities Bastille Day Ride will roll on Sunday July 13th--weather permitting.  Try to bring your ol' French or French-equipped steed or bottle of Alize, Baguette, French Toast French Fries or even an Anglo vintage bike.  Fair Weather Rules apply.  

WHEN: 11:30 am Sunday July 13th, 2014.  Le 13 juillet 
WHERE: Har Mar Mall in St.Paul on Snelling & County Rd B.
Distance: Approx. 42 Leisurly miles along the Gateway Trail. Rest-stop at turn-around.

Snacks or Beer or Pizza available at Har Mar Chicago Pizza, after the ride.
 Scott Davis Twin Cities MN francopedia@yahoo.com

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Vintage Bastille Day Ride 2013

The 12th Annual Twin Cities Bastille Day Ride will roll on Sunday July 14th --weather permitting.  Try to bring your ol' French or French-equipped steed or bottle of Alize, Baguette, French Toast French Fries or even an Anglo vintage bike.  Fair Weather Rules apply.  

WHEN: 11:30 am Sunday July 14th, 2013.
WHERE: Har Mar Mall in St.Paul on Snelling & County Rd B.
Distance: Approx. 42 Leisurly miles along the Gateway Trail. Rest-stop at turn-around.

Snacks or Beer or Pizza available at Har Mar Chicago Pizza, after the ride.
 Scott Davis Twin Cities MN francopedia@yahoo.com