André Bertin “Type Special” French Racer Vintage Bicycle, Size 57cm

$3,995.00

Description

This circa late 1940s André Bertin “Type Special” French Racer was built by André Bertin, a former professional cyclist.

This bicycle has a rare 1933 Super Champion derailleur, the derailleur brand of Oscar Egg, an outstanding Swiss track rider who set the World Hour Record three times before the First World War. To round out his palmares he won stages of both the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia. He is also something of a hero of the Human Powered Vehicle movement as he built recumbent and fully faired aerodynamic bicycles between the two World Wars.
Specifications:
  • Serial number: 40683
  • Frame Tubing: French
  • Size: Seat Tube: 57 cm, Top Tube: 57 cm.
  • Lugs: Nervex Pro
  • Drop-outs: Simplex – Hanger cut off
  • Finish: Black with “Type Special” Headtube decal, Farbrication Francais Red/Gold bands on the seat tube.  Original paint
  • Hubs: Nomandy Alloy C/F – Simplex QR
  • Rims: Mavic Front Super Champion, rear alloy Sprints
  • Tires: Tubular, dry and will be replaced with Vittoria Rally 700c x 23 (unless customer requests a tire upgrade, please contact us at info@mariposabicycles.ca for options and pricing.
  • Chainset: Stronglight Cotterless Alloy Cranks 5 PIN Specialites TA Ring
  • Rear Derailleur: Super Champion
  • Levers: Down tube double cable
  • Freewheel:  5 speed cycle competition
  • Chain: Sedis 3/32 Black
  • Brakes: Mafac Racer
  • Levers: Mafac
  • Cables: Black, stops RHS Top Tube
  • Saddle: Ideale “90” Leather
  • Seatpost: Alloy Straight
  • Handlebars: French alloy
  • Stem: Phillipe Alloy 12 cm
  • Tape: Black plastic
  • Pedals: Lyotard steel road Christophe Clips & Straps (Red)

In good condition, although tires and dried and will be replaced before shipment with Vittoria Rally 700c x 23 (unless customer requests a tire upgrade, please contact us at info@mariposabicycles.ca for options and pricing.

For international shipping estimates, please contact us at info@mariposabicycles.ca

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