Velo de Ville. 1946, France. Size 55 cm.

$1,995.00

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Description

A typical French city bicycle of the period with 650B wheels, demi ballon tires, Alex C Singer brakes, Simplex “Tour de France” three speed derailleur, alloy fenders and chainguard, Radios generator and lights, Stronglight 49D cranks with Specialites TA chainring.  Note: Previous owner’s name and address is engraved in the identification plate attached to the stem.

Specifications:

  • Size: Seat Tube: 55 cm Centre to Centre, Top Tube: 55 cm Centre to Centre
  • Lugs: French
  • Drop-outs: Flat Steel with mudguard eyes
  • Paint: White with French Blue head lugs and fork crown.  Blue/Red/White narrow bands on head and seat tube.
  • Serial number: 08
  • Fork Blades: Braze on for CP Brakes
  • Headset: Stronglight Comp
  • Hubs: ATOM S/F Alloy and Huret Wingnuts
  • Rims: Alloy Weinmann (R) French (F)
  • Tires: 650B Demi Ballon Hutchinson GW (44-584)
  • Crankset: Stronglight 49D Alloy Cotterless with Specialites TA 5 Pin Single chainring 46 x 1/8
  • Rear Derailleur: Simplex 3 speed
  • Shift Levers: Le Simplex
  • Freewheel / Sprocket: 3 x 1 1/8 17, 19, 21
  • Chain: 1/8″ Champion France
  • Chainguard – Lefol Hammered Alloy 1/2
  • Brakes: C.P. Alex Singer
  • Levers: Lefol Alloy
  • Cables: White
  • Saddle: B/M 3g Made in France
  • Seat post: Steel Straight
  • Handlebars: Alloy, flat tourist
  • Stem:  Phillipe – Chromed
  • Grips: White plastic
  • Pump: Ad Hoc Tourisme Alloy brazed on pump peg on seat tube
  • Mudguards/ Fenders:  Alloy with blue stripes
  • Lighting: Radios Dyno – Lamps on mudguards / fenders.
  • Bell: Chrome Thevenod Cycles Motos.  Viuz-en-Sallaz
  • Pedals: Lyotard Steel
  • Name plaque of previous owner on expander bolt:  A. Milliet  Paris 15e 3 Villa Poirier.

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