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09-22-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By MiloFrance

Your smaller frame size could have meant a...

Your smaller frame size could have meant a different reinforcing pattern to achieve the same end.
09-09-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 864
Posted By MiloFrance

My first instinct was decent level Gitane,...

My first instinct was decent level Gitane, looking at the swaged seat stay tops and lugs. Its possible I'm being misled by the very Gitane Pro blue paint job though. Looks nice whatever it is.
09-03-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By MiloFrance

Never heard of Jean Brun si a quick bit of...

Never heard of Jean Brun si a quick bit of research and I found he was a racer in the 50s/60s and opened his shop in the centre of the city.

I looked up the shop on goooogle maps. It was 100m...
08-17-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,785
Posted By MiloFrance

Great find even if it's more modern. The problem...

Great find even if it's more modern. The problem is that as soon as someone rides it, it's been ridden. OK, that sounds weird but I hope you see what I mean?
08-17-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By MiloFrance

Nobody get out of this life alive. A sad day...

Nobody get out of this life alive. A sad day indeed but reading the list of his palmarés above, what struck me is the time between wins. Example, Paris-Brussels, '66 and '76. That's career longevity...
08-16-19, 11:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 945
Posted By MiloFrance

Generally speaking, seat stay finishing with a...

Generally speaking, seat stay finishing with a wrapover is not a low end frame. Lack of bottle cage bosses puts it in the 70s? as does the stem. If you were in the UK I'd say...
08-16-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,463
Posted By MiloFrance

It's finally found a home. My acquaintance Serge...

It's finally found a home. My acquaintance Serge (remember this one? (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1161841-very-nice-french-one-you.html)) came over to see what I had and away it went 2...
08-05-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 113,768
Posted By MiloFrance

My Sunday morning ride took me past this... The...

My Sunday morning ride took me past this... The Mottet was the cream of the bunch for me, not the cheapest seller, but good to see they were all in decent condition!

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07-30-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By MiloFrance

Interesting young builder in Toulouse

I met this lad's dad today. He was loading a skinny tubed bike in to the back of a car, so of course I threw it in reverse (I was in my van) and had a chat.
https://www.facebook.com/baudoubikes/...
07-24-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,202
Posted By MiloFrance

I have to give some credit to Mr Tunes for having...

I have to give some credit to Mr Tunes for having the guts and confidence to send a pile of euros to a near stranger. I only had a single photo to go on and the seller is so un-technical, even that...
06-05-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,827
Posted By MiloFrance

Evening all. Summer work has started and I'm...

Evening all. Summer work has started and I'm behind on everything! One of the 9 made it in to GMBN tech news! I used to work in my LBS with Fin, the owner of the shiny Manitou. 15:50 in to the vid:...
04-17-19, 04:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,827
Posted By MiloFrance

taking it home for a polish. Should be a year or...

taking it home for a polish. Should be a year or two before she out grows...
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