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B Carre ? or not B Carre ? that is the question

Old 08-24-19, 03:16 AM
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B Carre ? or not B Carre ? that is the question

what do you think ? Legitimate?

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Yes, Carre, absolutely. His earlier framesets used fish mouthed fork and stay ends, brazed on seat tube pinch bolt ears, semi-wrapover willow leaf stay caps (with or without Carre engraved lettering) and Vagner forged crowns, typically with 3 tube to full 531 as the tubing. Later, in the last of the 70s or possibly early 80s, Carre switched to the engraved, semi-wrapped concave leaf pattern you show with brazed on pinch bolt ears and the use of Vitus tubing in place of the previous 531.
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+1 to bertinjim's comments. BC was also known to use Columbus. The later bikes with these caps often featured a fleur de lis design on the fork crown. Enjoy the ride.
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