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Old 07-04-20, 03:48 PM
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Droop snoot saddle?

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came across this image of an Henri Gautier model 210 saddle being worn by a Trophee de France machine of ca. 1955

have not before seen a saddle with this appurtenance

note the metal affixed to the underside:




illustration of the complete bicycle for reference

does anyone understand the function?




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Old 07-04-20, 04:11 PM
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If one wore bloomers or a skirt could be useful.
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Snuffleupagus saddle.
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Looks it's supposed to sweep back to finish the bottom of the nose.

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Brooks made them as well but i can't make out the model number. It follows a nose plate. Perhaps the OP's broke off?

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Another Brooks. Pretty old, imo.

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Originally Posted by clubman View Post
Brooks made them as well but i can't make out the model number. It follows a nose plate. Perhaps the OP's broke off?
Looks like a version of the B18, a ladies' saddle.
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Old 07-04-20, 08:48 PM
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Thanks so much for all of these replies.

You have certainly got it knocked!

Did a spot of research on the cycle and learned it to be made by Peugeot who created the Trophee de France event ca. 1911.

They retained rights to the name and produced cycles with it.

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That's a pretty little velo de ville. You should post more detail photos of it. Looks like the frame design utilizes twin lateral tubes ending at the seat tube instead of continuing to the rear dropouts. Centerpulls with brazed pivot posts. An elegant little machine.
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images found illustrating the Peugeot created & sponsored Trophee de France events of 1911 & 1912 -








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Is that an oil port in the lower headtube lug?
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Is that an oil port in the lower headtube lug?
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a standard feature on many Peugeot frames when one gets back far eno'

have always assumed it to be storage for a spare lamp bulb but lack any hard information

another member is sure to know!

good question.

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Originally Posted by juvela View Post
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a standard feature on many Peugeot frames when one gets back far eno'

have always assumed it to be storage for a spare lamp bulb but lack any hard information

another member is sure to know!

good question.

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Juvela, i think you guys are looking at a fork lock.
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Old 07-05-20, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by gbi View Post
Juvela, i think you guys are looking at a fork lock.
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we've had so many threads on "need help with the fork lock on my Raleigh Superbe" maybe we should have one on "help needed with the fork lock on my Peugeot"


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Old 07-05-20, 12:03 PM
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I've seen many saddles of this style including ones by Ideale. my thought was it's to keep a skirt from
not catching on anything when dismounting
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