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Old 02-14-20, 03:15 AM
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French "HD" bike parts ID needed

Hi guys,

I'm looking for some info about the fenders on one off my french bikes. Its marked "hd" does anybody know who made them?




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Hello Stef,

This has come up previously.

Unfortunately can no recall the answer.

Suspect Munny & non-fixie will know the answer.

Are you sure cycle manufactured in France and not in Belgium?

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Logo has a very 30s/40s German vibe to it.
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What is the device on the middle of the down tube?
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Originally Posted by juvela View Post
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Hello Stef,

This has come up previously.

Unfortunately can no recall the answer.

Suspect Munny & non-fixie will know the answer.

Are you sure cycle manufactured in France and not in Belgium?

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The previous owner thought it was a French mercier bike. But belgium could be an option.
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What is the device on the middle of the down tube?
A part of a lathe. It's a foldable bike project of mine and I had that lying around. It won't stay there but for now it's easy to get the bold lose.
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Henri Darnault (Paris)?

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Henri Darnault (Paris)?

thanks #mauricemoss ! Those aluminum look very nice. Mine are very heavy and the back one was badly damaged. I'll have a search on the web to see if I can find some more info on darnault. I'm kind of curious who build the frame now...
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thanks #mauricemoss ! Those aluminum look very nice. Mine are very heavy and the back one was badly damaged. I'll have a search on the web to see if I can find some more info on darnault. I'm kind of curious who build the frame now...
Check the underside of the fender, any traces?

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Check the underside of the fender, any traces?

I'll check next time I'm in my other place. Any idea who might have build the bike?
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The lugs kind off look like bocama type 30 lugs.

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I'll check next time I'm in my other place. Any idea who might have build the bike?
No clue. Earlier than my usual interest. I typically don't do pre-1970s, and based on visual cues, that bike feels 40s/50s era to me at the latest.
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