Creator and restorer of practical, comfortable, beautiful bicycles
For Sale at The Velocipedium
The twin of last month’s Peugeot. REALLY the twin – same owner, same purchase.
SOLD 1947 Peugeot Cyclotouriste, 60cm. SOLD
This characterful machine was picked up in France 10 years ago, as part of a matching ‘Homme et Femme’ pair.
It has had only minimal tinkering since then, and has a wonderful patina. Some of the original hand-painted pistriping still remains, and the paint is worn away in places, showing undercoat, but there is no rust, except some minor pitting on the front wheel rim. If I were keeping this bike, I would fit new alloy rims.
The 650B tyres, with their 42mm width, give a lovely smooth ride, and it is very hard to find a bike with these original type of rd tyres nowadays.
The original 3-speed freewheel has been replaced with a 5-speed wide ratio for improved range. The front brake, and the levers, are of special interest, being a type I have not seen elsewhere. Very unusual. There is a spare rear brake also, since that has ben replace on th bike, with a conventional caliper. The chainset is a TA, which may also be an upgrade, since there is a fairly modern square-taper bottom bracket installed. The lights work of course.
The bike is full of delightful details, such as the pedals, the art-deco lights, and the original owner’s (mandatory) I.D. plaque on the rear mudguard.
This stunning machine is definitely for the taller rider. it is comfortable for me, when set as seen in the photos, and i am 5’11”.
The original Elaedy saddle.
Toolboxes with leather handles.
Front brake, original pinstriping, patina!
The bike is for sale at £495, not including the handlebar bag or leather trunk, seen in the photos.
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