Re: [Classicrendezvous] Normandy Notes

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Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 08:42:56 -0500
From: Jerry Moos <>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Normandy Notes
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I think there was a slow evolution in the names used. In the early 70's one rarely saw Atom hubs, at least in the US, but Normandy hubs typically had Atom QRs (though early 70s PX-10s usually had Simplex QRs). Atom 600 and 700 pedals were common in the early 70s, however. Some time in the late 70s the Normandy and Atom names were phased out on hubs, QRs and pedals. I think at one point there were QRs with "Atom" one one side of the lever and "Maillard" on the other.


Jerry Moos wrote:
> In a message dated 10/29/00 1:23:00 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> writes:
> > The "Sport" model was a
> > decent mid-level hub but definately not in the same catagory as the top end
> > hubs. The Sport was used on almost all mid-level 10 speeds from the 70's
> > such as Raleigh Grand Prix's, Peugeot UO-8's, etc.; the Luxe Competition
> > was typically used on the lower level top tier bikes such as the Peugeot
> > PX-10E, Motobecane Grand Record, etc. When the Peugeot PX-10LE was
> > introduced in 1974, the hubs spec'd as standard were Maillard 700 series
> There was Normandy, Atom, and Maillard.
> Did they all exist at the same time?
> When my Atom hub broke the Maillard my LBS gave me seemed to be an exact
> duplicate.
> The Normandy Sport hubs I have seem to be pretty smooth, but the old Record
> hubs still seem best.
> Pete Geurds
> Douglassville, Pa