[Classicrendezvous] Re: Stronglight 49D was Old Motobecane mixte

From: "David Goerndt" <davidg@iag.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <20001123.151425.-2050353.1.Karl.Frantz@juno.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2000 16:37:31 -0500
Subject: [Classicrendezvous] Re: Stronglight 49D was Old Motobecane mixte

> How long was the Stronglight 49D in production? By the '70s the 93 was
> top-of-line, and before that there was the 57... I would expect the 49D
> was old when it went on this bike.

I believe the Stronglight 49 was introduced in 1949. I have a mid 50's Peugeot with a similar arm mounting (5 bolts close to the arm) but it is steel and cottered. I believe this is a 55 Competition model, then came the model 57 "Super Competition", then the model 63 "Super Competition", then the model 93. I have a parts catalog from the late 70's (c. 1977-78) that shows the model 49D as an option, with the model 105 bis as the top of the line.

David Goerndt