Re: [CR]Mystery Handlebars


Example: Production Builders:Peugeot

Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 18:35:38 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: IKersey@aol.com
Cc: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Mystery Handlebars
References: <29.10c07031.27c473a5@aol.com>


IKersey@aol.com wrote:
> snip
> The funny thing is that the exact same shield with crossed
> plumes, crown, and crosses appears on the Mercier's seat tube decal, above a
> red white and blue french rooster. One heck of a coincidence, don't you
> think! Or is this some standard french cycling organization's crest?
>
> Any insights into the bar's brand/manufacturer from francophilic cyclists cum
> heraldry aficionados are appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Ian Kersey

I think it is likely that this is the crest/herald for the city of Saint Etienne in France, where most of the bike industry was located. I have noticed it on more than one French make of bicycle and part.

Chuck Schmidt