the caminade "gentleman" i won on french ebay some months back just arrived today, after a 4+ month long comedy of errors including me missing my train to pick it up while i was in france for pbp...
its an unrideable beast, too much frame damage for that, but these bikes are just so damn unique that despite all its mess i will likely try to put it back together eventually... theres a lot of parts missing, because just about everything but the frame is damaged beyond repair... in one shot you can see the license or tax plate from french indochina, dated 1945...
anyhow, i thought you guys would enjoy the pictures:
as you may figure, im working on the beginnings of a caminade page... curiousity kills the cat... and the cataloguing addiction moves every onwards... so anyone with any caminade info, id love it!
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i know what innocence looks like - and it wasn't there,
after she got that bicycle...