[CR]Tandem


Example: Racing:Beryl Burton

Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 19:10:21 -0400
From: HM & SS Sachs <sachs@erols.com>
To: mail@woodworkingboy.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Tandem


Dennis Young wrote:

A Royal Norton tandem bike from 1975, currently at the Japanese auction. I belive that this was a Japanese made frame. I guess French components, but can anyone verify?

http://page3.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/c39941569

My pure unadulterated guess is that this is not a French frame. first, in my experience, no self-respecting French builder would have used an idler instead of an eccentric front bracket. Second, the boom (bb tube) seems of larger diameter than I remember for round-tube Follis, Gitane, etc. It has been "tuned" by the owner - note the Universal-like front hanger instead of Mafac. Few factories back then, in my experience, had the third brake operated by the stoker.

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