[CR]Re. Neat bike 40s/50s French


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Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 01:03:08 -0500 (EST)
From: Greg Lone <gwlone@yahoo.ca>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re. Neat bike 40s/50s French

Regarding the date of the French frame set I believe it can be roughly dated by the Simplex rear dropouts. I have a Claude Buttler "Massed Start" which is from about 1953/54 which uses these same dropouts. Perhaps a list member can state more precisely when these dropouts were available? Also does anyone know if the derailleur hanger is threaded on these dropouts? Mine has no threads but I fear someone has possibly drilled them out in order to fit something other than the correct Simplex unit.

Greg Lone Langley B.C. Canada

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