Another strange thing, if I read the previous posts and the photo captions correctly, is that this bike should have come with an original Helicomatic rear hub. Personally, I really like the Helicomatic, but it was almost never seen on top of the line bikes, rather usually one or two steps down the product line. So it would seem very strange to find a Helicomatic on a team bike for a top team. Is only the frame supposedly that used by Pascal? Unless perhaps the Helicomatic was a prototype, and Maillard had planned to market it on top racing models, but just never gained acceptance at that price point.
Jerry Moos Big Spring, TX
Michael Klein <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: Fred I know, thats why I triple checked th einfo and yes this is indeed one of them. The bikes were tested without decals and revealing information. Robert Millar also had one. They were not generally used
at the time . This frame had Fibre De Carbonne on the top tube(left hand side). There are no frame identification on the bottom bracket either. It is a totally nude frame. The specification of the bike also gives it away as a team prototype and not one that was issued later to the team.
Mike Klein PL 1312 Emmalunda 28010 Sösdala It did how ever come with authentication material from
both peugeot and vitus/Bador.