I believe that is a braze-on to secure the reaction arm (is that the name?) of a coaster brake rear hub, hence the left side location. It is my understanding that a lot of porteurs were coaster brake.
Doug Van Cleve Chandler, AZ USA
On 7/16/07, Jay Sexton <email@example.com> wrote:
> Maybe the photos have been accidently reversed?
> Jay Sexton
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> Speaking of Grant's auctions and of Goeland, Grant is also offering this Goeland porteur:
> But I'm puzzled. The frame has what appears to be a chainstay brazeon for and old style Cyclo or Simplex RD, but it's on the wrong chainstay, i.e. on the left chainstay rather than the right. Is this for something else, or did Goeland make a left-hand drive machine, which seems unlikely?
> Jerry Moos
> Big Spring, TX