Re: [CR]Motobecane Grand Jubile: Nervex or Prugnat?

(Example: Framebuilders:Chris Pauley)

Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 07:54:23 -0700
From: "Jack Fortune" <jfortune@uoregon.edu>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Motobecane Grand Jubile: Nervex or Prugnat?


> That's a good point Jack. They are quite different from the most common
> style. The lugs on a Grand Jubilee or Grand Record are distinctly different than
> on a Paramount, PX10, Raleigh International , etc. However, the Motobecane
> literature always states specifically Nervex lugs.

Oh! I wasn't aware of that - I guess I should have tried to locate some scans of old catalogs. Do you know of any links?
>
> Remember, Nervex had dozens of "stock" models within their "Professional"
> lug sets alone, and even more in their "Serie Legere" group. And... the
> face-cuts of the headlugs could always be combined with different "nozzle cuts" -
> the nozzle being the sleeve into which the top tube and down tube would fit.
> Motobecane seems to have commissioned their own proprietary feature cuts
> which I've seen used on no other Marques.
>
> I'll post some catalog scans soon to illustrate some of the diversity of
> Nervex lugs available.
>

That would be great. This list is such a great source of information.

thanks and kindest regards,

Jack Fortune
Eugene, Oregon