Re: [CR]Mystery touring frame


Example: Racing:Jacques Boyer
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 06:19:12 -0800 (PST)
From: "Peter Jourdain" <pjourdain@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Mystery touring frame
To: "David G. White" <whiteknight@burlingtontelecom.net>, Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <47B1A68B.3090507@burlingtontelecom.net>


Hi, David---

Dynamo boss on the port-side rear seat stay strongly suggests French manufacturer. (Or, more remotely, even a custom American builder who was into dynamos.) Were the bike British I would expect it to have a fork-mounted lamp boss, not a dynamo. The boss itself is a somewhat distinctive design which might provide more clues...buy our framebuilding pros could tell you much more. Pump pegs on the seat tube might further narrow the maker...Looks like Campy dropouts...What's the rear spacing, 6-speed/126?

Peter Jourdain Working on it in Whitewater, Wisconsin

--- "David G. White"
<whiteknight@burlingtontelecom.net> wrote:


> Hi all,

>

> I've got an opportunity to buy a bike with a touring

> frame that is

> somewhat interesting to me. Not in great shape and a

> rattle can

> re-paint, with no obvious markings that I can see in

> the photos. But

> there are a few distinctive features on the frame

> itself -- for example

> the particular shape of the seat stay flutes and the

> braze-ons for the

> cable guides and stops on the downtube to enable use

> of bar-cons.

>

> Can anyone identify this bike?

>

>
http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/David-G-Whites-Bikes/Mystery+Touring/

>

> Thanks!

>

> David

>

> David G. White

> Burlington, VT