[CR]French vs. Italian type front derailleur braze-on ?

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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 14:29:53 -0800 (PST)
From: r cielec <teaat4p@yahoo.com>
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]French vs. Italian type front derailleur braze-on ?

Ahoy !

Thankfully, a list member alerted me to a difference between (among ?) Fren ch and Italian braze-on configurations for the front derailleur. I am assum ing the difference is substantial enough to prohibit mix-match of braze-on derailleurs to frames; hence, the alert. I assume also, that builders such as Hearse and Singer may have used custom fitments.

Can anyone explain the difference or point me toward photographs of the Fre nch braze-on fitment ?

All of this because I am seeking braze-on fronts.

Thank you.


Richard Cielec
Chicago, Illinois; U.S.A.