Re: [CR] "EDA" bottom bracket?

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<< EDA made bottom bracket shells. However, I have not yet found out what the the letters stand for.  >>

Could it be an arrangement of the letters making up "Établissement Ai me DuBois"? Makers of Nervex lugs...

Dale Brown Greensboro, North Carolina USA

-----Original Message----- From: Peter & Monique <pjrogers@rogers.com> To: ejarends@earthlink.net; classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Sent: Sun, 12 Apr 2009 12:31 pm Subject: Re: [CR] "EDA" bottom bracket?

Hi Ed, 

I did some searching last night and found out that EDA made bottom bracket

shells. 

However, I have not yet found out what the the letters stand for. 

I keep looking.... 

All the best,   

Peter Rogers 

Barrie, OntarioÂ


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Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2009 12:05 PM 

Subject: Re: [CR] "EDA" bottom bracket?   


>I have a Mercier 300 (early seventies?) that has "EDA" (in an oval) stamp ed 
> on 
> the top of the bottom bracket shell, just behind the chainrings. A sear ch 
> of the bikelist.org archives indicates that this has come up before. Th is 
> has been commented on as occurring on the following bikes: 
> 
> An unknown French frame, a Jacques Anquetil, a Raleigh Int'l, and a
> Raleigh 
> Pro. 
> 
> Also, on the CR Site, I spotted the logo on the underside of the bot tom 
> bracket shell on a fifties Louison Bobet (which has the same headbadge  
> sillhouette as Mercier). This EDA logo is slightly different from the one
> on my 
> Mercier: 
> 
> http://www.classicrendezvous.com/France/bicycles/bobet/Bobet_50s_bike.ht m 
> 
> I am also curious as to what this stands for. 
> 
> Ed Arends (Long Beach, California - but usually in Hudson, Wisconsin)Â


> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "P.C. Kohler" <kohl57@starpower.net> 
> To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> 
> Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2009 9:07 PM 
> Subject: [CR] "EDA" bottom bracket? 
> 
> 
>> My just received 1970 (serial E8325) Raleigh Professional ("the white  
>> one") frameset has what appears to be "EDA" stamped in an oval on 
>> driveside top of the bottom bracket shell. Does anyone know what this  
>> stands for? It's a very similar stamping to the more familiar BGF bb.  
>> 
>> Also, this and other Professionals has what is referred to as "Latin
>> Line" 
>> lugs. Were these a house Raleigh lug or possibly Brampton or PrugnatÂ


>> (which they resemble)? 
>> 
>> Peter Kohler 
>> Washington DC USA 
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