Re: [CR] Flandria on eBay

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Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2010 15:31:40 +0200
From: "Freek Faro" <khun.freek@gmail.com>
To: Thomas Adams <thomasthomasa@yahoo.com>
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Flandria on eBay


I believe that in the mid 70s Japanese tubing was more or less widely used by Belgian framebuilders. I've owned a Main d'Or (mr. Kessels) in Ishiwata 022 Speed Gallant tubing (gotta love that name!), and Superia ('brother' and neighbor to Flandria) also used Japanese tubing. On the other hand, the colour of the Flandria in the auction definitely seems pink to me (or fuchsia maybe), and not the red that I would expect of a Flandria teambike. But I'm not an expert on Flandria.

And that fluted seatpost looks exactly the same as the one on my (Belgian, mid 70s) Georges Pintens ...

Freek Faro Rotterdam Netherlands

2010/4/9 Thomas Adams <thomasthomasa@yahoo.com>
> Dear List:
>
> Here's an alleged Team Flandria bike from the 2nd half of the 70's, and
> there are some nice parts on it. Auction ends in 20 hours.
>
>
> http://ebay.com/<blah>
>
> ebay item # 270557733961
>
> Two questions come up for me, though. 1st, the lugwork is very plain
> jane. Now Euro team frames are not renowned for fine detailing, but this
> seems a bit much to be an acutal team frame. However, never having had a
> good chance to examine a known genuine Flandria, could this be a team bike?
>
> The other question is the Ishwata tubing, another Euro anomaly. Again,
> however, Flandria was one of the 1st teams to use Shimano, so Japanese
> tubing isn't impossible, I suppose. But then, this is a Campag bike.
>
> In any event, it's an interesting bike. Be sure to check out the do it
> yourself 1st gen Super Record flutes on the seat post.
>
> Tom Adams
> Manhattan KS USA