Re: [CR] French Velo Wonder St Etienne bicycle on Ebay Item number: 190491197548 from 1920's?


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From: Delmas Gault <delmasgault@live.com>
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Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 16:04:27 -0800
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Subject: Re: [CR] French Velo Wonder St Etienne bicycle on Ebay Item number: 190491197548 from 1920's?


Andrew, Bing Translator:

Rare bike brand WONDER, manufacturing RAVAT to St Etienne Wonder is a French brand, and not a brand English... type the beginning of the XX th century race Branches foldable or adjustable, handlebar accessory "1920s Manufrance" two Gables on the hub back a fixed with freewheel Gables and plateau to pitch "(inch) without chain, a current string at the pitch of 1/2" passes specific valve, hats, are attached with a chainettes to not lose It is in 1898 that Jules Ravat founded his company, 1925 80000 machines (bikes and motorcycles) leaving annually its 20000m2 factories where 1200 workers are employed.

Delmas Gault Petaluma, CA

-----Original Message----- From: classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org [mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org] On Behalf Of andrew israel Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 3:39 PM To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: [CR] French Velo Wonder St Etienne bicycle on Ebay Item number: 190491197548 from 1920's?

Noticed a interesting older bicycle described as a Jules Ravat Wonder 1920 era on Ebay. I can read some French. I tried to use Yahoo Bable fish the translation and the translation came out with a bunch of drivel. I can't even explain why this bike appeals to me, but it does. The bike is nearly a century old and it looks like a solid frame geometry.

The seat is interesting to me as well.

http://cgi.ebay.com/collection-velo-ancien-Wonder-type-course-Ravat-1920_W0Q QitemZ190491197548QQcategoryZ134202QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp5197.m7QQ_trkpar msZalgo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D4%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D651113418 5997044287

Description:

are vélo de marque WONDER, fabrication RAVAT à St Etienne Wonder est une marque Française, et non pas une marque Anglaise...... type course du début du XX ième siècle Guidon à branches repliables ou réglables, accessoire "Manufrance des années 20" deux pignons sur le moyeu arrière un fixe l'autre avec roue libre pignons et plateau au pas de 1" (pouce) sans chaîne, une chaine actuelle au pas de 1/2" passe les chapeaux de valve, spécifiques, sont attachés avec des chainettes pour ne pas les perdre C'est en 1898 que Jules Ravat fonde son entreprise, en 1925 c'est 80000 machines (velos et motos) qui sortent annuellement de ses usines de 20000m2 où 1200 ouvriers sont employés.