Friday, January 21, 2011

A Follis vintage...

believed to be 1950s era, excluding the wheelset and shifters which are of more recent manufacture. Follis, a French bicycle manufacturer, began producing bikes in 1903. They built a wide range of bikes, but seem to have been best known for their tandems. Their racing bikes were also popular, both in Europe and in the United States. This one was not given the care and attention it deserved, but from what I saw the rust was superficial and it should clean up quite easily. I especially like the lugwork at the headtube with the Follis name above, and Lyon (where they were made) below. Mafac brakes, Simplex der's, Campagnolo seatpost -I didn't note down the entire spec sheet. A couple other interesting features, the pegs for the pump, and the internal routing for the rear brake cable.

As usual, this classic and vintage pick of the week is at the Velo.

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