Paris Tour de France 1949
Owned by: Eric Sayliss
||Paris 'Tour de France - Seat tube 21½"
C T Top. Top tube 22½" C T C. Braze-ons: All Brake and Gear
cable eyes. Front and rear fittings for an Osgear including a
non-standard Super Champion boss for the gear change lever and back
plate. It has been suggested that this part could have been made by
Percy Stallard, who made a cable adjuster for that gear and used an
||Gnutti Export hubs with sprint rims and Victoria
||Duprat Professional Record with double Simplex
rings 49 / 46.
Champion Osgear Professional 4 - Huret front changer
||Le Roi Grimpeur G Bartali brake levers, Lam Super
Titan 8cm with S Maes / M Kint 42cm
||I bought it
original owner a number of years ago in very poor
condition. I had it re-enamelled and built it with parts as
per the Rensch catalogue as near as I could get; Pelissier
flint-catchers; Bluemels 18" Alloy &
adapter to fit frame. C02 cartridge pump.
Above is an image of the drive
train on Eric's Paris. A four-speed Osgear mounted on a braze-on
The Osgear is the version with a de-tensioner cable which can be seen
going over the bottom Bracket. On this version the cable has a nipple
at the bottom where it clips to the tension arm and then travels
through a piece of 'floating' outer cable to the outer part of the
lever, where is is secured by a bolt.