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Le Cycliste - January 1949


  • 1 & 2. Dynamo controlled by a lever on the brake hoods; return spring along the seatstay (MAURY) (Data Book p. 98)
  • 3. Front carrier mounted on the brake pivots, fork crown and stem bolt (HERSE)
  • 4. A simple 5mm wire made up the front carrier of the PITARD tandem, fixed by 3 eyebolts.
  • 5. On the Rebour tandem (HERSE), a RADIOS headlamp, far forward, with a robust support for the flint-catcher.
  • 6. PITARD stays loyal to DUPRAT crankarms and BERTHET pedals
  • 7. Cables for the rear brake and remote dynamo underneath the tube of Maysounabe's bicycle. (MAURY)
  • 8. The MAURY bicycles were equipped with a bottom bracket with annular bearings.
  • 9. HERSE bottom bracket with custom bearings comportant des congés très généreux facteurs de rigidité.
  • 10. Detail of the exit of the brake cable over a pulley (MAURY). Taillight with glass reflector.
  • 11. The bicycle of Chétiveaux (HERSE) has a custom taillight and a dynamo lever in an original placement.
  • 12. Ph. Maillard-Brune has mounted an English-style headset on his MAURY.
  • 13. On the HERSE of Dejeans, a custom CYCLO lever with a soft tip and a wingnut.
  • 14. That bicycle also had a remote dynamo, with a lever mounted on the seatpost clamp bolt.
  • 15. Chétiveaux, specialist in long randonnées, had his bars covered in foam rubber.
  • 16. Taillight on the Rebour tandem, protected from shock by its placement between the left rear dropout and the hub. Spare spokes are stored along the fender stay.



  • 1. BIEMME chainguard,made from chrome steel wire, which reminds us of a salad basket, but it quite practical! (Data Book p. 112)
  • 2. Special fork ends for the O.M.V. quick-release, and its locking mechanism. (Data Book p. 97)
  • 3. The O.M.V. hub and its annular bearings which fit into the hollows of the fork ends. (Data Book p. 97)'
  • 4. The SIMPLEX Italian quick-release and its threaded rod which runs through the center of the hub. (Data Book p. 97)
  • 5. Another quick-release: the FALCO, evidently quite simple.
  • 6. Everywhere the quick-releases! Here we see the LEAR, for rapid removal and instant replacement, but it requires a modification of the dropouts. (Data Book p. 112)
  • 7. The EMMECI brake pad and its holder form a block whose wear is perfectly regulated.
  • 8. The P.G.R. derailleur, with a small family resemblence to LE SIMPLEX.
  • 9. And again a quick-release: the CERVINO, whose form reminds us a little of a shift lever.
  • 10. Small wire skirt-guards entirely of metal, by ETERNA, whose major characteristic was these small springs.
  • 11. The DILAP pedal, with a short axle, in normal position, and folded. It is made from forged metal.
  • 12. Detail of the short axle and bearings of the DILAP.
  • 13. the GI-EMME derailleur: moving from left to right, the lever controls the release of the wheel, then moves top to bottom, or in reverse, and controls the small fork through the cable. The shifting is then effected, the same way as the CAMPAGNOLO, and then simply lock down the wheel the same way in the course of operation. (Data Book p. 104)
  • 14. The MECCAN CAMBIO has a rigid control rod, and consists of, like the CYCLO, a helicoidal ramp.
  • 15. The B.M.I. valve is always ready to accomodate the pump, and inflation is ultra-rapid. Will the big tire makers give up the old model? (Data Book p. 112)''

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