A rusty élégance

Louis Pitard detail
After a long quest, my Louis Pitard is finally here. Some components have been changed through the years (wheels, front light), others are in a too bad shape to be conserved (saddle) … tu put it in a nutschell, a good restoration has to be done. Unfortunately, the frame has head tube lugs that may not be original (crash?). Still, the racks are really amazing, especially the rear one which is removable in few seconds with a 10mm key.
Louis Pitard general view

Barn find state

The Le Chat derailler, Mavic Inal mudguards and crankset will stay on the next version, but I’d like to find Maxi-CAR first generation , maybe a Selle Idéale 57 seat, Ava handlebar, Le Cyclo four speed rear derailler (or five if I’m lucky) and a Sologne bag … what’s your opinion on it ?

More pictures can be found here

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2 Responses to “A rusty élégance”
  1. Jim says:

    I enjoy your site very much. You may wish to try Bikeville in Philadelphia for your Cyclo derailleur. They have NOS Cyclos complete with the lever and tension spring. The address http://www.bikeville.com/derailleur.html takes you to the page and the Cyclos are about half way down.

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