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1960's Samyn track (sold)

Found a interesting Belgian trackbike.. . Does somebody know who was José Samyn ? José was a talented racer from the area where Belgium meets France. Was he French or Belgian ? It doesn't matter to us but was apparently important during the races. . Of course he decided to race in Belgium and he joined a successfull team from the place I'm leaving : the Royal Courier Sport Baulet. About at that time, due to regulations, the team was split in two and with the help of a new sponsor, the Pelforth Sauvage Lejeune french team was created. With most racers coming from the Courrier Sport. Because of this, he was then still considered as "Belgian" racer and had some issues during his tour de France. The next year, as he was coming back, during a race, he felt and died, at the age of 23 only. But José has a brother, Gilbert, who sold very well made racing bikes. Again, altough French, his bikes were Belgian. Samyn was using Belgian made frames coming only from the best frame makers. So... you had - Terryn frames (built by Marcel Vandeneste) - Plume Sport frames (built by Jacques Van Genk) And Erwin Devisscher (who had taken over the Van Hauwaert company) I don't know if other frame makers where used but for these 3, It is established. They were amongst the top belgian frame makers from their era. 56 center center 58 center top 57 top tube

Reynolds 531

Reynolds 531 / Lightrace

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Specaliates T.A. / Specaliates T.A.

Atom 700 road

52-16 / 16T / Specaliates T.A. 52T / DID

/ 3ttt 110mm

Cinelli / SR

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Nisi / Campagnolo Tipo / Vittoria

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Nisi / Campagnolo record pista / Clement

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Added by kobe. Last updated almost 7 years ago.

As of almost 7 years ago, kobe has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

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