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1968 Lousion Bobet Amateur C-34

This bike came to me in all-original spec. (see scan of catalog page for specs) and I decided I'd like to ride it and not just look at it, so I converted it to a 650B wheelset which allowed me to add nice fenders and wider tires. This new configuration allows me to ride it on the rough roads in my area including gravel roads, with much comfort. It's my favorite riding bike these days.

Frame:
Reynolds straight gauge seamless steel with Nervex lugs

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Original cottered crank, Stronglight #55, Competition grade, converted to cotterless BB with Stronglight 49d crankset with TA triple rings.

Pedals:
SPD when riding hard, flat platforms when riding casually

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
TA triple rings

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Suntour VGT Luxe rear and Suntour Compe V front

Handlebars/Stem:
Nitto Technomic stem and Grand Bois Randonneur handlebars

Saddle/Seatpost:
Straight steel seatpost, vintage 80's Selle Italia Turbo saddle

Brakes:
Dia-Compe 750 with Kool-stop brake pads for extra stopping power

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Campagnolo Tipo large flange hub, Grand Bois rim, Soma Grand Randonneur 650Bx 42 mm tire

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Campagnolo Tipo large flange hub, Grand Bois rim, Soma Grand Randonneur 650Bx 42 mm tire

Accessories:
Velo Orange Zeppelin fenders, VO rear reflector, VO mud flap, bell, original aluminum pump

More Info:
Louison Bobet was the first great French rider of the post-war period and the first rider to win the Tour de France in three successive years, from 1953 to 1955. His career included the national road championship (1950 and 1951), Milan–San Remo (1951), Giro di Lombardia (1951), Critérium International (1951 & 52), Paris–Nice (1952), Grand Prix des Nations (1952), world road championship (1954), Tour of Flanders (1955), Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré (1955), Tour de Luxembourg (1955), Paris–Roubaix (1956) and Bordeaux–Paris (1959). Courtesy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louison_Bobet

Added by flyingdutchman63. Last updated 6 months ago.

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