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Last year our shop got this ugly brown Follis from the local college that was left over after their bike auction. It was in bad shop with spray paint on lots of it including the rear wheel and spokes. After we had it siting around the shop for about eight months I bought it. I used to sell Follis in my shop and you don’t see many of them. I decided to do what I could to salvage it. I had it media blasted, powder coated and found new decals for it. I changed it from brown to silver and used blue housing on it. I thought I was going to get it done today then remembered I didn’t have a set of matching pedals for it. The only thing new besides the finish and decals is the cables, handlebar grips and a full jar of Mother’s aluminum polish. I love the old Mixte’s and what is cool is the new ones look the same. I don’t know for sure if this Follis came from my shop or not but when I tore down the wheels I found red grease in them. It is Bull Shot red grease that I used in the 70’s so it could be.

Steel Follis Mixte in 54cm


Crankset/Bottom Bracket:

Cheap quill

Old Shimano

Old Shimano



Stock center pull Mafac Racer

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Stock wheel with New tires 27 X 1-1/4

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Stock wheel with New tires 27 X 1-1/4

More Info:
Fun bike to get around town on. It gets lots of looks and questions.

Added by Cyclingforlife. Last updated about 11 years ago.

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