Frenchie build

haven’t been here for a while, i’ll just leave this here and hope the link works

Link works, give us some words to go along with it!

Mecacycle Turbo, prolly around 1983. Rides like wet noodles though despite the short wheelbase and heavy frameset. Mavic group predominantly (571 hubs, SSC brakes & 801 RD, Starfish, drilled bars and 451 levers, which are basically rebadged Dia-Compe BRS 500).

Non Mavic: Huret Jubilee FD, Stronglight BB, seat post and headset - all these came with the frame; Time AG2r team pedals, Gilbert Cattoir for FDJ wheelset (Mavic/Wolbers), Simplex (unbranded OEM for Mavic) friction shifters, a Selle San Marco Era saddle and generic bar tape, Shimano cassette & chain.

Was going for a red/white/blue combo, hence the non matching saddle/tape. Gratuitous shot of Time shoes included

so #tukt


Holy bar and lever angle batman

yeh, the levers’ position is fixed due to cabling through the bar, I could rotate it up but that would look weird, like a commuter or something. i’m in the drops mainly anyway.