This is a rather rare seat post made by the famous French firm of J.P. Routens. Jo Routens, like Herse and Singer, was one of the premier French constructeurs. The firm became JPR when Jean-Paul Routens (Jo's son) took over. JPR made this post, as well as some very nice tandems and frames in all price ranges.
The design of this post is also very unusual as it is a twin bolt post, but the adjustment is from the bottom! The JPR post was also used in the short lived and rare Huret Gruppo. Did you know Huret had a gruppo?
I found a few of these posts and will soon offer them in the Velo Orange store. Click to make the photos larger. By the way, that's Paul Sherwen, the TdF commentator, in the ad on the left.
19 July, 2006
Posted by Velo Orange at 10:22:00 AM