Our first bike photo is of a Polaert Randonneuse owned by Theirry Miton. Mr Miton writes:
"Voici une photo de ma randonneuse de marque polaert région parisienne cette artisan a fait ces premieres armes chez mr herse tube reynolds tubes 753 campagnolo 9 vitesses daytona poid 10KG500 LA LIAISON ENTRE LE MODERNE ET L'ANCIEN"
I have always been a fan of Motobecanes. Of the Mass produced french brands they seemed to have the best geometry. David Barnblatt is restoring three of them. The photos on the right are of his first, and fine looking looking, city bike conversion. Note the Honjo fenders, NOS Soubitez light, and 3TTT style bars.
Speaking of city bikes Mr. Neil Berg has saved a Peter Mooney chrome frame that had been turned into a ghastly semi-race bike. Neil returned the bike to it's city bike origins. The photos are below. Note the Campy Record triple crank, Rally derailleur, 3TTT style bars and smooth Honjos.
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