Tech Specs: Cycles Rafale

Roger Du Peuty, Rider 1939

Tour de France Solo Entrant*

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Bicycle Highlights

  • 1939 French three speed
  • Cycles Rafale frameset
  • Mix of top era components

Frame: Cycles Rafale frameset, stylized lugs, steel
Fork: Bernard Carre, stylized twin plate crown, tapered tangs, oval blades, fender mounts, steel
Headset: Stronglight Competition, steel
Handlebar: Ava, criterium drop, aluminum
Stem: Ava, spearpoint tangs, aluminum
Brake Levers: Lam, open back, aluminum
Brake Calipers: Lam, single pivot, aluminum
Saddle: Pryma Saddle,steel rails
Saddle Post: French, aluminum
Crank: 165mm in length, cotterred, fluted
Chainring: Stronglight, 47 tooth, aluminum
Freewheel: Maillard 3 speed, 16/17/18 teeth
Bottom Bracket: Stronglight, steel
Rear derailleur: S.L.B. B3
Chain: Vito, steel
Hubs: Exeltoo Competition, high flange, 36 hole, aluminum
Rims: 650b, 36 hole
Spokes: 36X by 3X cross pattern, steel
Pedals: Lyotard, first generation aluminum
Extras: Matching rear rack, brass wing nuts,
Notes: Red finish with white seat tube panel, gold lining on frame and fork, white five point star on head tube, “R” in seat tube panel thought to stand for “Roger”, repaint performed in 1950 as original, unknown brand tubes (Bernard Carre worked for Reynolds, as did Rene Herse)
Size: 55cm  virtual top tube center-center, 80cm standover, w.o. tires
Weight:  Unknown


Special Thanks

Stan Laferriere

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