It is not sure when he opened his shop, but there are ads of his shop dating back to Birmingham Small Arms as a retailer of their cycle fittings. In these days cycling was a very popular sport in Cologne and its surrounding cities. In the 50s and 60s his bikes were still well sought-after. Possibly as reminiscence of the former glory times he kept putting the B. In the 50s the Nervex lugs from Francolam made it unnecessary to the frame builders to cut their own lugs in-house. But it was often a question of professional honour or etiquette of the master builder to individually modify the lugs supplied by an industrial company. I generally prefer the Cinelli lugs on a track frame because they appear more elegant to me. Together with the specially made track fork to my knowledge Nervex did not offer a smaller crown for track forks and the lining around the lugs this frame set is a very beautiful example of craftsmanship of its time and it gives me a smile every time I look at it.
Museum Bikes 1966 to 1985
This page was salvaged from an expired web site by a David G. He did a really nice job and we tried to capture what we could of it here. This page is devoted to Peugeot’s classic lugged and brazed performance bicycles. The primary emphasis is on the PXE.
This one is a 2nd gen Master dating from about with internal rear brake cable routing. FRENCH RANDONNEUSE BIKE 53cm c Nervex Pro lugs.
For sale a beautiful vintage Italian track frame,straight from the 70s: Masi Special,full polished and chrome-coated with Campagnolo dropouts. Frame Details: Seat tube c-c Top tube c-c Rear Spacingmm Front spacingmm Seatpost,2 Bottom bracket Italian threaded frame weightg fork weightg Total weightg. Vintage 69? Very good condition. Head tube lug is stamped 2E Front fork tips and fork crown are chromed.
Chrome is in very good condition. This is a very original example of a late 60s or early70s Bianchi racing bike. The serial number and some parts lead me to believe this is a late 60s model, but the axle nuts indicate a couple years later or that they have been replaced. Check pictures closely before bidding!
Köthke Champion Special Bahnrad
Thank you, Peter, for an amazingly detailed and well-researched presentation of the Raleigh-Carlton families of bike brands and the amazing evolution of the bikes, the markets, and the companies involved. Were they early Raleigh or Carlton dealers? Hi Peter, Thank you for documenting a fascinating history that I was previously completely unaware of. Please keep up the good work!
One of the first things I noticed about this bike was the ornate headtube lugs, which I They are not the more commonly found Nervex Professional lugs that were a Prestige is a later model (check rear of jockey wheels cage for date stamp).
It is unclear exactly when Claud started making bicycles. Some say it was in from his garden shed, but Claud was involved in the cycle trade and cycle racing before We do know that Claud opened his first shop, in Battersea London, in and calls his Silver Jubilee Year cf Catalogue cover. Delivery is days. Claud was soon a main cycle trade figure and had 5 branches, 4 in London, by Dec The range would have been showcased at Olympia in Dec
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Italian Cut Seat Lug. Italian Cut Head Lug. Newvex Lugs on Waterford Series Artisan. Head tube shot of Series Artisan frame with stainless steel, full polish Newvex head lugs and English Blue metallic finish with white panels and silver strips. Waterford Custom Nuevo-Coco lugs. Head tube for Waterford Nuevo-Coco Custom Lug 60cm Frame, made of stainless steel with polished lugs and stays,
Lugs. Date Fri, October 5, A bike store owner told me recently told me Early lugs were in fact pipefittings; these were heavy steel sand Ah yes, There was and is beauty even the ‘production’ lugs like the Nervex pro or the Prugnat
Moderators: ededwards , Elev12k , Tel , Jamiedyer. Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 20 guests. Posted: Fri Jul 27, pm. Thanks to a chance conversation, I’ve just picked up a lovely Harry Quinn it was destined to a car-boot sale this weekend. Nervex lugs. MA40 wheels. Edco hubs. Stronglight crank, Suntour mechanism. I’m suspecting mid 80’s. There’s a serial number on he bottom relating to the Nervex, yet I can’t find anything relating to Quinn.
Hoping someone can assist.
James’ Mystery French Bike
It was fun working with the vintage Nervex Professional lugs. They come in such rough condition and need so much love before being in a state where they.
On the right is an example of a Nervex Professional lug as modified by the builders, Hawkes of London. The front of the lugs have neither the telltale ‘fishtail’ nor the ‘horns’. The lug has been carefully re-profiled to produce a simple curve. In the late 40s and early 50s most British framebuilders relied upon cast lugs with which to build their frames.
As the European economy picked up after WWII supplies of more modern lugs started to be imported, most of which were made from precision pressings of mild steel plate by a process called “emboutissage”. It is only in the last ten years that I have actually bought some of these crowns as NOS, and so I have no idea how much they cost originally.
My own theory about their lack of popularity is that the crown was an early pressed model made by Franco-Suisse, to match up with the head lugs of the Pro MkI lugset, that also had two short spikey prongs. Whether or not what is now referred to as the Nervex Pro Mk I lugset was actually at the time known as the Franco-Suisse, I can only conjecture. On the other hand, around the early 50s, companies such as EKLA and Wagner had started producing very strong accurately cast steel models that gave full contact areas for brazing between the column, fork blades and the crown itself.
Any self-respecting frame-builder would prefer to use either cast or forged crowns, they resulted in much stronger and better performing fork units that were less likely to bend in use or from which the blends could not work loose due to the lack of brazed area and contact. The other advantage, one that should not be overlooked, was that the sets were offered in a variety of angles that either suited frames straight out-of-the-box, or could be adapted with little effort.
Internally the lugs were very accurate in their angles and diameters, with very few and only small voids in the junctions between the upper and lower mitres.
1974 Schwinn Paramount P-15 66 cm 26.2” center top
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Aug 4, – Model: Dawes Frameforks: inch frame, number FS Haden or Nervex lugs? Colour: Orange Age: ‘s’s? Gears: Dawes gear lever.
Forum Rules. Get the latest roadbike reviews, news, race results, and much more by signing up for the Roadbikereview Newsletter. Login Register. Remember Me? Forum Classic Forums Retro-Classic nervex lugged frame identification. Results 1 to 7 of 7. Thread: nervex lugged frame identification. Please help me!! Peter P. He might be able to suggest some builders who used that original lugs of that style. Hundreds of builders used Nervex Professional lugs.
About the only thing that might help identify the builder is the serial number on the dropout. Is the frame tubing metric or imperial size is the top tube 26mm O.
Nervex Professional Lugs
RIH, in Arabic, means faster than the wind. And RIH Sport racing bikes has lived up to the name. Inspired by the glowing blue of the lake, this frame has a raw, exposed titanium rear triangle. This video was one of my favorites because it really captures the accessible vibes of Crater Lake, even though it omits to mention the incessant mosquitos!
Follow along at the 7 Bikes for 7 Wonders site to see how you can find this bike and take it home with you! Nike, for instance.
Everyone loves the beautiful Nervex lugs. Looking into the literature raised a few questions. As I was only to find one old brochure I figured I.
However, when this package arrived, looking like a giant turtle, it was with some trepidation that I began the process of opening its contents. The amount of labor involved in packing the bike was probably only exceeded by the amount of time it took me to get all the protective wrapping off. The bike came through just fine, thanks to the protective materials used. I believe it is the only Peugeot mixte frame built with Reynolds This bike came with a small TA front rack which mounts to the Mafac brakes and the fork crown, as well as lovely Phillipe porteur style bars.
The Phillipe logo is in great condition — its the image of a racer seen from the top, bent over his narrow racing bars. The seller also installed drop out protectors to help insure that the fork and rear drop outs did not get smashed during shipping. Even so, the rear drop outs were slightly misaligned such that it was difficult to install the rear wheel. All these photos were taken before restoration, a process I am now beginning. In the meantime, this little Peugeot is hanging out in my shop with her sister.
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Mercier with Nervex lugs and frame number on head badge. One of the very few interesting cycle frames in the whole of Berlin, it seems. But the city is ripe for an invasion of fixed wheel lightweights. Brooks saddles, however, are commonplace. Seems to be frame no It is written that Mercier never used Nervex lugs
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As a huge fan for Italian steel bikes I can’t wait! I’m enjoying your blog, keep up the great work! COOL Info!!!! My Paramount with “obviously” Cinelli bars and stems with rececently purchashed yellow cinelli tape appears better than ever. Ride fast Jack. It was a wonderful ride John M. Friday, September 5, Cinelli. Cino Cinelli autographed picture. An image of him wearing the maglia rosa. An illustration from “Guerin Sportivo” dated From the “Guerin Sportivo” dated Cino Cinelli posing with bike and trophy after winning the Giro della Campania in From the “Il Nouvo Giornale Sport” dated