This advert doesn’t have anything to say about derailleurs, but it caught my interest. I liked:
- The idea that the company was called ‘The Sons of the Peugeot Brothers’. I am used to company names like ‘Fred Bloggs and Son’, but this takes the chaotic madness that is family business to a new level..
- The evidence that the Avenue de la Grand-Armée had already become the epicentre of Parisian bicycle retailing.
- Tamdems (eh?).
- Dog-Carts de Luxe. This can only be the name of a pretentious 1990s indie-band from Salford.
And when I look at the image of the Bicyclette ‘Lion’ I can’t help thinking that a seat tube might prove handy.
(Source gallica.bnf.fr/ Bibliothèque nationale de France)