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T.C.F. Revue Mensuelle
November 1901 - de Vive advert

T.C.F. Revue Mensuelle November 1901 - de Vive advert main image

As with the small ad from April 1900, this advert is for a Herstal bicycle fitted with a 4 speed transmission of some sort by Paul de Vivie. The gear ratios are (in French terms) 3.50m. 4.50m, 5.50m and 6.50m. In gear inches the equivalent numbers are: 44”, 56”, 69” and 81” respectively.

The ‘parc d’aérostation d’Itteville’ (‘Itteville airfield’) is an appropriate address for a dashing young consumer of innovative bicycles in 1901. Hopefully, he had a moustache that you could hang your coat on.

(Source gallica.bnf.fr/ Bibliothèque nationale de France)


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