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T.C.F. Revue Mensuelle
November 1904 - Terrot advert

T.C.F. Revue Mensuelle November 1904 - Terrot advert main image

This advert previews the sensational, innovative, 1905 bicycle range that Terrot would unveil at the December 1904 Salon du Cycle - the main Paris cycle show. This included:

  • The headline attraction three speed derailleur bicycle. This was not explicitly described as the Terrot Modèle H, but that, or a prototype of it, was almost certainly what it was.
  • A two speed retro-direct bicycle in which you engaged a high gear when pedalling forward and a low gear when pedalling backwards.
  • A four speed retro-direct bicycle. I believe this combined Terrot’s Rétro-directe mechanism with a two speed hub gear, to give two ratios when pedalling forward and two other ratios when pedalling backwards.
  • A bicycle with the ‘new’ three speed hub gear. I believe that this was the newly released Sturmey-Archer hub gear.
  • The Terrot TCF award winning bicycles featuring transmissions on each side of the frame, and a clutch to control which side was engaged. These were offered in 2, 3 and 4 speed variants.
  • The lever driven bicycle using the Svéa system - which became a long-running Terrot favourite.

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


T.C.F. Revue Mensuelle November 1904 - Terrot advert main image
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