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Terrot Bicyclettes - 1955

Terrot Bicyclettes - 1955 scan 1 main image

This excellent catalogue is brimming with interest:

  • In 1955 cycling clearly requires top-class knitwear and a hair style that would make Elvis swoon (scan 1). Who needs a 3D printer when you can fashion forms like that with nothing more than a plastic comb, human hair and a metric tonne of Brylcreem.
  • There‚Äôs a fine photo of the Terrot factory on scan 2 featuring dramatic lighting and recurring geometric forms.
  • Simplex gears are everywhere, from the roadsters to the (very classy) Cyclotourisme (scan 4) to the stripped down racers. Terrot is definitely sticking by its Dijon neighbour.
  • The light-touch drawings on a cream background give a high quality, but even for 1955, slightly dated, feel. I rather like them.


  • Publisher: Terrot
  • Country: France
  • Date: 1955
  • Derailleur brands: Terrot, Simplex
  • Derailleurs: Simplex Grand Tourisme, Simplex Tour de France, Simplex Juy 51
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