Editions Rencontre card - Paul de Vivie

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This card was issued in 1978 by Editions Rencontre as a part of their card based encyclopedia. It contains a biography of Paul de Vivie (pen name Vélocio), but makes relatively little of his role in developing and popularising the derailleur.

The photo shows Vélocio posing with one of his signature machines with two chains and what looks like 4 chain wheels.

And anyone who is celebrated for his 'pérégrinations' is a friend of mine.