Louis Noblesse - 1923 photo

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This photo features Louis Noblesse at the 1923 Championnat de la Bicyclette Polymultipliée. Although Louis had number 11, indicating that he was an elite competitor, he did not finish - and so I can find no record of him. However there is a Louis Noblesse recorded as riding the 1923 Paris-Roubaix.

From the look of the gear-side chainstay, Louis appears to be riding a bicycle fitted with some kind of Boizot derailleur - but as you can see from the close-up the evidence is a trifle thin. Interestingly, the gear lever appears to mounted on the left side of the top tube.

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

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