Lot 61 1949 Gnome Rhone Duralumin Touriste Luxe

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1949 Gnome Rhone Touriste Luxe

Duralumin Aluminium Bicycle

Simplex Gear

22.5″ Frame

26″ Wheels

Item condition: Used

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This is a top quality machine in excellent unrestored original condition. The frame is duralumin, a strengthened form of aluminium that was originally used on dirigible airships, and the fork and rear triangle is steel. The components and accessories are all upmarket items, and the front carrier has a period pannier with a map sewn into the top …a primitive GPS 🙂

Inside the pannier is a set of tools as well as a yellow jersey that its previous owner wore in Paris in 2003 for ‘La Randonnee du Centenaire’. I can find nothing to fault the Gnome Rhone except that the chain guard is missing. The steel rear triangle and front fork are original and unrestored cosmetically and contrast against the aluminium frame, which is also unrestored but obviously much more shiny. The previous owner (my friend Mike) had this lightweight touring machine for many years and rode it extensively. He kept it well serviced, and it’s ready to ride.

BICYCLE COLLECTORS CURATED ONLINE AUCTION, Xmas 2023

This Timed Auction is live from 24th December @ 2-30pm to 1st January, 2024. Highest bid wins.

NO BUYERS or SELLERS PREMIUM.

THE RESERVE IS THE START PRICE + BUY-IT-NOW OPTION.

INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY: NO PACKING FEES.

BIDDING INCREMENTS: Up to £1000 = £10. Over £1000 = £50. Over £2000 = £100

IT’S A CURATED AUCTION – Colin is the auctioneer and is available to chat to you personally during the auction (or before) by email, text message, phonecall,  Facebook Messenger or Whatsapp.

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