Le Chemineau, as seen at a recent bicycle swap meet. Incorrect wheels.
Early attempt at index shifting.
The headbadge is a reproduction on the kilometer marker at the town of St. Etienne.
Seat tube oiler is located behind the seattube. The Simplex front derailleur is not properly set up, as one can see. There is a cork inserted into the seattube from the bottom bracket shell, and the rider would pour oil into the seattube, from the seatpost, and when he swiveled the oiler down, it will oil his chain. It seemed needed on the early derailleur systems on the dusty, unpaved roads of Europe post-war. I have seen this feature on French and Italian bicycles.
Maxiplume aluminum cottered crankset, with what appears to be Cyclo Rosa chainrings.
Chemineau proprietary rear derailleur. It is similar to the Cyclo. Oscar Egg dropouts.
Henri Gauthier leather saddle. This is the steel rail model, but they also produced an aluminum rail version much like the Ideale.
Lam Super Dural aluminum brakes.