Saturday, December 29, 2012
Caminade Caminargent city bike
This particular bike is on ebay and here is the seller's(RhClassics) description-
"54 cm middle of BB to center of seat tube.
650B wheels. 3449/ 4-50, so April of 1950.
Very nice example of a fully original cyclotouring Caminade, with all its original parts, never restored or polished up.
There has been a tendency over the past to turn all Caminade into race bikes, or to build up a bike from a frame in a non-authentic fashion.
This bike is the real thing, as it left the Caminade factory. It has all the nice cyclotouring options and parts : fantastic octagonal tubing rear carrier, original internal cables and wires, original red paint detailing of the lugs, original Caminade frame bolts, Lefol Le Paon mudguards and correct matching Luxor lights, rare alloy Roto-Phare dynamo, Stronglight cranks with red paint matching the frame, Lefol chain guard, fine alloy rims and hubs, Caminargent stem, alloy bars, Lam brakes and levers, fine long Frank Nelson saddle, octagonal pump peg. The back derailleur is missing, it would have been a standard Super-Champion to match the lever that is still there on the top tube. Not a problem to source this one missing part. Condition of the frame is good, it will polish up beautifully"