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    Break down frames

    Just thought there would be a few on this thread interested in these pics from my magazine & book collection. Late 1890s Humber







    And 50 years later a French attempt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    And 50 years later a French attempt.
    The Mecadural is one in a series of aluminium frames built postwar in France which used lugs instead of welding. You see quite a few variations, with round or shaped tubing. Once built, you're not suppossed to take them apart, with a Mecadural for instance you would have to remove two headbadges to get at the expanders
    These bikes are the forerunners of the Alan's & Vitus glued frames, I suppose the manufacturing know how for the lugs was carried over

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    Thanks Velo for posting.

    When I was a young lad, I came across a bike like that (Humber). Did not know why it had these funny joints and no-one else did either. Now explained.

    Eric
    If I don't make an attempt, how will I know if it will work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Malcolm View Post
    Thanks Velo for posting.

    When I was a young lad, I came across a bike like that (Humber). Did not know why it had these funny joints and no-one else did either. Now explained.

    Eric
    I'd give my eye teeth to find one, especially with the wicker basket.
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    I know what you mean. But it was 50yrs ago......
    If I don't make an attempt, how will I know if it will work?

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