Rare 1960s-70s Terrot of Dijon Randonneur Tour Frame, Fork, Headset, Bottom Bracket and Alloy Seat Pin Supplied along with misc Hardware (new text added below 10/18/2018). Great for Randonnee's, Audax, Tuouring and a cool L'Eroica Ride. Color is a moss green with hint of Frejus - Legnano and Red/Orange Ornate Lugs and Trim. Chrome Socks and Fork Crown. We have special arrangements with Federal Express for Bicycles, frames, wheels and other large volume packages at affordable rates.Notes on Condition: The photos are as found and I have not cleaned or polished anything. Many collectors prefer the old weathered look or prefer to do this themselves but it is not everyone's cup of tea. If and as time permits I will clean and polish and post new photos of the new look within a few hours.
What is included in as found condition. Terrot Frame and Fork Erocia? Half Chrome Forks, dropouts and Stays (AKA Chrome Socks). Cable stop for center pull brake mounted front and rear. Brazed on Pump Pegs on downtube.
New Alloy Seat Pin similar to original provided (Not shown in all photos). Steel original Bottom Bracket with Cottered Axle Note that a cotter less square axle of the proper size can easily be substituted to mount a French, Japanese or Italian crank aluminum crankset as most cups use 1/4 inch ball bearings which are the industry standard. Velo Orange also makes modern high grade sealed headset and bottom brakes that use cartridge bearing.
Fender & Carrier Eyelets- Dual Front, Single Rear. Interesting Split step down cabe stops throughout.
Generous fender clearance with gravel clearance. 650b conversion a possibility with longer brakes.I might regret parting with this but I truly have too many projects. I was going to build it up for the Eroica but if I ever got time away I have a Rene Herse and a bunch of other suitable bikes so what was I thinking. What I have is a 1960/70s Terrot of Dijon Frame Fork, HS and BB. Seat bolt and both cable hangers are included. The date is hard to place as someone said 1970 but is has very 60s ish details in my mind. I found a 1963 Terrot Catalog online and this is likely very close to the PX8 model which was offered with racks, lights, fenders and 8 gears.
Interestingly this was built after Peugeot acquired the company and in 1963 they offered a racey Terrot PX10 model with 10 gears! Dropouts are 99 mm front (nominally 100 mm) and 122 mm rear so a five or six speed. The Bottom bracket is included and the axle is cottered. The cups can be reused with a cotterless axle for an alloy Stronglight, TA or Nervar crank or a Campagnolo or Japanese crank with the correct axle if required. This bike says Terrot Dijon on the markings but if Peugeot built I would think perhaps not from Dijon but how do we know.
The tubing says Peugeot Extra Light (I think my French translated correctly). I feel this is a 2nd tier frame as it uses some non Reynolds Peugeot tubing. Figure kind of a 1970s Raleigh Super Course or Gitane Interclub but with far more interesting details. The weight with the steel headset, Bottom bracket and other fitting is a respectable 8 lb. Which suggests it would be solid enough to perform as a loaded tourer.
Lightweight Reynolds Racing frame sets in medium sizes tend to range around 6 lb. Without the bottom bracket and headset and bikes with heavier gauge Reynolds frames (most of my Paramounts for example) running a little more without the BB and Headset for reference. It has the classic French Swoopy Forks with dual eyes on the front (single rear eyes) for racks and fenders (Velo Orange Constructeur looks appropriate I bet). They use French style Fender draw bolts for blind holes which I can supply separately if needed.
The color is a mossy Frejus Green to my eye with modest fading and red painted fancy lugs and trim. Box stripping seems to be everywhere. Decals are intact which is rare. The Seat stay caps are engraved with some Fluer style relief.
Chrome is not flaking but tarnished here and there and there may be a chip here and there. Paint has a kind of deep weathered look but is solid and in great shape (for its age as they say).
On the chain stays there is a rusty spot from a kickstand and some minor wrinkling in the tubes but this can be touched up and covered with a kickstand or even better a bottom bracket generator clamp. This bike has generous clearance and might make a worthy 650B conversion though it was clearly built with 700c wheels in mind and generous gravel clearance. The measurements might be off a few mm but they are close. Frame size Center to Center 55.5 cm.Frame size Center to Top of top tube along seat tube 56.5 cm. Top Tube center to center 57 cm. Wheelbase with wheel pulled back to clamp on derailleur mount 1047 mm. Chain stay length 452 mm. I think this would be a good base for loaded touring, adventure riding, Eroica, a 650B conversion or simple commuting. It would also make a good fixie but you might be stoned at Sunrise following the Eroica for not putting a Derailleur on a bike made by the country that invented the word. It will get looks because of the color and details I feel sure. It looks old but I bet it can perform.
Anyway both the Headset and Bottom Bracket seem serviceable but dry. Also there is a bolt on derailleur hanger installed. I think it is a Campagnolo Valentino hanger but I have no idea.
I have not cleaned it for the photos so any patina is real and authentic as some prefer it this way. Same day or next day dispatch! We still endeavor to dispatch in one day but please understand these terms and conditions.This item currently ships worldwide using multiple methods. See new items in "our store" or in "sellers other items" and don't forget to follow us and sign up for our newsletter. When you poke around our other items to see unique and one of a kind items available nowhere else. The item "Rare 1960s-70s Terrot Dijon Randonneur Tour Frame, Fork, Headset &More- L'Eroica" is in sale since Wednesday, October 17, 2018. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Cycling\Bicycle Frames".
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