1957 Gerard Porteur - Old n French


Gerard (Gerry as we've been calling him at HQ) has turned out to be one spry 61 year old. He has scrapes, bumps, and "that wasn't there yesterday"'s that not only show his age, but describe a life of use and care. Whoever used this bike before me, really enjoyed it. Here's the lead up with prep details and the complete build!
Frame 1957 Gerard Porteur
Crankset Velo Orange 50.4 with 44T Single Ring and Hardware
Bottom Bracket French Threaded
Pedals Sabot
Wheels Fixed Gear Front and Rear Hubs laced to 650b Diagonale Rims
Tires Pacenti 650b x 42mm
Tubes 650b
Rim Tape Velox, 22mm
Handlebar Left Bank
Handlebar Grips Rustines Constructeur, Black
Handlebar Plugs N/A
Stem Grand Cru Quill
Headset French Threaded + original components
Shifters N/A
Rear Derailleur N/A
Cassette Shimano 17T Freewheel Cog
Shift Housing N/A
Brake Levers CLB
Brakes Mafac Cantilevers
Brake Housing Black
Saddle Vintage Brooks, shabby shape
Seatpost Dajia 1b
Fenders 650b Zeppelin
Fender Accessories Spring Thing
Racks Porteur
Bags N/A
Water Bottle Cage N/A
Water Bottles N/A
Bell Brass Temple Bell
Lights N/A