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Old 07-08-2015, 02:38 PM
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Gilles Berthoud Randonneuse

55cm Gilles Berthoud Randonneuse from the 90s:


3x7 speeds Stronglight 99 30-40-50 crankset, Simplex triple FD, Sachs New Success for the rest. Lyotard pedals with Cristophe strap and cage.


Brooks saddle, Nitto Technomic deluxe stem (fits French headset unsanded), Nitto Noddle 44cm bars, Nitto Decaleur with Gilles Berthoud GB25 bag.


Integrated front rack and Berthoud Fenders, Mavic rims, Panaracer gravel king 28mm tires


Rides amazing, super fast in the hills. stable downhill, fine in the gravel so far.

What a fine example of French craftsmanship.
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Old 07-08-2015, 03:27 PM
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That is really lovely!
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Old 07-08-2015, 03:40 PM
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Not often appropriate for many bikes but here, one word comes to mind. Elegant. Tres elegant.
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Old 07-08-2015, 04:14 PM
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Not often appropriate for many bikes but here, one word comes to mind. Elegant. Tres elegant.
Thanks very much, that was the aim with this build. I wanted an elegant but practical machine. Gilles Berthoud built somebody a fantastic bicycle. All i had to do was add bits to make it my own, make it fit, make it me.
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Old 07-08-2015, 07:02 PM
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That is absolutely beautiful.
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Old 07-08-2015, 07:15 PM
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Awesome bike. Elegant is right.
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Old 07-08-2015, 07:24 PM
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Nice.

Worth all of your time and effort.
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Old 07-09-2015, 12:49 PM
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Nice.

Worth all of your time and effort.
Most certainly worth it. Kinda sad the process is ending, time to find a new project...
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Old 07-10-2015, 01:02 PM
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taken this on a few rides now, and man it rides! just effortless.
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Old 07-10-2015, 10:08 PM
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This is one classy bike.
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Old 07-10-2015, 10:17 PM
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I love the simplicity of this thing, well done.
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Old 07-12-2015, 05:59 PM
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That is a machine 90% of us should own, yet 90% of us never will. Nice work. Enjoy it!
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Old 07-12-2015, 11:04 PM
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That's one proper bike
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Old 07-12-2015, 11:10 PM
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thanks guys, I've been cramming the miles on since finished her last week and I'm having a blast. Long rides, short sprints, country roads, gravel, city, errands, that bag fits way more than it should, i think they are magic. The bike seems happy no matter what i ask of it. its really pretty cool to ride a bike like this.
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Old 07-13-2015, 05:34 AM
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Stronglight 99, one of my favorite useful cranksets!
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