Page 360. 1931 Agache Gents Bicycle with CURLY CRANKS! (Chandez? Rosa?) SOLD

1931 Agache Gents Bicycle with CURLY CRANKS!

28″ Wheels (Tyre size: 28 x 1 1/2 40-635)

This unique machine sports the oddest pedal cranks you’re likely to find.

Around 1930, some French cycle manufacturers experimented with ‘curly cranks’ in an attempt to improve pedalling action.

Much debate ensued over whether curly cranks solved the problem of ‘dead centre.’

Similar cranks were sold as aftermarket items in Europe and Great Britain. Later examples were made by Rosa and also Chandez of St. Etienne. This set appears to be the earlier version.

Few examples remain, and these are the only ones I’ve seen.

The bicycle really belongs in a museum. It’s all up and running.

So here’s an opportunity to amaze your friends and fellow road-users with the world’s curliest-cranked bicycle.

MECHANICALLY RESTORED & READY TO RIDE



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OWNER: BuyVintage Online Auctions

LOCATION: Brighton, E.Sussex, United Kingdom

I CAN PACK THIS BICYCLE AND SHIP IT BY COURIER

£50 to mainland UK

Ireland and NI is £105

Europe is £150

INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY:

USA & CANADA – £150

South America, Australasia, Japan, Asia £250


PAYMENT: Paypal is okay. Alternatively cheque, bank transfer, cash, international bank transfer (IBAN)

International purchasers – Please discuss payment and shipping before the end of the auction.

AFTER PURCHASE: Please email me your phone numbers; I prefer to speak to all purchasers personally.

VEHICLE CONDITION: Vintage vehicles are wonderful beasts – but each has an individual personality and they sometimes have bad days just like you and me. You will need basic mechanical skills (or a local mechanic) to use one on a regular basis.

These are rare vehicles whose values are not necessarily based on running order.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE ABOVE, PLEASE DO NOT BID.

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