Re: [CR]Re: Raymond Valance

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Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 17:49:01 -0400
From: "Paul Lee" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Raymond Valance
To: "Stockwell, Brad" <>,
References: <9CE7CEBC1555D4118FCD006008279E684C7FC2@MPPMAIL>

"Stockwell, Brad" wrote:
> Classic Folk:
> In my softcover copy of the Custom Bicycle Book on page 113 there is a
> picture of a man named Raymond Valance. It says he was a Peugeot mechanic
> for 22 years, worked 18 Tours de France, and was personally responsible for
> Thevenet's bikes.
> S'pose it's the same guy?

Maybe! Thanks for the research. I had not heard the name before. The shop address was 57, rue de Vaneau, Paris 7e. I have a pair of some sort of Peugeot garantie certificate (in french) with the bike owners names. Cycles Peugeot Societe Anonyme au capital de 47.700.000 francs on the cover, whatever that means. Maybe his shop was an authorized Peugeot dealer or something and this was a standard form. I'll scan some of this stuff in when I get back from vacation.

Paul Lee Farmingdale, NY
> Brad Stockwell
> Palo Alto
> Raymond Valance was a Constructeur de Cycles + Tandems in
> Paris, at least in the
> early 50s.
> It says so on the itemized list (in french) of the
> components it took to convert
> a tandem formerly owned by the 1938 French Amateur winning
> team, double male, to
> a touring machine.
> Paul Lee
> Farmingdale, NY
> > I am not familiar with Raymond Valance.. Sorry I wasn't
> there to see it. Can
> > you tell us more? Is this maker currently building or
> vintage?
> >
> > Dale Brown
> > Greensboro, North Carolina