1970s Aquilon

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Just a nice, mid-range lightweight French bike from the late 1970s (or possibly very early 80s, but if I had to guess I’d say 78/79). Reynolds 531 main tubes, Simplex ends, nice lugs, and all the usual French components – Simplex gears, Stronglight chainset, Mafac brakes, Mavic rims on New Star hubs, Pivo stem, TA pump holder and bottle cage. Tubular tyres. Hasn’t had a great deal of use by the look of, it, but some corrosion and some rust through the paint which doesn’t really show in the photos. Just needs a service and some new tubulars to be a really nice ride. Seat tube is 54cm c-c, top tube 55cm c-c. As far as I can tell Aquilon was a brand based in the Charente Maritime region of West France, but which sold through big shops and mail order in the 70s and 80s. Nothing outstanding, but good, honest bikes.

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