I just bought a bike and I can't figure out what kind of frame and brakes it has.

I found that the derailleurs were made by DNB Japan somewhere around 1960 and that the handlebar is french (Guidonn Phillipe), but other than that , this bike is a mystery to me.

The brakes only have a logo on them and the frame has only a number and a logo on the back. Underneath all the black paint, in the front, is a sticker but there is no way I can peel just the paint without damaging the sticker...

I would love to know what frame I am dealing with because the bike (even though it has seen better days) works great and I would like to take a shot at restoring it.enter image description here enter image description here enter image description here

  • 1
    Dunno - but given the apparent age, don't expect that all the parts are original. Those pedals (MKS brand?) look more recent, and the handlebars may not be original either - I'd have expected drop bars. Its a lovely looking lugged bike and definitely worth looking after.
    – Criggie
    Jul 1 '16 at 22:34
  • There's a good answer here about different brake types: bicycles.stackexchange.com/a/8806/26481
    – Chris
    Oct 30 '16 at 8:17

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.