i got these pictures from my dad, can someone tell from what era this bike is? And is this something valuable/rare? The owner died last year, he was 86. Lived in flanders, belgium.

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    Probably dates from around 1970. Bocama/BCM is apparently the frame manufacturer. Probably not especially valuable. Apr 13, 2019 at 23:48
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    I'm sure it was valuable to the person who rode it. Looks like a nice bike, and could be a perfectly good daily rider after a cleanup and replace of the wear components.
    – Criggie
    Apr 14, 2019 at 1:09
  • It may be the picture (#1) but I'd check that fork. It had a front impact, probably!
    – Carel
    Apr 15, 2019 at 10:14

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Starting with the last picture first...

According to Google translate "velos" is French for Bicycle. "Sport" is probably a model.
The picture also shows Mafac Racer center pull brakes - Mafac is a French company

On the middle picture - Bocama BCM is a type of lug used to build frames. Here's a catalog. The catalog is in French.

The first picture is so dark it's hard to tell much about the bike. From what little I can see it looks to be equipped like a 1970s era low end Peugeot.
Without more clues this is as much as I can find.

Value - it's worth what someone is willing to pay for it. The only way to judge value is to sell the bike and see what people are ready to pay.
As a bike geek I love seeing these bikes and the history they represent but that does not translate into actual dollars.

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    Confirming that Bocama made parts, not bikes. They were known for lugs and fork crowns, so they were to frames what a groupset is to a whole bike - a component.
    – Criggie
    Apr 14, 2019 at 1:08
  • Thanks guys, ill try to get him in my hands, and will take some more decent picture if you guys would be interested Apr 14, 2019 at 9:05

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