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1950s Rochet Touring Bicycle

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A friend's beautifully restored Tommasini Super Prestige. The details are amazing.

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When you get around to working on it, SimWorks sells cable housings (made for them in a variety of colors by Nissen in Japan) that are the closest thing I know of for old French and Italian bikes. I install a lot of it at work, and it is very high quality housing, for what it's worth. A box of housing only comes with 4 ferrules though, so it's often worth it to order a few extra if you aren't installing it in a bike shop with a bottle of the same ferrules on hand.

 
When you get around to working on it, SimWorks sells cable housings (made for them in a variety of colors by Nissen in Japan) that are the closest thing I know of for old French and Italian bikes. I install a lot of it at work, and it is very high quality housing, for what it's worth. A box of housing only comes with 4 ferrules though, so it's often worth it to order a few extra if you aren't installing it in a bike shop with a bottle of the same ferrules on hand.


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thank you so much for this resource!

round wire, no less 🤩

the casing employed by most of the cycle manufacturers in France BITD was produced by the firm of Etablissements Jeunehomme and sold with the brand name of EJAC

the firm was also a maker of brake & gear cables as well as ferrules

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EJAC cable casing carton .jpg


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Washed the rims a bit to find they're Clement Albione. Seems they're Era correct although probably not original to the bike.
Front stamped...rear has remnant of oval label.
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Reference picture for decal remnant shown above:
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