Super Rare Barralumin aluminum randonneuse bike from late 40s.
Shown as found.
Matching serial number #4139 on headtube and under fork crown.
This is the top of the line made by Nicola Barra
ovalized top tube
ovalized down tube
spectacular internal cable routing for rear brake and rear derailleur
Barra signature modified Lechat front derailleur
Barra cantilever brake calipers
Top tube length: 52cm c-t-c
Seat tube length: 50cm c-t-c
Maxi-car hubs with original wingnuts (laced to 650c Nisi toro rims)
AM saddle with aluminum rails
Cyclo shifter and rear derailleur
Original stronglight 49d crankset
Lefol brake levers
1940s aluminum handlebars
Original Cyclo 4s freewheel
NOTE: there's a little crack (shown in 2 ) in the upper part of the bottom bracket shell: unfortunately it's a common "desease" on these frames. The crack is repairable but I've chosen to leave it the way I found so new owner can choose what to do with it.
Also, left crankarms is currently stucked. I did not want to ruin crankarm threads, so I've left it mounted.
Other than that, is one of the best preserved Barra bikes you can ever see.