----- Thanks so much for the update. These latest pictures show your hammer god to be clean as a whistle! Nice work. Question regarding frame's brake bridge - notice that rear brake caliper arm does not rest parallel to seat stay. wonder if bridge mounted with mounting hole for caliper...
Royal Nord products can be quite nice and endlessly fascinating.
Classic & Vintage - Royal Nord President circa 1967 - About two years ago, I was picking up some boxes of parts at a fellow collectors shop when he showed my friend and I a three speed he had picked up in Daytona Fla twenty years earlier. I was intriqued and took some pictures and offered him...
Classic & Vintage - Garage Indesteege, Landen (Belgium). Anybody recognize anything? - Picked this up yesterday out of curiosity. I'm sure it was built by someone else, if only because of the serial number. But by whom? One clue could be the initials 'RN' on the seat tube.
Hermesse is the crank manufacturer. You can find them on Velobase. These cranks are rather nice, IMO. I don't recall having seen "cinq vis" Hermesse cranks before.
The bike looks very Belgian to my eyes. The "RN" on the chain guard suggests it may be a Royal Nord, a well-known Belgian brand, although it was more famous for its motorcycles and mopeds than for its bicycles.