Update: Classic Bertin Bicycle Models

Updates

June 9, 2009: Readers of this blog have been generous with their time and insights. In their comments and in e-mails they have provided facts and information which I have passed along to the general readership. As well, some people have been able to share photos of personal Bertins, such as Charles’ red C 37 bis, or images they have come across on line.

Therefore, today I have done another update to the Gallery header page, as well as posted the updated images below. I would like to thank Anja  and JPA especially for their input.

May 30, 2009: added the Bertin C 10 Utility Bicycle photo which was located on E-Bay France.

May 16, 2009: added a C 34 Cross photo that I found in the “used bicycle” section of Sellwood Cycle Repair in Porland, Oregon in the U.S.  

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When I first published this post (on February 27th, 2009), I explained that Cycles Bertin produced a variety of models in different forms over the course of the period 1945 until 1980. I have now created a provisional list of these models, which I will list here, as well as on the header page which readers will find here.

The specifications which follow each model are for the 1970’s bicycles produced by Bertin. Other specifications will be noted specifically.

Utility

C 10/C 11 (Mixte)

Bertin mixte ebay fr

  • Lugged, hi-tensile, carbon steel frameset
  • 4 spd rear derailleur
  • SS fenders
  • Soubitez generator, lights & bell, chainguard
  • rear rack
  • Mafac cantilever brakes (brazed on)
  • 650A wheels and tires

Road

C 28/C 28 (Mixte)

basic-blue-bertin-c281

  • Full Durifort frameset
  • 700C wheels, LF hubs, QR
  • Solida steel 52/40 crank set
  • Ideale 39 leather saddle
  • Delrin Simplex Criterium FD and RD
  • Mafac Racer CP brakes

C 31/C 31 (Mixte)

bertin-c31-white-touring

  • Full Durifort frameset, 1/2 chrome fork
  • Specification as above, plus Stronglight TS 52/40 alloy crankset
  • alloy Simplex 410 RD and LJA FD

C 34

bertin-c34

C34 Shimano 600

C34 Shimano 600

  • Full Vitus Durifort (Full Vitus 172 – 1980’s)
  • 700C wheels LF, QR hubs with tubular rims and tires
  • TA Cyclotouriste 52/40 alloy crankset
  • Delrin Simplex LJ 4000 RD and LJ FD
  • Simplex LJ 4012 Retrofriction levers
  • Mafac Racer CP brakes, hooded levers

C 34 Cross

 Copy of Bertin Cyclocross Vitus 888 Sellwood

  • Vitus 888 (Durifort) (1980’s)
  • special braze-ons for Cyclocross cable routings

C 35

C35 early 80's

C35 early 80's

  • Reynolds 531 main tubes, Durifort stays and fork (DB Vitus971 main tubes and Vitus 172 stays and fork , 1980’s)
  • 700C wheels, Maillard 700LF, QR hubs with Mavic Module E rims
  • TA Cyclotouriste 52/42 alloy crankset
  • Ideale 90 leather saddle
  • Simplex LJ 5000 RD and SLJ FD
  • Simplex Retrofriction alloy shiters
  • Mafac 2000 CP brakes, drilled, fully hooded levers

C 36

  • full Vitus 172 frameset
  • otherwise, as above

C 37/C 237bis

bertin-c37

Early 1960's C37 from Mike in New Zealand

Early 1960's C37 from Mike in New Zealand

JBC's Restored Personal Bertin C37

JBC's Restored Personal Bertin C37

  • Full Reynolds 531 DB, taper gauge forks and stays ( Full DB Vitus 971, 1980’s)
  • 700c wheels, Maillard 700 LF QR with tubular rims and tires
  • Stronglight 105 bis 50/40 crankset
  • Ideale 90 leather saddle
  • gold Simplex LJ 5000RD and SLJ FD
  • gold Simplex Retrofriction alloy levers
  • gold Mafac 2000 CP brakes, drilled, fully hooded gold levers

C 37bis/C 237bis

  BertinC37bis1[1]                                                                            

bertin-c237-silver

  • full DB Vitus 971 frameset
  • otherwise, as above

C 72

  • no information currently available

C 79 SSC

  • Special Service Course
  • full DB Reynolds 531 SL/Professional frameset

C 80 SSC

bertin-c80-ssc

  • Special Service Course
  • full DB Columbus SL frameset

C 117

  • full Durifort frameset
  • specification as for C-28 except for
  • Ideale 80 leather saddle
  • 700c wheels, LF QR with tubular rims and tires

C 132

  • full DB Vitus 172 frameset
  • specification as for C-28 except for
  • TA Cyclotouriste 52/40 alloy crankset

C 210/C 220

From Sargent & Co. Cycles

From Sargent & Co. Cycles

  • full Columbus Aelle frameset

 

Blue Bertin Frameset decal

 

Tandem

T 2

  • full Vitus tandem gauge tubing(1980’s)
  • 700C wheels, Maxicar hubs with rear drum brake
  • TA Cyclotouriste triple 56/48/38 alloy crankset
  • Avocet Touring saddles
  • Huret Duopar RD and FD with downtube levers
  • brazed on Mafac cantilever brakes with fully hooded levers

Track

C 38

  • full DB Reynolds 531 frameset with round track style fork blades

C 56

bertin-track-red-c56

  • full Durifort frameset with round track style blades and double plate fork crown (forged crown 1980’s)
  • 700C HF tubular rims and track weight tubular tires
  • track nut attachment and fixed gear
  • TA Professionel alloy crankset
  • Ideale 39 leather saddle
  • alloy pedals, clips and toestraps

Note: Further details and photos will follow on the Bicycle Model header “Page” as time permits — instead of updating this post a second time. Moreover, visitors can further share information or photos by e-mailing me at bertinclassiccycles@yahoo.ca

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