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1940s C.N.C. Special French Lightweight Bicycle 24"

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Rare French 8 speed bike for your collection!

1940s C.N.C. Special French Lightweight Bicycle 24"

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You could be the proud owner of this vintage CNC Special bicycle. Built in France in the 40's (though we are unsure of it's exact age) this bike features an early Le Simplex 8 speed drivetrain and beautiful full metal fenders. Perfect for the French bicycle collector, this bicycle is looking for a new home and it could be yours.


The bike is in decent overall condition and free of bends and cracks. The green paint is quite faded with many marks and scratches to be found throughout the bike (the top tube in particular has a lot of wear and some surface corrosion). The bike appears to be original with the exceptions of the grips, saddle, the non drive side pedal and one or both of the tires.

Nothing has been done to this bicycle and we would recommend a full tune up before riding.

This bicycle is being sold as is, please see photographs for details.

As this bicycle is currently in one of our storage warehouses we can do a bicycle showing by appointment at our 1201 Regent St Location. All in state sales are subject to local sales tax (WI 5.5%). All bicycle showings are subject to a 25% down payment. This is fully refundable after the showing is completed if you purchase the bike or decline the purchase.


Seat Tube: 24"
Top Tube: 23"
Standover Height: 33"
Bike Weight: 33.7 lbs


Seatpost: Unbranded
Saddle: Schwinn Springer
Stem: 90mm Pivo
Handlebars: Moustache Style (one grip missing, other is Schwinn branded)
Headset: Unbranded Threaded
Brake Levers: C.L.B.
Brake Calipers: C.L.B. 650
Shifters: Le Simplex Single Drive Side Downtube & Seat Tube "Suicide" Style
Front Derailleur: Huret
Rear Derailleur: Huret
Crankset: 170mm Durax Double w/ Small Inner Ring
Pedals: (Mismatched) Drive Side Steel Platform, Non Drive Side Steel/Rubber Platform
Wheels: Dunlop Twist On Hubs Laced to Dunlop 26" Rims
4 Speed Freewheel

Reference #71725

Additional Information

Gender Mens
Color Green
Speeds 8 Speed
  • Made in France
  • Rare & Collectable
  • Project Bike
Frameset Steel
Components Simplex, CLB, Huret,
Drivetrain 8 Speed
Decade 1940s
Country of Origin France
Used or New Used
Can be seen at 640 W Washington
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