1960s Oscar Egg Junior Mixte Bicycle

1960s Oscar Egg Junior Mixte Bicycle

 

 

 

 

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OSCAR EGG

Oscar Egg was a famous Swiss racing cyclist who went on to build bicycles. He was very innovative and his machines were well-respected. The headstock pictured below, on one of his racing machines, has the Swiss emblem above the badge and the French tricoleur below.

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Oscar Egg was born on March 2, 1890 in Switzerland, and died on February 9, 1961. He became a professional racer in 1912 and, in 1914, won the Paris-Tours Classic. His one-hour distance record of 44.247 km on 18th June 1914 stood for a further 19 years.

In fact, Egg’s record was not broken by a racing bicycle, but by a recumbent designed by Charles Mochet.

To read more about Charles Mochet, PLEASE CLICK HERE

 

 

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I recently owned a 1948 Oscar Egg Cycelmotor fitted with a Ducati Cucciolo T2 engine. To see more,

PLEASE CLICK HERE

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Published on December 22, 2009 at 6:15 pm  Leave a Comment  

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