C. Pean

C. Pean


For sale a truly beautiful C. Pean racing bicycle which was hand made by craftsmen using the highest quality skills and components available. It has a 50cm fillet brazed frame (see below). The bike has the following specification.

Campagnolo 7 speed Mirage rear derailleur
Campagnolo Veloce triple front derailleur
Campagnolo Mirage triple crank
Gipiemme Sprint pedals (not shown in pictures)
Campagnolo chainrings 52/42/32
Campagnolo shifters
Bottom Bracket Cinelli
Headset O.M.A.S
Handlebars 3TTT
Stem 3TTT
Modolo Speedy front/rear brakes
Modolo Speedy brake levers
Campagnolo Record hubs
Mavic Open 4 Ceramic rims
Campagnolo Super Record fluted seat post
Selle Italia Saddle

Fillet brazing
An example of fillet brazing

Péan was a respected manufacturer of high quality bicycles in the Rive Gauche area of Rouen. Claude Péan was also a successful race team coach and the factory race team had a number of French Champions starting in around 1998.

Fillet brazing is rarely used in bicycle frame construction today. It’s a beautiful, but labour-intensive construction method that requires considerable skill on the part of the frame builder. The “fillet” itself is a layer of brass melted into the frame joint at relatively low temperature, then filed smooth. Fillet brazed frames are easily recognised by the unique appearance of one tube flowing seamlessly into the other. some information about fillet brazing is here

Art In The Age Presents… Fillet-Brazing with Steve Bilenky from Art In The Age on Vimeo.