1950 Helyett Speciale
Along with Alcyon, Automoto and Mercier, Helyett was one of the top French producers of
professional racing bicycles. Founded in 1926, Helyett sponsored some of the premier racing teams
in the sport, counting legends Rene Vietto and Jacques Anquetil among it's riders. Helyett produced
a complete line of bicycles and motorcycles, and the Helyett Speciale was the marque's professional
model. This well-used example is equipped with a Simplex Tour de France derailleur, named after
Jean Robic's 1947 win, Simplex Competition rod-actuated front derailleur, Durax crankset with
double fluted crank arms, Berthet pedals and Lam brakes with Lefol brake levers.