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 seat tube transfer on Oscar Egg racing machines feature the Swiss emblem above the badge and the French tricoleur below it.
(Below: the seat tube on this example)
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.
1959 Velo de Course ‘Oscar Egg’
Philippe Handlebar & Stem
Normandy Luxe Comp Hubs
Mafac Brakes, levers & hoods
This rare fifties Oscar Egg racing machine is cosmetically in good original condition, with original transfers intact. The gear triggers are later additions, but otherwise the components are period. It’s ready to ride.
1960s OSCAR EGG JUNIOR MIXTE