Established in 1902 and a sponsor of the French cycling team Alléluia.
Then from 1920 to 1923, the Vélo Club of Levallois as well as the
team of Paul Ruinart as he prepared for the 1920
Antwerp Olympic Games in and again in 1924 Paris Olympic Games. Bankrupt
in 1931 but back as a brand until the 1950s.
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1950s lady's bike
went bankrupt in September 1931.
This was announced just as Australian Opperman
won the sprint in the Paris-Brest-Paris race! Upon his arrival, he
learned that his bonus will not be paid.
arrival, Sir Hubbert Opperman was
embraced by his wife.
the firm having been bankrupt, the brand
was on display at the 1955 Salon du Cycle in Paris