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Cycles et tandems FOLLIS
10, rue Danton, 69003 LYON
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     Established in 1903, this bicycle building business was known for it's artisan approach, gaining a particular reputation for its tandems.  In the 1970s, a strong USA importing and promotional effort was entered into, with such noteables as Wayne & Dale Stetina campaigning the bicycles on the USA race scene. The USA success ended in the late 1970s, but they remain in business at the above address.

Excellent French web info about Follis                    Updated 10.21.2013

Advertisement describing models in 1974

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Brad Wilmarth's model 472

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 The top of the line Follis model 672 as reviewed in Bicycling! Magazine, Sept. 1973

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Early Follis road bike as seen on Ebay
Courtesy seller jamal2kt


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