Bertin C-37bis 1980 (Late 1970's - Early 1980's)
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Example Model: C-37bis 1980
Brand: Bertin
Frame Model: Bertin C-37bis
Category: Road Race
Years: N/A
Built In: France
Production: Mass Production
Sold As: Complete Bicycle
Material: Steel
Construction: Lugged
Drivetrain: Derailleurs
Wheel Size: 700c
Added By: Wolfram Verktyg on 09/01/09
Updated By: Wolfram Verktyg on 09/01/09
ConstructionLuggedBottom BracketFrench: 35mm x 1mm
Wheel Size700cBrake MountingNutted
Rear DropoutsSeat StaysCapped, flat
Main TubingSuper Vitus 980Fork Tubing
Brake BridgeReinforcedFork StyleCurved Blades
Derailleur Cable RoutingBrazed-On over BB guidesBrake Guides3x Double Loop style on top tube
Fork Crown StyleSemi-Sloping  
General Information
The C-37 was Bertin's top model for many years. They were produced from the late 1960s into the 1980s. C-37 referred mote to the Reynolds 531 frame than the actual bike model. I've seen factory equipped C-37s with everything from Huret Alvit derailleurs to full Campy gruppos. This particular bike is a C-37bis ('bis' in this case meaning light weight). Bertin introduced the C-37bis with all top end French components in the late 70s. It was their "team model" bike. The original bikes were built with Super Vitus 971 tubing which was similar to Columbus SL in weight and ride. This 1980 C-37bis has Super Vitus 971 stickers but the 3 main tubes are made of the lighter Super Vitus 980. It came with gold anodized Mafac Competition brakes and Simplex Super LJ derailleurs. It's a very light bike and with sewups and other wise equipped as pictured weighed under 20 lbs.
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Head Badge
Head Badge:Bertin 1970's and early 1980's
Badge Type:Painted or Decal
Frame Types:Vintage Lightweights
Frame Types:1970's;1980's
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