After much discussion, we have determined that this Crescent is not a 1973 as previously stated, but instead a 1950s era.
Today’s OTS comes to us from Viktor T. in Sweden. This is a 1973 Crescent Pepita (“little seed of squash”?). This old timer has some interesting features. 1) Note the front derailer’s shift lever is connected directly to the derailer itself—on the seat tube. 2) Note the front chainrings are reversed with the smaller ring to the outside. Viktor indicates these are Simplex (hardly surprising). Anyone with any expertise or knowledge of this system?
Pictures from wintry Sweden!
This beautiful Crescent Pepita was passed on to me by my father, who bought it when he was thirteen. It’s in mint condition. It has an original Peugeot Simplex gear system and is somewhat oddly built, note the gear levers on the frame! My apartment is too small for me to take decent photos of it, but enjoy those I managed to take.