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 road machines feature the Swiss emblem in the background, with the statement ‘1914 Champion de Suisse’ over a picture of Oscar Egg on his winning bicycle.
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, contentiously, by a recumbent designed by Charles Mochet.
1960s Randonneur Homme ‘Oscar Egg’
26 x 1/2″ Wheels with 650B Hutchinson Tyres
This Oscar Egg Randonneur (long-distance touring bike) is well-appointed – with special steel wheels and top-of-the-range aluminium Martele mudguards – and also well-preserved. It has lost its headlamp and tail lamp, but I have identical items ready to fit. My dilemma is whether or not to replace the original Huthinson 650B tyres: they are fine for display but should be replaced for serious riding.
1960s OSCAR EGG JUNIOR MIXTE