If it is something quite rare now, bicycle industry had its share of unusual hubs in the past. We all know about the chain holder that Singer or Herse were putting on their bike, using either stock/redesigned Nivex rear-end or custom made “porta catena” with Nivex or Cyclo derailleur (we we will write more spefically … Read more
A very interesting 1946 catalogue from the well known Alex Singer. All the classic bicycles offered by this famous brand are displayed one by one, from the high end Galibier to the “cheaper” Federal model. At the end, we can also discover some of the technical specialties that made Alex Singer one of the most … Read more
A nice video presenting the people behind Rivendell Bike Co. Since 1994 Grant Petersen and his gang offer us a nice vision of cycling. Spending funny moments on your bike and doing a qualitative job with interesting colleagues, is that the secret to produce elegeant bicycles ?
Having a stop during a morning sunday ride.
Concours d’Elégance wish you a happy new year. A lot of fine bicycles and rides !
I ‘ve been waiting a long time for a modern touring bike, to really accomplish long distance rides and access to nowadays technology : Shifters, 9-speed rear derailler, modern lighting, etc. I purchased the framekit last summer on eBay and took the time to find the right components. I wanted simple and reliable components so … Read more
Each and every year, in late October, a bike show occurs in the city of Ghent, Belgium. This event takes place in the velodrome hosting the famous 6 days of cycling. For the record, this 250,000-inhabitants city has two velodromes ! We’re for sure in the track-cyclists heaven. Here’s few pictures we took. Sorry for the quality, the luminosity was quite bad … Read more
After focusing on bicycles and people, here are some pictures of the race. 35 and a 80 kilometers race-length were available. The Seine-et-Marne roads were surprisingly empty and we enjoyed some incredible landscapes. Please, remember we’re only 40kms away from Paris ! In the morning, cyclists arrived and the “race” started at 10AM ! And now, … Read more
La Patrimoine second edition took place in Favières, near to Paris. It occurred during “Les journées du Patrimoine”: this annual programme offers opportunities to visit buildings, monuments and sites, many of which are not normally accessible to the public. It aims to widen access and foster care for architectural and environmental heritage. These events are also known as Open … Read more
We are already writing some articles for Boneshaker Almanac, a US-based publication. In the next issue, we will interview a top-level french bicyclist and will reviewed our recent trip to Lyon and Grenoble, especially known to the birthplaces of talented bicycle builders. This pocket-sized book can easily be carried in your Berthoud. Indeed, reading those bicycle … Read more