summer ride
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summer ride

An élégance clothing : Rapha Short Sleeve Shirt

When riding bicycles, it’s always pleasant to enjoy a good ride. Our passion for the finest components force us to look for the finest cycling apparel. If you ride your bike regularly and are bored with unadapted products, then you need to check out this bunch of dream-fulfiller Enlish guys producing bicycle clothes under the Rapha … Continue reading

Louis Pitard detail

A rusty élégance

After a long quest, my Louis Pitard is finally here. Some components have been changed through the years (wheels, front light), others are in a too bad shape to be conserved (saddle) … tu put it in a nutschell, a good restoration has to be done. Unfortunately, the frame has head tube lugs that may … Continue reading

Bicycle Quarterly

Few monthes ago I had the chance to grab an issue of  Bicycle Quarterly. This magazine is edited by Jan Heine, altready known as the writer of some of the major books dedicated to competition or touring bicycles, and for his job about the René Herse rebirth. I purchased the ’12 spring issue, mainly because the … Continue reading

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Stay out of problems, don’t get your hands dirty

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 … Continue reading

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Alex Singer 1946 Catalogue

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 … Continue reading

An immersion at Rivendell Bike Co.

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 ?

A sunday of Elégance

Having a stop during a morning sunday ride.

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René Herses and VW Golf

Concours d’Elégance wish you a happy new year. A lot of fine bicycles and rides !

Pedimoto touring bike randonneuse

A Modern élégance : Pedimoto #9

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 … Continue reading

Lille guys in Ghent

Stalen Ros Gand 2012

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 … Continue reading

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