An élégance clothing : Rapha Short Sleeve Shirt

summer ride

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

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

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.

René Herses and VW Golf

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

A Modern élégance : Pedimoto #9

Pedimoto touring bike randonneuse

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

Constructeurs crankset modifications

If there is something Constructeurs loved, it was to customize stock components, more specifically cranksets. One famous example can be found on the following Camille Daudon: a hand beveled edge on the visible side  important removal of material on the other side of the crank (in this case, it is certainly the first version of the crank) It was the … Continue reading

Vintage Bicycle, Modern Excellence

Beauty is the sole ambition, the exclusive goal of Taste. Charles Baudelaire In a certain way, French builders dedicated their lives to achieve this ambition; flawless lines, subtle harmony and perfect geometry were all what came with the packaging. Their bikes were designed to match each and every expectations buyers could have had before stepping in the … Continue reading

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