A rusty élégance

Louis Pitard detail

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

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

René Herse: From paper sketches to reality

You all know about Rene Herse, his famous bicycles and the cult following this regretted builder. We decided to pay tribute to his work by comparing one of his bicycle to equally famous Rebour’s drawings. Those drawings have been found in our archives and are a perfect illustration of what are still considered to be … 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

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