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

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

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

La Patrimoine September 16th – part 2 : the course

1910 rider

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, … Continue reading

La Patrimoine September 16th – part 1 : people and bicycles

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 … Continue reading

Paul Fournel’s Besoin de vélo

Paul Fournel's Besoin de vélo

“The bicycle is a technic witch have the elegance of concealing its smartness” Paul Fournel The french writer Paul Fournel (1947 –  ) is also an emeritus cyclist. Joining his “job” and his “hobby” he wrote Besoin de vélo(Need for the bike) in 2001. He told us about his first falls, the cycling trips, the competition and … Continue reading

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