A Rusty 1976 Peugeot PFN 10

  Surprise!   Sometimes, when you go to see a used bike, your first impression is sheer disappointment. Perhaps because the photos of the bike...

A Jacques Anquetil Super Vitus 971 Review

The Rider Jacques Anquetil is France’s greatest cyclist, five times winner of the Tour and winner of 8 tours in total. For 19 years, he dominated...

The River Ride: Cycling on the Dordogne

  Let's Get All Folksy   I don't know of any French folk songs about rivers or journeys, but this ride could be sung like one of those old American...

Riding a Steel Bianchi in the Dordogne

  The Bike: Late 1990's Bianchi, Full Cromo Tubes and Forks 57cm 24 Speed, 3 x 8 Campagnolo Mirage Groupset Rigida Rims, Steel Spokes   Riding in...

British Eagle Touristique, a Classic or Not?

  The Touristique   British Eagle are not a celebrated name in the British bike industry. Search on forums for British Eagle bikes and you'll come...

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The River Ride: Cycling on the Dordogne

The River Ride: Cycling on the Dordogne

  Let's Get All Folksy   I don't know of any French folk songs about rivers or journeys, but this ride could be sung like one of those old American folk tunes: I took my Bianchi down to the river Where with every twist And every turn My trail followed with her.. Well...

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Riding a Steel Bianchi in the Dordogne

Riding a Steel Bianchi in the Dordogne

  The Bike: Late 1990's Bianchi, Full Cromo Tubes and Forks 57cm 24 Speed, 3 x 8 Campagnolo Mirage Groupset Rigida Rims, Steel Spokes   Riding in the Region The Dordogne isn't like the flat and wide open spaces of Normandy. It is a hilly, rocky place, that affords it...

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