A Lapierre Superlux

Rare in America   Unlike the plentiful examples of Peugeots, Motobecanes and Gitanes found on the streets of American town and cities, there...

A Vingage Atala Rizzato – Completely Restored

A Bike for Séraphine   I’ve only ridden an Atala bike once, back in the days before the housing market in Seattle was still affordable and the...

Manufrance Hirondelle Restoration By Jimi

  Manufrance Bikes   If you go looking for a vintage bike advertised on French classifieds, chances are you’ll easily come across a...

Phillip’s Jacques Anquetil Bike

Monsieur Chrono   This is a 1980’s Jacques Anquetil bike sent by Phillip, who is going to improve some parts of it and find out some more about...

A Ride Along the French Mediterranean

Sun, Sea and a Dedicated Bike Trail   The coast towns of Marseillan, Agde and Sete are holiday resorts with miles of sandy beaches and lots of...

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A Lapierre Superlux

A Lapierre Superlux

Rare in America   Unlike the plentiful examples of Peugeots, Motobecanes and Gitanes found on the streets of American town and cities, there are few Lapierre bikes to admire. They weren’t exported to the US and weren’t made en masse in France like their bigger...

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A Vingage Atala Rizzato – Completely Restored

A Vingage Atala Rizzato – Completely Restored

A Bike for Séraphine   I’ve only ridden an Atala bike once, back in the days before the housing market in Seattle was still affordable and the Capitol Hill district of the city was more bohemian than tecchie. I owned it for a few weeks, but there was no lack of...

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