American Special – Trek 500; Better than a Peugeot?

Video Review Below:   https://youtu.be/wlvEAvGifUg   1984 Clash of the 501’s I recently posted a blog about the Peugeot PH501, though it...

A French Frameset, but Branded Battaglin?

  Rebranded   Someone wrote to me asking my opinion on this curious track frame which he has recently bought. It has horizontal rear...

Video – Building a New Bike from a Broken Peugeot

  About time   The Peugeot was owned by my brother in law from new, but a few years ago the rear chain stay snapped on it and the bike was...

Motobecane Mystery Model

  The Frameset   Diggs got in touch with me about a very beautiful frameset he bought from an enthusiast in Paris, pictured below. As you...

1973 Juvela Swiss Road Bike

  The Marque   "Juvela was a brand from Lausanne 1951-72 where I live and I don’t know why, very rare here! There is not a lot of...

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Motobecane Mystery Model

Motobecane Mystery Model

  The Frameset   Diggs got in touch with me about a very beautiful frameset he bought from an enthusiast in Paris, pictured below. As you can see, it's a lovely frameset, black with superb gold detailing around the lugs, gold decals, half chrome forks and...

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1973 Juvela Swiss Road Bike

1973 Juvela Swiss Road Bike

  The Marque   "Juvela was a brand from Lausanne 1951-72 where I live and I don’t know why, very rare here! There is not a lot of information about, but as soon I got them, I’ll write you more about. Anyway a beautiful frame and even in the French part of...

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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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