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...

1985 Peugeot PH 501 – Video

   Peugeots in the Mid 1980's   I like this era of Peugeot bikes, a time when technology was changing and the brand's grip on the market...

Mercier Rose with Shimano 600 Groupset

The Bike and the Car   I’d had my eye on this pink Mercier bike for a few days, so on the morning when I finally arranged to meet the seller...

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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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