Two Vintage Carltons for Sale: a Pro Am and Courette

    The Details   Patrick write to me with two Carlton bikes for sale, both built with Reynolds 531 tubing, a large Pro Am and a ladies' Courette,...

The Wobbly, Irreparable, Solida Crankset and a Bit of Monty Python

  Oh Not Again   I've had problems with Solida cranks before. Not that I don't like them, or have it in for them, they are pretty nice looking...

Bernard Dangre – A Mixte Restoration ( With Video )

    The Project   Allyn got in touch with me from Switzerland, who sent me pictures of her Bernard Dangre mixte that she was about to have restored....

The Best British Touring Bike

  Four Classics   The bikes are: A Dawes Galaxy A British Eagle Touristique A Nigel Dean World Tour A Claude Butler Dalesman   All were built in the...

A Velo De Mercier, but what’s the Model?

  The Missing Catalogues   Unlike the information on Peugeot and Motobecane, there are not many Mercier catalogues posted on the internet. I'm not...

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A Bertin C 270, Perhaps?

A Bertin C 270, Perhaps?

  Andre Bertin and His Bikes   I don't think many people would be able to name an Andre Bertin model; his bikes were not exported in droves like many French brands like Peugeot and Motobecane. Americans do love their Peugeot PX10s and their Motobecane Le Champions,...

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