1973 Peugeot PA 10E

Decades of Neglect   Perhaps “neglect” is too strong a word for the description of this bike, as it is my impression that it was stored for...

Laurent Special Competition – a Strange One

The Marque   Laurent is not a name I am familiar with, so when I went to buy this bike I really didn’t know what to expect. I could see it had...

Cycles Gitane in Blue with a Chain Line Problem – Video

A History of Violence   Perhaps this bike has no “wow” factor, it’s neither of really high quality nor is it impressively beautiful, but it’’s...

A 1986 Motobecane BC112, Video with Huret Problems

  Just Around the Corner I saw this cool 1980’s Motobecane standing outside a neighbour’s house, with a sign “á vendre” ( for sale ) attached to it....

American Special – Trek 500; Better than a Peugeot?

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

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1973 Peugeot PA 10E

1973 Peugeot PA 10E

Decades of Neglect   Perhaps “neglect” is too strong a word for the description of this bike, as it is my impression that it was stored for much of its life indoors. I’ve seen a lot worse; bikes that have been exposed to the weather and have paid the price for...

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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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