Clincher Wheelset or Tubular?

Clincher Wheelset or Tubular?

  Weight Weenies   A beautiful wheelset completes a bike. But let’s face it, nowadays the cost of a high quality wheelset can be astronomical. The desire, the obsession, for such spectacularly lightweight wheels is obvious when visiting bike shops selling Dura...
A Review of the 1977 Huret Allvit

A Review of the 1977 Huret Allvit

  Moving the Masses   The Huret Allvit was a workmanlike transmission set and could never be described as inspiring or beautiful. It was mass produced for millions of cheap bikes in the 1970’s, including my own first bike as a kid. From the big French brands...
Overhauling a French Bottom Bracket -Video Tutorial

Overhauling a French Bottom Bracket -Video Tutorial

I’ve uploaded another repair video to youtube: overhauling a French bottom bracket video tutorial. I hope this is useful and can provide some easy visual steps to how best service your vintage bottom bracket.     Notes and Tools   I only used two tools for this...
A Rare Francis Poirier Bike

A Rare Francis Poirier Bike

  The Marque   There’s very little information about FR Poirier bikes on the internet, even on French websites. Search for “Poirier” and you will come across an old French firm that used to make some bizarre tricycles and pedal powered cars, as well...

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