The Best Vintage 3 Arm Crankset?

One to Look Out For   This is Specialités TA Professional 3-arm crankset, and frankly, I believe it's the nicest vintage crankset of its type....

Raleigh Professional v Schwinn Paramount

Those Were the Days   I once owned a Raleigh Professional and a Schwinn Paramount at the same time. Yes, I was living the American dream, of...

Felix’s Superb Lapierre Vitus 979

Lapierre in Dijon   This is a beautiful bike. It has the same frame design and aesthetic of Vitus Dural frames which were highly admired in the...

Two Blue Peugeots: a Competition and a Course – Vitus 181

Two for $150   I love the higher-end Peugeots of this era, especially the ones made with Vitus 181 tubing like this one. I often find myself...

Motobecane Super Sprint – Damaged

First Look   This is a Motobecane in nice condition for its age. Well, at least, this is what went through my mind when I first saw it and met...

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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...

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