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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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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