A 1986 Motobecane BC112, Video with Huret Problems

3Just Around the Corner   I saw this cool 1980’s Motobecane standing outside a neighbour’s house, with a sign “á vendre” ( for sale ) attached...

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...

A French Frameset, but Branded Battaglin?

  Rebranded   Someone wrote to me asking my opinion on this curious track frame which he has recently bought. It has horizontal rear...

Video – Building a New Bike from a Broken Peugeot

  About time   The Peugeot was owned by my brother in law from new, but a few years ago the rear chain stay snapped on it and the bike was...

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...

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1979 Carlton Criterium

1979 Carlton Criterium

  Dans Son Jus   I’ve never owned a Criterium before, but I have restored a couple of Pro Ams and Longfellows in recent times. The bike in this blog, which needs top to bottom work, was lower in the ranks than the Pro Am, which had Reynolds 531 tubing. Yet, it is...

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