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...
1968/69 Raleigh Carlton Longfellow

1968/69 Raleigh Carlton Longfellow

  First of all it’s really hard to date a frame when the serial number is meaningless. This was the case with this Raleigh Carlton Longfellow, a model built at the Worksop facility in small numbers from about 1964-69. My best guess is that it was a 1968 model,...
What’s Best: A Vintage or A New Brooks Saddle?

What’s Best: A Vintage or A New Brooks Saddle?

Brooks saddles are loved around the world, and especially in the U.S, their biggest market. When I lived in Seattle, they were ubiquitous, a necessary topping on carefully trimmed vintage builds and on modern bikes alike. So what’s the best: a vintage or a new...

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