Restoring the Anquetil Super Vitus 971

Restoring the Anquetil Super Vitus 971

  Not Without Problems..   Just because you may have come into ownership of a really lovely vintage road bike, it doesn’t mean to say restoring it will be a series of happy moments. Looks are deceiving. Sometimes, the most wretched looking bikes prove to be...
Poor Old Peugeot in a Barn

Poor Old Peugeot in a Barn

  Rusting Away   Staying on a farm for a winter break, I saw this old racing bike stuffed at the back of one of the farmer’s storage buildings. This unit is just a canopy and open to the elements even though it has a metal roof, so the bike has obviously...
How Many Ball Bearings..?

How Many Ball Bearings..?

  Ball Bearings are Confusing   Note to self: don’t write a blog about ball bearings in bike parts, it’s a bloody nightmare. In fact it would be a mammoth task for anyone to precisely evaluate the amount and size of ball bearings for each component over...

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