Shimano Arabesque, 1978-1983

Shimano Arabesque, 1978-1983

  Like it or loathe it   The Arabesque or 600 EX is always deemed a bit of an oddball, a strange foray into the exotic by Shimano at the end of the 1970’s. There is little information out there as to why they chose to create such an elaborate design to...
The Best Vintage Pedals

The Best Vintage Pedals

Undoubtedly the Campagnolo Super Record groupset is the undisputed king of the most desirable vintage components of today. You only have to look at EBay listings to see how highly prized these components are, even though it is well known that in terms of actual...
1976 Mercier Rose "Service Des Courses"

1976 Mercier Rose "Service Des Courses"

The Velo Rose Why did Mercier choose pink as the iconic colour for their road bikes of the ’60’s and ’70’s? I don’t know the answer, but le vélo rose is one of the most distinctive and eye-catching bikes of any era. This particular bike...

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