Pronouncing Vintage French Bikes and Parts

Pronouncing Vintage French Bikes and Parts

Many of the French brands in the cycle industry are pronounced wrongly in English speaking countries, simply because unless you’ve learned the rules of French pronunciation, the way you say these names will more than likely be wrong. It’s not surprising...
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...
Peugeot Galibier v Raleigh Record Sprint

Peugeot Galibier v Raleigh Record Sprint

Mid Range Flamboyancy   I wish I had more pictures of these late 1980’s bikes, a Peugeot Galibier of 1987 and Raleigh Record Sprint of 1985. Unfortunately, I’ve lost the other, more detailed, photographs I took of it one spring day in Seattle in 2012....

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