Vintage French Wheelsets Compared

Vintage French Wheelsets Compared

Alpin Hubs and Super Champion Competition Rims   I really liked these Alpin hubs: hi flange, beautifully made, a French tubular wheelset of high quality that was very light. I polished them up as they were a little dull after decades of service, and they ended up...
French Stem Sizing 22.0mm

French Stem Sizing 22.0mm

22.0mm Sizing   French stem sizing is a quirk of the vintage bicycle era. Bikes made before 1983 will likely have a different steerer sizing than other bikes. Instead of 22.2mm, which is the standard steerer size for most bikes, vintage French steerers take a...

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