Vintage Specialized Allez Jim Merz

Specialized Allez SE   I watched this vintage Specialized Allez bike, a 1987 version, looking rather forlorn and beaten, sitting advertised at...

Peugeot Super Competition: the Battle with Rust

  https://youtu.be/XspeW6SYhtE   Peugeot Super Competition   I’d been looking for a Peugeot Super Competition for a while, because...

Can 10 Speed Friction Shifting Work? Video.

https://youtu.be/qcSEkfzL8dM   Can 10 Speed Friction Shifting Work? Some people have commented on the video that they have succeeded in making...

1973 Peugeot PA 10E

Decades of Neglect   Perhaps “neglect” is too strong a word for the description of this bike, as it is my impression that it was stored for...

Laurent Special Competition – a Strange One

The Marque   Laurent is not a name I am familiar with, so when I went to buy this bike I really didn’t know what to expect. I could see it had...

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A Vingage Atala Rizzato – Completely Restored

A Vingage Atala Rizzato – Completely Restored

A Bike for Séraphine   I’ve only ridden an Atala bike once, back in the days before the housing market in Seattle was still affordable and the Capitol Hill district of the city was more bohemian than tecchie. I owned it for a few weeks, but there was no lack of...

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