A Rare Francis Poirier Bike

A Rare Francis Poirier Bike

  The Marque   There’s very little information about FR Poirier bikes on the internet, even on French websites. Search for “Poirier” and you will come across an old French firm that used to make some bizarre tricycles and pedal powered...
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...
What’s Best: A Vintage or A New Brooks Saddle?

What’s Best: A Vintage or A New Brooks Saddle?

Brooks saddles are loved around the world, and especially in the U.S, their biggest market. When I lived in Seattle, they were ubiquitous, a necessary topping on carefully trimmed vintage builds and on modern bikes alike. So what’s the best: a vintage or a new...

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