09 June, 2007

Le Cirque Photos


I'm attending Le Cirque du Cyclisme this weekend and I though you might enjoy seeing some details of the bikes scattered about. Tomorrow is the bike show so I'll take more photos, but for now I've posted a selection in this album. There are some neat details to discuss and emulate.

8 comments:

JoelMatthews said...

Thanks for posting the album Chris. Looks like a wonderful show. To bad work kept from heading East this weekend.

Those Y Bars (not sure what else to call them) on the older light green bike are very nice. Wonder if anyone could induce Nitto to come up with a modern version?

In the album, four rows down and third column from the left, there is a vintage blue bike with a very interesting rear derailleur placement. fascinating.

JP Weigle's Mixte is certainly holding its own among the classics.

Joe Bernard said...

Those "lightened" Campy components are sick!

neil berg said...

I would like to put in my vote for the apple green Mariposa - of the photos I've seen so far.

Johnson said...

that 'vintage blue bike' has a cyclo tourist rear derailleur on it. they were always brazed on in that area. later versions could be mounted on a 'normal' hanger, but the tourist derailluer was considered the best, with a larger capacity of almost any rear mech till the duopar came along, making it ideal for touring.

JoelMatthews said...

Thanks Johnson. I have never seen that set up before. Very interesting and clever.

'Brian' aka 'BG' said...

Chris,

Any information about the older bike with the Y-bars? The boutique-y 'woo with new' bikes are nice, but those old, rarely seen bikes are what ring my bell.

Johnson said...

legnanos were kind of cheap italian townies. like alot of cheap old stuff, they looked nicer than new cheap stuff. i think thats about all there is to it. i just wrote half an article on the phenomenon, @ www.ridelugged.com

Chris Kulczycki said...

Brian, I didn't talk to the owner of the Y-bar bike. But I did hear him tell someone that he bought it from the builder's son. It has very high quality Italian components and the quality is up to French constructeur standards.