Cyclo (UK) interesting offerings and components

Cyclo catalogs I was recently looking through. Interesting to see offering an 8 speed bicycle in 1934, and it took Schwinn to mass market an 8 speed bike until 1960 with the Schwinn Varsity. I guess the American market was inundated with heavy single speed bicycles that looked like motorcycles and rode like tanks.1934, 1936, … Continue reading Cyclo (UK) interesting offerings and components

Le Chemineau road bike

Le Chemineau, as seen at a recent bicycle swap meet. Incorrect wheels. Early attempt at index shifting. The headbadge is a reproduction on the kilometer marker at the town of St. Etienne. Seat tube oiler is located behind the seattube. The Simplex front derailleur is not properly set up, as one can see. There is a cork inserted … Continue reading Le Chemineau road bike