Yellow Jo Routens Touring/Camping bicycle

At the Copake bicycle swap meet, there was an inaugural bicycle ride(see earlier post). A fellow Classic Rendezvous member showed up with this beautiful Jo Routens bicycle to ride. It is rather difficult to find one this large and it is interesting to see how the builder dealt with the size of the frame, by … Continue reading Yellow Jo Routens Touring/Camping bicycle

Barra aluminum bicycle

Beautiful Barra aluminum bicycle.Nichola Barra build these aluminum bicycles from the late 1930s into the is gas welded aluminum, expertly done, flawless, and way ahead of its time.Also take note of the ovalized tubing at the joints- Seatlug and bottom bracket.This example was equipped Lam brakes, Le Chat front derailleur, Stronglight 34 cranks, Simplex … Continue reading Barra aluminum bicycle