This time of year, business is slow and we have time to put together personal projects (on our time of course!). This is another bike that belongs to my co-worker Graham. He bought it as a frame and fork last spring and finally completed the build. It is a 1974 Raleigh International that he … Continue reading 1974 Raleigh International
MAFAC / ACS cantilever brakes
There was a bit of chatter about these oddities on The CR (Classic Rendezvous) list a couple days ago. MAFAC was a French bicycle component company with a long history of quality and pioneering products. in the 1980's however, the company went bankrupt and everything was sold off. ACS, an American component company, mostly … Continue reading MAFAC / ACS cantilever brakes
Period correct restoration critique- Brian Robinson’s Raphaël Géminiani bike
Photos: Chris Catchpole, Allsport Hulton/Archive from Cycling Weekly article found herePhotos: Chris Catchpole, Allsport Hulton/Archive from Cycling Weekly article found hereA recent article on Cycling Weekly website showcasing Brian Robinson’s Raphaël Géminiani bike and describing the technologies available at the time has peaked my interest. On the surface, the restoration looks great, most of the … Continue reading Period correct restoration critique- Brian Robinson’s Raphaël Géminiani bike
This is what is currently in front of the computer screen, someone buy this stuff!