The Simplicity of Vintage Cycles

Vintage Bicycles Done Proper :: Corvallis, Oregon

Tell Your Story: 1960 Girardengo

In 1978, Paul Sadoff of Rock Lobster was just beginning his career building custom bicycles. The story of his 1960 Girardengo doesn’t start there, but it wasn’t much later.

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Cycling in Print: Cyclotourisme, 1978/79

What was life like in 1970s France for a bicycle tourer? Four Cyclotourisme magazines offer a snapshot of an age long past in an era of simplicity.

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Project: DIY Bicycle Fork Painting

Restoring bicycles. Not always simple but experience teaches. Painting bicycles? This is the line at which many restorations cease.

September 14, 2019 · 7 Comments

1960 Urago (Part II)

The older they are, the trickier they get.

January 22, 2019 · 8 Comments

1974 Holdsworth Super Mistral (Part I)

Sometimes, saying goodbye is painful.

August 31, 2018 · 11 Comments

A Tribute: Jon Williams

I’ve never met you. We haven’t emailed. You don’t know me. But the craftsmanship you left behind is worth showcasing for all to experience. Here’s to you, Jon Williams.

June 18, 2018 · 10 Comments

Tell Your Story: 1972 Motobecane Le Champion

How long do most restorations take? 6 months? A year? Two? How about 23. Some things really are best savored and taken slowly.

April 30, 2018 · 8 Comments

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