Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Aero bike 1994

developed by IDbike according the UCI regulations of 1994, to go for the world record. The regulations were changed at that time, so the project was stopped. (this might have looked better tested on a track rather that a narrow road,and some more thought on the name too?)

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Friday, 25 November 2011

Ronny AKA. Bici Crono Sweden

His photos are robbed and used on cycling blogs everywhere! Check out his amazing bike collection on his flickr account- Bici Crono

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Legendary Scottish cyclist Graeme Obree

The Flying Scotsman -Graeme Obree twice World Hour record holder, has a different riding position for everyday of the week. He created some of the most radical innovations in the history of bicycle design, all with things he found around the house!

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Bob Jackson cycles Leeds UK since 1935

"Unlike some so called bike frame manufacturers, we manufacture & paint all our frames in house, using dedicated staff, who have been trained in house to the high standards that a specialist such as ourselves requires"

Monday, 21 November 2011

Viatcheslav Ekimov USSR.

1988- Olympic Gold in Team Pursuit
1990- Individual Pursuit World Champion
2000- Olympic Gold, Road time trial
2004 - Olympic Silver, Road time trial

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Friday, 18 November 2011

Lech Piasecki Poland

1988 world Pursuit champion.
After Piasecki became Amateur world champion in 1985, the Colnago team wanted to sign him. The Polish cycling organisation allowed that in exchange for bicycles.

In the 1987 Tour de France he wore the yellow jersey for 2 consecutive days, the first and so far only Polish cyclist to do so

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Giordana capella crono

"The Giordana bike brand was the house label for Gita, a supplier of bikes and clothing. Gita, the United States distributor for Merckx, Pinarello, and De Rosa bike lines at the time, wanted a high-end frameset that would offer great quality at a slightly lower price point than the other brands they carried. Thus, the Giordana was born! Gita enlisted the assistance of Dario Pegoretti in designing the prototypes of the frames before they turned the final production over to Billato. Frame and fork were built in Italy using French Excell high-end steel tubing.

Billato is a contract master frame builder in Italy who made many frames that carried other famous labels, such as Ciocc, LeMond, Masi, Cinelli Super Corsa, Concorde, and others".

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Gitane France

The Renault auto group purchased a 30% interest in the company in 1974, and then fully annexed it into its Renault Factory Group in 1976. This purchase began the second (and, sadly, the last) “golden era” for Gitane racing – both on bicycles and in motorcycles – with Renault pouring resources into racing teams featuring Gitane

The Renault-Gitane team began dominating the European cycling scene with Bernard Hinault, Laurent Fignon, the Madiot brothers, and would led to the discovery of the first big name in US cycling: Greg LeMond.

But despite the success of the Renault-Gitane team, economic realities in the bicycle industry and the end of the bike boom necessitated a retreat from the free-spending days of the 1970s. In 1985, amidst a recession in France, Renault reorganized and ditched Micmo-Gitane.
To cut costs and increase productivity, production facilities throughout in several other cities were relocated to a central factory in the Machecoul in 1986, and by 1987, all bicycle manufacturing was under one roof in the city.

Colossi - Holland

Jan Kole the active founder of the company started making customized frame sets in 1982. The customized hand made frame sets are only made by order and every frame set is unique. We also make front forks to complete and complement your frame set.