Friday, 25 May 2012


I'm on holiday , so no updates for a few days.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

The Embacher Collection -Vienna

From an obsessive confrontation with design, Michael Embacher discovered his love of bicycles years ago. His inquisitive interest in creative, rare, offbeat, and even bravely failed models led to the creation of his unusual bicycle collection since 2003, which to date has seldom been accessible for a larger audience. The Embacher Collection distinguishes itself through its more than 200 functioning bicycles and the rarity of the objects. Word of the special nature of these exhibits has spread beyond the circle of connoisseurs. Cyclopedia, the second illustrated volume on the Embacher Collection after Smart Move, was published in February 2011. more here-

Monday, 21 May 2012

more Juggins - UK.

Kevin Juggins low profile time trial bike 1985. Columbus Record tubing, Cinelli bracket shell, Haden lugs, front brake bolt brazed to crown, rear caliper is a Shimano 600 ax with the hanger removed, rear brake cable (along with gear cable) through top tube and emerges via a small pipe from rear of seat tube. Rear brake bridge very close to top of seat stays. Previous Juggins post here-

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Cougar pursuit frame by Terry Dolan

Nick sent me photos of a frame he recently acquired - Cougars were built by Terry Dolan, later the name was sold and a few builders made Cougar frames. Now the brand has disappeared. Dolan continues to make frames. more here-

Saturday, 19 May 2012

two Colnago frames on

more here-
Masterpiece handmade by the talented innovator Mr. Zanella. Mr Zanella is not a well known framebuilder, mainly because most of his production was branded with other famous names from the story of Italian cyclism.

Friday, 18 May 2012


laurent from France is after a Moser frame if anyone has one knocking about? heres part of his current collection-

Thursday, 17 May 2012

E.G. Bates

more photos of Nobby and his EG. Bates. Then and now

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Bespoke Bicycles - Settle yorkshire England

This lo-pro frame built by Norris Lockley under the Bespoke Bicycle name dates I think from about 1990. It uses a 24in front wheel. more here-

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

E.G. Bates - East London

Lo Pro E.G. Bates owned by british guy named Nob(!) who lives in the Philippines. thanks Dennis for the photos.

Monday, 14 May 2012

BOTTECCHIA -Greg LeMonds time trial bike on ebay

There is no bike out there like this Beauty! This is NOT the actual bike he won the Tour de France ! This is from his earlier races . The bike is fully MAVIC equipped the frame is a piece of art made by Della Santa ! Is made of Columbus AIR tubes.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Dosi - Imola Italy
This bike is the same model used by the great champion Marco Pantani in "Giro d'Italia" race in 1991. I attached in this auction a picture who shows Marco Pantani riding the Dosi Sì Sì Sì model.The winner will receive an high res picture. This Dosi Sì Sì Sì time trial bike comes with a steel frame finished very well built with curved tubes Oria. The frame is embellished in many areas by special engraving signed Valter Dosi. Dosi is a famous bike race hanbuilder located in the centre area of Italy, Imola's area to be exactly.
from here-

Friday, 11 May 2012

Look - out of Nevers France

LOOK: one of the most innovative firms of the market
Inventor of the clipless pedal, of the first carbon frame in 1986 and of the first track single-piece carbon frame, LOOK is the worldwide leader of the road clipless pedal.

from here-

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Faini- Melegnano Italy

Melegnano is a little town in the north of Italy, just half an hour from Milan. The tower you can find engraved on the frame and on the fork crown stand for the symbol of the town, it's medieval castle.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Paganini - Ghent Belgium/Italy

Paganini is the house racing bike brand of the shop Plum-Vainqueur, which is a very old established bike shop in Ghent, Belgium. The frames are apparently imported frames rebadged with the shop's logos. There is some discussion about whether they are made by Torpado or Ciocc. The frames do often share some features with Ciocc frames, like the little Italian flag details brazed on to the top tube