Stronglight

09 Dec 18
Bertin Classic Cycles

As you already know, a bicycle , typically, does not remain static unless it is a wall hanger used only for display. As cyclists, we tinker with our bikes, adjusting, substituting, modifying to adjust to changed circumstances, uses and needs. When I completed my Carre/Bertin C 37 restoration in 2014, I didn’t know it was […]

08 Dec 18
FLASH'S PIX

Offered an iconic but unloved frame, I decided to take on this long term project, mainly as I loved the original colourway and wanted to recreate it faithfully. Once down to bare metal, I spent a bit of time prepping the metal work, the goal before sending off for rechroming was to be rust and […]

11 Nov 18
Restoring Vintage Bicycles from the Hand Built Era

I’ve finished my re-interpretation of this 1975 Centurion Semi Pro, with today’s late fall Pacific Northwest sunshine providing warmth and dry roads for its first test ride. After purchasing the bike a few months ago, I disassembled it, assessed its frame and components, and then re-built it as a city commuter, to reflect the kind […]

02 Nov 18
Ma'at

NOS Stronglight Z’light Crankset Double for Road Bike, 9/10 speed, NICE! – Buy – NOS Stronglight Z’light Crankset Double for Road Bike, 9/10 speed, NICE!

20 Oct 18
Restoring Vintage Bicycles from the Hand Built Era

I’ve been riding my accidentally acquired 1989 Bridgestone MB3, and my newly built up 2018 Rivendell Appaloosa for about the same amount of time, over the same terrain, having put several hundred miles on each bike.  That’s enough saddle time to work out kinks as well as develop riding preferences.  I put together both bikes […]

07 Sep 18
Far Far East Diary

Among the prestigious world of butter smooth chain-rings , Already dominated by duraace , sugino zen , super zen or 75 , a discreet USA made chainring found its was into a difficult market full of Japanese precise engineering. ( yes I don’t forget campagnolo but still …..) AARN chainrings is the product of  the designer/engineer AARON […]