Vintage Racing Bicycles.
August 18, 2010 11:30 PM   Subscribe

Le blog de VelosVintage is a gorgeous French blog chock full of detailed photographs and history of beautiful vintage racing bicycles from older to newer.
posted by loquacious (10 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

Lots of great photos here--thanks, loq.
posted by box at 6:13 AM on August 19, 2010

That's gorgeous.
posted by OmieWise at 6:13 AM on August 19, 2010

Nice. It's interesting to look back, not even that far back, at the bikes the pros were riding and consider how spartan they were. Racing bikes today—with deep-section rims, fat tubes zigzagging unexpectedly, and huge logos splashed everywhere in giant type—almost seem like they were designed not to go fast but to assault the eye.
posted by adamrice at 6:37 AM on August 19, 2010

More bike porn? Oh man.
posted by ardgedee at 6:53 AM on August 19, 2010

Just awesome. As a vintage steel rider myself, I could spend days reading this. And probably will.
posted by god hates math at 6:58 AM on August 19, 2010

For those that like this sort of thing Ray Dobbins' site is not to be missed.
posted by dolface at 10:54 AM on August 19, 2010

Oooh hadn't seen this till now. Yum.
posted by everichon at 1:15 PM on August 19, 2010

9,750 kg

That's about what my steel bike weighs. Now they race on >= 6.8 kg bikes.
posted by everichon at 1:45 PM on August 19, 2010

wow. love it.
posted by specialk420 at 4:27 PM on August 19, 2010

Skinny steel tubes and silver components. Love it. But even better are the jerseys. One sponsor, huge logo, classic designs. No ads on asses, no white shorts, no tiny logos.
posted by fixedgear at 5:34 PM on August 19, 2010

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