Cool shop bike: Le Chemineau ladies bike

     I am excited about this edition. The bike I am sharing today is a Le Chemineau ladies bike and is easily one of my favorites in the shop. First, a little background on the marque. It was started by Joanny Panel and Claudius Bouilllier around 1911 in St. Etienne Loire, France The word Chemineau … Continue reading Cool shop bike: Le Chemineau ladies bike

Beautiful french bike used as display on PBP

When I arrived at one of the last controls on Paris-Brest-Paris this year, I was shocked to see this beautiful french bike tied to a barrier as a decoration. Sure, I have seen other bikes placed throughout the route(towns are judged on their display and support of PBP), but this seemed different. This was a … Continue reading Beautiful french bike used as display on PBP

Copake NY bicycle swap meet pictures pt.2

A hobby horse, precursor to the what we know as the bicycle. The rider would straddle the bicycle, and push along, it was before they employed pedals and drivetrains and tires and . . .you get the idea.All the bells and whistles on this Monark Silver King. What a beautiful late 1930s aluminum bicycle.A mid … Continue reading Copake NY bicycle swap meet pictures pt.2