Pearl aluminum rail leather saddle

 A fellow collector recently brought me a unique saddle from his collection. It was manufactured by Pearl, a French company that I have advertisements in old issues of Le Cycliste. It is a beautiful 1940s-1950s saddle with great patina and some interesting features.  The copper rivets are stamped "Pearl", a nice touch that Ideale later … Continue reading Pearl aluminum rail leather saddle

Barra Barralumin frameset

Yet another rare Barra Barralumin has appeared on Ebay. And here is a webpage with a Barra mixte framefrom Ebay auction, the seller's(RhClassics) description- item number-360549599869" 54,5 cm middle of BB to center of seat tube. 650B wheels.Nicolas Barra was one of the true geniuses in the history of lightweight bicycles. His first welded aluminium bike took … Continue reading Barra Barralumin frameset