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Eddy Merckx Professional 1980 1st Ed.

Eddy Merckx Professional (SOLD) | Road | 57cm (c-t) | 1980 | #E239 Advertisements

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Rider Profile: Eddy Merckx

The greatest cyclist of all time…

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De Rosa Professional 1983

De Rosa (SOLD) | Strada | 56cm (c-c) | circa 1983

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Eddy Merckx “Townie”

Eddy Merckx (SOLD) | Pista | 1990’s | 56cm (c-c) | more pics

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Builder Profile: Ugo De Rosa

From the De Rosa website: “Ugo De Rosa was born on the 27th of January 1934 in Milan, Italy. As a young boy he developed a passion for bicycle racing, a passion which remains with him to this day. It … Continue reading

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De Rosa Professional SLX

De Rosa (SOLD) | Strada | 57cm (c-c) | circa 1985 | more pics

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Pogliaghi Update: In a ‘Flash’ – Jack called…

A short while ago I started this blog with a post about a Team Canada Pogliaghi build. I had been trying for some time to get in touch with the rumored original owner: Jack ‘Flash’ McCullough, but without any luck. … Continue reading

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Builder Profile: 3Rensho

3Rensho was conceived and created by Yoshi Konno. A year after establishing Cherubim Cycle in Tokyo with his brother Hitoshi, Konno opened the CYCLONE shop in Chiba circa 1974. The name ‘San Rensho’ (3 Victories) commemorates the feat of a … Continue reading

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Keirin Therapy

Seven years ago my wife was diagnosed with MS. Our relationship which had up until then included healthy doses of travel, exploration and physical activity – changed drastically. Our mobility decreased. Her bicycles changed from road frame, to step through … Continue reading

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W. F. Holdsworth ‘Special’ 1959 Road/Path

W. F. Holdsworth ‘Special’ (SOLD) | 1959 | Road-Path | 23″ (c-t) | #26301 | more pics This gorgeous frame passed through Hilary Stone’s hands a few years ago. The paint is original metallic grey with white, black and red … Continue reading

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