Vintage French Ideal leather saddle with signature by legendary bicycle illustrator Daniel Rebour. Came across this on a customer’s bike in for service at Riley’s Cycles in Sherborne, Dorset. Would love to know the story.
It was peering at one of these (well, this and the Campagnolo components) in Ossie Hopkins’s bike shop window that first got me excited about cycling in the 1970s. There’s a perfectly restored example standing complete in Alltrax Cycles near Plymouth at the moment.
What fun! It’s the London Tweed Run 17th May 2014 but you need to book a ticket from noon on 17th March. Looks like top chap Mark Fairhurst might have been behind the poster art. Details here: http://tweedrun.com/?page_id=1020
VC Walcot Easyriders today was a 55km ‘Fathers & Sons’ Fest with Richard and son Jake, Basil (leading) with son Tom, John and son Morgan and yours truly with the boy Luke. Vicky centre stage here outside the gates of RAF Colerne played the headmistress role, keeping the boys encouraged when the weather took a turn for the ‘epic’ although the teenagers of course well used to playing rugby at school in all conditions took it all in their stride. According to Luke it was his favourite ride of the year so far.
Following up on last post about @rivbikes this great print by @velodave aka Dave Flitcroft is inspired by their Grant Petersen. Quite a fan club, it seems, although according to someone on twitter who obviously knows him, if it really was Grant the basket would be fully laden and there’d be “a frayed piece of cloth tape flapping in the wind :)”