Posts Tagged ‘courier’

My Beloved.

February 18, 2010

Loving the utilitarian look of number two The Morton and the Flamme Rouge is a beast too!

Beloved framesets are the physical manifestation of the Cycle Works Oregon mission. Handcrafted for each individual, they are balanced, purposeful, elegant, confident and capable. We use steel because it has all the mechanical and ride qualities we wish to evoke – French Constructeur inspired simplicity at its very best.

Beloved cycles.

Birth of the Alleycat.

November 11, 2009

Really digging these photies found on my daily perusement of the interweb.

From what I gather they were all taken between the 1960 and 1963 at what the French quite fittingly called ‘Courier’ races. However at the source you will find photographic examples of the races from as early as 1890!

The photograph underneath is pure greatness. These guys must be the most stylish newspaper delivery boys I ever saw.

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The French in the 20s and 30s and beyond, it seems, had races for just about everything – from cars to bicycles to childrens pedal-cars and scooters, just about every means of transport was represented with its own “championship”. Bicycle couriers of various descriptions, common throughout Paris, were no exception. In the years prior to World War II, and even during the war (and perhaps even after), several events occurred annually which gave the couriers their chance to shine – and shine they did.

Source – You may also like this video from 1942 of one of the aforementioned ‘courier’ races.

Just do it.

October 15, 2009

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“Geared to Perfection,” originally from Arena Hommes Plus, no. 5, Sep-Oct 1987.

From the Orange20 Flickr.

Locked!

July 22, 2009

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