Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I'll sort these images later, but for now here are some detail pics of the Campagnolo "Paris-Roubaix" mech.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Shifting the Campagnolo Paris-Roubaix - close-up. I added the markings to the parts to make it easier to see everything moving.


Shifting the Campagnolo "Paris-Roubaix"

Shifting the single-lever Campagnolo cambio "Paris-Roubaix"


No longer available on, I've decided to move my video showing how to shift the Campagnolo cambio "Corsa"


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Black-Out Light, But Is It Luxor?

Here's a bit of a mystery... Looks like this was designed to be a black-out light for use during WW2. But is it a Luxor? Nothing about the design or construction looks familiar. Note the unique mounting bracket at the bottom... I wonder what size this is? The slot says "Agree____ Luxor", but does that mean the maker was Agree, and the model name is Luxor? At first I thought the black-out hood was bent, but note how the bottom cuts-in to allow more light to reach the road in front of the wheel. I may try to buy it (French eBay), since it would make a fanciful addition to the collection.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Galmozzi pics

I bought this Galmozzi at Cirque du Cyclisme a few years ago, but haven't done much with it yet. I don't know any of its history, and I can't tell for sure what era it was built... based on equipment and build details we were guessing late-1940s to early 1950s. We think it was built by Galmozzi Sr. A recent auction on eBay of a supposed Galmozzi with cambio Corsa shifters left me scratching my head, as that bike was no where near as nicely finished as this bike. These pics aren't great - bike is dusty and dirty, but I'm trying to learn how best to photograph old, damaged chrome. I post better pics as my quality improves, but for now, here are a few pics.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

More Taillights From France

French eBay sellers "motosavoy" and "rhclassics" have included these interesting taillights in recent auctions. From top to bottom - a. Radios fender-top lights with top-mounted indicator (missing indicator lens); b. same again, but side view, with inidicator lens in place; c. Radios C 134 with central radiator-shaped reflector; d. unkown manufacturer with reflector in base and white lens on back of top red lens (probably for illuminating license plate on moped/motorcyle); Jos "space capsule" with ring lens and central round reflector - this one sold for almost $300!