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T.C.F. Revue Mensuelle
January 1909 - La Bicyclette au Salon (part I)

T.C.F. Revue Mensuelle January 1909 - La Bicyclette au Salon (part I) scan 1 main image

Paul de Vivie toured the bicycle shows of the winter of 1908-9. This is the first of two resulting articles.

In it, he is politely sceptical about those effete English bicycles - all glowing enamel and shining chrome. His taste runs to the real French touring bicycles with rugged multi-geared transmissions, wide tyres, caliper brakes and proper carriers.

(Source gallica.bnf.fr/ Bibliothèque nationale de France)


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