This article, replete with splendidly atmospheric landscape photography, covers a feast of cycling in the Pyrenees. The main business for derailleur lovers was the sixth ‘Concours de bicyclettes de tourisme à changement de vitesse’ - a reliability trial for geared touring bicycles. The roll-call of derailleurs used by the top ten participating machines were:
It is almost as if Cyclo’s major competitors boycotted the event.
(Source gallica.bnf.fr/ Bibliothèque nationale de France)