One link in the chain: A personal perspective on the published history of the derailleur gear and other bicycle equipment by Ron Thompson

The advent of the derailleur gear about great changes in the world of cycling. There were many people involved in this evolving technology, which began in earnest around the turn of the last century. In the last 50 years, bicycle historians have been moved to research and publish a history of this development to show …

Travel the Gravel

The whole concept of a “Touring” bicycle is interpreted in different ways by different people according to current trends and usage requirements… The story of post WWI inter-war cycling was characterised by lack of interest and a steady decline – commuter cycling had lost out in the UK to the motorcycle and automobile in the …

Nostalgia

Most vintage steel collectors I have ever known started off in the same way …with a dream. They dreamed of owning a particular bicycle … possibly a bicycle they had ridden when they raced or, often, a bicycle they would love to have owned back then, but could not afford at the time. Even those …