100 years in the Pyrenees

raindog

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France
It's IOO years since the TdeF first passed through the Pyrenees.
http://www.100ansdamour.fr/EN/accueil.html

Incredible exploit by two French guys to honour 100 years of TdeF in the Pyrénées. After reading the book, L’étape assassine, Luchon-Bayonne 1910, the journalist Jean-Paul Rey wanted to ride exactly the same stage on old TdeF bikes so teamed up with Marc Lebreton, who collects and restores old bikes and managed to supply two authentic machines. They both started from Luchin at 3.30 in the morning of 12 june, the same starting time and place as the famous stage, and finished the ride of 326ks in Bayonne at 3.15 the next morning, so just short of 24 hours of riding, after climbing the Tourmelet and the col du Soulor where Jean Bobet and André Darrigade were on hand to give them encouragement. The gearing was 44 up front and 24/20 at the back by turning the wheel round. Chapeau lads!

http://www.letour.fr/2010/TDF/COURSE/fr/actus.html#zone151146

 

threebikesmcginty

Corn Fed Hick...
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...on the slake
Nice one, bet that was hard work!

Those bikes look like they have wooden rims - just had a google around to see and found this site, so I guess they have...

http://wheelfanatyk.blogspot.com/2007/05/how-wood-rims-are-made.html
 
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raindog

raindog

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Location
France
threebikesmcginty said:
Those bikes look like they have wooden rims l
Spot on. Found some better pics - all authentic gear. What a pair of nutters - thank God there are people like that around. :tongue:

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