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PBE14: JP Weigle’s Retro-Tastic Road Bikes, Component Groups & More!

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Peter Weigle’s been building bikes since before mountain biking was a thing (and he built some of the first east coast style MTBs as the sport was born). His booth at Philly Bike Expo ’14 had this beauty of a rando road bike, built up with a lot of old school components. But, this one looks positivtely new compared to the 1950’s Ducheron that sat behind it…

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Front and rear derailleurs are from Huret, a brand that made one of the first parallelogram rear derailleurs used on production bikes.

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This 1950’s Ducheron was built with parts from Nivex, Le Chat, Mafac, Stronglight, T.A., Ideale,
Luxor, Jos and others.

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Wingnut axle nuts anyone?

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A two way cable operates the Nivex rear derailleur…

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…and the front is simply pushed or pulled in and out via the lever behind the seat tube.

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At the other edge of his booth was this custom trailer from Chapman Cycles, which rivaled the bikes for workmanship quality.

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Check out Weigle’s Flickr page for more of his bikes and plenty others he’s found and liked.

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JBikes
JBikes
8 years ago

Very neat showcase of past technology.

Dockboy
Dockboy
8 years ago

@JBikes: You mean the Avid Rollamajig, yes? 😉

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