Continuing where we left off from
The Bikes (Part One), more retro bike goodies from the 2016 edition of L’Eroica! – Vintage road bikes on the white gravel roads of Tuscany.
If you don’t know what L’Eroica is about, please take a look at
Part One of our L’Eroica Experience.
A rider cruises up the Brolio Castle Climb aboard a Legnano with matching kit. Nice!
Gerber – A brand from Oftringen, Switzerland.
One Gerber deserves another.
The Canadian gentleman pictured above possibly wins the “Hero” award for heaviest and dodgiest bike at L’Eroica. Weighing around 35lbs, this single chainring machine built from gas pipe tubing?!, must have been a nigthtmare to pedal uphill.
F. Moser (Francesco Moser) road bike.
A rare sight at L’Eroica. Canadian bikes built by Marinoni.
Check out the
trailer for the documentary about the man behind the Marinoni brand – Giuseppe Marinoni.
Detto Pietro shoes were a popular choice among riders.
This gorgeous Guerciotti was lurking by a tree.
Drilled and pantographed Campagnolo crankset.
Plenty of lovely bikes for sale during the L’Eroica festival.
For the taller rider, a beautiful F. Moser.
We showed a photograph of this gorgeous Colnago in Part One – Photo is HERE. We simply had to take more.
Beautiful pantographing on the Colnago branded crankset.
In the event you forgot the brand of bike you were riding.
Fluted / Gilco tubing on the downtube.
This Colnago would have featured leading edge technology when it was new. Note the hollow pin chain.
Aluminium freewheel cogs. Light, but not long lasting.
Reversed rear brake. This features on an American brand too, Havnoonian.
Not legal for L’Eroica, fans of the French R.M.O. team will remember this bike. It belonged to Thiery Claveyrolat, winner of the KOM in the 1990 Tour de France. R.IP. Thiery.
Thiery’s bike was on display at the Mavic booth.
The classic Mavic neutral service car (Renault).
Neutral service bikes loaded with Mavic’s SSC 1000 groupset.
Mavic 851 SSC rear derailleur.
A brand rarely seen – L. Guerra.
L’Eroica Bike Concours d’Elegance in full swing. Above, a Colnago CX bike.
A dutch brand, Gazelle. Note the unique rear seatstay.
Classy with white saddle and white handlebar tape.
A smorgasbord of beautiful bikes.
We hope you enjoyed the 2016 L’Eroica Experience: The Bikes (Part Two) – More retro bike goodness to come, watch this space!