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Jo Routens 650B randonneuse

New grail bike acquired – a 1960’s Jo Routens randonneuse bicycle.  Jo Routens was the father of Jean-Paul Routens, who built a 1970’s “cyclosportif” bicycle I featured recently. I bought this bike from a French seller on eBay France, and these are the original auction photos.  I’ll have my own up in future articles, but […]

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C.N.C. Special Randonneur

  Cycles C.N.C. is a fairly obscure French brand that hand made exquisite custom bicycles for over fifty years, starting in the 1930’s.  This particular example is one of their finest,  with an all-Reynolds 531 frame and crisp lug work.  I restored it over the holiday season, taking my time to get all of the […]

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Grail Bike – Zunow 650B randonneur

Every bicycle enthusiast has a certain bike that's their "holy grail" – that perfect combination of builder, vintage, design, and of course rarity that makes it both sought-after and difficult, if not nearly impossible, to find.  Recently, I finally found mine: a 1970's vintage Zunow randonneur. The Zunow brand, founded in 1965 by Japanese master […]

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