Vintage Bicycle Feature: Griffon Paris Mixte Touring. France 1948

This Griffon is an example of a 1950s French mixte bicycle.  The term mixte indicates that it is suitable for both sexes but outside of France, the mixte type frame sold solely as a woman’s [...]

Vintage Bicycle Feature: André Bertin “Type Special” French Racer Vintage Bicycle

This circa late 1940s André Bertin “Type Special” French Racer was built by André Bertin, a former professional cyclist. At Bicyclesport and Bicycle Specialties, we sold Bertin over [...]

Mariposa Cyclocross Ultegra Di2 Bicycle

This bicycle was built for cyclocross with a 1x Quarq Power crankset (but with a plug hole added to the seat tube to maintain the option to convert the bicycle to a 2x crankset with a clamp on [...]

Vintage Bicycle Feature: 1982 Mariposa Child’s Road Bicycle

By Michael Barry A good steel frame can be used repeatedly, for decades. It can be ridden, crashed, fixed and adapted. In the shop, old bikes come in constantly that need a tube replaced, a dent [...]


By Michael Barry The van revved with ferocity as we crested the rolling hills on the eastern side of Lake Superior. They weren’t hills so much as slopes but my parents’ Kia van was loaded down [...]

A Life With Bicycles Book Launch Party Photo Gallery

Photography by Timothy Austen Thank you to everyone who attended “A Life With Bicycles” book launch party last week at Amsterdam Brewery. It was a wonderful tribute to Mike Barry and Walter Lai’s [...]

Creemore Springs Turas Mor 2019

By Dede Barry Photography by Jody Wilson Rain, dirt, mud, gravel, sun, quiet country roads, spring flowers, good food and camaraderie will make for a good bike ride with memorable moments. Last [...]


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