Vintage Bicycle Feature: Legnano. 1948

This Legnano Bicycle was made in Italy in 1948 and it is very similar to the bike that Italian bicycle racer, Gino Bartali used to win the 1948 Tour de France.  Professional cycling teams in [...]

Restoration Feature: Late 1980s Mariposa Touring Frame

This touring frame was built in the late 1980s in the Mariposa workshop.  It was repainted in the Mariposa workshop in December 2018.   Frame includes a Campagnolo Nuovo Record headset, Dia-Compe [...]

Restoration Feature: A 1971 Mariposa Randonneur

This Mariposa frame and fork was built in 1971 with Nervex lugs and Reynolds 531 tubing.  The bike was one of the first out of the shop at 175 King St in downtown Toronto. It was ridden all over [...]

Restoration Feature: Maurice Jefferies and his 1970s Masi

By Mike Barry Sr. My earliest memories of Maurice Jefferies are of him riding the Herne Hill Track in South London, England in the 1950s. He was a prominent member of the Norwood Paragon Cycling [...]

Bartali, Coppi & Derailleurs in the 1949 Tour de France

By Mike Barry Sr. Photography by Walter Lai Following the Italian Gino Bartali’s second victory in the Tour de France in 1948, he decided that for the 1949 Tour he would ride a bike fitted with a [...]

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