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 [...]

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 [...]

Vintage Bicycle Feature: Mariposa Randonneur, 1981: Raid Pyrenean Bicycle

By Mike Barry Sr. Photography By Walter Lai In 1981, my ex business partner, Mike Brown and I decided to attempt the Raid Pryenean, a 750 kilometer journey across the length of the Pyrenean [...]

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