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Vintage Cycling Websites (58 links)
'The Headbadge' - a classic & vintage bicycle resourceEnthusiast WebsiteThe Headbadge specializes in vintage lightweight roadbikes and English 3-speeds. We host the most extensive Raleigh serial database available on the internet.
43bikes Collection by "Mookie"Enthusiast WebsiteWell and humorously presented private collection of bicycles and with a splendid view on weight weenies.
Allin Cycles Ltd - Croydon (ClassicLightweights)Enthusiast WebsiteA brief history of the brand via
Bicycle Head Badge Flickr GroupImage HostOver 1000 head badges and growing
Bicycle Museum of AmericaMuseam CollectionClaims to be the largest bicycle museum in the world.
Bike SpecialtyShop WebsiteA collection of vintage bicycles to rent. Check out the photogallery. Classic & VintageBikeForums.netThe Classic & Vintage section at
BMX old schoolEnthusiast WebsiteAn online database project for the BMX aficionados. BikesEnthusiast WebsiteBike Pictures, Poster, Catalog Scans, etc
Chainwheel silhouettes on blackbirdsf.orgEnthusiast WebsiteAssociated with a tattoo project by one of the guys over on blackbirdsf, this is also a fantastic catalog of vintage chainwheel styles and designs.
CiCLi MonasteriaShop Websiteshowcase website featuring vintage roadbikes as well as track and singlespeedbikes. theres also a growing section about vintage jerseys. german, but english content.
Cino RiderEventsOfficial Website of the Cino Heroica, an epic ride held yearly in Montana.
Classic Lightweights UKEnthusiast WebsiteDevoted to classic UK and Italian Lightweights
Classic RendezvousClassic RendevousFantastic web resource for all things vintage up till 1984.
Classic Vintage BikesBlogClassic Vintage Bikes is a blog intended to share my passion and interest for the Italian classic bikes.
Collection David CooperEnthusiast WebsiteVery nicely presented fine private collection of vintage mostly lightweight bicycles.
Collection EmbacherMuseam CollectionA well pictured presentation of the austrian Embacher collection. Only little information about most of the bikes.
Collection Kjell AhlqvistMuseam CollectionSwedish private collection of mostly french, italian, japanese and swedish bikes. Some articles in english, otherwise swedish only.
Component Dating at Vintage TrekEnthusiast WebsiteA good list of information about how to date components and thus the bike
Component Overview by TilmunMuseam CollectionListing of components by categories with declarations of sizes, weights and year.
CycleBaseEnthusiast WebsiteGreat database of bicycle racing teams both past and present.
Cycling ConnoisseurShop WebsiteNEW - Your source for rare, clean, vintage cycling parts and accessories. You already know what you want. We probably have it. Adding new items regularly.
Cycling Hall of FameMuseam CollectionCycling Hall of is dedicated to preserving the history of cycling's greatest races and the riders who rode them.
Dave's Vintage BicyclesEnthusiast WebsiteSpecializing in pre-1940 Ballooners and more.
Disraeli GearsEnthusiast WebsiteA great and comprehensive resource of derailleurs, nicely presented and with many very rare items
Dutch vintage bicyclesEnthusiast WebsiteBesides the Velorama museum the address for dutch brands. The core is the database of manufacturers and bicycle registry. Partly in english language.
Fanatico de lo clasicoN/AClassic Bikes in Argentina
Grubb1937's Flickr Photo StreamImage HostLots of fantastic photos of vintage cycling topics such as head badges, catalogs, bikes, parts, and more. Well worth a look.
Historische FahrraederN/ASite of the German vintage bicycle association. German language only.
Horton CollectionMuseam CollectionThe ultimate collection of posters and other cycling memorabilia. Some of this vast collection is on display in San Francisco.
International cycling history confernceEventsSite of the annual professional bicycling history event.
Italian classic bikesN/APrivate collection of vintage italian racing bikes. German language.
IVCAN/AThe International Veteran Cycle Association (IVCA) is an association of organizations and individuals interested in vintage bicycles: riding, collecting, restoration, history and their role in society.
Mombat MTB historyMuseam CollectionVery informative and well structured site about the Mountain Bike's history. Many photographs of bikes and components.
National Cycle Collection (UK)Museam CollectionPhysical and online museam located in Mid Wales, UK. Includes a huge selection of catalogs available for download (at a cost).
Old School BicyclesN/ASite with some very good photographs of mostly british and french lightweight bicycles.
OldroadsN/AA great resource for vintage cycling information of all sorts
Pedaling History Bicycle MuseumMuseam CollectionPedaling History features one of the world's largest collections of antique and classic American bicycles, including thousands of items of cycling-related memorabilia.
Radklassiker.orgN/Agerman website dedicated to the vintage lightweight, contains all entrants and winners of the "Classic bike of the month" contest held in
Ray Dobbins Photo GalleryN/AA great resource by collector Ray Dobbins -- restoration tips and fantastic photos of vintage Italian racing bicycles in his collection.
RetroBike.netEnthusiast WebsiteGreat resource, forum, and shop for all things retro and vintage cycling. Wide selection of catalogs, ads, reviews and more in their archives
Ros Classic Steel Road BikesBlogDutch Language Blog with lots of Dutch Cycling content.
SheldonBrown.comSheldon BrownThe Website about ALL things Cycling.
SpeedbicyclesMuseam CollectionAn amazing virtual museum started by Stefan Schaefter and continued by Speedbicycles Gmbh (Basel, Switzerland)...drool-worthy photographs of hundreds of vintage racing bicycles from dozens of manufacturers.
Speedplay Pedal MuseumMuseam CollectionA great timeline of pedal development through the years.
The Bicycle Info ProjectN/AEquusBicycle Project: Lots of old Catalog Scans on this site. Great Content.
The Custom BicycleN/A"Buying, setting up and riding the quality bicycle", 1979, 276 sites about vintage racing frames, frame builders, bicycle setup. Nice book!
The Paterek Manual For Bicycle FramebuildersN/AVery detailed framebuilder's manual, tube set comparison tables, etc. 434 interesting sites.
The Racing BicycleN/AChronicaling the development of racing bicycles since the early 1900s
Tonton VéloN/AA good initial site to find information about vintage french bicycle brands. French and english language.
VAR Bicycle Tool CatalogueSheldon BrownHistorical VAR Tool Catalogue on
Velo-RetroEnthusiast WebsiteLots of information and interested merchandise for sale and browsing.
Velorama museumMuseam CollectionSite of Jan Moed's dutch museum which is due to its gorgeous collection of bicycles and books, catalogues etc. (they are keeping Gazelle's archive!) the first address not only for dutch bicycles.
VeloStufN/AVintage Racing Bikes and Parts
VelosvintageBlogFrench blog about vintage racing bicycles.
VeloVaultBlogA Collection of Cycling Nostalgia
Veteran Cycle ClubN/AThe oldest vintage bicycle association, exemplary not only for their marque enthusiasts and their huge bibliography. Partly for members only.
Wooljersey Photo GalleryImage HostMassive photo gallery of vintage bicycles, parts, and more.
Brand Specific Websites (62 links)
80's SunTour CatalogsShop WebsiteHosted by
Alex SingerCompany WebsiteOfficial site of the legendary bicycle builder from france with a look on his history and bicycle models. French language only.
Bendix bicycle hub serviceN/ATom Findley's page on Bendix hubs.
BianchiN/AEven if in japanese there are lots of pictures of bicycles, catalogues and other items.
Bob JacksonManufacture WebsiteBrief history of the still existing (and flame-keeping) british builder.
Brooks ArchivesManufacture WebsiteTons of information about Brooks Saddles
Caminade on Blackbirdsf.orgEnthusiast WebsiteAn excellent write up of the history and background of the brand. Well worth the read.
Caminade on Classic RendezvousClassic RendevousCaminade information on CR.
Campagnolo collectionEnthusiast WebsiteLots of good pictures with japanese description.
Campagnolo collection IIEnthusiast WebsiteYes, it's another all-japanese collection, but have a look at these pics!
Campagnolo TimelineN/AA detailed timeline chronicling the history of the company as well as dates of various component groups.
Campy Only!N/ANews, information, and more on Campagnolo new and old
CampybikeN/AAn overwiew of most of the Campagnolo catalogues, to get inside them an DVD is offered.
Centurion Bicycles by Ashley WrightN/ACenturion Specific article on
Cinelli bars and stemsN/AA good presentation of Cinelli bars and stems with overview schedule and lots of photographs.
Cinelli Frame RegistryN/AListing of Cinelli serial numbers, dates, and additional information
Cinelli onlyEnthusiast WebsiteCinelli-dedicated Blog by Angelo Senza
Classic Fuji BicyclesN/AHistory, Catalogs, Serial Number ID and more
Classic Miyata CatalogsN/AMiyata Catalog Scans
ColnerN/ABicycles From Argentina
CR's Peugoet PX10 HistoryN/APeugeot's classic lugged and brazed performance bicycles, specifically the PX10
Cycles PeugeotN/AGood timeline of the brand as well as other information
Cycles Retro PeugeotEnthusiast WebsitePeugeot Catalogs from 1929 - 1989
Diamant racing bicyclesEnthusiast WebsiteA lot of information, pictures, catalogues and parts (i.e. rare derailleurs) about Diamant racing bicycles from the GDR-era. German language only.
Duret GélianoN/ASome information about the history of the french make Duret and their second brand Géliano
Dursley-PedersenN/AA very well researched and informative site about Dursley-Pedersen bicycles.
Ebykr article on Alex SingerN/AInformative write up on the history of Alex Singer
GitaneUSA.comN/AGitane History, Catalogs, etc.
Harry Quinn on Classic RendezvousClassic Rendevous
HetchinsEnthusiast WebsiteFine crafted frames, ser. no. catalog
Holdsworth, Claud Butler and F.H. GrubbN/ADetailed information about these british manufacturers: models, catalogues, frame no.
Jack TaylorEnthusiast WebsiteDefinitely THE site for the Jack-Taylor-enthusiast: Models, Serial No., Catalogues, Transfers and well researched information about the british brotherhood.
Lotus Bicycles, VintageEnthusiast WebsiteWebsite for information about 1980-1990 Lotus Bicycles.
Masi by Bob HoveyN/ACovers italian as well as american Masis. Very well structured site with Masi registry, catalogues, bikes, links and so on.
Mavic TimelineN/ATimeline including the development of the company, racing involvement, and various product introductions.
MercianN/AOfficial site of the still ongoing business with a brief history and catalogue scans.
Mercian Cycles RegisterN/AResearch into pre-1970s Mercians
Panasonic Bicycles Virtual MuseamN/AFantastic resource for Panasonic bicycles of the 70's through 90's
Privitera Frame BuilderN/AFrames from Argentina
Raleigh ChopperN/ANothing else than Raleigh Choppers! Lots of pictures.
René HerseN/AVery informative and well structured site about René Herse Cycles and some other makes. French language only.
Retro PeugeotEnthusiast WebsitePeugeot 'Bike-boomers' Website, dedicated to pugs sold during the 1960s and 1970s.
Retro RaleighsN/ASpecific to Raleighs
Schwinn Bike ForumN/ASchwinn Bicycle Forum - All about Schwinns and other makes too
Schwinn Catalogs 1980-1990N/ASchwinn Specific website of catalogs from 1890s-2000
Schwinn Lightweight Data BookN/ASchwinn Lightweight Specific information up through around 1980
Schwinn Paramount RegistryN/ARegistry of early Schwinn Paramounts up till 1960
Shimano and SuntourN/AReference photographs from Shimano and Suntour components from the early 1990ies. German and english description.
Simplex collectionN/ACollection of Simplex parts, well photographed, with japanese descriptions.
Specialites T.A. components and accessoriesN/ATA Fan site on
Sturmey Archer HeritageN/AAmazing list of documents and history of S.A. hubs.
Suntour Bicycle ComponentryN/APhotographs of various Suntour components
The Evolution of Brooks Saddle BadgesN/ADescribing the changes to the Brooks badge over the course of history
The Gazelle PagesN/AInformation in helping ID Gazelle frames.
Tutto Campy BiciN/AAll things Campagnolo: old and new
Umberto Dei on blackbirdsf.orgN/ADetails and photos of the brand and bikes
Umberto Dei on Classic RendevousN/ATranslation of the history of Umberto Dei
Vintage CannondaleN/Aunoffical vintage cannondale website.
Vintage CenturionEnthusiast WebsiteUp and coming site dedicated to preserving a knowledge base for Centurion Bicycles
Vintage-TrekN/ATrek Specific - has dating codes for many old components
Vitus History by Norris LockleyClassic RendevousHistory of Vitus and Ateliers de la Rive
General Cycling Websites (18 links)
Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-ClubN/AShimano component date ranges and more.
Bicycle Pedal History MuseumN/AIf you are really interested in identifying bike pedals - a unique timeline.
Bike ProN/AInformation, price lists, etc for components new and old(ish) Archive SearchWeb ForumsSearch mailing lists such as Classic Rendezvous and iBOB
BTTN/ABicicletas Todo Terreno
Cupertino Bike ShopN/AOriginal home of Spence Wolf, California master bike builder. Great history section.
Cycling Hall of FameN/AAn excellent site for information on riders both classic and modern
DISRAELI GEARSMuseam CollectionInformation and photos all about Derailleurs
Italian cycling blogBlogFocused on all italian related cycling items here are often vintage themes to find. Worth the daily check up!
Jim Langley's SiteN/AHuge amount of bicycle and cycling, even vintage themes. There is a very useful schedule of the important invention in the development of the bicycle.
L'EroicaEventsHomepage of the italian vintage race to keep the heroic times
La Rueda TropicalBlogGreat blog with a good mix of vintage content as well as thorough informational posts on components and such.
Mountain Bike Catalog siteN/ALots of catalogs from late 80's through 90's for mountain bike brands and parts
Museo del CiclismoN/AHomepage of the italian race cycling museum
Museum of Mountain Bike Art & TechnologyN/ACovers mountain bike technology, history, and artistic touches.
Randonneurs of British ColumbiaN/AVery well researched articles on the history of Randonneuring and Paris-Brest-Paris.
TwoSpoke - Street & Mountain Bike ForumWeb ForumsA small but quality cycling forum
U.S. Bicycling Hall of FameMuseam CollectionU.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame - now located in Davis, CA.
Local Bike Shops (18 links)
A Bicycycle OdysseyN/A1417 Bridgeway ,Sausalito,Ca 415-332-3050 inventory of Ron Cooper frames and others
A-1 BicyclesN/AA-1 Bicycles located at 10211 Manchester in Kirkwood (St Louis), MO.
American CycleryN/A510 Frederick st,San Francisco 415-664-45Vintage parts45 old time shop with some inventory of
Around Town BicyclesN/ALocated at: Rear 59 N. Main Street • Wilkes-Barre, PA. 18701
Bicycle ExchangeN/ALocated in Historic Downtown Carrollton (suburb of Dallas), TX. Many vintage parts and bicycles.
Cafe de VeloN/AOnline provider of Vintage NOS parts.
CONTINENTAL COMPONENTS ( one of the largest stocks of pre-1997 vintage Campagnolo and classic equipment
Cupertino Bike ShopN/ALocated in San Jose, CA. Mostly dealing in newer stuff now but still has beautiful Italian bikes and frames from the 70's. Older campy parts, vintage jerseys and shoes, and more stuff than I could list here.
Cycles de OroN/AOwned by Dale Brown, located at 1410 Mill Street, Greensboro, North Carolina 27408
Gorilla BicyclesN/AWebsite for German eBay user Mozzy66
Harris CycleryN/AHome shop of Sheldon Brown. 1353 Washington Street, West Newton, Massachusetts 02465
Richardson BikemartN/ALarge bikeshop in Richardson, Texas. Willingly works on vintage bikes and has some older components and parts
Shaws Lightweight CyclesN/A45 Washington st ,Santa Clara Ca 408-246-7881
Velo SportN/A1615 University ave,Berkeley,CA 510-849-0437 once a source for Masi,Colnago ,Bianchi and Raleigh plus lots more. Now just a modern bike store
Velo-OrangeN/AExtensive online store front as well as show room in Annapolis MD. Carries many hard to find vintage parts
Via BicycleN/APhiladelphia, shop buys & sells Used bicycles, website is an invaluable source for rare and vintage parts and Information.
Wallingford Bicycle PartsN/ASpecalizes in Brooks Saddles
Yellow Jersey LtdN/AInternet sales and store location at 419 State Street, Madison, WI 53703
Vintage Friendly Bike Shops (16 links)
BiclouneN/ALocated in Paris, France, worth a visit.
Bicycle ClassicsShop WebsiteOnline shop with huge offer of vintage components
Bike-VintageN/AOnline shop for vintage frames and parts
Cicli BerlinettaShop WebsiteLocated in Berlin, Germany, has always vintage bikes, frames and components to offer
Cicli BombardieriManufacture Website
Cicli PassioneN/AOnline shop with offer of vintage components
HilaryStone.comShop is devoted to older race, road, track and touring bikes, frames and parts to fit. There will be some retro MTB parts, frames and even the occasional bike too.
John's Vintage BicyclesN/ABased in Boulder, Colorado, this shop specializes in roadsters, vintage balloon-tired bikes and a variety of other vintage goodies. Great photo collection, too!
Mario's Bike Shop - defietsenmaker.nlShop Website30 years experience in race and normal bicycles and for the last few years also specialised in vintage parts.
MatuzmasterN/AHungarian online shop with focus on 1980s to 1990s parts and bicycles. No prices quoted, you have to ask. Mostly parts in english language, besides hungarian, swedish, japanese and rumanian.
RWK BicyclesShop WebsiteA small workshop in Five Oak Green, near Tonbridge, Kent. Takes on reconstruction projects and will look for rare and unusual vintage parts. Not a shop but a workshop.
Velo CultN/ALocated in San Diego, CA, they also have an online shop with very well presented vintage frames and bicycles.
Velo MineShop WebsiteThere is always an offer of vintage bicycles, frames and components
Vintage Bike CaveShop WebsiteWe offer a range of vintage bicycle services, covering everything from custom builds and rare parts, to rentals and maintenance. Whatever your requirements, we should be able to help! We are based in the UK but service customers all over the world.
Vintage NOS Bicycle PartsShop WebsiteWeb shop for eBay seller pb*bikes.
Yellow Jersey, Ltd.N/AOwner, Andrew Muzi - great source for vintage bike support, frame repair, paint, etc.
Painting & Frame Restoration (10 links)
Anderson Custom BicyclesShop WebsiteAnderson Custom Bicycles specializes in custom frame construction as well as restoration and repair (including paint).
Brooker EnterprisesShop WebsitePowder Coating of many different items including bicycle frames. Located in Portland, OR
CyclArtShop WebsiteRestoration, custom painting, leather craft, decal application. Located in Vista, CA
Ed Litton CyclesShop WebsiteFrame builder,Painter and restoration specialist
Franklin FrameShop WebsiteFrame builder and painter. Top notch work. Located in Ohio. Very reasonable prices.
Joe Bell Bicycle RefinishingShop WebsitePainting, Refinishing and Frame Repair. Located Spring Valley, CA.
Southwest FrameworksShop WebsiteDavid Cheakas of Southwest Frameworks custom builds frames, will do repairs and painting work. Located in Dallas, TX.
Spectrum Powder WorksShop WebsiteSpecalizing in Powder Coat, located in Colorado Springs, CO
Transfers reproductionShop WebsiteNot being cheap they have besides car and motorbike brands some rare bicycling transfers, mostly german makes, but i.e. also Reynolds 531. Description in german, but order is possible in english.
VeloCalsShop WebsiteReproduction bicycle decals by JR Anderson, aka JRRestore on
Other Sites of Interest (9 links)
Bike Race InfoN/ACurrent and historical race results, plus interviews, bikes and cycling history.
Gipiemme - Gruppi Completi e ComponentiImage HostPhotographs of various Gipiemme components
Harlequin wraped bars - Wastedlife.orgEnthusiast WebsiteThere is an illustrated article of "how to wrap road bars with a harlequin pattern"
Historic results of cycling racesN/AList of results of the most important cycling races such as world cups, Olympic Games, TdF, Giro, Vuelta and so on.
retrobikeEnthusiast WebsiteDutch site about a vintage classic bike show and fair
Schuermann velodromesN/AOfficial site of the architects Schuermann, leading draughtsmen of velodromes. List of 150 velodromes with info about year of construction, track material. German and english language.
Track cycling - early yearsN/AWell pictured site around german track cycling pioneer Clemens Schuermann. Partly english language.
Velodrom VigorelliN/AOfficial site of the legendary Vigorelli-Velodrom in Milan with many information (italian language only) and contemporary photographs.
Wilms on wheelsN/AInternet bibliography covering english, french, italian and german books about cycling. Lots of historical and vintage theme books are listed, different ways of researching possible.
Best of C&V (6 links)
C&V Friendly Bike ShopsN/AGood listing of bike shops who are friendly to the C&V crowd. Most of these shops should also be listed here.
Campy Nuovo Record on Simplex Dropout AdapterBikeForums.netVery nicely detailed description on how to make an adapter to mount a Campagnolo Nuovo Record derailleur to a Simplex dropout.
Centurion Serial Number DatabaseN/ALong thread detailing the serial numbers of Centurion bicycles
Classic & Vintage LinksN/AA link to a thread of links
Frame PaintersN/AGood listing of frame painters on Most of these should also be listed in this directory as well.
Totally TubularN/AHuge thread filled with great information about tubular wheels and tires

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