Belgian Bertin

overview

Sometimes you set out with an idea for a post, such as I did in my New Year’s greeting but at other times the idea or opportunity comes to you. This was the case earlier this week. I was browsing EBay UK for a non-Bertin item and ran into an advertisement for a Bertin for sale. It was a nearly original, almost pristine Bertin built by Cycles Bertin Belgium as you will see in the following bike feature. In the description of the bike’s features, equipment and condition was the following invitation, “If Mr. Bertin blog owner wants to link this or use photos (or needs more) no problem… .” Well, he did and he does and I am convinced you will be convinced as well that seeing this Bertin is worth the effort of sharing. (Click on images once to enlarge and again to maximize enlargement.)

 

details

BB 1

frame

 

BB 6 front

Frame Details and Distinctive Belgian Fork Crown Decoration

 

BB 9 sticker

Oddity: Reynolds Butted “A” Tubing Sticker on a Vitus Durifort Frame.

Brakes

 

BB 3 lever

Shimano Dura-Ace 1st Generation Lever and Hood

 

BB 7 Front caliper

Rare Shimano Dura-Ace 1st Generation Centerpull Caliper

 

wheels

 

BB Wheel

HF, QR Hubs with Modern Tires

 

drivetrain

 

BB Drivetrain

SR Apex 3 Crankset (TA Professional copy) with Shimano Tourney Derailleurs

 

handlebar/stem

 

BB 2 bars

3ttt Record Strada Stem With Grand Prix Handlebar

3 comments on “Belgian Bertin

  1. Hi, Peter-

    Belgian builders used a tricolour on the stay caps and the fork crown often enough that it could be considered fairly typically Belgian unlike French production which had a tricolour cap on the stays only.

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