The Biography page has been updated with information about M. Bertin’s War years and one of his son’s participation in the family business. Follow the link here to the page or use the tab at the top of the page to read the full account.
The Andre Bertin biography header page has been updated. For those who are interested, click here. The changes involve enlargement of the Bertin portrait photo, modifications to the page’s layout, improved examples of Bertin racing jerseys and some added details about North American retail sales of Bertin bicycles.
Lately, posts have been infrequent on Bertin Classic Cycles due to work responsibilities – I am looking forward to retiring again in the Fall! Nonetheless, I have been doing a few things. There is a new, colour photo of a Bertin T 2 tandem on the Models page. I have added a photo of an 80s period Bertin C 38 on the Track Bikes Gallery page and I would also like to share a series of photos of a pro team frameset originally offered for sale through Hilary Stone’s site. It is excellent and I would recommend you take a look.
The frameset is quite lovely and I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.
Please note the Bernard Hinault plastic/alloy Stronglight A9 headset.
As of July 15th, 2009 I have updated the Bertin Biography page. You may click here or at the top of the page to view the revised article. New photos have been included along with further details of M. Bertin’s commercial activity post WW II. Many thanks to former Bertin employee Alain Merlier for many of the added details.