The last posted article was one about an urban owned C 38 track bike in New York City in the US. This post will be about a C 37 road bike owned and restored by Stuart Windsor of London, England. Stuart is a professional photographer as you can see from his pictures below as well as from his work at the Stuart Windsor Photographer site here.
He had contacted me some time ago regarding sharing his completed restoration but the perfect opportunity to share it came with the more recent opportunity to post about the C 38. So here it is below, in a slightly less formal featured bike presentation, to contrast with the C 38 from last time around. Both are 1960s – early 1970s and make an interesting juxtaposition. (Click photo to enlarge.)
Drive side profile showing off the Stronglight 105bis crankset.
Alloy Simplex Prestige, 105bis and Marcel Berthet pedals – classic French components.
Frame Details also showing Maillard Competition front hub and Simplex QR.
Frame details and rear Competition HF hub.
Frame details with interesting pump peg.
Atax/Philippe bar and stem.
Rear early model MAFAC Racer brake caliper.
MAFAC Course 121 levers with half-hoods.
The whole restoration effort has produced a visually stunning period effect and a sincere thank you to Stuart for sharing that result with us.
This second featured bike comes fairly quickly after the first one of a “modern” Bertin. This particular sample falls definitely into the “classic” category. It is a Bertin C 38 track bike from the late 1950s/late 1960s era. It was originally drawn to my attention by Jason, a New Zealand correspondent who pointed it out on a New Zealand on-line sales site. Two of the photos come from there.
Somewhat later, a request for information from Harry C., also of New Zealand, resulted in him providing more of the photographs of his “new” old bicycle. Enjoy the pictures of the bike with its nicely thinned Nervex Professional lugs. Remember, underneath that remarkable paint is a Reynolds 531 frameset!
Harry C. contacted me with the details on this Bertin. He had purchased it through TradeMe in New Zealand. He contacted me through the Bertin Classic Cycles site and provided detailed shots and permission for this feature. The bike is equipped with HF Dura-ace track hubs built with Campy Omega rims. The drivetrain is a Campy Strada crankset with fixed gear and runs Shimano pedals.
Bike as originally sold on TradeMe
Bike as currently configured by Harry C.