Updated November 3, 2009:
Previous visitors to Bertin Classic Cycles will have noted that things are not what they once were. The previous theme with its dramatic Bertin colours of red and black had been serving less well than previously .
It was an aging theme and it was gradually losing function and compatability with the latest changes to WordPress. I discovered accidently that when people clicked on Categories all they got was a six or eight line summary which did not link to the full, previous post. If they then attempted to access the topic using the Tag Cloud they found that it would no longer work at all.
So, if you are one of the previously thwarted, my apologies and I hope this new format will serve you better. If you find a problem, feel free to leave a comment or email me at [bertinclassiccycles[at]yahoo[dot]ca] with your concerns.
Visitors will also notice that I have restructured the galleries on the sidebar to cope with the increasing numbers of photographs. Bertins have been left in their Road, Track and Juvenile catagories but the road bike galleries have been subdivided by their era – 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, as well as the final decade of the 90s until the cessation of production. Those posts, by the way, are also available via the “category” archives.
In future, I will continue to post to the Galleries photos sent to me of readers’ Bertins such as this one from Lorenzo (under the 80s). Plus, I will be organizing and preparing a major post on Bertin graphics and decals arranged by era just like the Gallery reorganization.
So, much remains to be done but with time, I hope to have an even more useful site than currently.