Check out the gorgeous 1965 Canadian short documentary “60 Cycles”

March 17th, 2020 by Rob Sturney | Posted in Video, Vintage Velo | No Comments »

Relive the penultimate edition of Le Tour du Saint-Laurent


Vintage Velo: Campagnolo Gran Sport

March 12th, 2015 by Canadian Cycling Magazine | Posted in Vintage Velo | No Comments »

Mike Barry Sr. of Bicycle Specialties remembers when the Campagnolo Gran Sport was introduced. “It was by far the best made and most durable derailleur available at the time,” he said. “And it was also about three times more expensive—so it had to be good, right?”


Vintage Velo: Shimano Deore XT indexed thumb shifters

March 5th, 2015 by Canadian Cycling Magazine | Posted in Vintage Velo | No Comments »

Possibly no single bike component did more to popularize mountain biking than the Shimano Deore XT indexed thumb shifters. Before they hit the market in 1986, mountain bikers shifted gears with simple friction shifters.


Norco at 50: 5 classic bikes

November 6th, 2014 by Matthew Pioro | Posted in Bikes+Frames, Feature, Vintage Velo | No Comments »

When Norco opened in Burnaby, B.C., in 1964, founder Bert Lewis called the company Northern Cycle Industries. There was a problem with the name, though: it was too long to fit on the down and head […]


Vintage Velo: Mavic 840 rear and 860 front derailleurs

April 12th, 2013 by Canadian Cycling Magazine | Posted in Vintage Velo | No Comments »

Today, most cyclists associate Mavic with high-end wheelsets and technical cycling shoes and clothing. While there’s no denying Mavic’s prominent position in these product categories, there was a time when the company demonstrated a similar level of innovation in its line of bike components.


Vintage Velo: Cinelli 1A road stem

December 4th, 2012 by Canadian Cycling Magazine | Posted in Vintage Velo | No Comments »

In the 70s and most of the 80s, it was hard to find a serious road bike with out the Cinelli 1A road stem.


Vintage Velo – Steel water-bottle cage

September 27th, 2012 by Canadian Cycling Magazine | Posted in Vintage Velo | No Comments »

T. A. Steel Water-Bottle Cage


Campagnolo Delta Brakes – Vintage Velo

July 18th, 2012 by Canadian Cycling Magazine | Posted in Vintage Velo | No Comments »

Campagnolo Delta Brakes Heavy, complicated, difficult to adjust — and stunning.