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  • Reyhand cyclotouriste, 1936.

    Photo: From The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles, photo courtesy Jean-Pierre Pradères, © Vintage Bicycle Press

    Reyhand cyclotouriste, 1936.

    Reyhand cyclotouriste, 1936.

  • Uldry cyclotouriste, 1936.

    Photo: From The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles, photo courtesy Jean-Pierre Pradères, © Vintage Bicycle Press

    Uldry cyclotouriste, 1936.

    Uldry cyclotouriste, 1936.

  • Uldry cyclotouriste, 1936.

    Photo: From The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles, photo courtesy Jean-Pierre Pradères, © Vintage Bicycle Press

    Uldry cyclotouriste, 1936.

    Uldry cyclotouriste, 1936.

  • Rene Herse Concourse de Machines, 1947; the saddle leather was drilled to shave weight.

    Photo: From The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles, photo courtesy Jean-Pierre Pradères, © Vintage Bicycle Press

    Rene Herse Concourse de Machines, 1947; the saddle leather was drilled to shave weight.

    Rene Herse Concourse de Machines, 1947; the saddle leather was drilled to shave weight.

  • A. Faure cyclotouriste, circa 1948; the lavish specialization and gauges attest to Faure's primary vocation of watchmaker.

    Photo: From The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles, photo courtesy Jean-Pierre Pradères, © Vintage Bicycle Press

    A. Faure cyclotouriste, circa 1948; the lavish specialization and gauges attest to Faure's primary vocation of watchmaker.

    A. Faure cyclotouriste, circa 1948; the lavish specialization and gauges attest to Faure's primary vocation of watchmaker.

  • Rene Herse campeur, 1949.

    Photo: From The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles, photo courtesy Jean-Pierre Pradères, © Vintage Bicycle Press

    Rene Herse campeur, 1949.

    Rene Herse campeur, 1949.

  • Alex Singer tandem, 1950.

    Photo: From The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles, photo courtesy Jean-Pierre Pradères, © Vintage Bicycle Press

    Alex Singer tandem, 1950.

    Alex Singer tandem, 1950.

  • René Herse porteur, 1950; Porteurs delivered newspapers to stands across Paris.

    Photo: From The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles, photo courtesy Jean-Pierre Pradères, © Vintage Bicycle Press

    René Herse porteur, 1950; Porteurs delivered newspapers to stands across Paris.

    René Herse porteur, 1950; Porteurs delivered newspapers to stands across Paris.

  • Caminargent, circa 1951; An aluminum bike that can be completely disassembled, with Allen bolts securing tubes in lugs.

    Photo: From The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles, photo courtesy Jean-Pierre Pradères, © Vintage Bicycle Press

    Caminargent, circa 1951; An aluminum bike that can be completely disassembled, with Allen bolts securing tubes in lugs.

    Caminargent, circa 1951; An aluminum bike that can be completely disassembled, with Allen bolts securing tubes in lugs.

  • René Herse Salon du Cycle, 1952; One of the finest examples of the constructeur's art.

    Photo: From The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles, photo courtesy Jean-Pierre Pradères, © Vintage Bicycle Press

    René Herse Salon du Cycle, 1952; One of the finest examples of the constructeur's art.

    René Herse Salon du Cycle, 1952; One of the finest examples of the constructeur's art.

  • Longoni campeur, circa 1950; well ridden, with great character; the pennant reads, "Le Cyclo Touriste."

    Photo: From The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles, photo courtesy Jean-Pierre Pradères, © Vintage Bicycle Press

    Longoni campeur, circa 1950; well ridden, with great character; the pennant reads, "Le Cyclo Touriste."

    Longoni campeur, circa 1950; well ridden, with great character; the pennant reads, "Le Cyclo Touriste."

  • Goéland campeur, 1961.

    Photo: From The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles, photo courtesy Jean-Pierre Pradères, © Vintage Bicycle Press

    Goéland campeur, 1961.

    Goéland campeur, 1961.

  • René Herse Démontable, 1971; note the top and down tubes, which separate so the bike can be broken down and carried in the trunk of a car.

    Photo: From The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles, photo courtesy Jean-Pierre Pradères, © Vintage Bicycle Press

    René Herse Démontable, 1971; note the top and down tubes, which separate so the bike can be broken down and carried in the trunk of a car.

    René Herse Démontable, 1971; note the top and down tubes, which separate so the bike can be broken down and carried in the trunk of a car.

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