Tour D’Historique 2014

I managed to attend this event in Haarlem again, I took the Colnago Nuovo Mexico,

I found a square of scrap leather, and as I was riding clinchers, wrapped up a spare inner tube, air , pump and levers..

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I wore these Sidi shoes..

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I trimmed the leather wrap up for the ride, here it is at the start point next to an exquisite example of a Pinarello Montello..

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there was a pristine Colnago Master Olympic…

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and this Gentleman on his fine Springfield Special, hand made in Haarlem…

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A De Rosa …

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a couple of Colnago Super examples in Saronni Red,this is the first..

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a Mercian owned by a German rider…

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a fabulous example of a Masi Prestige

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the second Saronni Super, owned by a friend, he had it refurbished and mounted Campagnolo Cobalto brakes and a practically nos Campagnolo Super Record gruppo…

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nice to see a Rossin, even better one with chromed head tube lugging..

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a brace of Chesini Chromovelato, the owner is a serious Chesini collector, possibly the worlds biggest,

quietly spoken, and real Gent…

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the Tour’s first rest was in Haarlem’s famous market square…

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I got talking with the owner of this..

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a 1955 Torpado, which he imported from Italy…

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complete with period correct campagnolo gruppo

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the second stop was in the picturesque village of Spaarndam..

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the battery went on my phone, so no more pictures, but it was a great day, riding with friends and fellow enthusiasts..

if you’re in the region next year, give it a go, here’s the link

http://www.tourdhistorique.nl/

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