Stylish on the road
I love the French style of yesteryear and I'm inspired by the great French "constructors" such as René Hersé, Alex Singer, Jo Routens and co. These were all frame builders with vision who made a substantial contribution to the bicycle industry. And not only in terms of style.
These constructors were dedicated riders themselves and they knew from their own experience how to build the perfect bike. They tested their designs in Technical Trials such as "Concours des Machines", an annual frame builders' competition that has recently been reestablished. These are long and hard rides, in which the riders wear their own gear and the bikes are subjected to rigorous tests in various conditions.
Their outstanding craftsmanship, unique style, ingenious design, extensive riding experience and attention to the smallest details made the constructors' bikes so special.