Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Charles Terront @ PBP


Here we have the winner of the very first Paris-Brest-Paris event which was held in 1891. The bike is obviously a fixed gear with a front wheel brake, a feature that I think was somewhat unusual at that time. Annie Londonderry's high-end Sterling had no brake and her 15 minutes of fame occurred in 1894. He's certainly a dapper looking fellow and you can bet the ranch that jersey is wool!

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