December 19, 2015

May I Introduce you to Monsieur Caminade – My Caminargent

It began in late June of last year.  A friend of mine was in Paris and posted some pictures of some bicycles for sale.  There was an old Humber, an Oscar Egg, some others and then a Caminargent. Off the bat I knew I wanted pretty much all of the machines I had seen.  Thee

November 4, 2015

There is more than you expected

The phone rang this morning.  9 times out of 10 it is some kind of telemarketer but I answered.  On the other end was someone looking for a front axle nut for their 1950 Raleigh, that they had bought new.  I have them, new old stock in some cases but to be sure I asked

August 19, 2015

It’s only a frame but what a frame

Well, it has almost been a week since I got into the UK for my annual pilgrimage.  Being from the UK I must admit that I miss it and I take the opportunity to bring my two boys back each year.  Of course the downside is that I have to travel with them at the

July 25, 2015

The Swap Went Well

The swap went well. First of all please let me clarify.  A bicycle show is a meeting of collectors who bring bicycles for judging and to let others see Curious Machines.  A bicycle swap meet is almost like a flea market except everything on offer is bicycle related.  There are shows and swaps that happen

May 20, 2015

The First Month

Thanks to all the people who have come out to check what Curious Velo is about.  Some wonderful old bicycles got taken for some “just for joy rides”.  Some have been serviced and some have been sold.  It was and still has been a soft opening as I come to grips with the shop.  Improvements