Here 's my 1959 Libéria randonneur after having repainted the frame. A few posts back I mentioned the reason for the makeover.
But every downside has an upside: now I had the opportunity to put bar end shifters on, and retro Velo Orange cable covers. They fit just fine!
I was lucky to do my second maiden trip on a dry day. It doesn 't sound spectacular, but the moment I mounted the bike, it just did what it had to do: it just drove without any malfunction. Just as it did before the makeover.
I went to see a friend of mine, who is a brocanteur and also a bike collector. He recently bought a Rochet randonneur that I will be restauring the next few weeks.
|Of course, the Libéria is nothing compared to a beautiful woman!|
|On the steps of the Antwerp Court of Justice. Or, as we call it, "de frietzak" (the pack of french fries).|
|Velo Orange cable kit. Lovely!|
|Campagnola bar end shifters.|