Paris Galibier - part 1
TODAY, TWO PARIS GALIBIER FRAMES ARRIVED AT CONDOR. WE BUILD THE FRAMES BY HAND IN ENGLAND.
It's a rare event because frames are built to order and lugs cut by hand. The next step for these frames is a visit to the spray shop and get dressed in their livery to the riders' specifications.
The frame features fillet brazed welds and hand cut lug work. The tubing is hand selected, double-butted steel from Reynolds and Columbus.
Twin, small diameter top tubes balance the oversize main tube and an intricate fork crown tops the subtly raked blades. First produced in 1947, the Galibier embodies everything of the golden era of cycling.
The Harry Rensch design inspired by continental race bikes of the 1940s claimed to eliminate "whip" and soon gained a strong following among road racers in the fifties.
There is a year's waiting list for a Condor Paris Galibier. Good things come to those who wait.