My friend Matthew is known by the NYC collective as “Devotion” and his ever growing consultancy, Cicli Devotion, is always bringing in Beautiful Bicycles. We saw this Frejus track bike before in my Shop Visit but the road bike is a new addition with an interesting tale attached to it. As Devotion explains on the NYC boards:
“I “found” the second one about 5-6 years ago by chatting up a guy I met on the sidewalk in front of a bike shop. He decided to let it go when he recently retired/moved and I found a new owner, for whom I overhauled and rebuilt the entire bike. First build outta the new Cicli Devotion World HQ…The matching road bike is currently in the work stand!
Dude had a Frejus road bike (slightly later) in the same size that he also sold to my buddy…So the pair will stay together, as they have for 40 years…only they’ll once again round the loop in Central Park, in accordance with the wishes of the original owner, who left NYC ages ago. He had some GREAT tales of racing here in the 60’s and 70’s. It’s really why I love Frejus…Keeps us connected to the history/legacy of racing in this city…”
Pretty rad. For more visual stimuli, head to the Cicli Devotion Flickr!