Flandria bikes Zedelgem homecoming
|Flandria Night at De Fietsenmaker in Zedelgem: Marcel Ongenae, Michel Pollentier, Walter Godefroot, |
Flandria Bikes Adam Longworth, De Fietsenmaker's Bram Misseeuw, Daniël Verplancke, Dirk Ongenae .
(Nico DeVos Photo, Het Nieuwsblad)
Check out the article, and photos in Het Nieuwsblad here.
The well attended event was held at the Zedelgem Flandria dealer De Fietsenmaker. Former Flandria stars Walter Godefroot, Michel Pollentier, Daniel Verplancke and Marcel Ongenae were on hand for this press event to share stories and celebrate all things Flandria, old and new.
|Photo: Flandria Bikes, Adam Longworth|
This red bike at left with the bar-end shifters is Rik Van Looy's Paris Roubaix winning bike, from 1962. He likely also used it to win the Ronde and Gent-Wevelgem as well that spring, as he pulled of an imperial sweep of the cobbled spring classics befitting the 'Emperor'.
It makes me feel a little ancient to realize I once upon a time raced a bike very similar that one, with Universal brakes, bar end shifters, and screw on cable guides for the top tube.
I collect and renovate old 'flandrias' and I'm wondering maybe you know where I can get set of stickers? I have Freddy Maertens from 1976.