Stalen Ros might be the saviour of my vintage ride

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Entrance display at Stalen Ros and the vintage celebration at the Ghent velodrome.

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Stalen Ros and the celebration of cycling’s history

Another year, another essential visit to the Stalen Ros vintage market in Ghent. What struck me this year was, vintage cycling enthusiasm is a male-centric event. A clear 99.9% of those in attendance were male. Not kidding. The obsession with protecting the history physical of cycling remains a male dominated. Continue reading

That cursed frame is just a great buy

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Rider with a U.Scanini frame purchased at the Stalen Ros vintage market

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Look for the best deals – they are always there.

Stalen Ros: And then there are the deals. Vintage material in a vintage market, to a dedicated audience, can get the highest dollar… maybe. We were doing the rounds, lap after lap staring at what we would love to try, want to Continue reading