[CR]Death Bikes (MAFAC - now Roger Riviere)


From: Donald Gillies <gillies@cs.ubc.ca>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 23:48:13 -0800 (PST)
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Death Bikes (MAFAC - now Roger Riviere)

> When the appalling accident occured to Roger Riviere in the 1960
> Tour on the descent of the Col de Perjuret his Geminiani bicycle was
> fitted with side-pull brakes.

It seems like Roger Riviere didn't learn from his accident and continued to fit his bicycles with sidepull brakes, as evidenced by this bike from the streets of Paris ! ! !

http://www.ece.ubc.ca/~gillies/paris/riviere/

More cool pix from "The Paris Street Bike Show" coming soon !!

- Don Gillies
San Diego, CA