Re/cycling : A post by Inder
My Le Croco had been sitting at my parents house for the past 15 years, collecting dust and dirt. I finally got around to picking it up and got it cleaned/tuned up this summer. She now has a new vegan seat and cork tape on bullhorns. Didn’t want to mess with the rest of the parts since this is the way the original maker, Sandy, built this blade , silver soldering with Cinelli and love.
Sandy was a racer in Quebec, who built beautiful, one of a kind bikes.
I bought the bike from a racer who knew Sandy, spoke to the racer last month and he still had his 15 years later! It was nice to catch up and get back in the saddle JL at C&L Cycles, here in Montreal, tells me that Sandy is no where to be found. These bikes have become somewhat of a collectors item since Sandy was one of the best builders in Quebec back in the day. No one knows what
happened to him now … apparently he took off to Eastern Europe.
& NO, JL, I will not sell you my Croco!
I took quite a few trips to the bike shop this summer because I always dig the process…. this is when I renewed my dream of products made from recycled bike inner tubes. This is another process that we’re enjoying here lately at MATT & NAT. We’re hoping to have some pieces ready for Fall ’13, stay tuned !