MY "TEN SPEEDS"

 

 

MY "TEN SPEEDS"

 

 

 

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MY "TEN SPEEDS"

 

EIGHTIES CYCLOPS - INTRO

FINDING THE CYCLOPS

BUILDING THE CYCLOPS

RIDING THE CYCLOPS

UPGRADING THE CYCLOPS

UPGRADED RIDE QUALITY

 

BICYCLES OF CANADA

 

CYCLOPS - INTRODUCTION

Chances are I will never know how many small shops built bicycles over the years.  In Canada, some of the better builders come to mind.  Miele, Marinoni, Proctor, Proctor-Townsend, Gardin, and Cambio Rino, are but a few.  I have owned bicycles from each of these Canadian builders, and ridden the bikes enough to feel comfortable offering my opinion about quality of construction and ride.  I have also owned, and ridden, a good many high end vintage road bicycles from France, England, Italy and the far East.  I feel comfortable including these in my comparisons.

Though manufactured in smaller numbers, the most small shop, Canadian made bicycles, all had one thing in common.  The bikes were built by craftspeople, who knew what they were doing and cared to do it well.  Workmanship quality is second to none.  And the Mike Mulholland's Cyclops has to figure high in the ranks of the best built Canadian made vintage bicycles.

The Cyclops enter the Velo world, in 1983, upon Mike's purchase of Lovell Bikes.  Focusing on quality of construction and design, the fame of the Cyclops would spread to all corners of the globe.  More often than not, each Cyclops was of one off design, built to accommodate the fit of the riders for whom the bikes were built.  Mike Mulholland's Cyclops was a bicycle capable of standing amongst the best and belonging.

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