Just Arrived! Condor Paris
Beautiful Condor Paris Single Speed Bike, just arrived to our store Today.
"Paris Cycles was started in the early 1940s by Harry Rensch, a close friend and neighbour of Monty Young, Condor's founder. The lightweight thoroughbred frames soon became sought after pieces, famous for their continental flair. In 1947, after returning from working at shipyards during the war, Harry launched the Galibier. In the post-war era the only tubing to work with was Reynolds 531. Each frame builder created their own lugs to differentiate and establish their reputation and name. Harry went one further: he pioneered a fanciful frame construction using bronze welding, allowing him to create lugless frames, and at the head tube he wrapped a gothic styled bi-lamination. Its twin top tube and offset seat tube (designed to eliminate frame whip) was an instant favourite amongst riders. Monty and Harry remained close, and out of war-torn London they were some of the first to build lightweight racing cycles at the forefront of British cycle sport. At Condor, it has been a decade long mission of Monty's son, Grant Young, to continue to make the Galibier model by hand."