PARiS Cycles Galibier
From Condor Cycles
The PARiS Cycles Galibier was the most iconic bicycle design of the 1950’s. This most classic of lightweight bicycles was introduced by PARIS Cycles in 1947. The Galibier has a unique style with single main strut frame, balanced by a pair of top tubes. The lugless construction is embellished with handsome bi-laminations at the head and strut joints. This then new and revolutionary design, thought to have originally been inspired by a French idea, aimed to eliminate ‘whip’ and yet, by allowing a certain elasticity that helped to absorb road shocks, give improved road holding. The Galibier had an immediately enthusiastic following – one that has continued over the years.
Then in the early 1980’s Michael Kemp with Monty Young of Condor Cycles set up Paris Lightweight Cycle. Tom Board was then Condor’s frame builder and custom built an improved PARIS Galibier and the diamond pattern Champion du Monde frames between 1981 and 1987.
Condor Cycles decided to re-introduce the PARiS Galibier in 2008 as a custom frame built to order.
The Galibier is built using a custom slelection of tubing, each one is hand built to order in the UK. The frame features unique lugless construction with decorative bilaminations at the joints between the main tubes.
49-53 Gray's Inn Road