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    Protecting the Flandrien's heritage

  • Tour d'Honneur nr 1 :Lucien Buysse

    Making Flandriens great again!

    Pics: Lieven Tack, Dirk Lomme, Angela, Flandrien Bartali and others


    "Heeren vertrekt"


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  • Activities

    Re-enacting Flandriens 

    Zaterdag 11 juli 2020 brachten we, samen met het ongelofelijke comité Lucien Buysse, een eerbetoon aan de grootste Flandrien ooit: Lucien Buysse. Lucien won de langste TDF ooit in 1926 (5745km) en ook de zwaarste rit ooit (6 juli 1926/326 km/17h12 over de Osquisch, Aubisque, Tourmalet, Aspin en...
    Ultimo giro "figa" del 2020 con Lisa e Lucien. Schermo intero, bella musica nostalgica e neve fresca dopo alcuni minuti. Come sempre il rispetto per i diritti d'autore e l'idea / concetto originale per favore. Buon 2021 sicuro e piacevole. Messaggio speciale al "copione-uomo / uomo":...
    Merci Radio Tequila, Peter De Maertelaere , Dirk en Lieven Tack, comité Lucien Buysse voor de organisatie . Sorry dat ik zo zenuwachtig was op de radio maar ik kom uit de tijd van de postduiven en de telegraaf. Al die watisaap, farceboek, pécé, SM toestanden dat is niks voor mij.  Ik ben ook niet...
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  • Flandriens... the pioneers of the cycling history.

    Flandriens were a special type of racing cyclists. Just before the First World War and in the Interbellum they were simple men that could make a cycling race hard by always attacking in most difficult weather situations and on rough cobbled roads. They used basic heavy steel frames during 450 km day drives with only one or two gears, taking all food with them and repairing themselves their bikes. The Flandriens are at the basis of all actual cycling world. Unfortunately their epic adventures are forgotten. Today's luxury "carbon-pussy" cyclists always complain on their bicycles, on the roads, detest races of more than 200km, slow support from the team and don't feel the real passion of cycling anymore.   

    Names of popular pre-War Flandriens were: Maurice Garin, Lucien Petit-Breton, Cyril Van Hauwaert, Lucien, Jules & Marcel Buyze, Gaston Rebry, Odiel Defraeye, the Pelissier brothers, Ottavio Bottechia, Maurice De Waele, André Leducq, René Vietto, Alfredo Binda, Learco Guerra, Roger Lapébie, Antonin Magne, Eugène Christophe, Oscar Egg, Nicolas Frantz, Antonio Pesenti, Maurice Archambaud, Léon Scieur, Giuseppe Olmo, Firmin Lambot, Gustaaf Van Slembroeck, Philippe Thys, Romain Maes, ...

    Post war names: Fausto Coppi, Gino Bartali, Eddy Merckx, Lucien Van Impe, Roger De Vlamynck, Fransesco Moser, Jean Robic, Jacques Anquetil, Rik Van Looy, Rik Van Steenbergen, Jempi Monséré, Briek Schotte, Louison Bobet, Hugo Koblet, Stan Ockers , Fiorenzo Magni, Herman Van Springel, Freddy Maertens, Charly Gaul, Raphaël Geminiani, Felice Gimondi, Bernard Hinault, Raymond Poulidor, Bernard Thévenet,Wout Wagtmans, Hennie Kuiper, Jan Raas, Gerrie Knetemann, Rudi Altig,.. and many many others


    Bicycle brands (many don't exist any more):

    Pre-war: Automoto, Christophe, Jean Louvet, le Chemineau, Continental, JB Louvet, Alcyon, Armor, Labor, Thoman, Météore, La Francaise Diamant, Bianchi, Gerbi, Gloria, Opel, Peugeot, Fiat, ...

    Post-war: Gitane, Gios Torino, Willier, Colnago, Chesini,...


    Events: Milan-San Remo, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Paris-Roubaix, Paris-Tours, Giro di Lombardi,

    Tour De France, Giro d'Italia, Vuelta,...


    Flandriens community

    With this website and more the different actions we want to make a tribute to these heroes and their machines. We collect the stories of these heros in archives, we collect their bicycles and we drive their bicycles on special occasions.

  • What We Do

    Protecting the Flandrien heritage

    Protecting the Flandrien's heritage

    Respect for Flandriens

    Protecting the Flandrien community, as well with respect for the former cyclists as for their material (bicycles, shirts,gear, posters,...).

    Collectionneur of vintage racing bicycles

    Collection and protection of the cycling crown jewels

    We try to collect ans protect special vintage racing bicycles from 1895 up to 1987. (No trade) Just to protect them being ruined as fixies or coming in bad hands. Most of our bicycles are in drivable condition, only so we can honor these lovely machines.

    Beside bicycles we also collect gear: hats, t-shirts, posters, books, collectibles,... Contact us

    Vintage racing cyclist

    Living the dream

    Participate in different historic racing cycle events (Eroica, Retroronde, Vélo d'Anjou, la Mitica, ..) Only by driving carefully the historical bicycles we honor the former champions and their material. With lots of respect and passion we revive those heroic moments of the Flandriens.

  • Services

    Flandrien Community

    Participating in vintage racing bicycles events

    Forza Flandrien

    Participate in different historic racing cycle events (Eroica, Gran Corsa, Retroronde, Vélo d'Anjou, la Mitica, ..) Only by driving carefully the historical bicycles we honour the former champions and their material.

    Collecting vintage race bicycles , gear and attributes

    Forza Flandrien

    We try to collect special vintage racing bicycles from 1895 up to 1987. (No trade) Just to protect them being ruined as fixies or coming in bad hands. Most of the bicycles are in drivable condition.

    Beside bicycles we also collect gear: hats, t-shirts, posters, books, collectibles,... Contact us

    Lobbying to defend the Flandriens Community

    Forza Flandrien

    We try actively by all means to create more respect for the Flandriens. we keep good contact with the press, public authorities and museums. We are preventing all Flandrien material fall in wrong hands of speculative people ruining the spirit and passion of being a Flandrien.

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    If you have an idea, a bicycle to sell , a project,... just contact us.

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