I thought it would be nice to share some pages from the 1947 and 1962 Le Cycle Magazines that I recently acquired. Many pages feature the iconic drawings of Daniel Rebour, as well as informative ads from the builders and component makers of the time.
These publications revealed that Daniel Rebour, in addition to creating technical drawings for bicycles and components, also drew mopeds, scooters, and motorcycles, as well as complex engine and transmission parts. This was something I did not know previously. Before publishing this post, I contacted a few of the publishers who had used Rebour drawings in their printed materials, to determine who owns the copyrights to Daniel Rebour drawings. I didn’t want to publish them without obtaining permission. However, after months of waiting, I have received absolutely no response. So, I am including Rebour drawings in the photos below. If anyone objects – please let me know!
The 1962 Catalog, photos shown below, was a real gold mine:
The cover for the 1962 edition – mopeds and cafe racers were featured along with bicycles.
These are just a few of the pages from the magazine. These resources are invaluable to me as a restorer, revealing not only the trends and developments of the age, but also technical and cultural information which aids in the restoration process.