Belgian steel frame builders from the old box
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Cycles Belgica from Namur
In 1908, the brothers from Mol, Joseph and Gustaaf Huysmans, started a new bicycle brand, Bristol.
Rik Van Steenbergen became world champion on a Bristol in 1949 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Bristol retired in 1971. Bristol wielerverhaal - Bristol servicekoers
DE KIMPE Adolf was the founder of bicycles GROENE Leeuw in Kruishoutem in 1920 and later moved to DEINZE.
David Schotte - De Wever - Strijpen, De Groote Leeuw from Zottegem
De Grootte Leeuw wiki
Diamant a Belgian bicycle brand from Bekkevoort that had its bicycles made at Martelly.
Durie bicycles from Ramsel.
In 1940, Aimé Claeys decides to modernize his factory in Zwevezele, changing the name Westvlaamsche Leeuw to Flandria.
L'Avenir from Lier is the oldest of the Belgian bicycle brands. It dates from 1898 and was founded by Frans Mariën in Koningshooikt.
More. . .
Cycles LEA from Bruges, Eric Proot (1934 - 2017).
World famous cyclist Marcel Kint started his own bicycle shop in Zwevegem in 1950.
Marcel Kint De Zwarte Arend
Main d'Or (in Flemish Golden Hand) was a bicycle repair shop owned by Jules Versaevel in the Gouden Handstraat in Bruges.
Around 1935, the Main d'Or brand was taken over by Kessels in Ostend.
Kessels had his course frames built by Van Eenooghe.
How to identify een Kessels Frame.
Kessels - Main d'Or - Van Eenooghe
Eddy Merckx bicycles started in 1980 in Meise.
Modest Van Hemelen started making "Norta" bicycles after the First World War in Olen.
Cyclist Hilaire Lannoy founded his own bicycle shop in 1909 with the name "Yonnal". Later the name was changed to "NOVY", Kortijk.
Novy Hilaire Lannoy Wiki
Pol Desnerck started assembling bicycles in 1910 in the Bagattenstraat in Ghent with the name P.S.D.
This was not a success and he changed the name to Plume and in the 1920s the name changed to Plum Vainqueur.
Plum Vaninqueur more...
The family business CLOETENS from Mechelen made SAFE bicycles from the early 1920s.
Were already sponsor of the Dijlespurters in the 1920s.
Denis Verschueren, Mortelmans, Alfons Rombouts and Frans Spiessens were among the first professional cyclists to compete for the SAFE brand.
Marlair started making Splendor bicycles in Namur after the Second World War.
Superia, after a quarrel between the 2 brothers Aimé and Rémy Claeys, Aimé decides to set up the bicycle brand Superia in 1956.
Tieltia from Tielt.
Thompson is a Belgian family business founded by Hector De Smet in 1921 in Geraardsbergen.
Van Hauwaert (the Lion of Flanders) started his own bicycle line in Brussels in 1913.
Bonaventure from Hooglede has been making custom bicycle frames for more than 90 years. The racing bikes first had the name Ventura.
And around the 1980s it got the resounding Italian name Venturelli and nowadays Scatto, Roeselare.
Cycling team Etalo - Siriki - Ventura 1969
Mijn overgrootvader, Jos Takx, was fietsenfabrikant in Antwerpen
(Mechelseplein 18) rond de eeuwwisseling van 1900 denk ik. Hij kreeg ooit
drie gouden medailles voor zijn fietsen waarvan ik meen dat de merknaam
'Spiral Cycles' is maar daar ben ik niet zeker van. Ik zoek sporen hierover
en vooral zou ik heel graag een balhoofdplaatje ergens kunnen vinden en kopen
maar ook alle andere voorwerpen of documenten (zoals reclame) zijn welkom.