MAISON TAMBOITE? MAIS OUI.

In  the Heart of Paris…

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For 100 years, Maison Tamboite has been devoted to making exclusive French bicycles, ridden and coveted by the likes of Marlene Dietrich and Edith Piaf. Though the brand took a pause in the 80’s during the bicycle tsunami from Asia, it is back thanks to the descendants of the original founder of the brand.

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Building bicycles the way sculptures are made, symbols of freedom.

 

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Extremely private, the Maison takes a discrete, couterier approach to custom bike building. Each bicycle is tailor-made for each client, but with great respect for the aesthetic heritage of the brand. Like a custom tailor, the process begins with no fewer than 15 body measurements, and takes place in their workshop (they will arrange for a personal meeting anywhere in the world, but the chance to visit their workroom in Paris is certainly the best route).

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The bikes are filed and finished by hand in either chrome or enamel. Artistic details are applied to saddles, cable housings and frame in unexpected ways.

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There are several classically styled models available, including the elegant, step-through Parisian Porteur. Bikes can be designed to include electric assist.

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For more information, click here.

 

photos courtesy of Maison Tamboite

 

 

 

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