The bicycle specialist Laurent Ametller has just opened a workshop in Bourg d’Oisans. Passionate about vintage bicycles, he restores, repairs to their original state and customises old bikes. He specialises in folding bikes and racing bikes.
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Description

Laurent has been a mechanics enthusiastic ever since he was young, when he was already taking bicycles apart in order to customise them. With the growing popularity of cycling in today's society, Laurent decided on a career change, making this new market his trade. A fan of vintage vehicles, he tracks down old bikes in order to offer them a second life.

He specialises in folding bikes of the 1920s and 70s.
His workshop is full of bicycles for men, women and children dating from the 1960s to the 1980s, which Laurent has hunted down all over Europe. His favourites are the French makes, Peugeot, Motobécane and Libéria (from Grenoble), which he appreciates for their excellent manufacturing quality, with their sparkling chrome and "Made in France" style.
He also really likes Italian bikes, known in the old days as "mini-bikes" and made by Dino, Biancchi, Cinzia and the famous, iconic Graziella. As an anecdote, Brigitte Bardot and Salvador Dali were both ambassadors of Carnielli bikes in 1965 and 1966. Since then, La Graziella from the Carnielli factory in Victorio Venetto (Italy) has become a myth. This little bicycle, with its 16 inch wheels, has a look that is both retro and completely modern – Laurent is a huge fan! He now owns four of them, plus a 1964/1965 tandem … genuine collectors' items!

Products :
Restoring and repairing vintage bicycles from the 1960s, 70s and 80s to their original condition.
Tuning bicycles to order, converting racing bikes into fixies and Single Speed.
Customising bicycles to order (paintwork, decoration, accessories, etc.)
Repairing and servicing old bicycles up to the 1990s
Sale of vintage spare parts
Rent of old bikes for events and cinema
New: Handmade wooden magnets and pendulums

Location : at the shop.

Tips

Welcoming you into his workshop full of vintage bicycles, he will explain to you the different stages of restoration, from purchasing through to customizing. Wednesdays from 10am to noon, from 1/06 to 31/08.

Service(s)

  1. Racing cycle hire

Oppening

From 01/01 to 30/06 and from 01/09 to 31/12: from 8am to noon and 2pm to 6pm.
Closed Tuesday morning, Saturday morning and Sunday. Closed exceptionally from 22/04 to 30/04.
From 01/07 to 31/08, daily from 8am to noon and 2pm to 6pm.

Prices

Restoring and repairing vintage bicycles from the 1960s, 70s and 80s to their original condition: from €150.
Tuning bicycles to order, converting racing bikes into fixies and Single Speed: from €150 + spare parts and accessories.
Customising bicycles to order (paintwork, decoration, accessories, etc.): from €200 + spare parts and accessories.
Repairing and servicing old bicycles up to the 1990s: hourly rate or fixed price.
Sale of vintage spare parts: used parts market price.

Location

In the center of Bourg d'Oisans

La Bicicletta – Cycle technician
Le Bourg-d'Oisans