JP Weigle Best Randonneur

JP Weigle Best Randonneur

Peter Weigle has been building classically styled American frames for many years now, a Specialized advertisement from 1987 describes him as ‘one hot framebuilder’ (which is why he rides Specialized’s Turbos). His client base is his best advertisement, he doesn’t actually need a website or cross-marketing. A darling of the Cirque du Cyclisme, this beauty won the 2008 award for Best Randonneur, and it’s not hard to see why.

A masterful integration of modern components and elegant design, Peter’s Randonneur combines a Campagnolo 10-speed Chorus gruppo with Mafac calipers and an uber-reliable SONdelux dynamo front hub secured with a proprietary Weigle winged skewer. Peter constructs his own racks as well, allowing for a custom mount for the Supernova lamp. It’s when you contract a custom builder with these sort of skills that the result is a concise, complete unit. The lugs are also manufactured by Peter, in a ‘French cut’ reminiscent of René Herse and Alex Singer. A custom tail light and matching pump rounds out the perfect vehicle for an extended tour.

See more of Peter’s immaculate and prize-winning work on his flickr. These photos by Ken Toda.

JP Weigle Best Randonneur
JP Weigle Best Randonneur
JP Weigle Best Randonneur
JP Weigle Best Randonneur
JP Weigle Best Randonneur
JP Weigle Best Randonneur

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  • Robert Hill

    The tail light on the seattube is phenomenal. I want this badly.

  • Lars Edeen III

    I’m from Connecticut, only about a 25 minute drive from Weigle’s shop. Back in the 70s and 80s Peter (and Richard Sachs) built a number of frames for my father. Back then they were all racing frames. Peter hadn’t started building radonneur frames at that point. I’ve gotten the chance to ride all of the frames my father still has. They’re far from my price range at this point, but I’d love to commission a frame from Peter in a paint scheme matching one of the bikes he built for my father 30 years ago.