I had to share this, even though for most of you, there is nothing you can do to see it.
I was at my bike builder's place yesterday (picking up the real Campa sprockets I should have had in the first place - that's another story), and he showed me what he had upstairs, where I had never ventured. It is a veritable museum of cycling history.
Frank's grandfather started the business, his father spent his whole working life in it, and Frank - the current owner - is near retirement as well. Over all that time, they have been collecting bits and pieces.
They have about fifty bikes, going back to at least the '20s, and probably farther. Jerseys and photos from "the old days", and display cases full of old bike bits. I am reading "The Dancing Chain", and have now seen a bunch of stuff from the early chapters. It is fascinating! And he showed me that it actually works!!! I might not have believed it from the looks of the photos in the book.
When I go back for our bikes' 500 km check, I will spend a few hours there. What a treasure trove.