Every Jaegher has a story to tell and a record to break.
HANDMADE IN FLANDERS FOR LA CRÈME DE LA CRÈME.
We work together with the best long-distance racer of the world (Kristof Allegaert), we make race cycles for world class Elite-cyclists. And of course we welded history for the world’s best cyclists ever — Eddy Merckx, Sean Kelly, Jean-Pierre Monseré, Roger De Vlaeminck, Michel Pollentier, Etienne De Wilde, Radomir Simunek … and many other champions and Olympic gold winners on the road, on cobble roads and in vélodromes. Experience gathered for over 80 years, this you will feel in every paddlestroke.
Early 70’s: Eddy checking out his race cycle in the atelier.
BUILDING CYCLES FOR CHAMPIONS SINCE 1934.
Odiel was the first of the welding family with bike fever in his blood. If you wanted to participate in Milan-San Remo, you had to cycle to Milan first. Those are the times he lived in. He won the toughest leg in the Tour of Belgium in 1932. That was the start of the Jaegher adventure. Odiel was a phenomenon.
His son, Etienne, obsessed with bicycles, started a café-come-bike shop in the fifties. Pouring pints and building bike frames, it doesn’t get more Belgian than that.
Now Eddy M. is Jaegher’s master welder. He started welding racecycles when he was 18. He welded for the greatest cyclists in the world and for an incredible number of teams like Splendor, Safir, Histor, Boston, …. His father was also a famous welder and his grandfather ended on the fifth place in the first Ronde Van Vlaanderen in 1913. If he wasn’t kicked off his bike in the last kilometer by a fan of another cyclist he would have certainly ended on the podium.
Eddy becomes sick when he sees how some welders treat their tubes. Eddy is absolutely not into doing things just because it’s cool. It has to be tough and reliable. If it doesn’t feel right he’ll not weld it. That’s the kind of attitude we love at Jaegher. He has also some rituals. He cleans his atelier when he starts. And cleans it when he leaves.
Very handmade in Flanders with very italian steel.