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2017 Philly Bike Expo: Richard Sachs Candy Red Road Bike – Jarrod Bunk

2017 Philly Bike Expo: Richard Sachs Candy Red Road Bike<br>Words and photos by Jarrod BunkI remember this first time I had heard about Richard Sachs and …

2017 Philly Bike Expo: Winter Bicycles All Weather Commuter – Jarrod Bunk

2017 Philly Bike Expo: Winter Bicycles All Weather Commuter<br>Words and photos by Jarrod BunkEric Estlund, master metal manipulator of Winter Bicycles …

Bursting Forza: My Wild Love Angolo

Bringing classic steel to life with modern paint is a trick that My Wild Love Cycles of Treviso, Italy is getting quite good at. Case in point is their latest road frame, the Angolo, which unites Columbus SL tubing and explosive, 4-tone paintwork.<p>Unlike their first offering of road frames that had …

Butterfly Wing Bishop Road

As a unique pairing to the Butterfly Wing Bishop Track, this road bike dons paint from Bryan Myers of Fresh Frame and a <i>balleur</i> build kit. I can’t …

MinneCycle 2017: Chris Kvale And His Classic Steel Road – Jarrod Bunk

MinneCycle 2017: Chris Kvale And His Classic Steel Road – Jarrod Bunk<p>MinneCycle 2017: Chris Kvale And His Classic Steel Road<br>Photos and words by …

Philly Bike Expo 2017 Preview: Bishop Bikes

<i>The 2016 Philadelphia Bike Expo, held November 5-6, broke its exhibitor record with a 28% increase in custom frame builders showing their works compared to the previous year. Regarded by many of the small custom workshops as representing the heart and soul of the industry, this family-run event was</i> …

Slated For Greatness: Bicyclecrumbs’ Speedvagen Classic

One of our favourite Instagrammers, @bicyclecrumbs, has taken up residence at The Vanilla Workshop in the role of Designer, and while he’s busy adding a colourful relish to the already rainbow-hued company, his own new Speedvagen is very understated.<p>Bicyclecrumbs is an illustrator who has created …

The forgotten story of Andy Hampsten's 1988 Giro win

<b>The full story of the 1988 Giro d’Italia is about so much more than the freezing climb of the Passo di Gavia. Over three weeks, Andy Hampsten</b> …

Road Bikes

Igleheart It: Fat Chance Yo Eddy! Road Fork

If you’ve been wanting to upgrade your steel road bike with some forks that have a bit of extra clearance, here’s your chance, quite literally. Fat Chance Bicycles have teamed up with long-time collaborator, Chris Igleheart, to bring back the Yo Eddy! fork.<p><i>From the press release:</i> Fat Chance …

Total Brain Freeze: Bishop Bikes x Maglia Rosa x Velócolour

The 7-11 chain, some 56,000 stores-strong, is an institution with a storied past, sponsorship of legendary classic road racing teams included. Chris of Bishop Bikes has teamed up with Velócolour on a special tribute frame for Manuel at Maglia Rosa NYC.<p>Customers of New York’s Maglia Rosa, located at …

Arrows In Your Hair: ORNOT x Stinner Ti Road

If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to get in touch with the ORNOT crew, makers of subtly stylish cycling apparel. They’ve again teamed up with fellow Californians Stinner Frameworks on a titanium show bike that’s definitely not all show.<p>This is the second time the neighbors have collaborated …

Blueprints On File: Hollingsworth Light Tourer

The Hollingsworth is a model that has been stewing away in the back of Royal H Cycles for a few years. The name is actually what the <i>H</i> in Royal H stands for and this light tourer has been a family collaboration between Bryan Hollingsworth and his Uncle Pete.<p>Uncle Pete Hollingsworth has been a …

The Italian Race Saving the Quirky, Old-School Soul of Cycling

Photo: Kip Malone<p>Before carbon frames, wide-range groupos, and specialized nutrition regimens, gritty cyclists pedaled heavy steel steeds down the roads of Tuscany. They wore wool and fueled with bread, prosciutto, and wine, and were celebrated as heroes in a country obsessed with bikes. Today, the …

A Steel Canvas: Pegoretti Responsorium Ciavete

The smell of raw steel has a unique tone. It might seem odd for someone to say they enjoy the smell of it, but Dario Pegoretti does. When combined with the aroma of fresh paint, the unwrapping of a fresh frame from the Italian master frame builder must surely be an olfactory — and visual — …

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Seattle Great Wheels: Davo’s Ti Davidson Road

In February 2015, Seattle’s two most venerated custom bicycle craftsmen conglomerated their workshops into a single space in the Fremont neighbourhood. Bill Davidson of Davidson Bicycles and Max Kullaway of 333fab are both well known for their expertise and one example of their combined skills is …

Bicycles

Vuelta a Espana: Chris Froome thwarts Nairo Quintana on stage 14

Chris Froome chased down six attacks from Nairo Quintana to preserve his 54-second deficit to the Vuelta a Espana leader on a mountainous 14th stage …

Road Bikes

SLXer Than Most: My Wild Love Cromovelato Frames

This has to be one of the most interesting stories of 2016: My Wild Love is the name of a collective that has unearthed a batch of NOS Columbus SLX frames that have been hanging in a garage for the past 30 years, which they have restored and updated and are now offering them for sale.<p><i>From the press</i> …

Cycling

Diamant In the Rough: A Look Inside The Braun Workshop

The name of Herman Braun and Braun Cycles will not be instantly familiar to many living outside of The Netherlands, or if you were a European professional rider during the 80s. Herman’s son, Dave, is now the primary fabricator of Braun Cycling, and Adapter Media made this enlightening short film …

Short Films

Syracuse, Flarin’ Up: Cobra Frames Fat Tyre Road

Syracuse is a snowy old city in the state of New York, with a proud but polluted industrial history. It does have one redeeming feature: Joe Roggenbuck calls it home, and that’s where he makes his Cobra Frames.<p>Integrity might just come with the neighbourhood: When New York frame builders come to …

New York State

Minimum Aluminium: Standert Bicycles Kreissäge

Admit it. Who didn’t openly or secretly admire the buttery joints of a Klein or an early Cannondale? They were bold and screamed confidence. Berlin’s Standert Bicycle Store is behind the aluminium renaissance, adding the Kreissäge crit frame to their catalogue.<p>There’s no denying that aluminium is …

Aluminum

Fire And Brimstone: Demon Frameworks’ Manhattan Lug Set

More often than not, the best way to admire a hand-built frame is in the raw state — before it’s painted. That’s certainly true of the frames made by Tom Warmerdam, whose lugs are some of the largest in the business and… entirely made from scratch.<p>Tom’s frames exalt the craftsmanship of steel and …

Hermès

Big Red: Specialized 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Allez

In 2014, Specialized Bicycle Components celebrated 40 years of production and innovation and to celebrate, they offered a limited reissue of one of their most famous road racing frames: the Allez, originally designed by the legendary Mark DiNucci.<p>DiNucci was one of the original frame builders at …

Cycling

RIH Super Course For The Vast Verzet Bokaal

With a distinct lack of hills in The Netherlands, it’s no wonder crit racing has become popular. RIH Sport Amsterdam is one of the main sponsors of the Vast Verzet Bokaal, or Dutch Crit Cup, offering one of their Super Course custom frames as a first prize.<p>This year the overall winner of the Dutch …

Cycling

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Reverence: Straight Round Tubes

Tradition and innovation sit mostly comfortably alongside each other in Cycling. The bicycle itself is inherently a very simple machine, the basic …

First Look: BIXXIS Prima Steel Road Bike

Doriano De Rosa left the family business to make frames in Italy from metal—and the results are stunning<p>I only knew Doriano De Rosa’s hands. Every year at the Eurobike trade show, I would walk through the doors of hall A1, and into the sleek, shiny black, De Rosa booth. In there, the bikes are well …

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