Rob Rooijens

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RUPHUS Woodsman

You’ve got to give kudos to anyone that tries to break the bicycle out of its traditional double-triangle diamond frame design. It may be considered the optimum layout, but that’s no reason not to explore other options. Leave it to RUPHUS, an interior/product design studio from that epicentre of …

Horse Cycles Stainless Townie

Thomas Callahan’s Horse Brand Co. launched recently, showcasing American-made goods and his handmade Urban Tour bikes. This stainless steel town bike is an addition to that line, a concise summary of Thomas’ style and ethos.<p>Reynolds 931 tubing was used, a thicker tubing as compared to their 953 …

Vogel Randonneur

Before he started creating svelte custom bike frames, Ulrich Vogel worked as an architect. The two fields cannot be more distantly related, yet Ulrich manages to reconcile his experience by producing bikes that, like a thoughtfully designed space, integrate with the human body to elevate the spirit.<p>…

The 2013 Cycle EXIF Top 10 | Cycle EXIF

We’ve seen some spectacular bikes appear on the pages of Cycle EXIF this year, with a variety ranging from finely tailored frames from the best builders in the business to eccentric assemblies from some very creative cyclists. As the year draws to a close, it’s a good chance to look back on the …

detail Chrome Porteur

Some creative agencies send out direct mail ephemera to advertise their services, but East Yorkshire’s detail Design Agency prefer to restore classic Carltons. This is the third chromed-out townie from the studio that we’ve seen, but it’s easily the most considered and features some timeless …

REW10 Blacksmith

Increasingly, as life speeds up and humanity’s modes of communication become more advanced, there is a parallel emphasis on what the Japanese refer to as <i>wabi-sabi</i>, or the appreciation of that which is aged, imperfect or worn. It’s refreshing to be reminded that, as the digital age and media …

Detroit Bicycle Company Track

The American automotive industry is not the behemoth it once was, dominating the global market before losing ground to offshore manufacturers and, ironically, a fluctuating oil supply which is it’s daily fuel. Unfortunately, it has been to the detriment of it’s traditional home, Detroit, but while …

UCY Duomatic Porteur

One of the events at this year’s screening of the Bicycle Film Festival in Florence was Ciclosili, profiling the Italian flair for discerning aesthetics. It was presented in Stazione Leopolda, the city’s first railway station, but it was also the first viewing of this porteur by Italy’s UCY.<p>UCY …