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Three Fiets High And Rising: Lester Cycles Grinder

If clearance is the new black, then this custom adventure bike by Amsterdam’s Lester Cycles is ready for the runway. Or rather – Swedish gravel and snow. Measuring a petite 48cm, it’s the smallest frame yet built by Lester Jansen, the man behind Lester Cycles.<p>Commissioned by Lian van Leeuwen, this …

Heart Shaped Bikes: De Rosa Professional (Special Edition)

It may be a 1978 frame with 90s Campagnolo components but this De Rosa Professional doesn’t look anything like a slapstick pastiche. Rather, in a world of overbuilt ‘gravel grinders’ and adventurers, it is the very picture of combined elegance and speed.<p>Mike McGary knows the Campagnolo brand inside …

On Eagles’ Wings: Cerreta ARC-1

The best thing about owning and riding a handmade bike is the fact that it was actually made by a real person with a story. Ken Cerreta’s story is that he makes frames with nine year’s experience as an aircraft machinist and welder for the US Air Force.<p>Since that first nine years of his career, Ken …

Bitter Sweet: Mac’s Quirk Cycles Road Machine

Quirk Cycles is a colourful frame builder located in North London, which is miles away from Melbourne, the capital of Victoria. Robert Quirk created this road machine for Mac, who wanted it painted to reflect the label of his favourite beer: Melbourne Bitter.<p>Beer is a lovely liquid to quench one’s …

Alpine Aspirations: Spoon Customs Izoard RR

Last Thursday, at Brooks England’s B1866 concept store, Spoon Customs launched the first of their new production frames. The Izoard RR is a road rider inspired by the mountains in which Spoon Customs are based.<p>Spoon Custom’s Andy Carr is an alumni of The Bicycle Academy and his first handmade frame …

The Warrior Rides: Rogers Bespoke Ronin

In a charity shop about 25 years ago, I picked up Robert Shea’s <i>Shiké</i> novels, one of the most epic samurai novels you could ever read. I’ve read them both many times over the years and have thus developed a deep interest in the culture of feudal Japan.<p>When Adelaide’s Rogers Bespoke released images …

Made in America

200+ Posters From the Golden Age of Graphic Design Are Now Free to Download

Today, more and more cultural institutions have started to offer free art resources to the public through online archives. From high-quality reproductions of antique photographs to museum-approved art books, these complimentary materials promote and exhibit the endless possibilities of Internet …

The Show Is Starting: Podia x Genesis Roadventure #1

The Berliner Fahrradschau transpired over the last weekend and one of the exhibitors were a proud Podia crew from Poland. They debuted this vibrant collaboration with Genesis to announce their intrepid Roadventure program.<p>Along with Brooks and Campagnolo, Genesis partnered with the Czech Podia …

Out On The Tiles: Velosmith x Mosaic RT-1D

The 2017 NAHBS has drawn to a close, leaving a wake of incredibly beautiful bicycles in it’s wake. Our heads are still reeling from the variety of bikes displayed, including this Mosaic RT-1D, put together by Illinois’ Velosmith for SRAM’s show booth.<p>SRAM got in contact with Velosmith Bicycle …

No Disintegrations: Caletti Boba Fett Road Race Special

A long time ago, at a Handmade Bicycle Show far, far away… Although it wasn’t all that long ago, but Salt Lake City was far away if you didn’t make it to NAHBS last weekend. If you did, you may have spotted this Boba Fett-inspired frame by Caletti Cycles.<p>“No disintegrations”, Darth Vader requests …

Weave And Loop: Bastion Road Disc Review

<i>From Cycle EXIF’s Technical Editor, Richard Gearing:</i> Technology and art have always combined in bicycles. One man’s treasure is another man’s poison; but whether your treasure is a hand-built lugged steel machine draped in 8-speed Campagnolo or SRAM eTap hanging off a bang up-to-date creation, the …

But How It Is Sweetly Worn: Legor Cicli x ENVE x BBUC CX

This pastel-painted ‘crosser is the result of an international star-studded collaboration: the Viennese design collective of Brillibrilliant / Unicorn, Barcelona’s Legor Cicli, ENVE and the fashion <i>haus</i> of Wendy&Jim.<p>As the lovechild of such luminaries, the result is suitably spectacular. Not only …

Gold-Tinged Wings: Kimura Cycle Works Kranich

The namesake of this angelic machine is the crane, an elegant bird that annually crosses continents for their winter migration. It’s an apt title for this fast randonneur, designed by Berlin’s Kimura Cycle Works and built by Fukuda-san of Raizin Works in Japan.<p>When Yuji Kimura was a teenager, his …

Singing In The Dead Of Night: English Cycles x Skunkworks

Bondi’s Skunkworks is a one-man operation that specialises in covert builds and maintenance of Sydney’s lightest and fastest bikes. Little wonder, then, that the shop bike should be built around a radar-invisible frame by English Cycles.<p>As you’d expect, Skunkworks’ Zak knows his way around custom …

HIA Velo launches Allied Cycle Works with premium, USA-made Alfa road bike

We broke the story about HIA Velo back in August 2016. The upstart brand, led by Tony Karklins, purchased the assets of Guru Cycles and moved the …

Road Bikes

Quirky font magically adjusts to what you're writing

With its geometric angles and art-deco aesthetic, Futuracha has become one of the most popular free fonts used by designers all over the world. …

5 Hacks For Perfect Shifting On Your Road Bike

Portuguese Pork Alentejana Recipe

"An original Portuguese recipe with pork and clams."<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/2 cups dry white wine<p>1 teaspoon paprika<p>2 1/2 teaspoons salt<p>1/4 teaspoon black …

Fly On Little Wing: Noble Cycles Sparrowhawk

From any angle, 20″ wheels on a full-sized road frame look strangely intriguing — their small size beguiling their power, like the front wheels on a Top Fuel dragster. Belgium’s Noble Cycles show us how to do a minivelo <i>right</i>.<p>Nicolas Noblet has been consistently building very refined bikes, …

Behind The Lens: Cameron’s Alchemy Arion

<i>From our Technical Editor, Richard Gearing:</i> Cameron is a Graphic Design Teacher at TAFE Queensland. That might make you question how he was able to pull together such a top-shelf build as he has with this delicious Alchemy Arion on a teacher’s wage, but he got by with a little help from his friends …

Yoga for cyclists - four practical videos

Yoga for cyclists – four practical videos<p>Category: Latest News<p>In this Yoga for Cyclists sequence, yoga teacher and personal trainer Sandy LeBlanc …

25 Creative Gifts You Can Only Find on Etsy

If you’re someone who appreciates the value of creative gifts, we’ve got a great list for you of goods created by cutting edge artists, designers, and makers. The best part? Their creations are all available to purchase on Etsy!<p>Here at My Modern Met, we’re big fans of Etsy. It’s a great source for …

Stocking Stuffers

10+ Gustav Klimt Tattoos To Show Your Artistic Side

If you're after ideas for your next body inking then check out these stunning Gustav Klimt tattoos for some truly artistic inspiration.<p>Gustav Klimt …

The Best Pubs In Outer London

If you like exploring London's lesser-known pubs, bookmark this page now.<p>We asked for your help in identifying the best pubs in the outer boroughs, …

Colchester Columbus: Evanson Bike Works All-Road

Hand built bicycle shows are becoming very popular events, with numerous such shows being held across the globe. Bespoked UKHBS, held in Bristol, is the origin of the UK shows – the 2015 edition of which proved to be a turning point for Richard at Evanson Bike Works, based in the Essex town of …

Wine & Cheese Grilled Cheese | BS' in the Kitchen

Wine and cheese.<p>Makes sense right? Everybody knows it, so WHY has nobody made a Wine & Cheese Grilled Cheese before?!?!? As I’m writing this, I …

grilled cheese

SCOTCH EGGS How to make & cook with black pudding recipe

Upside-down apple and maple cake

SERVES<br>8-10<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the maple topping:</b><p>75g caster sugar<br>• 50ml maple syrup, plus extra for glazing<br>• 50g butter<p><b>For the cake:</b><p>150g butter<br>• 150g soft light brown sugar<br>• 2 eggs, lightly beaten<br>• 1 tsp vanilla extract<br>• 200g plain flour<br>• 1½ tsp baking powder<br>• 75g chopped pecans<br>• 125ml whole milk<br>• 2½ tart apples (ie Granny …

Baking

NorCal ‘Crosser: Stinner x Ritchey x Ornot Collaboration

Three Northern Californian companies came together to collaborate on this putty-coloured ‘crosser: San Francisco’s Ornot clothing brand, Santa Barbara’s Stinner Frameworks and the Bay Area’s Ritchey Components.<p>Aaron Stinner’s Frameworks don’t do things by halves: their frames are highly regarded …

A Shifter Bikes 1990 Team Z TVT Carbone Lemond with C-Record

A Shifter Bikes 1990 Team Z TVT Carbone Lemond with C-Record<p>For Lemond fans, few models hold the same cult-classic appeal like the 1990 Team Z TVT …