Archive for December, 2009

Merry Christmas!

December 21, 2009

So yes, it’s Christmas… which means it is time for me to say “see you in a bit!”

Spinwell will be back with more cycle related goodness in the new year, after a short break that will no doubt be filled with copious amounts of Advocaat and Lemonade, Hazelnut covered Chocolate, pickled onions and hopefully snow.

To all the good people who bought into Spinwell Projects 1 – The Beanie. All orders received today before 3pm have been shipped and with any luck ( I am keeping my fingers crossed for you ) you should all have your merchandise by Crimbizzle. Spinwell projects 1 is now done and dusted and all items are now sold out!

Thank you very much and see you soon!

Spinwell Projects.1

December 17, 2009

Spinwell Projects. 1 commences with the arrival of the long awaited Bobble Beanie.

It took a while but they are finally here and now I actually get to hold them and realise the colours I chose in full effect I must say I am absolutely stoked. Both options look great and complement each other beautifully with their respective palettes.

Made by one man and his machine in Wales these are a total representation of keeping things local… Well as local as I could get anyhow and considering the current “economic crisis” I thought it very important to support the independent U.K manufacturer.

Limited to 30 pieces in total with 15 in each colour.
Available in Choice A – Red, White and School Grey or alternatively choice B – School Grey, White and Red.
They are fully machine washable and come in one size.

* SOLD OUT * SOLD OUT * SOLD OUT *

For details on how you can get your mitts on this fine merchandise go here to the Spinwell store.

Handmade For Joe.

December 15, 2009

Joe I know you have waited a while for these but here they are, done and ready to go out in the post to you today.

Handmade doubleizer goodness that work very, very well for folks who don’t want double straps but want to run double straps. Did that make sense? I am not sure it did.

While on the subject of Handmade goodness just a quick one to say I am still waiting on the Beanies but they should be here anytime now… I guess you gotta leave a bit of breathing space when you are dealing with an artisan right!?

That’s it for today and maybe this week as I am off down that London tomorrow with work so I will be real busy and not to mention the Christmas mayhem that awaits me down there… eek!

I will endeavour to return before the week is out but fear not friends as any information I have on the Spinwell Projects Beanie you guys guys will get to know straight away.

Spinwell Projects.

December 11, 2009

My tags are here… All we wait on now is the Beanie!

Spotlight on EMI…

December 11, 2009

… Well Emi’s Tumblr in particular.

Unicanitor.

December 11, 2009



The first saddle with a plastic shell in the history of cycling. The legendary Unicanitor is back and improved with the satin steel rail and the ultimate calibrated techno polymer base. The dimensions are identical to the ones of the most famous model.

I’ll take a Red one please.

Spotted.

Spinwell Projects.

December 10, 2009

Not long now folks!

Roller Hipster.

December 10, 2009

I really don’t know what to say. Honestly I am speechless.

Colnago Hotness.

December 10, 2009

Seen.

KAO.

December 9, 2009

Another product that I like the look of yet have no information on. Man I could seriously do with a few lessons in the Japanese language. Actually I should really try and master my own first!

Kao Stem seen at Pedal Consumption.

Handworks.

December 9, 2009

I like what is going on with these and the geometry don’t look too bad either.

Made of simple Cr-Mo so I have no doubt these will be cheap. If only I could understand what was being said on the website!

Spotted at Lockedcog.

Vanhulsteijn.

December 9, 2009

Vanhulsteijn - Custom built stainless Steel framesets out of Holland.

These look, well, interesting to say the least. I must admit though they do look a little on the flexy side, especially seeing as though they seem to have almost nothing supporting the rear end. That said it is unlikely that you would want to buy one of these for ‘mashing’ as I can’t see power transfer being high on the list of Vanhulsteijn’s build priorities!

Also somewhat reminding me of this:

The great big hunk of Magnesium sh*t that was known as the Kirk.

I may have mentioned this previously but I owned a Kirk when I was about 15 and that also suffered from a flexible frame. It flexed so bad in-fact it that it turned itself around corners and not from the use of the handlebars either I might add but from the pressure applied to the pedals. Fail.

If you are going to build a bike made out of some sort of metal that is to be ridden proper do not change the design. Why would you if not only for aesthetic purposes? There is a perfectly good reason why the Bicycle has been around for so long in it’s current ‘double diamond’ formation and that reason is because it works.

Epic.

December 7, 2009

Cycling across America on fixed gear bicycles is surely no easy task. I can imagine the Knees took an absolute pounding! So much respect to you guys.

I can see 2010 being the year of the fixed ‘mega tour’ ( Mega Tour. That has a real nice ring to it non? ) after such rides as the Fixed Gear London ride to Paris, Mash’s Tour of Cali and the Nabiis Tour de Taiwan.

Mo Rafael.

December 7, 2009

Rafael editions – Airbus, Barcelona and Frankfurt.

Inspired by their respective object / cities my favourite looking has to be the Frankfurt edition followed closely by Barcelona. I am loving the Gaudi inspired paintwork here which you can see all over the wonderful city of Barca.

Von Rafael.

14 Killing it…

December 7, 2009

… With this.

What an absolute pearl of a bicycle and made out of custom drawn aero ( Christ I have used that word a few times today havn’t I? ) steel tubing too. Damn!


This frame was initially an experiment to see how far we could push the boundaries and capabilities of 14 Bike Co’s resources. Andy at FGLDN based the concept on a couple of frames he had owned in the past. This is a frame that is all about the details…

Read more here and see more here.

R-011.

December 7, 2009


This is the beast known as the Rafael r-011. The detail that get’s me is the aero bottle at the front of the bicycle… That is a great concept right there.

Read more about the r-o11 at Bicycle Design.

Wood.

December 7, 2009

The detail on these looks amazing.
Custom Wooden guards now in at 14.

6th December.

December 6, 2009

Spinwell Projects.1

December 4, 2009

Spinwell Projects No.1 will be the Spinwell Bobble Beanie. Limited to 30 pieces and available in two colour options – Red/Grey/White and Grey/Red/White ( unfortunately not the colour pictured, this is my special sample! ).

Coming very soon!

The Horton Collection.

December 4, 2009

These are just a few of my favourites but my Goodness! It’s all there… all the posters and graphic art surrounding cycling you ever wanted is right there at the Horton Collection.

Also check this and this one too. Unable to post due to the size but certainly well worth a look if you are into graphics and design.


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