Archive for July, 2010

Thank you.

July 30, 2010

All orders for Spinwell Projects No.3 ‘the Musette’ that were placed before 12 oclock this afternoon have been shipped, with the exception of the Birmingham orders which will be delivered personally by myself this evening ( work depending! ).

Thank you all for your custom and to those still interested in grabbing one, I still have a few left so don’t sleep!

Roche 87.

July 29, 2010

James Straffon does Coppi.

July 29, 2010

Via.

Langdale Lightweights.

July 29, 2010

I had never heard of Langdale until my pal Jon told me about them, and after a quick peruse around the ‘history’ section of their website I can safely say that the name will now stay logged in the hard drive, aka my memory banks.

Some more great pics to be found here.

‘The Musette’ has landed.

July 28, 2010

Now available!

For information on how to grab one, head over to The Store.

See previous posts on Spinwell Projetcs No.3 here, here and here.

Tommy.

July 27, 2010

How have I not posted this before? Nevertheless a recent email from a Mr Ian Rowley ( thanks for getting in touch Ian ) reminded me of just how much of a legend Tommy Godwin is. Lest we also forget his Birmingham roots!

Tommy Godwin was one of this countries greatest track racing cyclists and one of cycle racings greatest ambassadors. Born in 1920 in the USA he spent his adult and working life in Birmingham. He was national sprint champion and an Olympic medalist winning two bronze medals at the 1948 London games in the team pursuit and the 1km individual time trial. Tommy also won a further bronze medal at the 1950 British Empire Games. Tommy was also manager of the British National Cycle Team at the 1964 Tokyo Games.

Tommy also had a bike shop near where I used to live, wish it was still there… it’s now an Aldi supermarket car park.

Races in Paint.

July 27, 2010

Pat Cleary’s work is amazing, I always wished my pen/brush skills were better than they are.

More info on Pat Cleary’s work can be found here.
Originally spotted at GDB.

New whip alert.

July 26, 2010

Got it this morning and after a few tweaks and minor adjustments I promptly stretched my limbs, donned my bib shorts and jersey and commenced to give it a damn good thrashing.

A good handful of miles later and all I can say is… Boy, it feels great to be back on a modern road bike. All hail compact gearing!

Almost there.

July 26, 2010

A few finishing touches and a logistics stategy and we will be ready to ship! Hold tight.

Busy hands.

July 22, 2010

Kinfolk goodness.

July 21, 2010

Love this shot, bet that frame looks absolutely delish! Props out to Kyle, fantastic job done there sir.

Seen here and here.

Mo Tech Mo Problems.

July 21, 2010

The 1910 challenge.

July 20, 2010

What a movie! I have watched this a few times over the weekend and it’s just mystifying how it was possible to do back in 1910. The human really is capable of more than we expect of it.

Well done guys. Truly an epic journey.

Watch the movie here.

Grand Boucle.

July 20, 2010

This magazine is meant to be a review and critical study of racing bicycles from 1903 until now (2009). The bikes shown are especially selected to accentuate the development in each decade.

Looks good, peep more here.

Spinwell Projects No.3 – The Musette.

July 19, 2010

Brilliant. Spinwell Projects No.3 – ‘The Musette’ is almost a complete batch.

Super happy at the outcome of these, they are exactly how I envisaged. The print looks fantastic, the quality of Hardysan’s stitch-work is amazing and above all it works, the tiny little refinements myself and Hardysan talked about and implemented on this, such a basic item turned out beautifully.

Out very soon! Keep em peeled for more details.

Tour de Toast.

July 15, 2010

Some folks got it so easy. To watch any telly at all I have an aerial plugged into a signal booster plugged into freeview box plugged into my TV and that still gives me a fuzzy picture. Channel 5’s pretty good though!

Dior Amore.

July 15, 2010

This image is awesome. Spotted over at Tracko.

Testing Testing.

July 13, 2010

TT Hotness.

July 13, 2010

Seen.

Humbled by Giants.

July 13, 2010

It was like nothing I’ve ever experienced before. Every few metres, there were riders slumped over their bikes at the side of the road. Each of the famed 21 virages saw people leant up against the walls, taking any small amount of rest they could. There were queues for the alpine streams that traverse the mountain, with riders taking ice-cold showers to try and cool themselves down.

Awesome post over at the Rapha blog go read the rest.


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