Archive for May, 2011

Mercier Hotness. 1980.

May 31, 2011

MERCIER FORMULE 1
France, 1980

Road bike with full aero styled Super Vitus 971 framework #M67666 finished in Mercier’s malve metallic. Shimano 600 EX group (6200), Belleri bar/stem, Ambrosio Montreal blue finished tubular rims, S.Marco Concor Supercorsa saddle and Wolber tubulars.

Beautiful bike. Great to see Shimano getting some love… And 600, too. A boss group.

Seen.

Lomo for iPhone. Maison.

May 31, 2011

Birmingham to Berlin. 900 miles by bike.

May 31, 2011

Yessss! Love this on so many levels.

The ride will be completed over 11 days and we will only be staying in towns and cities beginning with the letter ‘B’. Now That’s whatssup!

Check them out here and you can also sponsor them too, do that right here.

Rapha Continental inspires.

May 31, 2011

Man, this is truly awesome. Not this movie per se, but the idea of what’s in it. Priceless.

The Rapha continental.

CampagnoLow.

May 25, 2011

So, I cracked another set of vintage pista cranks ( must be the hench ) and instead of yet again replacing like for like, in fear of a catastrophic fail I drew for a modern crankset. Enter Campagnolo Record Pista.

First appearances are a bit “Meh”. For the price of them ( even though I got a killer deal ) I was expecting a bit more. People all over the net gun for these ( anyone watch Louis Theroux t’other night? ) saying they’re the bees bits but to be honest the finish is garbage. They have painted on logos as opposed to laser etched or machined and the worst crime of all is that fact that the rear of the spider is not polished…. Like folks don’t look there. Believe me Campagnolo, we look there. I mean, you don’t see Ferraris with shabby engine bays do you?

I’v owned modern Suginos and vintage DA and, well, I think our eastern brethren make better quality stuff. Was it not for my bike being Euro and the rest of the hardware that adorns said bike being Euro I would’ve definitely gone for Dura Ace.

All that said, I’m still rather happy with my purchase and I can’t wait to slap ‘em on but in all honesty Campagnolo just lost a customer*. Not that that matters, mind you… there are still plenty of Dentists and Doctors out there.

*edit. They look totally badass on the whip. Shame on me for ever doubting the Campag.

Fiddy.

May 24, 2011


Go, go, go, go
Go, go, go shorty
It’s the Olympics
We gon’ party like it’s the Olympics
We gon’ sip Bacardi like it’s the Olympics…..

Seen.

Obree inspires.

May 24, 2011

These photos were taken from an Obree fanatic’s tumblr spot and as you go through his pages you’ll just how much of a fanatic he is. The guy is an absolute genius and you too will believe this once you see what he himself has built.

Found.
Via Tracko.

Beauty in the Beat.

May 24, 2011

Broke down bikes, Beaters, rat bikes, franken-bikes whatever you want to call them, I am a huge fan and this thread over at LFGSS has a bunch of great stuff. Some may make you shriek, laugh, or even vomit but the fact remains that these bikes are ridden every-single-day so a few chips and scrapes are inevitable!

I love well used track bikes so much that I am going to try and make this a regular post, so if you are the proud owner of a Lamb dressed as Mutton… send it my way!!!

Image sources / Prolls and Prolls.

Hans-Henrik Oersted and a Cinelli Laser.

May 19, 2011

Found.

Bavaria. K Young photographs.

May 19, 2011

Kieran Young is now out for the summer touring with Rapha and their mobile cycle club and as you can see on the video below he’s currently out in the Schwarzwald having an absolute blast. What a way to spend the summer, man!

Great to see the Very Well T still looking hard, too!

Rapha rides the Black forest.

May 19, 2011

Spot Kieran Young with the cheeky roly! Oh I lolzed!

Cat and Mouse.

May 18, 2011

Takhion boss.

May 18, 2011

I don’t know where this photo is from, I just found it scattered on my desktop but I like it. I’d also like to have a razz on that bike, on those lanes, in that shirt!

Justinas schooled me on the origins. Thanks!
Peep more at Bici cronos flickr spot.

Shifter.

May 17, 2011

Shifter bikes out of Melbourne looking good!

Rollapaluza edit. Birmingham heats.

May 17, 2011

It’s taken me an age to get my head around this movie lark and that coupled with a dying mac has had me in bits of late, but in between panic and a lot of hand gestures and shouting I managed to squeeze this quick edit out. I hope you like it, and especially my Birmingham peoples!

Shot during the Midlands Rollapaluza heats in Birmingham, April 2011.

At the end of the night Tom Gillespie won in fine style, beating his opponent Marcus by 3 seconds over 1000m.

Peep the results.

Shorter Transformation.

May 15, 2011

This:

To this:

It was pretty rad before but now, hot damn! I love these types of bikes. Where every part is selected or fabricated to be the lightest or stiffest in the goal of making the machine as fast as possible.

Peep the whole build right here.

Speaking of Raleigh. Van Vliet 82.

May 12, 2011

Raleigh x Levis. Real vintage.

May 12, 2011

I’ve always been a huge fan of the Levi’s/Raleigh Pro Team bikes(as seen below!), love Levi’s and of course Raleigh is doing great things these days. So when I had the chance to swoop some of these NOS Pro Team Toques, worn by the team during the 80′s, of course I didn’t say no! Now if only someone would make a re-issue kit(hint, hint). Hopefully this Commuter Line will get Levi’s psyched on cycling again and maybe even get them in the mood to co-sponsor another pro team.

Man I need one of those knits, for real.

Via Tracko

Lomo for iPhone. Spinwell Projects Peek.

May 9, 2011

All the facets are in and a bunch of samples are made… Now I just have to abuse them and then make a final decision on colour then they will be available.

Any ideas on what they’ll be? If you don’t yet know, all I’ll say is: If you ride a bike, you’ll probably need one!

More info soon!

Giro 1973.

May 9, 2011

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