Archive for January, 2010

Don’t sweat the technique.

January 29, 2010

Several people have asked me how to paint the flutes on a crank, so I finally decided to put together a page with my “technique,” which can also be used for flutes on seatposts, as well as pantographing, and other engravings and cut-outs.

So if you have ever wondered how it is done or you need some advice / assistance on doing it yourself read more here.

Cycle Sports.

January 29, 2010

Taken from the book entitled ‘Cycling and cycle sports’ by DK publications.

Quite an interesting book for the novice and also a lot of amusing pictures of what appear to be 80s cyclists too. Look out for the triathlete… Wow is all I am saying!

For the love of Raleigh.

January 29, 2010

Giro 91.

January 28, 2010

Posted a link to these pics last week from the brilliant La Gazzetta della Bici but the link alone did them no justice so here I include a few more pics for you.

See more.

Periodic Goodness.

January 28, 2010

Races are ordered from top-to-bottom in rough order of importance, with vertical series representing geographic location of events. Stage races tend toward the left side of the table, one-days toward the right, and colors correspond with UCI ranking of individual events.

More here.

Lee Cooper.

January 26, 2010

Yesterday afternoon I took my good friend Jon to see Lee Cooper of Coventry, for those that do not know Lee is a top frame builder and is also the man responsible for building most if not all of the frames for London’s 14 Bike Co.

The reason we travelled to see Lee had less to do with frame building though and more about frame restoration. Simply put we needed a set of replacement decals for Jon’s recently acquired 1974 Tom Bromwich track bike and Lee was the man to see.

So we hung around for a while, I managed to grab a handful of photographs and Jon gripped his decals. Mission accomplished.

Thanks Lee for taking the time out to talk with us and show us around your place.

Bromwich Snaps.

January 26, 2010

Dovima 1954.

January 25, 2010


January 25, 2010

Never spotted this one. Did this air in the U.K?


January 22, 2010

Pics taken from the awesome La Gazzetta Della Bici.

For more great photographs you may also want to check this, this and definately this.

Trophy Wife.

January 22, 2010

Nice Guchi this one with some real nice hardware but the fave has to be that fork… oooooweeeee!

Thanks Lil Nicky.

Kinfolk Hotness.

January 22, 2010


January 21, 2010

There is something quite great about a basic vessel that is not technical in the slightest, heck these were originally designed to be slung away after the domestiques had gripped all the food and water out of them.

Every cyclist has one of these and if they don’t then they need one. So with that in mind keep em peeled for an addition to the Spinwell Projects line – Production commences soon!


January 21, 2010

Loving the post over at Rapha about the rules of the road.

My favourite has to be the first ‘rule’.

1. Road riding is a serious business
You wouldn’t go to a business meeting wearing all the colours of the rainbow. World champion stripes should only be worn if you are a world champion.

Love it! Well written Joe.


January 21, 2010

I still love the fact that they call one of these wheels a “Killing System”. I am guessing this has something to do with vibration deadening but you still wouldn’t want to race against someone with a “Killing System” would you?


Keirin goodness.

January 21, 2010

Killer Softride that one…. funny that because if you are in the market for one of those there is a Cougar/Softride on Ebay right now and it’s at 99p ( not for much longer I suspect ). Peep here.


Mo TT Hotness.

January 20, 2010

Oh my god this Colnago is ridonkulous!

I am now totally warming to the idea of a TT bike for my collection ( after a chat with the wife of course ) and moreover I am warming to the idea of bull bars for my pursuit bike. Riser bars in my opinion ( comfortable as they are ) are beginning to look a tad out of place.

TT Hotness.

January 20, 2010

Steel is real smashing it again with his Biddle TT bike complete with full NOS Suntour Superbe group. Hot!

Sidecar Radness.

January 18, 2010


January 15, 2010

Bomb Hills Speed Kills just posted a great write up on ‘The death of the hill bomber’ due to the great rise in popularity of the freestyle trick rider.

I think its because hill bombing is assumed to be an activity calling for little to no skill and therefore, doesn’t have that wow factor. but regardless of that notion, hill bombing is still exhilarating no matter what kind of fixed gear the bombing takes place on. risers, and the low gear ratio of a fixed freestyle machine- not all is lost. as long as there are no brakes and there are fixed cogs, bombing has purpose.

Well worth a read and I for one agree, hell it is why I got into this sort of riding in the first place!

Seen at Leeds Fixed via BHSK.
Jmik – Loving your work BTW.

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