Posts Tagged ‘alu’

Specialized take it back.

May 19, 2010

The Giro d’Italia is well underway and the Tour of California started yesterday, so naturally I have been checking the tech sections of VeloNews, CyclingNews, Road Bike Action, and other cycling sites to see which race bikes they are featuring. The majority of the featured bikes are pretty predictable, but the bright red Specialized Tarmac SL3s that the Saxo Bank riders are racing in the ToC immediately caught my attention. I mean…how often do you see pro team bikes these days with a single color frameset and understated graphics?

It turns out that the bikes have that paint and retro graphic scheme to commemorate the original Specialized Allez bikes used in the 1985 movie American Flyers. Road Bike Action’s tech feature explains that Bobby Julich, now a directeur sportif for Saxo Bank, came up with the idea of creating these commemorative edition American Flyers bikes for the team to ride in the race. See more pictures of the new and old Allez bikes at RBA. Personally, I really like the clean looks of these bikes. If Saxo Bank wants to get back to their regular team bikes immediately after the ToC, I would be happy to take one of these red bikes off their hands… I’d even pretend to be a fan of American Flyers if that is what it takes.

Always been a fan of Specialized and their S-Works bikes, especially, as above, the Red ones.

Words from Bicycle design.
Thanks Lee for the heads.


March 30, 2010

Look AL P 464 on sale now at Chari & Co.

Titanium Hotness.

February 26, 2010

It’s another Speedbicycles banger!

There are so many amazing details on this bicycle, I cannot show all of them but if you would like to see more just peep the link.


Mavic on Monday.

February 22, 2010

Massan show.

February 16, 2010

It seems as well as being the worlds favourite ‘Masher’ Massan is an artist also. Looking good there big dog.

Go here for more pics of the exhibition.

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.


July 2, 2009

Don’t know much about these other than what you see here…

Good looking bars though and I am loving the fact that they are quite a high rise bar without the need for a BMX cross brace! So good for folks repping on the low pro’s. Not a bad price either at £35.


From TFG.

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