Posts Tagged ‘bike’

Cervelo Project California.

June 10, 2010

Seen.

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Bike doping. Really?

June 3, 2010

I doubt it very much.
Thanks Joe for the linky.

Trek Speed Concept.

May 28, 2010

I spotted this Trek, this morning and after reading some Trek written spiel it’s advantages I promptly gave up reading anymore. It was all a little bit too much “wind tunnel” talk for me. I then saw this great comment on Bike radar from one Mr Igamogam, which read:

Personally, I think the UCI should take a new tack and abandon the TT bike. All the recent efforts to make bikes more “marketable and rideadable” are silly if you continue to allow TT specific bikes. To ordinary cyclists the development of TT bikes has reached a stage where there is very little useful benefit. The whole concept of the specialised TT rig encourages a technological arms race which is to say the least a little bizarre. It’s no longer about the rider but the bike…

If riders had to ride their normal RR bikes with no aero helmets or tri-bars it would make very little difference to who would win the TTs (it would still be the best “testers” – but slower times) but at least the machines would have some similarity to normal bikes.

The setting of the “athlete”s record for the hour was an opportunity to mark a return to normal bikes for TTs but it was frittered away by the UCI. Perhaps it’s time to step back and let riders race on bikes not cut down formula one cars?

Such a great point.
Read more on the Trek.

7-Eleven Huffy.

May 28, 2010

“I asked John to build it light for the mountains but it needed to put up with some bad roads,” Hampsten said. “It was light but I know John was fairly conservative about going too light. His geometry is perfect; I never felt it wouldn’t get me out of the way when I was going around or through a crash, yet on the bad road conditions we experienced it was never unstable.”

“The year after ’88 we had Eddy Merckx as our bike supplier,” he continued. “He is the master at fitting bikes to riders and taught us not to get hung up on light bikes. Why save seconds on a climb and lose minutes on a descent? Slawta certainly has an old world style of making bikes that go up and downhill properly.”

Real nice read this one. Read the rest here.
Big up Hardysan for the heads.

Oddities.

May 14, 2010

A weird example of a Japanese bicycle of the 1970’s. At that time, many Japanese bikes were imported into the U.S. Most Japanese companies had a line of bikes for the U.S. market and a line for the Japanese market. Sekine tried to sell one of their “Japan” models here, but it just didn’t sell. It has tons of accessories including brake lights, sequential blinkers, a radio, racks and a rear mounted kickstand. The Japanese were very interested in the U.S. “muscle cars,” and this bike has a bit of that flavor.

Via. And they have some serious racing bikes too.
Peep this from their collection.
And this De Rosa is too much!

Mo Cervelo.

April 29, 2010

I heart black bikes and especially black bikes that look like this.
More at Cervelo.

Work.

April 27, 2010

Tucked away, deep into the busiest corner of my dining room is my ‘workshop’ where you will find me a lot of the time beavering away with grease and bearings and all of the other filthy stuff that goes with cycle maintenance.

Here is a photograph of said ‘workshop’ in all of it’s glory but there is one thing missing… A god damned workstand. If I have to lean over a top tube to extract cranks one more time I am going to lose my mind, I will probably also lose the straightness in my back while I am at it too!

Is your workshop weaker than mine? I’d like to see it. Send me your pics.

Moving Photographs.

April 8, 2010

Zullo now in the UK.

April 1, 2010

Tiziano Zullo was born in 1952 in the North of Italy. He started racing at the age of fourteen and in the early seventies came into contact with the world of frame building through some of the Italian builders. He began building frames, under his own name and for larger brands, and in 1978 he started to export the Zullo brand. By 1985 he was the frame supplier of the Dutch TVM team, a relationship that lasted until 1992. Zullo frames were ridden on the Milan San Remo, the Northern Classics and the Tours De France, Giro díItalia, La Vuelta and World Championships. He experimented with Aluminium and still has a custom Carbon frame but the range is still predominantly steel.

Zullo now at Mosquito bikes.
Via Road.cc
Zullo on the web.
Trackies may also like this from Zullo.

Bomb Ambassador.

March 23, 2010

Loving the “ghetto stop”. Reminds me of being a kid riding my nail of a mongoose with no brakes. Man I ruined many a sneaker ( usually the left one ) stopping like this. Mother Campbell was not impressed.

Great vid.
Spotted at LSF who also right now have a real nice vid of ricky from Feather cycles up, go seek.

Budget.

March 15, 2010

it’s definitely a budget thing, because all of us have financial restrictions, whatever those might be; when it comes to choosing a new bicycle, there’s always a notional amount beyond which it is not wise to go, a limit either self-imposed, or imposed upon us by a partner who really can’t see why it is necessary to own more than one bicycle. just as an aside, I do have a certain sympathy with this, because it cannot be denied that the colnago has been sorely neglected since the cielo turned up (though I have told it that it is still loved as much as ever). I can only ride one at a time, review machines notwithstanding, and i figure most riders are the same, though I can see exceptions being made for those who need both road and cyclocross, and maybe mountain bikes, though i’m inclined to discount the latter option. just because I can.

An excerpt taken from the Washing machine post’s recent piece on the differences between cheaper and more expensive racing bicycle purchases. To spend more or to spend less?

A real interesting read. More here.

L’Eroica Snaps.

March 12, 2010

One day I’ll make it there. Via.

Alf Engers 1987.

February 23, 2010

Found.

Jokes.

February 17, 2010

Seriously did you hear that? “Unfair aesthetic advantage”, “erotic geometry”, “psycological doping” and it is banned unless they make the bike “less nice looking”. Are these guys for real?

Here is the bike in question, the Ritte Bosberg. It is real nice, sure it is but Erotic? Please.

If anything would be considered to have an unfair aesthetic advantage it would be this: The Lance x Trek x Damien Hirst Madone with real god-damn butterflies on it. The Bureaucracy!

Source.

Thanks Dave for the linky.

Mo TT Hotness.

February 1, 2010

My love for TT bikes continues.

TT Hotness.

January 20, 2010

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

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.

Artists and Bikes.

November 27, 2009

Swiss Institute presents “Artists on Their Bicycles New York,” a 2010 Calendar, portraying twelve of today’s most famous artists on their bikes, as photographed by Lukas Wassmann. The roster is as follows: Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Collier Schorr, Ugo Rondinone, Richard Phillips, Amy Granat, Rainer Ganahl, Rita Ackermann, Aurel Schmidt, NN, Maurizio Cattelan, Ryan McGinley, Pierre Huyghe, David Byrne and Cindy Sherman. Limited to 500 numbered pieces.

Download the PDF of Artists on Bikes here.

Seen at Highsnob.

The Bicycle.

November 23, 2009

Loving these illustrations spotted out of a book called ‘the bicycle’ from 1973.

Via Montague Projects.

Simplicity.

October 22, 2009

I love this photograph.

It shows how very basic a track bike is, I noticed this myself the other night when I stripped one of my bikes in what seemed like seconds.

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TFG Flickr spot via Milano Fixed.


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