Posts Tagged ‘blue’

Essential item No.3. Adidas Busenitz.

September 2, 2011

The ‘essential items’ series, if you haven’t already guessed is about cycling related objects and items that I can’t live without and these shoes by Adidas are exactly that.

I’v ruined countless pairs of Vulcanized soled Vans whilst riding bikes so I needed a tougher shoe. For a shoe to be harder wearing it will no doubt be a bit chunkier than a flimsy pair of Vans and yes, these are certainly chunkier but I must say they fit into my double clips like a glove.

Unlike Vans’ waffle soles the soles on these Adidas Busenitz are somewhat stiff, not carbon stiff by any means but stiff enough to transfer some power to the pedals. With Vans I felt like my foot would turn into a lower-case letter N, wrapping around the cages of my pedals like a hand around an ice-cream cone. Not good.

Now me, being a sucker for tradition and aesthetics I have to point out that these shoes, originally designed for football and reinterpreted for skating, look the biz in their O.G Cobalt blue colour option and I rock them with a happy face every single day. This colour please me.

What more can I say about these? Mad comfortable, stiffer than Vans, old school ‘hip’ factor 10, reasonably priced and very well made. Damn! I love these shoes and I have to give shouts out to Kris at Ideal for the recommendation. If you’re in the market for a casual shoe to wear on your daily ride, look no further. Toss your Vans and don’t look back.

Swoop and go a size up.

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A Pair of Gios Torinos.

November 25, 2010

Next year’s L’Eroica I’ll be on one of these for damn sure. Oh, and obviously not the track version!

Spotted.

The Real Deal.

April 27, 2010

Gios Torino Aerodynamic

Torino, Italy early 80’s. Rare NOS Aerodynamic. Unique Gios with triangular profile rear stays. Shifters on top of down tube. Columbus Air tubing. In pristine shape and in original Gios box. Sold.

Damn. The one that got away.
Seen.

Bromwich Snaps.

January 26, 2010

Unicanitor.

December 11, 2009



The first saddle with a plastic shell in the history of cycling. The legendary Unicanitor is back and improved with the satin steel rail and the ultimate calibrated techno polymer base. The dimensions are identical to the ones of the most famous model.

I’ll take a Red one please.

Spotted.

Dreesens Pressure.

November 19, 2009

Spotted on Dreesens Bicycles Flickr Spot.

Glove Goodness.

November 18, 2009

Blue lug always get it right.

Spotted at Pedal Consumption.

Gios Love.

November 12, 2009

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