Posts Tagged ‘cycle’

Handlebar chic.

February 1, 2010

On a bike with swept back handlebars and amber wall tyres one of these would look great. Plus you can flip it and wear it around your person with the additional strap. Perfect!

Spotted at the Death and Texas Etsy store.


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.

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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.

A Strong Look.

January 15, 2010

This Lavenham vest is a killer. I can see myself wearing this sometime in spring…. Lovely! If only I could A. Afford it and B. Find it.

Lavenham drops this patchwork vest to celebrate their 40th anniversary. They dig through their fabric archive to bring forth a variety of panels made to show off the company’s heritage. Check the gun patch on the shoulder and the back vest pocket. A beautiful piece.

Via Selectism.


January 13, 2010

This is the worst I have ever seen it as an adult for sure!

My opening eyes this morning were met once again with a snow covered avenue and the commute into work was once again a slippery one to say the least so friends if you do choose to ride in this weather… Be very careful, use your lights and if you have one put on your helmet. It’s treacherous out there.

Printed Goodness.

January 11, 2010

Spotted these amazing scans of vintage cycle related prints while scouting through flickr last night.

All found on Stronglight’s flickr spot… and if you hit the link you will see for yourself that there is so much good stuff on there it is almost impossible to choose! Photographs, prints, scans, catalogues the lot. You will even find a bunch of racist cycling prints/advertisements from the 1900s. Great!

Running Reds.

January 7, 2010

We have all done it and this guy breaks down why we do brilliantly.

Cyclists run red lights not because we consider ourselves to be supreme beings but because of the forces of physics. The nature of the bicycle is that we have to use our own energy to move. Getting going is not simply a matter of disengaging the clutch with the left foot and easing the right foot onto the accelerator. When cyclists stop we have to give up all the kinetic energy we’ve built up and when we start again we have to overcome the inertia of our own body masss and that of the bicycle, the road resistance, wind, and so on. Cyclists running red lights are like people walking in a park who walk in the direction of where they want to go rather than following the paved paths. If enough of them are doing it, the result is a muddy rut in the grass. We don’t blame the walkers, we blame the planner who didn’t think about desire lines when making the paved paths.

Short excerpt taken from ‘The Physics of running red lights’. Read more of this great article here.
Found at The Bike show blog.

Big up John for the linky.

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.

Urban Velo No.16.

November 3, 2009


At 94 pages, issue #16 is our largest ever!

Contents include: John Prolly’s Adventures in Tokyo, Persuasion: A Political Primer, Bike Works, Love Letters Written in Horseshit, I Love Riding in the City, Pedals Plus People, Residue, Urban Legend – Mike Shih, Victory of the Bicycle, Masterlink Tech, Diagnose A Stuck Stem, Line Up Your Hot Patch and No Exit.

Read online or download for free here.


October 15, 2009


Via Hype in Japan.

Rapha x L’Eroica.

October 8, 2009






Nice images. My favourite and the one that made me chuckle was the last photograph… The gentleman in the line up of Black jerseys who has the Black Wayfarers on looks like someone I would like to converse with as anyone who enjoys a post ride cigarette is OK in my book.

Via the Rapha Flickr.

A Great Idea.

October 8, 2009


So here is the drill: The EDF energy Birmingham Half Marathon takes place this Sunday morning, “yay”, “great”, “yippee” and all that but here is the beauty of it…

The usually car filled roads will be taped off and e m p t y so Fin, Birmingham’s most “stylish” messenger has organized a ride around the 13 mile course. Genius!

So if you are interested ( I certainly am ) meet up outside the Birmingham Central Library at 7am on Sunday and let’s go mashing! Simple.

More info on the ride here.


October 5, 2009


Yup, I did it… last friday I rode the 80 miles across the English / Welsh border into Welshpool and it was real hard, well from Cleobury Mortimer it was hard at least. You underestimate how much it helps to have other riders with you on journeys such as these as I travelled alone. The pain in my knee and the fatigue across my shoulders probably wouldn’t have bothered me so much if I was riding with someone else but alone those minor niggles became massive injuries ( well in my mind anyway ) and I could not think about anything else.

All that said I endured the pain ( and the careless caravan towing association who very nearly killed me on two occasions ) and got to my destination where a bath and a home cooked meal awaited me.

For anyone interested in the numbers I rode 81 miles in 4h 48m and that is with absolutely no thanks to the headwind.

While on the subject I would like to congratulate my home slice Adam ‘Army’ Armstrong who bagged his ‘cent’ over the weekend by cycling his favourite 25 mile loop 4 times. Good on you Army, hope your limbs feel better! Next time we ride 100 miles in 1 direction… then ride back!


September 28, 2009

This one is for Joe… The Look KG 196, France, Circa 1992.








Tomorrow I post another drool worthy geared bicycle from this period and I am currently thinking it is going to be a 1988 De Rosa 35th Anniversary museum piece, but for now we just drink this in…

You know that every last detail on this frame has been meticulously thought out and it has truly paid off, just look at the seat cluster – Could you possibly get it more spot on?

I think I have just found my new favourite brand.

Pass me the laser beam.

September 16, 2009


Even Mo Briggs.

September 2, 2009




Mo Briggs.

September 1, 2009


Notorious Briggs.

September 1, 2009



1957 Ellis Briggs Hotness right here I think you will agree.

Chrome forks and tan wall tyres… Aaaaah a man after my own heart!

70s Amsterdam.

August 26, 2009

I have infinite Love for the city of Amsterdam. It is a hope of mine to live there one day… I guess I just need to make it happen!

Anyway here we have more photographs off the trusty Flickr from the user known as Amsterdamize… Props to them for the scans.

The 70s… aaaaah looking like nothing but pure goodtimes!







See more here.

Belgium 1967.

August 25, 2009

Fantastic images here found on Flickr of a race that took place in Kermesse, Belgium 1967.

Actual photographs win over digital every single time… Is it time to burn the ‘megapixel’ perhaps?





See more here.

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