Posts Tagged ‘heritage’

Brooks float my boat.

May 3, 2011

Spinwell visits Reynolds.

October 19, 2010

Think of Reynolds and most will instantly think of 531, the tube of choice for racing bikes over countless years and not to mention the numerous tour wins that were gained aboard this cro-moly steel pipe. Since 1958 up until the modern day, the Reynolds butted tubeset has dominated the roads, Anquetil, Merckx, and Hinault all used Reynolds exclusively in their Tour victories. Now there’s an accolade.

I was recently lucky enough to be offered a bit of time to walk around the Reynolds factory and to have a quick chat with the MD about all things Reynolds and what came clear at my 45 minute mini tour was that Reynolds are still as passionate about the metal tube as they have always been. I may sound surprised at this but I really was, I honestly thought I’d be greeted by super high tech billion pound machines churning out carbon for motorbikes but what I actually saw looked like it hadn’t changed since Reynolds began in 1898. (more…)

Birmingham Small Arms.

February 17, 2010

I wish our humble city still had some good industry to speak of but alas it seems there is now nothing left. Quite saddening really.

Path racer goodness spotted here.
Originally seen at Prolly.

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.


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