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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…)


June 10, 2010

Peter Johnson goodness. Seen.

Difisso Hotness.

July 8, 2009

This one is up there with some of the nicest ‘classic’ track frames.
Plus I have an absolute soft spot for the chosen colour combo as some of you may know… Red and Chrome. Mmmmmmm Delicious!





“The “DiFisso” project rises in Autumn 2007 from the passion and commitment of three friends, as synthesis of all the ideas collected during a trip in the south of California. It was in Newport Beach where we got in touch with the track bike culture for the first time. DiFisso track frames aim to mix the Californian culture and “easy going” mood, with the accuracy, on-going research and focus on “total quality” proper of Italian handicraft tradition. The combination of these two seemingly opposite elements gives unespected results: the manufacturing, completely handmaded, makes each frame a unique piece. The goal is to create, every single time, a product that reflects at best the personality and the needs of our customers: a custom-tailored frame always different to the others producted, but with its own recognizable style.”

Words from Difisso.
Via Pedal Consumption.

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