Friday, December 30, 2011

The Bicycle Academy

The Bicycle Academy - Crowd Funding from The Bicycle Academy on Vimeo.
The Bicycle Academy is a new enterprise providing people with the skills and facilities to design and make their own bikes. Frame building will be taught by the legendary Brian Curtis short weekday courses. As part of the learning process each student will make a frame designed specifically for use in Africa. Once graduated students will be able to use The Bicycle Academy workshop to hone their skills and build their own frames.

Don Walker

 My manufacturing experience starts with me being an aircraft mechanic my entire adult life. I have worked on some of the most advanced technological aircraft in the world including the United States Air Force’s B1-b, B-2 and even Navy P3 aircraft.

Don Walker+Dario Pegoretti+Sacha White=NAHBS 2010

Sacha White, Dario Pegoretti & Don Walker at NAHBS 2010 from Vuelo Velo on Vimeo.

Tiziano Zullo al lavoro sul telaio

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Dromarti. Life with passion

The upper is hand made using soft high quality Italian leather, featuring beautiful stitching and perforations for ventilation. Equal attention is paid to the inside which benefit from a soft leather lining.

Imperfection is perfection

 Beato chi l'ha visto....

David Byrne Bikes @ Urban Velo

When I was a wee lass and David Byrne was fronting The Talking Heads I thought he was a big ‘ol geeky nerd and wanted nothing to do with him, but as I matured I came to appreciate his musical and cultural genius. Then add to that his involvement and promotion of bicycles and I was sold. I knew about his book The Bicycle Diaries, which is now available as an audiobook/T-shirt combo, but I wasn’t aware of so many other projects he has contributed to bike culture and city life in general. Read here

Joff Summerfield: grande fotografo, grande viaggiatore con grande bici

Paolo & Pinar

Due viaggiatori lenti. Leggi qui le loro prodezze

La trappola delle piste ciclabili by Rotafixa

Va bene, parliamo di piste ciclabili. Ogni due per tre mi chiedono cosa ne penso, e se non sia il caso di costruirne di più eccetera. Premessa: anche a me piacerebbe vivere in una Roma e in un’Italia che avessero la stessa identica attenzione di paesi come l’Olanda per la questione. In Olanda, per dire, ogni singola maledetta strada ha una ciclabile: autostrade comprese, in questo caso ben separate dal nastro dove scorrono i mostri e in qualche caso al di sotto della sede autostradale. Continua qui

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Bespoked Bristol. The UK Handmade Bicycle Show 2011. The winners

2011 Competition Winners (left to right)
Enigma, Lee Cooper Custom Frames - John West Custom Paint - Alex Hatfield Concepts, Demon Frameworks, Feather cycles, Tokyo Fixed, Donhou Cycles

Dazza (Darrell Llewellyn McCulloch)

My goal at Llewellyn Custom Bicycles is to create a beautiful bicycle that gives you many years of enjoyable riding.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Il Luigino di Greg, una storia quasi commovente

Greg White è un talentuoso fotografo canadese, come vedete da questi suoi pics, e la storia della sua Luigino è la seguente. 

Serotta announces two limited edition bikes

2011 marks the 25th year of collaborative tube engineering between Ben Serotta and Columbus of Italy. To mark the milestone, the company is proud to announce the introduction of two limited edition bicycles that mark this enduring and innovative relationship. Introducing the 2011 Limited Edition Series Colorado VentiCinque 25 (CVC) and the very exclusive 2011 Limited Edition Series ‘Le Patron’

La Spectrum esiste ancora, non ditelo a Bond

Spectrum Cycles was originally founded to produce the highest quality custom steel and titanium frames and bicycles in the world. With this singular goal, Spectrum founder and president Tom Kellogg began building frames under the Spectrum name in 1982. In 1985 Tom employed Master Signature frame builder and long-time friend Jeff Duser.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Skinny jacket by Pistard

Designed for changeable conditions, the ultrafit shape and the stretch fabric also ensure a sharp and versatile look: you can even transform the jacket in a waistcoast, thanks to the detachable sleeves, to keep your body warm only where it serves. 

Bespoked Bristol - The UK Handmade Bicycle Show

Bespoked Bristol is a UK based public event promoting the international talents of independent makers and designers of the bicycle world.
This is the place for the public, industry and press to meet independent makers and designers of everything bicycle.

United Bicycle Institute

2011 marks UBI's 30th anniversary! Since 1981, more bicycle professionals and enthusiasts have chosen United Bicycle Institute over any other mechanics school. That’s because UBI's knowledgeable, friendly and dedicated faculty and its state-of-the-art facilities ensure an unsurpassed educational experience for every student. We offer our curriculum at two different campuses: our headquarters in Ashland, Oregon and our classroom facility in Portland, Oregon. United Bicycle Institute is the industry's leading technical school offering courses in repair, frame building, and mechanic certification for beginner to advanced technicians.

Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle

Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle from The Digital Project on Vimeo.
This video presents the builders from Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle in their natural habitats: workshop, road, track, and trail. Featuring Sacha White (Vanilla), Peter Weigle, Richard Sachs, Mike Flanigan (Alternative Need Transportations), Dario Pegoretti and Jeff Jones.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Mark Dawson Studio

I am a San Francisco based photographer, cyclist, scuba diver, food and tech geek.

NAHBS 2011 - the winners

Questi sono i vincitori nelle varie specialità dei NAHBS Awards 2011. A marzo l'edizione 2012 avrà luogo a Sacramento, California

Keith Anderson Cycles

Keith Anderson is a master of what he does: painting bicycle frames, both restorations and new projects. He is world-renown for his delicately-masked paint

DiNucci cycles

 Over the last 40 years I have focused on only one thing, designing and building the best bicycles possible. Starting as one of the earliest US framebuilders in the 1970’s, I specialized in handmade frames for road and track and continued that work through the mid 80’s when I turned to designing production bikes for some of the biggest brands in cycling.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Pietro Piazzalunga, Mechanic to Champions

Pietro Piazzalunga is a very kind and modest man. He possesses a temperament that that Italians call "dolcezza". This word doesn't translate well into English. It conveys a sense of considerate kindness and sweetness without meaning effeminate. As you read this interview you will see that he has a kind word to say about everyone and everything. That's just his way. He is so self-effacing that in meeting him for the first time one would not think that he was one of the finest mechanics in the history of cycling.

Gary Fisher’s house

Can mountain and commuter bikes live together peacefully in the same garage? They do at Gary Fisher’s house. One of Marin County’s original gangster progenitors of mountain bikes (he and business partner Charlie Kelly coined the term as the name of their bike company, MountainBikes, in 1979), Fisher was racing competitively from the age of 12 in cyclocross and on and off-road events. He now works in design and marketing for his eponymous label at Trek. But a funny thing happened in 2007….

Monday, December 19, 2011

Cane Creek by Dirt Mag

Located on a rural roadside outside the small town of Fletcher, NC — and about twenty minutes due south of the hipster haven of Asheville — is the headquarters of component manufacturer Cane Creek. A passing cyclist could easily overlook the long, non-descript cement building, if not for the plethora of bikes sitting atop roof racks in the parking lot, loaded in anticipation of an after-work ride. Via Dirt Mag

Telai veramente Strong

Carl Strong era un corridore che si è messo a fabbricare telai in America, e  che ben presto ha avuto successo. Ora la sua azienda ha dieci operai. Costruisce telai in acciaio, titanio, alluminio e carbonio, ma la sua specialità è la saldatura a TIG.  

Zullo bikes

In 1994, Zullo would move into the production of tig-welded aluminium frames. Eventually this would lead to the production of combined aluminium/carbon frames. In 2003, Zullo was able to offer made-to-measure full carbon frames. Nowadays, Tiziano Zullo is still involved in the production of some, mainly steel frames. Alongside this, he is still responsible for all the frame graphics and some of the frame painting.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Rouleur #27

If there is a theme to this issue, then it is one of transformation.
Fritz Gallati was the first professional to be stripped of his licence and banned from racing for doping offences in a scandal that rocked Switzerland in 1961. Herbie Sykes unravels the plot behind the former Six-Day rider’s story while Fritz applies the greasepaint. Ben Ingham captures the tears of a clown on camera.

Tiziano Zullo

Tiziano Zullo takes tubes of steel and turns them into frames of quality and beauty. Paolo Ciaberta’s photos do justice to the man and his work


Christmas and New Year - Piazza Andrea Costa 35, Cervia - Ottica Filippi

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Vertigo cycles

Your Builder :: Sean Chaney
It was only a matter of time before all my obsessive tinkering, modification and design brought me to the logical point of building titanium bicycle frames. Now I'm trying harder than ever to give my inner nerd free reign to create great riding and aesthetically pleasing bicycles . A visually simple design is often surprisingly difficult to execute.

David Kirk, framebuilder

I've been working in the bike industry since I was in high school and I always wanted to be a frame builder. I've worked in shops and raced BMX, road and mountain bikes over the years.
When I was about 14, I built my first bike frame with my grandfather Ernie King. It was a suspension BMX frame. It broke.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Pegoretti+King+Colombo+Campagnolo = la mia bici Day is done

Sapete chi sono questi signori e cos'hanno in comune?
Nell'ordine: Dario Pegoretti, colui che ha realizzato il telaio della mia Day is done; Chris King, che ha fatto la serie sterzo montata su quel telaio; Antonio Colombo, che produce gli Spirit, i tubi in acciaio con cui è fatto il telaio; Valentino Campagnolo, erede di Tullio che ha prodotto i migliori gruppi al mondo, cerchi compresi.

Campagnolo Nuovo Record & Sugino by Jon Grant

Jon Grant has worked as an illustrator, designer, and printer all of his professional life. He is fascinated with riding and the mechanical aspects of classic bicycles, so naturally, he can’t resist drawing them. We offer prints of his original ink drawings here. Offset printed in dense, black ink on white, acid-free, Bristol cover. Printed in USA.

Cielo by Chris King

Cielo Stainless Steel Lugged Sportif from Chris King on Vimeo.
Chris King recalls the long days & late nights in his home workshop fabricating a stainless steel lugged road bike for the 2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show

Monday, December 05, 2011

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Wrench. The Rouleur Road Bike Maintenance Evening

The first Rouleur Road Bike Maintenance Evening is taking place on Monday, December 5, at Look Mum No Hands! in London. Editor Guy Andrews - author of Road Bike Maintenance - and Rohan Dubash, expert mechanic and technical writer, will tackle The Seven Deadly Sins: adjustment and alignment, creaks and squeaks, chain hygiene, punctures and bike fit.

Veloflex, handmade in Italy

Fondata nel 1981, Veloflex iniziò la sua attività con la produzione di articoli in gomma e plastica per stampanti. Solo qualche anno più tardi, grazie alla passione per la bicicletta dei due soci fondatori, Veloflex iniziò a produrre tubolari e gomme da competizione. L'avventura che ha portato Veloflex a diventare uno tra i produttori di tubolari e gomme da competizione più apprezzati è iniziata in un piccolo laboratorio nella Bergamasca.