New to the T&H catalogue is Cyclepedia – A Tour of Iconic Bicycle Designs. A wonderful book of Michael Embacher’s incredible bicycle collection. his online archive is really great too. buy the book here.
You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video …beautifully shot short to accompany Rapha’s recent collaboration with Paul Smith.
This is the latest collaboration from Italian cycle company Montante. Producing mainly town bikes that opitimise the Italian ethos of style, colour and generally making thigs look good, Montante have teamed up with fellow purveyors of cool, Maserati, to produce a single speed worthy of them both. The frame is reminisent of the classic british [...]
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a post for the cyclists out there who know the deal – pain, suffering, mud, blood, sweat & tears – bloggings that celebrate the hardmen of the peleton. big ring riding. THE BADGER: TAKING PEOPLE TO THE PAIN CAVE SINCE 1977. THIS MAN SPENT HIS ENTIRE FUCKING CAREER IN THE BIG RING, EVEN WHEN HE [...]
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photo from cycling news © James Huang Dubbed the ‘Hell of the North’, Paris-Roubaix will see its 108th running this weekend. It’ll be on Eurosport (and probably streamed elsewhere on the internet). If you’re a betting man, my tip would be current hardman-in-form, and winner of recent monument – Ronde Van Vlaanderen, Fabian Cancellara.
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the ride journal is one of those mags / journals i don’t need to flick through, i pick it up and take it straight to the till; no flicking needed, you know you’re guaranteed a good read. it sounds horribly cliched but you can read the book by its cover, the care and attention to [...]
FIXED is the first book to document global fixed-gear culture. It joins the dots between the bike’s design, its racing heritage and the customization that marks its appearance on our city streets. It meets the track stars, tricksters, messengers, hill bombers and polo players the world over, linking them to the artists, designers and framebuilders [...]
there are quite a lot of companies springing up to cater for the new cool side of cycling, but these guys have been around for years (no diss). they race track, road, cx, mtb, even hill-climbs and they’re doing some really cool tees and some very desirable cycling kit too. is lycra getting cool now!? [...]
the bartape.net has uploaded a new ‘beyond the peloton’ video of Cervelo Test Team at the Tour De France. As per the last ones, it’s beautifully made. Enjoy!
this so very nearly made me late for work this morning. so much good footage. on recommendation, i searched ‘herne hill’ to see some old motor-paced, tandem and ordinary bike racing. British Pathe