For those of you who have not had the pleasure of browsing this site, I recommend you do.
The Danes are a fun, liberal bunch and this bike inspired site is teaming with interesting bike related stories and images from all over the globe…
I particularly like this image.
I want to come home to this
Cute dog? Check.
Classic banger? Check.
Mint self designed bike gate? Check.
This isn’t a bog standard Raleigh, far from it…here we have something a little bit special….so special that the people that built are called the ‘Special Products Division’.
Built for speed
Whilst the rest of the Raleigh team are busy churning out mass market two wheelers the Special Products Division (or the S.P.D as they like to be known) are busy creating two wheeled gems. The S.P.D team design and develop all the team bikes.
This is a super light weight custom built track bike built for S.Pulford (stamped on the B.B shell). The frame has been built using custom butted Reynolds Optima tubing, finished in a very attractive shade of blue …
Top notch this is
SR Royal chainset and seatpost, Campagnolo Chorus headset…
The frame is 52 cm.
As this is true track bike it has not been drilled for brakes- you could add a clamp on breke?
We can fit pedals if requested, but will leave this up to the rider….
Look at this very grand Pashley tandem.
I know the mere sight of it has sent a dizzying whirl of wonderful images racing through you mind….
The two of you laughing together, riding though meadow lined lanes with the golden sun kissing your merry faces, bunny rabbits to and fro-ing, gosh their is even a songbird sat on your handlebars…
Long summer days outdoors
Well I hate to burst your bubble, but the reality is one of you will peddle harder than the other, the person steering will endanger the rear riders life an infinite number of times, someone will be left to do the directions (an argument in the making), it’s rarely a sunny day in England and all the meadow lined lanes are miles out of the city and the tandem is too big for the train.
Ah well, we all must dream*.
It didn’t go unnoticed that the dreamer who owns this fine looking machine cuts a bit of a dashing figure. The fellas’ name is Adam, and not only does he wear fine threads he also works with them…check out Cherchbi, handcrafted goodness…
This cloth is spun, woven and finished in the British Isles.
The bags are trimmed with a British leather; originating from Hereford Cross cow-hide from Northern Ireland and pit-tanned in Derbyshire.
We need more of this kind of stuff in our lives.
* If you don’t have dreams then they can’t come true
We recently hosted our very first exhibition of images to highlight the plight of feline prisoners, many of whom are the victims of neurotic bicycle fanatics and who are suffering terribly as a result.
This series of haunting images shows how one fanatic used his collection of rare bike parts to build a feline prison.
A further series of images explores the relationship between prisoner and captor and the strange phenomenon of Stockholm syndrome.
Just spotted this stylish 2 button beauty on a blog…Love it…
Beats Altura anyday
I have never seen a gentleman poised so gallantly by his bike.
Romans, countrymen, and lovers! hear me for my cause, and be silent, that you may hear...
Meet Giacomo and his bike.
Giacomo is from Italy, resides in London and is about to move to Marseilles. Move over Phileas Fogg! And he is selling his machine.
For a mere £250 you can have this 1980′s 501 Peugeot with Campag. chainset.
Email Giacomo if you wanna grab a bargain : email@example.com.
(It’s a 57 cm, English B.B).
Yesterday, no sooner had we flipped the Closed sign over we had a customer through the door.
The customer was called Simon and he had travelled all the way from Reading on the train to come to the shop. He had found us on the world wide web. Nice.
Simon was eager to get back into cycling. He had been to various shops, but could not find anything to fit the bill. He felt like everything seemed a bit soul less. Feeling disheartened by the sea of chinese assembled aluminium hybrids he had waded through, he decided to take stock. He sat back and thought about what it was that would make him truly happy.
During this time of deep reflection he thought about the bikes he rode as a boy. He thought about the bikes he dreamt of as a boy. It was then he realised his true hearts desire.
The stuff that dreams are made of
A 5 speed Dawes.
Simon had spent his childhood, in his native St. Helens, pedalling the streets on a B.S.A, but he had always lusted for a Dawes.
(What were the chances of us having one, and in his size? wahay…..)
Simons’ eyes filled with love hearts when he saw the bike, he didn’t mess about, he bought it there and then. Whilst Rob give it a service Simon went out for a coffee, and he brought us back a chocolate chip cookie each. What a gent.
Happy riding Simon.
Roberto has managed to get himself tangled up in a triathlon.
On the face it is not a particularly big deal. It’s a sprint tri, so individually the distances aren’t too harrowing. But the very nature of a triathlon isn’t about individually doing anything. It’s about doing all three. One after another. This is harrowing.
Clearly number one priority is to equip oneself with the right tools for the job.
Ready to tri out
Rob has started an ever evolving project.
First off, the frame…this frame is the prototype for the polo bike that he and Eric built last year (pictured below)…
The Zombie Polo Bike
Built using Ishawata tubing.
As this was designed to be a Polo bike, it has no gears. So Rob brazed on a hanger.
Brazed on hanger
The chain stay and rear drop outs were utilised from an old crash damaged Italian frame, hence the Columbus tubing pictured here….
Then Rob ordered 3 sets of tri bars. Just to be sure.
Cinelli angel bars
They look quite unassuming in the box.
Preparing for take off
They look kind of bonkers once fitted. It looks like the kind of bike you would take to ride around Mars on. Ground control to Major Tom.
Reynolds quick release, tasty
The super clever thing about this bike is that the rear triangle can be removed, thus making it possible to dismantle the frame and fit it into a bag. Ultimately meaning you can hop on the Eurostar with a bike in a bag and and avoid the hassle of making a ‘bike booking’, and paying any kind of premium.
A riot of colour