Monthly Archives: August 2010

Adidas X Bianchi

I was made up earlier this week when someone very kindly hooked me up with a pair of these bad boys.


 These are part of the Adidas ‘Complete Ride’ pack, which has involved German powerhouse Adidas hooking up with Italian bike manafacturer Bianchi (amongst others)  to make a pair of trainers to ride in.

This has been the decade of collaborations, from supermarkets to car manafacturers, everyones at it. My experience is that some collaborators bring out the best in each other, and some feel like ill considered marketing strategies with no thought for the product.

Anyone who knows me will know I have a soft spot for the 3 stripes and that I ride my bike everywhere, which makes these a bit of a dream.

Grey suede with Bianchi celeste foxing stripe, eyelet,tongue  and sole makes for a rather nice colour combo and the subtle reflective detailing at the toe bumper and heel make them pretty cycling friendly.

To be honest though would you really want to use a pair of light grey suede trainers to ride in? They would be trashed in a day. These are lovely to look at, and their are loads of lovely details, but I can’t help but think they could have been something more.


The National Lottery

I don’t even play the National Lottery, but that doesn’t stop me playing the ‘what would you buy if you won the lottery” game.

Hell Yeah

I would buy a fleet of fully restored Spitfires.

I would pay for me and all my mates to learn to fly.

And we would recreate the scene above.

We would be outrageously happy.

We are gonna be closed for a wee while

Time to chill

Rob hasn’t taken a holiday in 2 years, and it’s about time he took some time out. If he doesn’t his bark may well turn into  a bite, and we could do without that. Also we need to have a tidy up, a clear out, some time to think. So at sundown tomorrow we will be closed until October 4th. Things will be going on behind the scene- the trike sale for one, and arranging a re opening party (which is the best thing about shutting the door).

Frankie is off to Italy for a week or so, I am off to Germany for a few days and Rob, well I think he is going to sleep for 31 days…and perhaps occasionally wake and eat.

A few more piccies of the 1950′s Claud Butler

In the stand

In the stand, but Rob stood in a different place

Saucy chrome filled close ups

It’s new, but it’s a Vintage..

These are the only new bikes we sell…The Bronx Vintage…they are steel, and they are really good value for money….they are much lighter than Pashleys and I reckon just as good looking.

Comes with a basket

The Willier has left the building




It is Toms birthday, and he has got a brand new bike, which is amazing, and also amazing is that he has a mate with a spare field (as you do) and he is having a Tomfest. This isn’t some kind of weird Tom worshipping camp as far as I know, more a gathering of friends, a mini festival, a meeting of minds… what a birthday, go on Tom.

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