Jim Bundy Spirit Road

Jim Bundy Spirit Road

2013 was a busy year for Wing Lau, a Sydney-based graphic designer: winning the Qantas Spirit of Youth Award for Visual Design & Communications, lauded by numerous creative institutions, all rounded off by a solo show at a local gallery featuring work inspired by cycling trips around Taiwan and Hong Kong.

But ask him what he’s most passionate about and he might turn around and say something about classic Australian custom frame builders like Ken Evans, Kerry Hopkins and especially Peter and Jim Bundy. This is his third Bundy frame, after losing his first two in tragic accidents (though, luckily, not so much for Wing himself). Read More »

Gellie Custom Tandem

Gellie Custom Tandem

With wisdom and experience gleaned from a career that spans working at GM-Holden, Ford & Toyota — troubleshooting engine and car manufacturing, to defending his ’92 Aussie Downhill Mountainbike Championship against John Tomac, it’s no surprise that Ewen Gellie speaks with gravitas. Having built plenty of mountain bikes, and numerous bikes with skinny tyres, presented here is a foray into the complicated realm of the tandem. Read More »

Argonaut Cycles at Aether Apparel NYC

Argonaut Cycles at Aether Apparel NYC

Ben Farver, the founder of Argonaut Cycles, continues his tour into New York City this Friday night, to talk about the engineering that goes into his custom, US-made carbon fibre road bikes. Read More »

Review: BOgear Spare Camel

Review: Brisbane Outdoor Gear Spare Camel

After years of working as a bike courier in Sydney, my spine had conformed to the use of a single-shouldered messenger bag. Now that the majority of my riding is commuting, I use a backpack, but always searched for a pack that combines solid construction with accessibility to its contents. Finally, I’ve acquired one that combines those facets: Brisbane Outdoor Gear’s Spare Camel. Read More »

Sven Cycles x Paniagua

Sven Cycles x Paniagua

In his tell-all book ‘The Secret Race’, the story of his tenure with Lance Armstrong and the US Postal team, Tyler Hamilton made reference to the Spanish phrase, Pan-Y-Agua. Inside the peloton, “riding paniagua — or ‘Bread and Water’ — described riders who hadn’t doped.

What are we to think, then, of a providore called Paniagua, who sells coffee beans called EPO? It becomes more suspicious when they have collaborated with Sven Cycles on a racey commuter frame that’s obviously on the juice. Read More »

Airtight Cycles Möbius

Airtight Cycles Möbius

The work produced by students of Koichi Yamaguchi is easily recognised, seemingly, by his one instruction: think outside the triangle. Steel is a malleable material, perfect for building bicycle frames, but it takes a critical mind to create a functional variation on the vernacular. Mathew Amonson has done just that and it’s no surprise that he is a student of Yamaguchi. Read More »

Tommasini Super Prestige

Tommasini Super Prestige

Colour plays a huge part in the work of Will Goodan, a creative director born and raised in LA, but now residing in the electrically colourful city of Tokyo. His studio, Kanzen Lazer, is known for extremely eye-catching still and moving compositions, so it’s ironic that Will himself was drawn to this Tommasini Super Prestige like a bee to a flower. Read More »