Legor Cicli 29er

Legor Cicli 29er

It’s been the week of colourful Italians on Cycle EXIF, with Dario Pegoretti’s hand-painted Responsorium, Zino Frames’ Gulf Oil-themed CX, and the warm tones of Cicli Spirito. To top it off, here’s Mattia Paganotti of Legor Cicli and one of the brightest 29ers we’ve seen on these pages yet. Read More »

Insight: Cicli Spirito

Insight: Cicli Spirito

The 2014 Sydney Rides Festival is a two week celebration of cycling in the Harbour City, organised by the City Council. Its increasing popularity is a good indicator of how far the city has come in accepting cycling as a feasible and fun mode of transport.

Only a few years ago, it would have been difficult for a shop like Cicli Spirito to become established, but Sydney now has a very strong culture surrounding our beautiful sport. It’s a fertile ground for Ben Kamenjas and his enterprise to take root and become a hub for the joy of Sydney cycling. Read More »

Gear: The Wheel Dishing Tool

Gear: The Wheel Dishing Tool

Wheelbuilding, believe it or not, isn’t a dark art. It’s as much a matter of physics as any aspect of engineering. It takes dedication, the correct parts, and a bit of practice, and there’s little more satisfying than riding around on a pair of wheels you’ve built yourself.

If you’re inclined, there’s an array of tools available to make the job easy and enjoyable. Centring the wheel on its axle is called dishing, and to assist you with this, Washington’s Fred Lomax of Bicyclestarz gives you his handmade Wheel Dishing Tool. Read More »

Chapman Cycles Tourer

Chapman Cycles Tourer

While the slogan of Chapman Cycles reads as ‘Modern Bikes for Vintage Souls’, it’s interesting to make note of the flatland BMX frame that Brian Chapman recently built for himself — executed with the same meticulous care and craftsmanship that he pays to his touring frames.

The BMX is a tight little ship of a bike, which Brian whips around with utter grace and speed, but a complete juxtaposition to the cyclotouring frame shown here, which is as elaborate and considered as any of the bikes built by the French constructeurs. Read More »

Zino Frames Disc CX

Zino Frames Disc CX

Cyclocross is kicking into a big gear this season, as images pour in from around the globe of new teams, new bikes and a massive resurgence of interest in the sport. With good reason too: what other activity allows you to get down and dirty in a professional environment, apart from mud wrestling?

Here come the Italians — a country that has long been enamoured with ‘cross — with a fresh builder called Zino Frames who already has an intriguing portfolio of fun and functional frames under his arm. The local amateur circuit has a new contender. Read More »

Pegoretti Responsorium

Pegoretti Responsorium

When it comes to art, we all see different things. As they say, we may not know it, but we know what we like. A hand-painted frame by Dario Pegoretti is a reflection of the man who has lived a life full of colour and passion for speed and steel.

Above Category Cycling, located in Sausalito, is one of California’s most premium local bike shops and a proud dealer of Pegoretti frames — take this Responsorium, for example, one of the latest bikes to leave the workshop. Read More »

Feather Cycles for Kayti

Feather Cycles for Kayti

A big part of the reason Feather Cycles looks so good is due to the work of a photographer named Kayti Peschke. Kayti is Ricky Feather’s better half and is a renowned fashion photographer who has an eye for detail and a daring sense of style that matches her husband’s skill with the brazing torch.

When Ricky decided to build Kayti her own road frame, it was always going to be special, but it was her art direction that made it truly spectacular. Read More »