This site offers a dose of the coolest bicycles, six days a week. That means new and classic (roadies, mountain bikes, BMX, track and fixed, handbuilt masterpieces and custom commuters). I love all bicycles and I’m passionate about design and photography, and Cycle EXIF is a way to combine all three—and connect with other people who share the same interests. I love getting messages and endeavour to answer every one within at least a few days, so feel free to email me. I also get lots of questions about this site: here are the answers to the most common ones.
THE CYCLE EXIF FAQ
Who are you and where are you based?
My name is Adam Leddin and I live in Sydney, Australia. I was born and raised in Orange NSW, left for the big smoke when I was 18 and I’ve been living in Sydney for 18 years. Still a country boy at heart.
What bike do you ride?
I commute on my On-One il Pompino single speed, which I once rode from Sydney to Melbourne. I still remember my first bike, a Repco dragster with a back pedal brake. Good for skids. I raced a few XC MTB races in the days when Rock Shox Mag21 forks were treated with dubious optimism. After studying graphic design I worked for seven years as a messenger in Sydney, riding BMX, 24” cruisers, roadies, fixed gears and mountain bikes, and one day I’d like a few of each in my garage.
What does ‘EXIF’ mean?
It stands for ‘Exchangeable Image File format’. This is the data captured by a digital camera when a photo is taken, and often stored within an image file. Whenever possible, I extract this data and include it in the post. I’m just interested to see what kind of camera took the picture, and what settings the photographer used.
Is Cycle EXIF your full-time job?
No. I’m just very passionate about two wheeled vehicles, especially those of the pedal-powered variety. When I’m not riding them, I’m dreaming about them, reading about them and occasionally painting them. I worked for a few years in Sydney as a bike courier then decided to get a job doing what I originally intended to do, and that was Graphic Design. I now work in an advertising agency and still think bike couriers have the best job in the world.
What’s your mailing address? I found some old Campagnolo parts in a box and would like to send them to you.
I’m still working on the PO Box. Send me an email and we can meet at an undisclosed location.
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