A lugged steel frame is a thing of immeasurable beauty, but a frame that’s well-fillet brazed can be breathtaking. It’s almost a shame to cover it in paint, hiding the even seams, but a fresh coat can make the method… Read more
Before filing for bankruptcy in 2009, Iron Horse was a noble steed, producing some innovative mountain bike frames that were victoriously raced in several World Championships. These days, they can be found sniffing around the doors of the glue factory,… Read more »
Aside from a tailored fit, custom frame builders afford an adaptability to market forces that brands who rely om mass-production can only dream about. Case in point: SingleBe Bikes from the Czech Republic and their belt-driven, Cannondale Lefty-equipped Street Killer.
Last weekend, the 30th and 31st of August, the Bike Cult Show Handbuilt Bicycle Show in Brooklyn was held. It featured around sixteen of New York’s most revered custom bike builders, demonstrating that the craft is indeed alive and well… Read more »
One of the great joys of writing Cycle EXIF is learning of the ingenuity and skill possessed by the metalworkers, fabricators and frame builders who create the beautiful bikes seen on these pages. An engineer who I’ve been astounded by… Read more »
The Great Wheel Size Debate continues to revolve. Once we finalize whether the ideal diameter is 26″, 29er, 650b or, more recently, 36er, will we find ourselves back at the same place we started out from? It’s funny how life… Read more »
If there’s one thing to be said for Boston’s Firefly Bicycles, they’re happy to try new things. While the trio of Tyler, Jamie and Kevin have produced a steady stream of exceptional world-class road-going weapons, a look through their list… Read more »