With every passing season bicycles, and especially mountain bikes, continue to evolve — whether it’s a chainring that doesn’t drop a chain, a new linkage system or a new wheel size. Simultaneously, there’s an equal interest in the ‘old school’.… Read more
Travelling multi-national distances by bicycle isn’t new, but it’s encouraging to see more and more intrepid riders loading up a bike and setting out for the horizon. A credit card might not take up too much space, but for complete… Read more »
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 »