Gear: AETHER Apparel Pre-Fall 2015

Gear: AETHER Apparel Pre-Fall 2015

In the first issue of Rapha’s Mondial magazine there is a great article about Jan Gehl, the celebrated Danish architect who is dedicated to making cities more accessible for human beings and, in particular, cyclists. Urban cycling and commuting is becoming increasingly more acceptable, creating a niche for brands like AETHER Apparel to fill with attire that functions equally well on or off the bike. Read More »

Pedalino Bikes Gravel Queen

Pedalino Bikes Gravel Queen

Six months ago, a ‘cross bike was featured on Cycle EXIF, built by Julie Ann Pedalino, one of the very few female frame builders in the world. After a successful debut on the New Builders table at the 2015 NAHBS, she got back to work and has just finished her astoundingly elaborate Gravel Queen. Read More »

Stelbel SB/03

Stelbel SB/03

‘Italians did it better’ is a hashtag often claimed by Cicli Corsa on their social media feeds, and when it comes to exquisite engineering of cycling components, it’s often true. The Stelbel SB/03, dripping with parts from PMP Bike and WR Compositi, is a case in point. Read More »

Batavus Old Dutch Leather

Batavus Old Dutch Leather

How many of us sit for hours every day in front of a computer screen? We’re all connected — except for those who choose to live ‘off the grid’ — by the internet, and many of us rely on the digital workspace to cater for our modern lifestyles.

One of the greatest things about bicycles is the chance they offer us to escape our online addictions. Julien Derreveaux works as a designer in an advertising agency and as a relief from the screen, turned this Batavus Old Dutch into something much more beautiful than the original. Read More »

Saffron Frameworks Polychromie

Saffron Frameworks White Road

The Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier was once quoted as saying “The house is a machine for living” — an insight into his somewhat totalitarian philosophies. In contrast to the stark nature of his reinforced concrete architecture, his paintings were ethereal and colourful.

Le Corbusier extensively researched the effect of colour, culminating in his Polychromie architecturale, a considered selection of shades and hues. Perhaps subconsciously, some of them made their way onto a new frame by Saffron Frameworks for a customer who happens to be an architect herself. Read More »

Speedvagen Fit Tour Sydney

Speedvagen Fit Tour Sydney

Jeff Curtes just dropped in to see Zak at Skunkworks Bikes and photographed one of the new Speedvagen Ghost/Matte Army race frames in the stand. The finish is an option for the 2015 range, and if you’re in Sydney, you’ll have a chance to see them in person.

Here’s an update from the Rapha Cycle Club Sydney: From 24th August – 30th August, Sacha White and The Vanilla Workshop will be conducting pre-appointed bike fits* at the Rapha Cycle Club Sydney as part of their global Speedvagen Fit Tour. On Saturday morning we invite you to join us for a Speedvagen + RCC ride, and in the evening for a social gathering. Read More »

Rogers Bespoke Redux

Rogers Bespoke Redux

The South Australian capital of Adelaide was named in honour of Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, queen consort to King William IV. It’s a proud, progressive and bike-friendly city, and the location of the Tour Down Under, the first leg of the UCI World Tour.

There, you’ll be able to track down James Alderson, frame builder at Rogers Bespoke. He’s been working hard since we first profiled his first track frame at the 2014 Tour Down Under, ‘Proto’, and this is his latest, appropriately titled ‘Redux’. Read More »