Insight: House Velo

Insight: House Velo

Just a little something to brighten your day: House Industries takes us on a short film adventure that explores the inspiration behind their Velo collection. Read More »

Lyrebird Cycles ‘The Tonewood Project’

Lyrebird Cycles 'The Tonewood Project'

From Cycle EXIF’s technical correspondent, Richard Gearing. In his spare time, Mark Kelly creates bicycle frames under the guise of Lyrebird Cycles. He refers to these frames as ‘The Tonewood Project’ — so named because of the Australian hardwoods used in the finished article, which are renowned as ‘tonewoods’ by Australian luthiers. Read More »

Paconi Sparkle Road

Paconi Sparkle Road

There were some amazing bikes in Adelaide in January for the 2015 Tour Down Under. I’m not talking about the carbon fibre squads of team bikes — you could’ve seen those in any mainstream publication or local bike shop.

While the final criterium stage looped around the town centre, the Swap Meet in Ebeneezer Place, hosted by the wonderful Treadly store, was attended by some rare and intriguing machines, like Adam’s glittering Paconi. Read More »

Stelbel Dynamic Inseguimento

Stelbel Dynamic Inseguimento

The Italian Stelbel brand was founded in 1973 and named from a portmanteau combining the first and surname of Stelio Belletti. Stelio was a true man of steel; raised in a family of engineers and metalworkers. He worked on everything from aircraft fuselages to Mike Hailwood’s motorcycle chassis, before establishing himself as one of Italy’s preeminent framebuilders. Read More »

Team Festka Australia

Team Festka Australia

In what is both a smart and exciting move for Festka, the #MADE4CHAMPS program was launched on January 26th 2015. The Czech Republic’s subversive custom frame building house is offering race teams a full equipment program, inspired by the supply of six bikes to Team Festka Australia. Read More »

Review: BOgear Royd Bike Bag

Review: BOgear Royd Bike Bag

My decision to head over to Adelaide for the 2015 Tour Down Under was a rushed one, and the decision to bring my own bike was even more hasty. Perhaps it was influenced by the fact that I’ve been looking for an excuse to test drive the Royd Bike Bag by Australia’s own BOgear. Read More »

Saffron’s Stainless Road for Campbell

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England’s new school of custom frame builders are but freshers to a hallowed institution, but their antecedents can rest assured: the craft and skill is in safe hands. Matthew Sowter of Saffron Frameworks proves this, frame by frame, especially by his latest fillet brazed, stainless steel road bike. Read More »