Talbot Frameworks Carbon Dalsnibba

Talbot Frameworks Carbon Dalsnibba

One of the bikes exhibited by Talbot Frameworks at this year’s Bespoked Bristol show has an odd title — if you don’t know your Norwegian geography. Dalsnibba is a mountain about six hours drive northwest of the capital of Oslo that inclines 1,476m (4,843 ft) above the sea. It inspired the Talbot Frameworks Dalsnibba — and was built to ride up it. Read More »

Airtight Cycles Möbius 650c Kyudo

Airtight Cycles Möbius Street

The simplest way to describe a Möbius strip is a surface with only one side and only one boundary. You can create one by taking a strip of paper, giving it a half-twist and taping the ends together.

Möbius is also the name of a frame design that Mathew Amonson of Brooklyn’s Airtight Cycles has been developing. Like the geometric mathematics of August Ferdinand Möbius, who discovered the formula in 1858, the asymmetric seat stays of Mathew’s frames are a small triumph over physics. Read More »

English Cycles FWB x Geoff Mcfetridge

English Cycles FWB x Geoff Mcfetridge

The great thing about the frames built by Rob English is that while they are elegant and sculptural, you can bet that, given his racing experience, they will ride as good as they look. Add a custom paint scheme designed by Geoff Mcfetridge, and you can be assured that the results will be spectacular. Read More »

Auction: The Embacher Collection

Auction: The Embacher Collection

Back in 2011, Thames & Hudson released a book called Cyclepedia. It was a comprehensive photographic library of some of the most iconic bicycles ever created. Some of them were ugly, most were beautiful, but all were collected by the discerning eye of one man, Michael Embacher.

Well, he’s just offered the whole damn lot up for auction. Read More »

Skyland Cycles Road

Skyland Cycles Road

Over the past few years, we’ve had the honour of previewing Paul Brodie’s entries to the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. They’ve always astounded us by the huge amount of dedication and skill that he instills within each project. Read More »

Gear: Common Fibers Wallets

Common Fibers Wallets

A few months ago, Myles at Washington’s Common Fibers reached out and asked if I’d be interested in trying one of their carbon fiber wallets. Sure, I replied, remaining as sceptical of the material when it came to accessories as I am of it as a bike frame constituent. Read More »

Fat Chance Yo Eddy 29er

Fat Chance Yo Eddy 29er

One of the biggest headlines of 2014 in the custom frame building world was that Chris Chance of Fat Chance Bicycles was getting back in the business. Following a hugely enthusiastic Kickstarter, marketing and social media campaign, production has begun.

Updated with today’s technology and laid over a 29er wheelbase, here’s the modern iteration of a cult classic: the Fat Chance Yo Eddy. Read More »