Winter Bicycles Poignard

Winter Bicycles Poignard

Eric Estlund has been working at an astonishing rate for the past few months. The Springfield, Oregon local divides his time between his role as Vice President of the Oregon Bicycle Constructors Association and the workshop. His latest build is a slender, single speed road bike entitled Poignard. Read More »

Stanforth Bikes Kibo

Stanforth Bikes Kibo

In 1985 two cousins, Nicholas and Richard Crane, rode their Saracen mountain bikes to the summit of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro. Inspired by that epic adventure, Simon Stanforth has established the Stanforth Bikes brand and the first model is named after the highest of Kilimanjaro’s three volcanic cones: Kibo. Read More »

Crema Cycles Static 29er

Crema Cycles Static 29er

Last weekend’s 2014 Berliner Fahrradschau revealed a few surprises, as you’d expect from such a central European and bike-friendly location. If you looked closely, among the electric assisted cargo bikes and fiets, you might have spotted this handsome 29er from Germany’s own Crema Cycles. Read More »

Ocean Air Rambler

Ocean Air Rambler

Have you ever thought about why you actually like cycling so much? Do you like the flying feeling, or the culture? Perhaps the attraction is the promise of escape. But you don’t have to embark on a world tour to feel like you’re getting away from it all.

Just riding a short way out of town for camp-style coffee at dawn can fill you an enormous sense of wellbeing, which hopefully inspires you to travel further afield. And that’ll be an accomplished mission for California’s Ocean Air Cycles. Read More »

Moots Vamoots CR

Moots Vamoots CR

Colorado’s Steamboat Springs is also known as both Ski Town and Bike Town, being quite the destination for both sports. Moots Cycles have called it home since 1981, when Kent Eriksen and a creative bunch of friends set up shop in an abandoned sawdust incinerator under a logo featuring Mr Moots: an alligator-shaped pencil eraser in a top hat. Read More »

2014 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show

Sydney Classic Bicycle Show

It’s difficult to believe a whole year has passed since the 2013 edition of the Sydney Classic Bicycle Show, but there we were: both familiar and new faces, drawn together by the love of the Beautiful Bicycle to the grounds of that hallowed loop, the Canterbury Velodrome. Read More »

Review: Chrome Rolltop Panniers 20L

Chrome Rolltop Panniers

San Fran’s Chrome Industries create portage and apparel for the daily rider without compromise on construction or quality. They recently released their Knurled Welded™ range of waterproof rolltops and, needing serious equipment for a serious commute, I was keen to test their mettle. Read More »