I’ve been looking for this bike for a while now. My RSS feed is inundated with the latest developments in the world of fixed gear freestyle but for me, this is where our fascination with the culture started. Australian messengers were more focused on road and mountain bikes during the early 90s and thus were late to adopt the simplicity of the track bike for work purposes. Like the rest of the world, however, we’ve also fallen under the spell of the brakeless aesthetic. A perfectly proportioned frame, tight clearances, Campagnolo Record Pista gruppo, a double crown fork, white leather upholstery and classic typographic branding: what’s not to love? Found on Christian Wieners flicker stream—Sukram’s restored Saphira Pista.
PS: It’s been a busy week around the Cycle EXIF clubhouse. Our latest advertiser, Never Stop Pedalling, is a dedicated online fixed gear bicycle boutique. The virtual shelves are stocked with the full range of Cinelli frames, shirts by Anticoast, bags by Chrome and Brisbane Outdoor Gear, and a wide range of parts, accessories and hubs. Check out the store and keep an eye on the blog for the latest news from the shop and the team riders.