Three Fiets High And Rising: Lester Cycles Grinder

Three Fiets High And Rising: Lester Cycles Grinder

7 MONTHS AGO / NO COMMENTS / ALL-ROAD

If clearance is the new black, then this custom adventure bike by Amsterdam’s Lester Cycles is ready for the runway. Or rather – Swedish gravel and snow. Measuring a petite 48cm, it’s the smallest frame yet built by Lester Jansen, the man behind Lester Cycles.

Sman Cruisers

Sman Cruisers

6 YEARS AGO / 4 COMMENTS / COMMUTER BICYCLES

I have fond memories of my grandfather in his workshop where he used to practice his love for woodwork. I can smell the lacquer and feel the shavings even now. He was forever fervently restoring bentwood chairs, turning wooden apples for gifts or making me billy carts or swords. As a result, after a long…


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