Receiving an email from John Buellens, one of the founding members of Kinfolk Bicycles, always brightens up my inbox. It’s always guaranteed to contain superb photos of their gorgeous frames, hand crafted by Master Bulder Shiuchi Kusaka in Kansai, Japan.… Read more
There’s plenty of comparisons made between custom bicycles and hand-crafted liquors such as wines and whiskeys. The Kinfolk Bicycle Company recently received an alternative assignment: to create a complete bicycle inspired by Beam Inc’s Ronrico Rum.
It would be interesting to hear what Shuichi Kusaka has to say about the current resurgence in cycling, which is in no part thanks to his skills of those of his contemporaries. 73 year-old Kusaka-san is the builder responsible for… Read more »
This is actually the second time we’ve featured this bike – it’s owner is John Buellen, one of the founders of Kinfolk. His frame is now one year old, and he brought The Prime’s Will Goodan in to capture it’s… Read more »
The bicycle has undergone a renaissance over the past decade. While it has been with us since the early 1800s, in one form or another, and there has always been those who have been very passionate about them, I’ll wager… Read more »
Nakamoto’s Kinfolk has been haunting me for a while but today I saw the correlation between it and the passionate conversions the Japanese perform of low-bore, off-the-peg Yamahas and Kawasakis into into immaculate cafe-racers and I fell in love with… Read more »
Every morning on my morning commute I’m reminded of the season’s turning. It’s definitely cooling down in the southern hemisphere, while I’m continually reading updates from our northern brethren about how warm it’s getting up there. This new Kinfolk frame… Read more »