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Sven Cycles x Paniagua

In his tell-all book ‘The Secret Race’, the story of his tenure with Lance Armstrong and the US Postal team, Tyler Hamilton made reference to the Spanish phrase, Pan-Y-Agua. Inside the peloton, “riding paniagua — or ‘Bread and Water’ —… Read more »

Saffron Frameworks Stainless Road

By the looks of things, the 2014 Bespoked show is going to be the best yet. Lee Valley Velodrome will play host to the best custom framebuilders and purveyors of British cycling culture the United Kingdom has to offer. One… Read more »

August Wheelworks 29er

This Friday heralds the weekend of 2014′s Bespoked Bristol — the UK Handmade Bicycle Show. It’s a grand event, not just for its recent stratospheric rise in popularity, but because it’s a celebration of the craft from a country steeped… Read more »

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… Read more »

Donhou Bicycles Mondrian

It’s rare to see a bare, unbuilt frame here on Cycle EXIF. In fact, this is the first, but only because anything to do with Bernard Hinault’s La Vie Claire team gets a special look in around here, especially when… Read more »

The Bicycle Academy All-Star Lineup

From the press release: This year, The Bicycle Academy’s Somerset-based frame building school is on course for even better grades, thanks to the addition of two British bicycle building masters. Andrew Denham, founder and head teacher of the bike-building school… Read more »

Sven Cycles Rouge Noir Roadster

Haute couture fashion and the gritty workshop of a custom framebuilder may seem like worlds apart. But considering that both produce wearable art which is tailored and handmade, they begin to seem less disposed. This roadster, manufactured by Sven Cycles… Read more »