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Airtight Cycles Möbius

The work produced by students of Koichi Yamaguchi is easily recognised, seemingly, by his one instruction: think outside the triangle. Steel is a malleable material, perfect for building bicycle frames, but it takes a critical mind to create a functional… Read more »

Brooklyn Machine Works Park Bike

New York’s enigmatic Brooklyn Machine Works was founded from a larger-than-life punk aesthetic. Established in 1997 by Joe Avedisian and Chris ‘Doc’ Bourdreaux, their frames confused a lot of riders by being built from steel in an aluminum age —… Read more »

The Ascari Royale

The wall of Helio Ascari‘s apartment wall is filled with framed black and white detail photographs of constructeur-style touring bicycles. An ex-fashion model whose face graced the pages of numerous magazines, these days he is a bearded brute of a… Read more »

Cannondale Trail 24

It may seem like a bit of an April Fools’ Day joke to you, but if you’re a hardcore mountainbiking dad and your son says he’s interested in racing off road… well, it’s time to get serious. The Cannondale Trail… Read more »

Bilenky Signature Tourer

The beard of Stephen Bilenky is an institution in itself, just as much as his Cycle Works, which has been turning out fine steel frames since 1983. Currently employing a staff of 7 (8, including Ferdinand, the shop cat), Bilenky… Read more »

Stanridge Speed x Ben Eine (2014 RHC)

Qualifying for the 2014 Red Hook Crit Championship is, as I write this, due to start in a little under three hours, the helter-skelter culmination of months of planning and training not only for the racers, but the frame builders,… Read more »

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… Read more »