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Llewellyn Bikes Cadenzia

Llewellyn Cadenzia

A few years ago, the GT Zaskar was, for me, the absolute pinnacle of bicycle beauty. Then one day I stumbled across photographs of Darrell Llewellyn McCulloch’s frames — all ornate lugs covered with stainless steel lightning flashes, raindrops and hand-cut, heart-shaped bridges. It was the first time my eyes had seen a real custom…

English Cycles Project: RIGHT

English Cycles Project: RIGHT

One of the most innovative bikes seen at this year’s NAHBS was this single speed, single-sided road bike by Oregon’s Rob English. Already known for his prodigious frame designs and creative details, this green machine, which also features hand-painted artwork by Geoff Mcfetridge, surely must have exercised the boundaries of Rob’s engineering skills.

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Bishop Bikes Singlespeed

Another framebuilder anxiously anticipating the 2012 North American Handmade Bicycle Show is Chris Bishop, although from the glimpses we’ve seen, he has the situation in…

Feather Cycles Single Speed

The last three frames to emerge from the Yorkshire workshop of Ricky Feather have been a departure from his usual repertoire: we’ve seen a striking…

Vassago JabberWocky

Compared to its namesake, the Vassago JabberWocky is about as down-to-earth as one can get. It’s a high quality 4130 steel Utah-designed 29er frame. Vassago…

Bishop Bikes Green Machine

While the rest of the blogging world celebrate the accolades showered over Bishop Bikes for their exemplary track-based creations, old-school mountain bikers may rejoice: Chris…

Olli Erkillä’s Custom Aero

Olli Erkillä cannot leave well enough alone. We’ve barely relaxed after the excitement his Rossin Ghibli caused a few weeks ago, when he decides to…

Pereira Cycles Eric’s 29er

Every frame Tony Pereira builds is a statement in style and form. There’s never a thing out of place, never a need to add any…

Skull Bike Club Softride

Mark Skulls, a patch wearing member of the Skull Bike Club, is a London-based artist and designer who has owned an eclectic collection of rides…

Fast Boy Assless Bike

The last time I saw this bike, it had a rattle can black spray job. Thankfully, the Fast Boy Cycle’s Assless Bike is back. After…

Bertelli Domenica

My first bike was equipped with a coaster brake, and I’ve never forgotten the sensation of locking it up and getting sideways around the gravel…

Fast Boy Dingle Speed

If I could place an order for any hand built bike in the world it would be for a Fast Boy. Ezra is one of…

Kish Fabrication

While I was reading up on the 2010 Single Speed World Championships (how do I take a week off work to get to Rotorua, how…

Fyxomatosis Colnago

There are those who object to the removal of gears a bicycle came with in order to create a single speed or a fixed gear,…

Keith Anderson Custom

Keith Anderson is one of the most talented sprayers out there. I’ve been his flickr contact for a while now and every upload just blows…