Velo City: Bicycle Culture and City Life

Festka USAGI

The custom scene in Eastern Europe is spearheaded by one brand, and that is Festka: the Czech house that is completely unafraid of bucking convention…

Festka XCr Modern Batak

Some of the world’s most visually arresting bikes are coming out of one country these days, and it’s not the USA or the UK. Each…

REPETE Reborn

Two fresh bikes from two completely separate workshops from the Czech Republic in one week… what is in the water over there? First the raw…

SingleBe Bikes Rock’n’Rolla

There’s some pretty inspiring bikes coming out of the Czech Republic custom scene these days, especially the off-road sector. One workshop that’s spearheading that movement…

Festka Rapha Continental

This summer, the Rapha Continental riders will certainly discover the road less travelled, as it ventures into Hidden Europe. A new selection of frame builders…

Festka Dazzle

Norman Wilkinson was a British artist who specialised in oils and watercolours, but he was also a camoufleur: what he became really famous for was…

SingleBe Bikes Street-Killer

Aside from a tailored fit, custom frame builders afford an adaptability to market forces that brands who rely om mass-production can only dream about. Case…

SingleBe Bikes

Bicycles and motorcycles have helped each other evolve since… well, since someone stuck an engine in a bicycle. Disc brakes, the threadless headset, triple clamp…

Krutor Hrotor

I’m not quite sure why Krutor have only produced one of their flagship model, the Hrotor, but it’s right there on their website: “This bike…