Category Archives: Beautiful Bicycles
The All-City Junkyard Dog, or JYD for short, was a limited edition release due to its relatively unique use. A singlespeed mountain bike frame with canti mounts may not be at the top of your list of bikes to own, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a blast to ride. These frames really are unique. They’ll take a 2.35 tire, feature a segmented fork and are non-suspension corrected. In fact, they remind me a lot of my Indy Fab 29’r.
A lot of bike messengers use old mountain bikes with porteur racks for deliveries. They’re a bit lower trail than a road or cross bike, so they’ll handle better when loaded and they fit a bigger tire to keep the ride smooth over the rough terrain you can experience in cities like Los Angeles.
Robert runs Chicken Hawk Courier in LA and he delivers a lot of food to the guys at Golden Saddle Cyclery, where he bought his JYD frameset, Nitto bars and PAUL Flatbed Rack. To make delivering food easier, Yanco made Robert a custom porteur roll-top bag.
The build is functional, yet stylish and as soon as Robert rolled it through the doors of GSC, I had to shoot photos of it…
The latest from Portland’s Signal Cycles is sure to bring some brightness to the cold and dreary winter months. This fillet road is built with Campagnolo Record, ENVE wheels and has a custom fillet brazed stem. Follow Signal on Instagram to see more projects like this!
The latest from Kris’ garage is truly drool-worthy. This Huntsman is about as black as a bike can get, save for the 44 Bikes’ insignia and a few product labels. These are some of my favorite disc “all-road” / cross bikes out there… even with disc brakes!
Thanks for sharing this one, Kris!
Remember that Mavic 125 ANS project I covered earlier this year? Well, bike by bike, they’re hitting eBay via the Pro’s Closet.
Check out more information below!
Yesterday I went down to the LA River Camp Coffee meet-up to drink some coffee and see what this weekly gathering is all about. While I was there, I shot Errin’s Box Dog Pelican rando bike, set up with panniers.
This bike was made by Banjo Bicycles – they’re made by Winter now – in production runs and are sold by Box Dog Bikes in small batches. Errin’s has seen some mileage, which you can follow along on his blog Frontage Roads. I love randonneur bikes that become commuters when they’re not being drug through the shit on a brevet.
See more details in the Gallery and many thanks to Errin for organizing the LA River Camp Coffee meetups, more on that tomorrow!
A Bishop road bike is a grail for many cyclists and with details like those found in Jim’s new classic road, it’s easy to see why. Check out more photos at the Bishop Flickr. I seriously love this bike!
The newest bike of the week from Above Category has racing pedigree written all over it. Red and white will always look well balanced, especially with Campagnolo Record. See more of this Mosaic RS-1 at Above Category’s blog.
Photo by Kyle Kelley
They look great. Over at Trackosaurus Rex, Kyle’s got a few photos if you want to see more.
Orange bikes will forever have a special place in cyclists’ hearts. Maybe it’s the allure of Molteni? Or maybe they just look great, especially from Baum. See more of this beauty at the Baum Flickr.
I love when Richard Sachs goes on a photo binge on his Flickr, because in every batch he uploads is a gem like this. Head over to the Richard Sachs Flickr and check out all-sizes for use on your desktop and laptop.