Tomii Cycles’ Canvas: the Production All-Day Road Bike

Designed for road rides where you might want to carry a large saddle bag, requiring a rigid support rack, the Canvas is a road bike designed for all-day rides. The Canvas is a production model offered by Austin, Texas-based Tomii Cycles with a retail price of $2,000 for a frameset, including an Enve RD fork, one color paint (Cucumber Green or Battleship Gray) and color matching custom rear rack. Check out more frame details, ordering information at Tomii Cycles and look at more high res images at the Tomii Cycles Flickr.

Mar 27, 2017 5 comments
Break the Ice

After being in Death Valley yesterday, this makes me feel so cold but yes, it looks like a lot of fun.

Mar 27, 2017 2 comments
Overnighter in Porkkala

Sending high fives to the cyclists in Finland for this one!

“YV-leiri is a bike touring and camping concept ideated last year on Finnish online cycling community Yksivaihde.net. Since then people have packed their bikes and gathered around campfires almost every other month and the next camp is already being planned. The idea is not a group ride but just agreeing on the location and people keep popping up there with their tents, hammocks, sausages and beers all from their own directions.

A slingshot competition has been held many times but otherwise there are no has-to-do’s, agendas or anything forced. Just breathing the fresh air and doing anything you want in the wild.

Last weekend a group of eight guys spent a spring night in Porkkala. Ice and snow were almost totally gone and sea was open. Check the awesome sunset on the video “Overnighter in Porkkala”‘

Mar 27, 2017 No comments yet
Raleigh’s Replica Nelson Vails’ 1984 Olympic Track Bike by Don Walker

This project came out so good and I’m stoked to see Raleigh use a US-builder!

“During the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, Vails earned a silver medal in the individual track sprint. Two versions of this bike are now available: the Cheetah, a modernized version of Vails’ 1984 race bike, and the Cheetah Race, a lighter, more aggressive and aerodynamic version.

“The Raleigh brand has a rich and deep heritage that spans over 130 years,” said Steve Westover, Raleigh’s director of marketing. “We felt it was time to celebrate our heritage with a series of projects. Our collaboration with Nelson Vails and Don Walker epitomizes that.””

See more at Raleigh!

Mar 24, 2017 5 comments
Outside Magazine Takes on NAHBS


Photo by Jim Merithew

I love seeing non-cycling oriented or specific news sites covering an event like NAHBS. Jim from Outside Magazine has a great gallery up, including a behind the scenes look at me in the thick of documenting balleur bikes! Head on over to Outside to see more!

Mar 23, 2017 11 comments
Add Color and Laser Etching to Your Cambium Saddle with CRivets

These days, you can literally color match every piece of hardware and componentry on your bike and now, even your Cambium saddle rivets. CRivets offers anodized colors and custom laser etching services to personalize your Cambium saddle. Email them your art, wait for the CRivets to ship and then install them, using their easy online installation steps. I’ve got a set and the detail in the etching is impressive. Now I’ve just gotta find a Cambium to put them on!

Mar 23, 2017 24 comments
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Tomii Cycles’ Canvas: the Production All-Day Road Bike

Designed for road rides where you might want to carry a large saddle bag, requiring a rigid support rack, the Canvas is a road bike designed for all-day rides. The Canvas is a production model offered by Austin, Texas-based Tomii Cycles with a retail price of $2,000 for a frameset, including an Enve RD fork, one color paint (Cucumber Green or Battleship Gray) and color matching custom rear rack. Check out more frame details, ordering information at Tomii Cycles and look at more high res images at the Tomii Cycles Flickr.

Mar 27, 2017 5 comments
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Break the Ice

After being in Death Valley yesterday, this makes me feel so cold but yes, it looks like a lot of fun.

Mar 27, 2017 2 comments
Overnighter in Porkkala

Sending high fives to the cyclists in Finland for this one!

“YV-leiri is a bike touring and camping concept ideated last year on Finnish online cycling community Yksivaihde.net. Since then people have packed their bikes and gathered around campfires almost every other month and the next camp is already being planned. The idea is not a group ride but just agreeing on the location and people keep popping up there with their tents, hammocks, sausages and beers all from their own directions.

A slingshot competition has been held many times but otherwise there are no has-to-do’s, agendas or anything forced. Just breathing the fresh air and doing anything you want in the wild.

Last weekend a group of eight guys spent a spring night in Porkkala. Ice and snow were almost totally gone and sea was open. Check the awesome sunset on the video “Overnighter in Porkkala”‘

Mar 27, 2017 No comments yet
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Raleigh’s Replica Nelson Vails’ 1984 Olympic Track Bike by Don Walker

This project came out so good and I’m stoked to see Raleigh use a US-builder!

“During the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, Vails earned a silver medal in the individual track sprint. Two versions of this bike are now available: the Cheetah, a modernized version of Vails’ 1984 race bike, and the Cheetah Race, a lighter, more aggressive and aerodynamic version.

“The Raleigh brand has a rich and deep heritage that spans over 130 years,” said Steve Westover, Raleigh’s director of marketing. “We felt it was time to celebrate our heritage with a series of projects. Our collaboration with Nelson Vails and Don Walker epitomizes that.””

See more at Raleigh!

Mar 24, 2017 5 comments
Outside Magazine Takes on NAHBS


Photo by Jim Merithew

I love seeing non-cycling oriented or specific news sites covering an event like NAHBS. Jim from Outside Magazine has a great gallery up, including a behind the scenes look at me in the thick of documenting balleur bikes! Head on over to Outside to see more!

Mar 23, 2017 11 comments
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Add Color and Laser Etching to Your Cambium Saddle with CRivets

These days, you can literally color match every piece of hardware and componentry on your bike and now, even your Cambium saddle rivets. CRivets offers anodized colors and custom laser etching services to personalize your Cambium saddle. Email them your art, wait for the CRivets to ship and then install them, using their easy online installation steps. I’ve got a set and the detail in the etching is impressive. Now I’ve just gotta find a Cambium to put them on!

Mar 23, 2017 24 comments
The Dustin Klein-Designed Cadence Colossi 2017 Team Track Frame

Dustin Klein is no stranger to frame embellishment and for this year’s track crit season, he put it to work. Cadence teamed up with Jan Kole’s framebuilding company Colossi. A former Dutch professional cyclist himself, Jan raced in Europe in the 70s and 80s before moving to China to establish Colossi with his son, Sander.

Together, Colossi and Cadence will have a presence at the US and European track crit circuit in the form of these Cadence Colossi 2017 team frames. Read the full press-release and see more photos below.

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Mar 22, 2017 4 comments
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