Giro Has Two Hot Caletti Road Bikes Inspired by Singer Porsches
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Over at Giro, when they need bikes for their tradeshow booths, they simply look to the local builders in Santa Cruz. This year, when Eric Horton, the creative director at Giro wanted a new road bike for himself, along with a booth bike, he contacted John at Caletti Cycles.

The project was simple: make a pair of Columbus tubing, hydro disc brake, all-road, Di2 bikes that would tackle the surrounding hills and fire roads, all while matching the color palette of the Giro New Road line.

As many bicycles designed throughout history, Eric looked to classic sports cars for the paint-inspiration. His car of choice: the Singer Porsche.

See more below, as Eric explains these bikes in detail…

The following words are from Eric Horton, the creative director at Giro:

“I guess the project has been a year in the making. A lot of us at Giro ride with the local Steel Wul Cycle Club. We made a short film last year to highlight Jake Hess – founder/soul rider/all around cool guy.

I noticed my Cervelo R5 (awesome bike by the way…) looks a bit out of place next to Richter’s Black Cat and Jake’s Caletti. I get to ride with John Caletti regularly as he is a sponsor and member of Steel Wul. He knows me and my riding style and so he reached out to suggest making an “inspired by Giro New Road” Adventure road bike. We made 2. The grey one is a more standard geometry 55cm that we can use for Giro photo shoots, eye candy at the Eurobike booth and likely someday a nice surprise gift for a lucky medium sized individual.”

“The Orange one is my personal dream machine, built to my exact specs. I’ve been riding a really sweet Giant TCX cross bike and also my R5 and with the Caletti Adventure road bike we tried to find the balance of the best attributes of both. Fast and nimble and yet sturdy and confidence inspiring. My weekend rides these days are almost always an equal mixture of pavement and dirt so tire selection is key.”

“We kind of let the tire size drive the design. I’ve been using the Challenge Strada Biancha 30c open tubulars and they are so sweet and plush. I’m running them at about 60PSI. We went all in on the components with Shimano DI2 and hydraulic disc brakes and the Chris King/Enve wheels look stunning. I’ve really enjoyed the process of working with John on every last detail.”

“As for the paint jobs, We wanted color schemes that complemented the New Road clothing line. The Grey color is directly from our Giro color palette and the dusty Orange also fits in nicely. As you know, almost every designer has a love for vintage cars and I have been geeked out on these “Singer Porsches” for a couple of years. Basically they are a custom shop in LA who are making the perfect vintage Porsches.”

“Classic body and details with fully modern motors, brakes, suspension etc. Just like the bikes! Classic Columbus steel frames with the latest tech components. I love the tonal stripes on the rocker panels of the Porsches and that’s what inspired the graphics on the down tube of the Caletti bikes.”

“Thanks for listening and come see the orange bike at the Giro booth at Interbike. It will be proudly displayed. Upon return from Vegas it will be promptly headed for the back roads of the Santa Cruz mountains.”

Finally, see photos of the complete bikes:

Sep 4, 2014 13 comments
Colorado Framebuilders’ BBQ
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This looks like a RAD time in Colorado:

“Colorado is home to some of the finest handmade bicycles in the country, if not the world. This site is a showcase for not only these well crafted machines, but also the craftsmen that build them.

You will also find the latest news of our annual show, the Colorado Framebuilders’ BBQ, where you can come see these beautiful bikes and enjoy some delicious food and beer while chatting to the builders. This year’s BBQ will be held on September 27th, 2014.”

I’m thinking road trip? See more at the Colorado Framebuilders’ BBQ.

Sep 4, 2014 No comments yet
Keirin Berlin NJS Japan Tour 2006

Woah! In 2006, Kozo Sugino invited Mo from Keirin Berlin to check out all that Japan had to offer in terms of NJS framebuilders. He went to Osaka to meet the amazing Nagasawa-San, then the late Doi-San of Ganwell Pro before visiting the Sugino factory to meet with Kozo Sugino.

Finally, he headed up to Shuzenji to see the Keirin school and further up north with the Shinkansen to Tokyo to see MKS, Nitto and meet Tanabe-San at Kalavinka.

This looks like an insane trip!

Sep 4, 2014 No comments yet
Rapha’s 2014 Cross Collection
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It’s almost cross season and that means Rapha has a few new things up their sleeves. Here are my two favorite pieces from their Cross Collection, the Long Sleeve Jersey ($215) and the Short Sleeve Jersey ($120). See more at Rapha.

Sep 4, 2014 7 comments
Affinity Cycles’ New Kits
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Affinity Cycles from Brooklyn has a new kit up for pre-order:

“In collaboration with the most niche cycling kit manufacturer in the business Endo Customs, Affinity is proud to announce the long awaited release of our pro track team kit. Endo only takes on a select batch of projects each year so we couldn’t be more hyped offering this up to our biggest fans.

So when the first one rolled off the line we asked NYC export and OG Affinity Employee Ben Foster (not the movie star Ben Foster but the fast as shit neo pro roadie) to pick it up right from Endo’s Downtown LA shop.

The pre order is open for 2 weeks only beginning today September 4th until the 18th of September!!”

Pre-order a kit at Affinity.

Sep 4, 2014 No comments yet
100 Copies: The Unforbidden Cyclist Prints
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“Like rice, the bicycle is deeply ingrained in China’s culture. Once a sign of backwardness, the “people’s vehicle” is now enjoying a hip revival. 11 unique tyre tracks went into creating the Forbidden City – one of which belongs to the legendary Flying Pigeon.”

See more at 100 Copies!

Sep 3, 2014 No comments yet
Team AWOL Party at the Poler Store in Portland Tonight
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Hey Portland, I’d be honored to have you come out to this opening party with AWOL and Poler. I’ll bring the bourbon!

Read the full press-release below.

Team AWOL teams up with the Portland based outdoor company POLER STUFF for the AWOL x POLER collaboration as part of the limitedSpecialized LAB program. Bikes will be available to the public on September 6th.

Long story short to give You an idea of what this is.

Team AWOL didn’t know it at the time, but our (r)adventure bike was designed to shred across the entire state of Oregon. AWOL and Oregon is the perfect match, just like AWOL and POLER. We both love Oregon and have the likes for rad stuff. A friendship was destined to happen. The AWOL is a #campvibes enabling shred sled. AWOL x POLER, we just had to make a bike together. A phone call, about 12 Old Fashioned’s and a weekend in Portland later and we had something good cooking on our camp stoves. Team AWOL went back to their California basecamp and smoke signaled our common friend John Watson / The Radavist and dared him to do a (r)adventure with us. And so it happened. Erik Nohlin and John Watson as Team AWOL on the AWOL x POLER, un-supported, across the Oregon Outback. Klammath Falls in the South to Columbia River on the Washington border. 3 days and 368 miles. Team AWOL finished the 2014 Oregon Outback race and this is our story.

Enjoy.

Oregon Outback Day1

Oregon Outback Day2

Oregon Outback Day3

Post on The Radavist HERE HiRez Product photos HERE Photo credit John Watson / The Radavist REQUIRED!

John Watson’s photography from the ride will be exhibited at the POLER flagship store as well as in a AWOL x POLER fanzine being launched together with the bike on Friday, September 5th, at the POLER flagship store 5pm – 9pm 413 SW 10th Ave in Portland – WELCOME!

Inspirational platform and home of the Specialized AWOL (r)adventure bike HERE

The AWOL x POLER bike is available in a limited number through Specialized dealers, contact Your local Specialized dealer for more info to get a bike. Bikes are displayed but not sold at POLER Flagship stores and key dealers. Follow @polerstuff on Instagram for information and inspiration.

Sep 2, 2014 11 comments
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Giro Has Two Hot Caletti Road Bikes Inspired by Singer Porsches
_DSC1154

Over at Giro, when they need bikes for their tradeshow booths, they simply look to the local builders in Santa Cruz. This year, when Eric Horton, the creative director at Giro wanted a new road bike for himself, along with a booth bike, he contacted John at Caletti Cycles.

The project was simple: make a pair of Columbus tubing, hydro disc brake, all-road, Di2 bikes that would tackle the surrounding hills and fire roads, all while matching the color palette of the Giro New Road line.

As many bicycles designed throughout history, Eric looked to classic sports cars for the paint-inspiration. His car of choice: the Singer Porsche.

See more below, as Eric explains these bikes in detail…

The following words are from Eric Horton, the creative director at Giro:

“I guess the project has been a year in the making. A lot of us at Giro ride with the local Steel Wul Cycle Club. We made a short film last year to highlight Jake Hess – founder/soul rider/all around cool guy.

I noticed my Cervelo R5 (awesome bike by the way…) looks a bit out of place next to Richter’s Black Cat and Jake’s Caletti. I get to ride with John Caletti regularly as he is a sponsor and member of Steel Wul. He knows me and my riding style and so he reached out to suggest making an “inspired by Giro New Road” Adventure road bike. We made 2. The grey one is a more standard geometry 55cm that we can use for Giro photo shoots, eye candy at the Eurobike booth and likely someday a nice surprise gift for a lucky medium sized individual.”

“The Orange one is my personal dream machine, built to my exact specs. I’ve been riding a really sweet Giant TCX cross bike and also my R5 and with the Caletti Adventure road bike we tried to find the balance of the best attributes of both. Fast and nimble and yet sturdy and confidence inspiring. My weekend rides these days are almost always an equal mixture of pavement and dirt so tire selection is key.”

“We kind of let the tire size drive the design. I’ve been using the Challenge Strada Biancha 30c open tubulars and they are so sweet and plush. I’m running them at about 60PSI. We went all in on the components with Shimano DI2 and hydraulic disc brakes and the Chris King/Enve wheels look stunning. I’ve really enjoyed the process of working with John on every last detail.”

“As for the paint jobs, We wanted color schemes that complemented the New Road clothing line. The Grey color is directly from our Giro color palette and the dusty Orange also fits in nicely. As you know, almost every designer has a love for vintage cars and I have been geeked out on these “Singer Porsches” for a couple of years. Basically they are a custom shop in LA who are making the perfect vintage Porsches.”

“Classic body and details with fully modern motors, brakes, suspension etc. Just like the bikes! Classic Columbus steel frames with the latest tech components. I love the tonal stripes on the rocker panels of the Porsches and that’s what inspired the graphics on the down tube of the Caletti bikes.”

“Thanks for listening and come see the orange bike at the Giro booth at Interbike. It will be proudly displayed. Upon return from Vegas it will be promptly headed for the back roads of the Santa Cruz mountains.”

Finally, see photos of the complete bikes:

Sep 4, 2014 13 comments
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Colorado Framebuilders’ BBQ
BBQ-ColoRADo

This looks like a RAD time in Colorado:

“Colorado is home to some of the finest handmade bicycles in the country, if not the world. This site is a showcase for not only these well crafted machines, but also the craftsmen that build them.

You will also find the latest news of our annual show, the Colorado Framebuilders’ BBQ, where you can come see these beautiful bikes and enjoy some delicious food and beer while chatting to the builders. This year’s BBQ will be held on September 27th, 2014.”

I’m thinking road trip? See more at the Colorado Framebuilders’ BBQ.

Sep 4, 2014 No comments yet
Keirin Berlin NJS Japan Tour 2006

Woah! In 2006, Kozo Sugino invited Mo from Keirin Berlin to check out all that Japan had to offer in terms of NJS framebuilders. He went to Osaka to meet the amazing Nagasawa-San, then the late Doi-San of Ganwell Pro before visiting the Sugino factory to meet with Kozo Sugino.

Finally, he headed up to Shuzenji to see the Keirin school and further up north with the Shinkansen to Tokyo to see MKS, Nitto and meet Tanabe-San at Kalavinka.

This looks like an insane trip!

Sep 4, 2014 No comments yet
Rapha’s 2014 Cross Collection
Screen Shot 2014-09-04 at 6.59.02 AM

It’s almost cross season and that means Rapha has a few new things up their sleeves. Here are my two favorite pieces from their Cross Collection, the Long Sleeve Jersey ($215) and the Short Sleeve Jersey ($120). See more at Rapha.

Sep 4, 2014 7 comments
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Affinity Cycles’ New Kits
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Affinity Cycles from Brooklyn has a new kit up for pre-order:

“In collaboration with the most niche cycling kit manufacturer in the business Endo Customs, Affinity is proud to announce the long awaited release of our pro track team kit. Endo only takes on a select batch of projects each year so we couldn’t be more hyped offering this up to our biggest fans.

So when the first one rolled off the line we asked NYC export and OG Affinity Employee Ben Foster (not the movie star Ben Foster but the fast as shit neo pro roadie) to pick it up right from Endo’s Downtown LA shop.

The pre order is open for 2 weeks only beginning today September 4th until the 18th of September!!”

Pre-order a kit at Affinity.

Sep 4, 2014 No comments yet
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100 Copies: The Unforbidden Cyclist Prints
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“Like rice, the bicycle is deeply ingrained in China’s culture. Once a sign of backwardness, the “people’s vehicle” is now enjoying a hip revival. 11 unique tyre tracks went into creating the Forbidden City – one of which belongs to the legendary Flying Pigeon.”

See more at 100 Copies!

Sep 3, 2014 No comments yet
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Team AWOL Party at the Poler Store in Portland Tonight
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Hey Portland, I’d be honored to have you come out to this opening party with AWOL and Poler. I’ll bring the bourbon!

Read the full press-release below.

Team AWOL teams up with the Portland based outdoor company POLER STUFF for the AWOL x POLER collaboration as part of the limitedSpecialized LAB program. Bikes will be available to the public on September 6th.

Long story short to give You an idea of what this is.

Team AWOL didn’t know it at the time, but our (r)adventure bike was designed to shred across the entire state of Oregon. AWOL and Oregon is the perfect match, just like AWOL and POLER. We both love Oregon and have the likes for rad stuff. A friendship was destined to happen. The AWOL is a #campvibes enabling shred sled. AWOL x POLER, we just had to make a bike together. A phone call, about 12 Old Fashioned’s and a weekend in Portland later and we had something good cooking on our camp stoves. Team AWOL went back to their California basecamp and smoke signaled our common friend John Watson / The Radavist and dared him to do a (r)adventure with us. And so it happened. Erik Nohlin and John Watson as Team AWOL on the AWOL x POLER, un-supported, across the Oregon Outback. Klammath Falls in the South to Columbia River on the Washington border. 3 days and 368 miles. Team AWOL finished the 2014 Oregon Outback race and this is our story.

Enjoy.

Oregon Outback Day1

Oregon Outback Day2

Oregon Outback Day3

Post on The Radavist HERE HiRez Product photos HERE Photo credit John Watson / The Radavist REQUIRED!

John Watson’s photography from the ride will be exhibited at the POLER flagship store as well as in a AWOL x POLER fanzine being launched together with the bike on Friday, September 5th, at the POLER flagship store 5pm – 9pm 413 SW 10th Ave in Portland – WELCOME!

Inspirational platform and home of the Specialized AWOL (r)adventure bike HERE

The AWOL x POLER bike is available in a limited number through Specialized dealers, contact Your local Specialized dealer for more info to get a bike. Bikes are displayed but not sold at POLER Flagship stores and key dealers. Follow @polerstuff on Instagram for information and inspiration.

Sep 2, 2014 11 comments
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