Category Archives: Australia
RSVP for the Speedvagen Fit Tour Australia in Sydney

On August 24th – 30th, the Speedvagen Fit Tour is headed to Australia with rides, parties, and most importantly fit​ting​ sessions​​ with Sacha White, owner and lead builder at The Vanilla Workshop. For the Sydney stop, Speedvagen will be partnering with the Rapha Cycle Club and Shifter Bikes in Melbourne.

To schedule a fit for your own Speedvagen with Sacha White in Australia contact Speedvagen.

RSVP for our Sydney Ride with the Rapha Cycle Club (Aug 29th).

RSVP For our reception with the Rapha Cycle Club (Evening Aug 29th).

Aug 20, 2015 Comments are OFF
Baum Cycles: Turquoise and Navy Ristretto

I look at Baum’s work like many people look at brands that are constantly introducing new “colorways” or styles. Nike, for instance. Or New Balance, rather. Same shoe, different color and yet it evokes a Pavlovian response. Seriously, how many times have we looked at a titanium Baum frame here on the site? They still get me every time. For more drool-worthy, Australian goodness, check the Baum Flickr.

Aug 4, 2015 1 comment
The 2015 Speedvagen Australia Fit Tour

Hey Aussies! Get ready, the 2015 Speedvagen Australia Fit Tour is heading your way!

“Sacha White and The Vanilla Workshop are preparing to take off on the second leg of the Speedvagen Fit Tour. This trip takes Speedvagen to Australia, specifically Sydney and Melbourne. In addition to fitting new Speedvagen customers, there will be rides in each city as well as evening events open to the public. Fresh off the success of the California Fit Tour, extending the program is a natural progression, reaching customers that would normally not make it to Portland for a personal fitting with Sacha.

There are limited spots available, as each fit takes 2-3 hours. Spending this much time working with each customer allows Sacha to understand each rider’s unique strengths, needs, and limitations. The end result is your dream bike, completely tuned to your riding style. Learn more about the Australia Fit Tour or schedule a fit session with Sacha here.”

Sydney Dates: August 24th – 30th at the Rapha Cycle Club
Melbourne Dates: Sept 1st – 6th at Shifter Bikes

Jul 30, 2015 Comments are OFF
FYXO: Between Two Bikes – Stuart O’Grady

“In this episode – Stuart O’Grady speaks with Andy White about this and that. This episode brought to you by Brut 33. Stinks as bad now as it always has.”

Nice one, FYXO!

Jul 1, 2015 Comments are OFF
Jeff Curtes Shoots MAAP on the Great Ocean Road

When a guy like Jeff Curtes shoots photos and writes a bit of copy, you don’t paraphrase his work. Sure, you edit it down a bit but it’s best left untouched. When he contacted me to share a recent photoshoot for Australia’s MAAP, I very much obliged to let him do just that. Read on for the full account and a selection of photos from Jeff’s recent shoot on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia… (more…)

Jun 24, 2015 6 comments
the 2015 Melburn Roobaix

It’s crazy to think that the Melburn Roobaix is in its 10th year and that registration is already almost open… This year, each registrant gets free access to the Melbourne Custom Bicycle Show as well as a commemorative cap. I gotta say, I’ve got the itchin’ to pick up a ticket again.

Head to Melburn Roobaix for more information and to Coffee Supreme in Melbourne on April 18th and 19th to register early.

Apr 15, 2015 1 comment
Melburn Custom Bicycle Show

I can’t wait to see this year’s show after last year’s showcase didn’t happen. Future updates as events warrant over at FYXO.

Mar 1, 2015 Comments are OFF
Crikey!

If the drop bears, hoop snakes or river water don’t get ya, then the dreaded boxing ‘roos will. Check it out as a boxing kangaroo nails this cyclist with a mean right hook.

Jan 21, 2015 2 comments
FYXO Visits Gellie Custom Bicycles

Photo by Andy White

Down Under, it’s the middle of summer and frame builders like Gellie Custom are in full-on production, keeping their custom customers happy. Gellie makes road, track, tourer, tandem, ‘cross and MTB frames. Did I leave anything out?

Andy White of FYXO recently visited Gellie’s shop in Kinglake and photographed some of his recent builds, which you’ve got to check out. Head over to FYXO for the full scoop.

Jan 19, 2015 2 comments