Category Archives: Australia
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Don’t let the man keep ya from having a good time. Man, the cops are tough on cyclists down in Australia!

Jan 6, 2017 3 comments
Jeff Curtes’ Team MAAP Speedvagen Disc ‘Cross

Our buddy Jeff Curtes is an exceptional photographer and part of the Speedvagen family. Living in Sydney means ‘cross season is here and this season he’s racing for MAAP, an Australian apparel company. When Jeff told me about his new team bike, I requested some photos. It sounded like an awesome build with Di2, a race geometry and no bottle bosses. Yeah…

I can’t even begin to paraphrase Jeff’s words, so check them out below, along with more photos! (more…)

May 29, 2016 4 comments
FYXO Documents the Speedvagen Fit Tour Melbourne

Photos by Andy White

Melbourne is a special place for me, with its unique riding and exceptional local cyclists. Recently, the Vanilla Workshop and Speedvagen took to the road, er air, to hop Down Under for an Australian Fit Tour in Sydney and Melbourne. Behind the lens in the latter was Andy White from FYXO who captured some great moments from Sacha and company’s time at Shifter Bikes and on the streets.

See more at FYXO!

Sep 8, 2015 2 comments
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