One of my favorite shops, Blue Lug from Tokyo, visited one of my favorite US-made component companies, Paul, right after NAHBS. I’ve yet to spend time in Chico with the crew from Paul, but these photos make me feel like I was there. Thanks Blue Lug!
See more at the Blue Lug Flickr!
Swift Industries’ KlickFix handlebar bag, the Paloma looks like a great alternative to the traditional rack and decaleur. Blue Lug does a great job photographing their new stock, so head over to Blue Lug’s Flickr for more and see more at Swift!
Also, I love the brake setup on this bike!
Made by Panaracer in Japan, designed by Fairweather for XC riding and in stock now at Blue Lug, these tires look incredible. My only question: who in the States will be carrying them? See more at the Blue Lug Flickr!
I also love how much they rep Surly. There’s just something special about Blue Lug builds…
That bike looks so good! Our friends at Blue Lug went on a little weekend excursion to seek out snow to ride their fat bikes on and shot some photos at their Flickr. Aside from all the snow riding photos, this one Pugsley in particular looks amazing. I want to see more photos of that stem!
This has got to be one of the sickest Hunter cross bikes I’ve seen. Big, fat, tapered head tube, elegantly-sleeved seat tube cluster, slender seat stays, deep chain stays and that incredible paint. I even kinda like the disc brakes on this one!
Head over to Blue Lug’s Flickr to see more. Seriously, I’m so into this!
While I love custom frames and supporting local frame builders, the honest truth is, I also really admire brands like Surly, Raleigh, Fairdale and All-City. Why? It’s obvious. They make bikes that are accessible, fun and that’s what matters most: getting people onto bikes.
Of course, with a frame retail considerably lower than a custom one, you can do some pretty special paint or powder. Blue Lug’s custom Surly builds always pique my interest. Bright, clean and a lot more character than the standard, production bike.
This Krampus and Pugsley have me thinking of stripping and painting my Pugs something! See more radness at the Blue Lug Flickr!
Geekhouse has really nails the brightly-colored bicycle and while I prefer my Mudville as black as they come, some people love the neon. Take NB from Blue Lug‘s new Team Mudville… Now getting dirty in Japan during this year’s season. See more photos of this bright beast at the Blue Lug Flickr!