Category Archives: frames
Heavy Pedal: Zephyr Aluminum Low Pro Track Framesets
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The guys at Heavy Pedal have creates something so strange and so weird that it just works! Introducing their Zephyr track frameset:

“We decided that we wanted to make a bike within the last year. At a time when everyone seems to be rushing to make the cheapest bike out of the cheapest materials for the wrong reasons— we decided to take a step back and do some research. What we gathered was our deep appreciation for NJS bikes, the Cannondale Track and also bike designers that were driven to stand out, like Landshark (none of which have any affiliation to us). So, when we decided that The Heavy Pedal would make a bike we took all three, great ideas into account. We introduce to you, Zephyr.”

Check out more photos and specs below!

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Nov 11, 2013 9 comments
Merckx Mondays

Molteni sausages were onto something when they sponsored a young bicycle racer by the name of Eddy Merckx in 1971. Not only were they to see a huge jump in sales from his many victories (someone give me a source!), but little did they know, their brand was to be embodied in one of the most iconic colors in cycling history.

While this frame in particular is not an original Molteni, it still looks mighty nice sitting atop this Kubota.

I have been dangerously low on Merckx Mondays content, so when I was over at Maison de Blanc over the weekend, I asked FYXO to shoot one of his many Merckx frames. “Which one?” he asked, to which I replied, the one that’ll look the best on your dad’s mower.

Granted, this is by no means the “nicest” Merckx frame in Andy’s man cave, it just looked so quant… See for yourself in the Gallery!

This, like everything in the world of FYXO, is for sale. Interested? Shoot him an email.

Oct 28, 2013 4 comments
Kinoko Cycles: Tokyo Fixed Dart v02 in Stock

Kinoko Cycles just got in their newest Dart track bike stock. 44mm head tube, oversized tubing and sick paint designed by Will Rei. Look, this is one of the sickest steel track bikes on the market. Don’t fuck around, pick one up at Kinoko Cycles!

Oct 11, 2013 Comments are OFF
2014 Affinity Cycles Pre-Order
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Affinity Cycles is putting on a pre-order for their 2014 frames, including this “asphalt” Kissena. Here’s the full scoop:

“Affinity is proud to launch our 2014 line up of World Championship quality track frames. Online now in our storeyou can now pre order our full range including the Lo ProKissena and Metropolitan frame and fork sets.

Check out the limited edition black chrome Lo Pro’s, the new asphalt black Kissena and since black rules, we made a matte black Metro as well. To suite our simple color ways and clean design aesthetic, we’ve decided to come clean off with our graphics except for our A logo which is CNC machined into every new Affinity.”

Head over to Affinity for more information!

Oct 2, 2013 Comments are OFF
WIT Industries and Koga Track Frame

Speaking of the Red Hook Crit, Wit Industries and Koga’s latest endeavor stirred up a bit of recognition when Fish won the Red Hook Crit Barcelona on it. Now, Wit has these frames in stock, in a Scandium and 7005 aluminum version. Head over to Wit Industries for more information and pick one up here.

Oct 2, 2013 2 comments
A Guide to Buying Your First Custom Bicycle
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I’m sure it’s maddening as a viewer of this site being constantly bombarded with high-end, custom bikes on a daily basis. Meanwhile, your apprehension and financial situation has you riding something from [insert big brand here]. Not that there is anything wrong with that. The best bike for you is the one you are able to ride.

In the time I’ve been covering frame building, builders and custom bicycles, I’ve dealt with this internal debate: am I being exclusive here? Custom and production frame building is anything but exclusive, it is however something that requires financial planning. I’m here to break it down for you in what I’m so nonchalantly calling “A Guide to Buying Your First Custom Bicycle”.

Check out more below.

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Sep 30, 2013 35 comments
Breadwinner Cycles: Arbor Lodge Porteur
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Ira and Tony at Breadwinner Cycles just recently announced the production of their Arbor Lodge porteur bike. While a porteur might not be for everyone, you’d have to find a pretty good reason to not want a ride like the Arbor Lodge. The integrated u-lock is such a rad detail. See more information at Breadwinner.

Sep 28, 2013 5 comments