Category Archives: Fyxomatosis
Fyxomatosis: E61 Mongoose Handle

Espresso is a cyclist’s manna. I once heard someone say “so what does coffee have to do with cycling anyway?”. The E61 is one of the most famous espresso machines. Made by Faema, the team that sponsored Merckx in his early days, when he rode a De Rosa. So what does this have to do with a Mongoose grip on an E61 handle? Absolutely nothing. But it’s rad. Radness made by the Gonz in Melburn.

Follow @Gonzlab on Instagram for more intriguing creations and lots of bad grammar.

Thanks to FYXO for the photo!

Aug 27, 2012 4 comments
FYXO Free Shipping

Right now, when you spend $50 or more at FYXO, the shipping is free. Even to Canada! That even includes frames. Not a bad deal. Head over to take advantage of this offer because it ends August 30th. Oh, he’s got more of those Campagnolo FYXO DT shifters in stock… even pairs!

Jul 25, 2012 2 comments
Fyxomatosis: Tequila Sunrise

There are a lot of so-called “restoration experts” when it comes to bicycles, but as far as I’m concerned, there’s only one. Andy from FYXO teamed up with Busyman and Shifter to bring you one of the best Colnago Mexico restorations out there. Head over to FYXO to see the full scoop and make sure there’s extra salt.

Jul 7, 2012 2 comments
Lauren’s Casati Ellisse

There are some benefits to dating a “bike blogger” but there are more benefits to being friends with Andy from Fyxomatosis and Dan from Shifter Bikes. When we were in Melbourne, Andy had this beautiful Casati Ellisse road frame hanging up. I took one look at it and knew it had to be Lauren’s. We haggled, arm wrestled and played a few games of hangman over the cost and eventually came to an agreement. What went from a Chorus build turned to a C-Record build and then, to top it off, Dan offered to build it up, prior to shipping it out.

Weeks passed and Lauren’s bike showed up on a Saturday morning. I put it together and made sure it fit. After a quick test ride, she was ecstatic. Tomorrow we’re going to go get her fit for some road shoes and Sunday will be its first ride in Austin. I think it’s safe to say, we’re both thrilled with this bike. How could you not be? Ti Grammo Art stem, C-Record, Ambrosia wheels? Life’s too short to ride shit bikes.

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Jun 29, 2012 49 comments

This was a nice surprise in a rather large package that arrived from Australia the other day… More to come. Now what to do with it?

Jun 27, 2012 1 comment
Beautiful Bicycle: A FYXO Casati Ellise

Photo by Andy White

When we were in Melbourne, I came across this Casati in Shifter Bikes. It was a perfect fit for Lauren and since she had been looking for a road bike, I had to try to work out a deal with Andy to get it for her. Months later, the beast is built up for the beauty and Andy gave it some lens love before packing it up and shipping it out. Check out more lovely photos here!

Jun 18, 2012 6 comments