Photo by Angus Sung
This is what you’d expect from the Mutiny team. Beautifully shot and top notch riding.
When Steve Blick first told me he was going to London for the 2012 Olympics, I asked something along the lines of “are you excited?”. Being someone who travels all over the world for Oakley‘s “two wheels division”, I can imagine that being at the Olympics might be daunting. But not for Steve. In fact, he said he was most excited about riding around his new Beloved Imperial Works Morton Concept. Here’s a back story:
“It started with monsieur @blick wanting to have a great ride in London for three weeks, so we approached Slate at Rapha for a taker, not wanting to send it back across the pond. He eventually said they would support the project, the only brief: just make it feel like Rapha.
Well, @blick is about black, stealth, and we (Beloved) don’t usually do black, staying classic silver with components, but with Rapha, the games in London, we got the idea / concept for an Imperial Works Morton, the common thought = gold. So in our interpretation, we figured out the small gold bits per IW: plate our steel downtube bands and the badge; next what was to be black: the Paul bits (crank/brakes/rev.levers), ano the Nitto bits (stem/bar/post), Conti all black tires, Brooks saddle (of course an “Imperial” classic B-17) & leather tape, fenders, and of course black powdercoat; and lastly what was to stay classic silver: bolts, rails, spokes, nipples, headset – a stainless King, stainless Phil BB cups, and pedals found that nice balance. A little magic was born on doing build.
It will live in the new Rapha London Cycle Club post the games, perhaps used as the
store’s special “work bike” here and there.”
See more of this beauty below in a full photo gallery and a video that Steve made while in London.
To help raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis, a group of riders headed out for London from Paris on their track bikes. So far they’ve raised €10,500 for the cause. Expect a full video in September. Check out more here.
The 5th Floor is throwing a ride from London to Windsor and I wish I could be going!
Posy shared with me this new video featuring Oscar and some friends, riding through London for New Era.
August 18th – 31st, Cadence will be at the DSM in London. Be there!
I think this one is my favorite. It really captures the spirit of competing for your homeland. Check out more from the Women’s team pursuit here and Chris Hoy’s victory on the track here. Great Britain really has the all-star track cycling team.
Photo by Jason Sellers
When Jason posts a photo, you know it’s gonna be good. Like this one of Sol doing a footjam on a bank in London. Ninjacats!