Category Archives: Melbourne
Busyman for Speedvagen

Mick Peel is Melbourne, Australia’s saddle leather magic-worker. His work never ceases to amaze me and his latest project for Speedvagen landed atop a bike just in time for the Speedvagen Australia Fit Tour. Which bike? A Black Holla Text painted road with bright pink to white to mid blue gradation text. This tape, when wrapped around the bars, starts with pink highlights and finishes with blue.

I’m trying to scrounge up photos of the complete bike, but this one on the Speedvagen Instagram might suffice for now.

Sep 21, 2015 3 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
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: The Campagnolo Project

Photo by Andy White

Andy over at FYXO has been altering modern Campagnolo components for some time now. First stripping the clear anodizing, then sending them off to an engraver, before polishing them up. FYXO’s handywork has been featured here on the site so much that even Campagnolo took note and contacted Andy to see if he’d feature Athena 11 in a similar manner.

All he needed was a frame and a client… and boy did he ever. Head to FYXO for the full scoop!

Jul 5, 2015 2 comments
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
MAAP F/W 2015 / CT

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
Melburn Custom Bicycle Show

I can’t wait to see this year’s show after last year’s showcase didn’t happen. Future updates as events warrant over at FYXO.

Mar 1, 2015 Comments are OFF
the 2015 CMWC Melbourne Registration is Open

The Cycle Messenger World Championships return to Melbourne, Australia in 2015. Registration is now open and it’s sure to fill up, so get on it. This is sure to be a crazy event, if you can float the flight. Head to the 2015 CMWC site to register.

Jan 29, 2015 1 comment
FYXO Visits Gellie Custom Bicycles

Photo by Andy White

Down Under, it’s the middle of summer and frame builders like Gellie Custom are in full-on production, keeping their custom customers happy. Gellie makes road, track, tourer, tandem, ‘cross and MTB frames. Did I leave anything out?

Andy White of FYXO recently visited Gellie’s shop in Kinglake and photographed some of his recent builds, which you’ve got to check out. Head over to FYXO for the full scoop.

Jan 19, 2015 2 comments
Fixed on Fixed

Melbourne is a rad city and this video just scratches the surface. Here’s what riding fixed gears in Melbourne means to a group of ladies.

Nov 10, 2014 4 comments