I’ve got a few bikes in the review queue coming up, but I had to share these two photos… Don’t worry, there’s more to come soon. Now get out and ride your bike this weekend!
When it comes to custom steel road bikes, It’s safe to say that Speedvagen produces some exceptional machines. Many of these bikes are “Holy Grails” for their owners, who treat these bikes with the utmost care, while riding them every chance they get. In Los Angeles, those rides can take you from Sea Level to 7,903′ at Dawson Saddle and back in one day. There are few places in the USA where you can do that… And you can finish the evening at a museum or sipping on a cocktail.
Jaybe‘s Speedvagen would inspire anyone to get out on the road and push it as hard and as far as they could. With Campagnolo Record 11-speed, Chris King and ENVE wheels, this machine has more than enough performance to take on any ride in LA…
This particular paint scheme was one of my favorites to come from the Vanilla Workshop last year. There’s just something about the Masashi Ichifuru, or “Ichigo”-designed typography, especially with that color palette.
Eric Bones is an artist. One you may know of through his collaborations with Firefly Cycles in Boston. “The Bones Project” bikes featured a high-contrast black and white design which was almost entirely done with a paint brush and a sharpie. As I said, Eric is an artist and artists need creative outlets so Eric began OCEAN, a team of sorts, focusing heavily on expanding from Boston where Eric is based, to the US and beyond. It might not seem like much, but that’s the point. Not every “team” needs to boast about conquests, some just need to look really, really good.
The Ocean Kit is an eye catcher and when you pair it with this Circle-A painted Cervelo S2 road bike, you’re bound to turn heads.
People of Boston fly west for the winter and I found a whole flock of them this week. One evening while we watched the sun set, I grabbed a few photos of this unique bike against an ombré sky…
Here’s an interesting take on the obsession with speed…
“Speed. It has become a passion, an obsession, a religion in the world we live in. We try to do more and more with less and less time. We turn every moment of every day into a race to the finish line — a finish line we never reach. But amid all this, deep inside of us, we know: In between all those goals, there is a thing called life that has to be lived and enjoyed. That less is very often more, that slower is better. But decelerating is hard. And for some of us, the easiest way to slow down is to speed up.”
The Col Collective comes Stateside for a jaunt up Pike’s Peak in Colorado!
… on a steel bike?
Twin Six has been working on these two framesets for well over a year, with both their team riding them and Kevin Sparrow, a writer here at the Radavist. Alongside the Ti Rando is their new Ti Road disc frameset. Both are now available for pre-order now at Twin Six and pricing starts at $1,700.
Tenspeed Hero just announced their new Resort Collection, alongside a new Firefly frame offering. These new Columbus Spirit HSS frames come in a TSH-designed paint job and can be purchased as a frame, or complete, exclusively through Firefly.
The Spitfire paint job has been tackled by so many framebuilders over the years and yet, it’s still one design that I can’t get enough of. Like this RT-1D road from Mosaic Cycles. There are enough details in the paint to make anyone envious. Or ENVEous? See more at the Mosaic Flickr!
This looks great!
“Pablove Across America (PAA) is a pro-plus cycling experience with a world-class support crew and the energy of 50 people riding for a cause. We spend seven days covering 550 miles to help The Pablove Foundation fight childhood cancer with love.”
See more at Pablove!