The boyz at Manual for Speed are getting their tanning on at the Tour of California. Well, now they’re getting hella wet with all the SoCal rain. At any rate, head on over to Manual for Speed check out some delicious pro cycling in wonderful California.
Damn! English Cycles, Fairwheel and Geoff McFetridge got together to create one slick bike. I’m stoked to own a bike with Geoff’s work on it, just like I was stoked when I got a pair of his Nike Vandals back in the day.
Photos by Matt Miller
Morgan Bateman got in touch with Stinner Frameworks last year wanting to build one of those “lifetime bikes.” Stainless steel was a must and Columbus XCR as the tubeset of choice. Easy right? Wrong. Getting an XCR tubeset is quite difficult, so they knew there would be a wait. In that time however, it opened up options to do something a little more creative.
The Col Collective’s newest video features one of the many climbs in the Rhône-Alpes, the Col de la Croix de Fer.
Paul Sadoff has been getting a lot of love here on the Radavist as of late and surprisingly, a lot of the recent the bikes featured have been steel. These days, I feel like Paul is doing more aluminum frames, so when I catch sight of a steel road bike like Mat‘s 2010 Rock Lobster with Dura Ace and Chris King, in a bright blue I have to shoot photos of it.
Mat went with the pewter head badge upgrade, orange nipples, orange Salsa skewers and used his trusted Concor saddle for the finishing touches on what otherwise is a relatively straight forward build.
Steel road bikes will always have a place in this world and bikes like this are perfect examples of aesthetic balance and function.
EDIT: Just re-upped the photo to high res, sorry for the initial low res download.
This is the fifth layout of the Radavist 2015 Calendar, entitled “Marin’”. The camera and location are noted on the bottom left of the document.
Those SF locals will recognize this coastal road in Marin County with its swooping descent and gigantic switch back. I’m not sure what’s more beautiful, the scenery or the number of people cycling!
For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2015 Calendar – May. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)
There’s something really striking about the pattern treatment on the back of this Firefly’s seat tube. The anodizing fade is spot on. For your daily dose of Firefly deliciousness, follow them on Tumblr.
“Climb” is a short video featuring a mostly gravel road on the col des Chevreres in the Vosges mountains, where le Tour came last year. It also happens to be the home of 2014 Tour 3rd place guy, Thibault Pinot…
Like picturesque villages, clinging onto the sides of gargantuan beasts like the Col Agnel? Well, the Col Collective has just the thing you’re looking for…
A long reach caliper, steel road bike is a staple in anyone’s stable. It’s time for some Honky Tonk…