Yikes! The crew at Speedvagen have been working on something extra special with their new 2014 Overt Road Machine. Head over to the Vanilla Flickr for more incredible details like that seat mast medallion!
Speedvagen is so Portland and I don’t mean that in the Portlandia, ironic, hip sense. When I think of Portland brands – those of which who have made it to international credibility anyway – I think of people who obsess over the details. The Vanilla / Speedvagen family is one such brand.
Friday afternoon, I received a package from the great V. Inside was this meticulously-wrapped package, with coasters on the back and a little brown box with a twine bow. Inside, a hand-painted Speedvagen racer was tied to a padded backing.
Kawasaki green kinda grows on you over time, but for some reason, I doubt anyone would object to having one of the new Speedvagen Road Machines in their stable. Check out more madness at the Speedvagen Flickr, you’ll be green with… ok nevermind. Just go look at the rad photos.
Also, for anyone that’s interested, Speedvagen is selling off a few 2013 team cross bikes. Head over to the Speedbloggen for details.
I don’t know how I missed the official Speedvagen studio shots of these Leave it on the Road bikes, but I did. That is, until Vanilla just posted about their new Horizon paint jobs yesterday, which I might add, are amazing. It’s a mix of old school chevrons and new school COAT. I love it!
You know me, I have a softspot for purple and for Speedvagens. Vanilla just posted up these photos from their 2012 Surprise Me cross bike paint scheme and it’s amazing. Head over to their Flickr for more!
Almost a month ago today, we saw the 2014 Speedvagen CX Machine in all of its crimson glory. Today Speedvagen launched the photo gallery for its 2014 Speedvagen Road Machine on their Flickr. You’ll have to head over there for more. I love the paint job on this one!
Uhhhh. I think I just Speedvagen’d in my pants.
The olive drab, white and race red Horizon scheme really pops, like those ENVE SES 3.4 wheels, Paul brakes and Campagnolo EPS cross group. Check out more at the Speedvagen Flickr!
Man. I wish I could be in Cali for this event. The Speedvagen Family will be in SF and LA. There’s so much going on that it’s best if you just head to the Speedbloggen to see the details!
You know a steel bike is utilizing the most in technology when an accomplished raconteur like FYXO assumes it’s made from carbon fiber. No kidding. When Gomi rolled into Golden Saddle Cyclery on his 2011 Speedvagen road bike, everyone was drawn to it immediately. What’s not to love about the fabled “surprise me” paint jobs? Or that build. EDGE / ENVE, Tune, EE Cycleworks and Super Record 11 really bring this build in under 16 lbs.
And it’s steel!
See more in the Gallery!
Look, I photograph a lot of bicycles, sometimes under the gun due to time constraints or lighting, so when I get the chance to look at a bike from a different angle, or perspective, it really makes my day. Here’s a shot of Chris’ Speedvagen road, taken in LA, at a spot where I’ve photographed many bikes, but never thought about utilizing the location’s vantage points.
It’s not much, but for me, it made the shoot worth it, especially with a 135mm lens. More on this bike to come…