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MelburnOut Randomness
Wheel building

When I’m in Melbourne, it’s always a pleasure to meet new people and see some incredible bikes. This go round, I walked almost everywhere with my Mamiya, shooting portraits and other bits of randomness. I finally got all my negatives scanned and they came out great. So let’s waste away the lazy Thursday afternoon with a full-loaded Gallery… Also, a lot of these are sitting in print form at Shifter Bikes, so if you’re in there, swing through a pick up your print.

Check out some narrated photos in the Gallery!

Apr 25, 2013 10 comments
Paul’s MX-Leader Eddy Merckx Road
Beautiful Bicycle: Paul's MX-Leader Eddy Merckx Road

When I posted a few photos of this bike, a bunch of people emailed me, asking about its history. To be honest, I’m not 100% sure what the history is, other than it’s a Sun Graphics respray in the less common Telekom livery. That and it’s got a great built kit. See that stem? Instant classic. I’ve seen a lot of Merckx bikes in Melbourne, but Paul’s is one of my favorites.

Apr 22, 2013 1 comment
The 2013 Red Hook Criterium Alternate Poster

This just in from Red Hook Crit:

“We are proud to release the 2013 Red Hook Criterium Brooklyn Alternate poster. Featuring paintings by local artists Wayne Mazzotta & John Gordon Gauld and designed by Jonah Birns. This poster pays respect to the rich maritime history of Red Hook and the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, the RHC’s waterfront location where the 2013 Championship Series presented by Rockstar Games will begin on March 30th, 2013.”

11×17 prints will be available on Gage + DeSoto

Wayne Mazzotta:
John Gordon Gauld:
Jonah Birns:
Mar 13, 2013 1 comment
2013 NAHBS: Alchemy Bicycle Co
2013 NAHBS: Alchemy

The guys at Alchemy began their operation here in Austin and last year the company relocated to Denver, the home of the 2013 NAHBS. Since relocating, the team has pulled together an empire of steel, carbon and titanium bikes all of which were displayed in their booth. My favorite was the stainless road with Dura Ace.

I didn’t get the chance to visit their facilities in Denver, but all the more reason to return to that awesome city in the spring.

Mar 6, 2013 2 comments
2013 NAHBS: Bishop Raw C-Record Track
2013 NAHBS: Bishop Raw C-Record Track

Yeah, I know, there’s already been a ton of Bishop NAHBS love here on the site but I was very impressed that with all the bikes Chris has been building, he brought two track bikes with him. My level of respect for Chris and Tommy only increases each year and I know the owner of this bike is beyond stoked on how it turned out. Full Campagnolo C-Record Pista, Cinelli heritage saddle with matching bar wrap and those fillets! This frame will be getting a coat of wet paint from Bryan Myers of Fresh Frame before it leaves for China. Have a napkin ready, this one’s a drooler.

Feb 26, 2013 6 comments
Bikecentennial76: From Winter to Sunshine

Photos by Ron McClure

I came across these two exceptional photos on Flickr earlier this week and had to share. The top photo was taken at the Hoosier Pass in May 1976 and the bottom, the Blue Ridge Parkway in late July 1976 during the Bikecentennial76 Oregon to Virginia trip 12 friends embarked on. Only 9 completed and you can read more at DDsiple’s Flickr.

Now’s a good time to plan a tour!

Feb 16, 2013 Comments are OFF
Faggin Bikes: A Day in the Workshop

This made the rounds on Monday, but I wanted to save it for a little mid-week eye candy. Here’s a day in the workshop at Faggin Bikes, an establishment that’s been building steel race steeds since 1945.

Feb 13, 2013 Comments are OFF