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Fyxomatosis: Office

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Fyxomatosis: Office


Photo by Andy White

While the Fixed Mag cover is a beautiful sealed road, this road epitomizes unsealed beauty. Andy posted this around the beginning of the New Year and I was holding off to post it so I didn’t jinx my trip back to Melbourne. I’ll be staring down this frontage road once again and I can’t wait. This truly is one of the most beautiful places on Earth and having ridden it already, maybe it’ll be easier? Who knows. Andy and Dan are already threatening to “break me again“…

Download this as a wallpaper for your desktop here.

Fyxomatosis: Obsessive. Complusive.

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Fyxomatosis: Obsessive. Complusive.

Photos by Andy White

These hands have graced some of the most pristine bicycles in Melbourne, many of which were brought in by Andy of Fyxomatosis. While Dan from Shifter Bikes supplies the obsessive, compulsive and meticulous workflow, Andy steps back and documents for the world to see. You’ve gotta check out the full photo gallery at Fyxo. It should be inspiring to anyone who finds themselves drawn into the details.

Oh and, see you guys in April!!!!!!

Merckx Mondays

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Merckx Mondays

Even though I have two awesome road bikes, part of me still misses riding my MX-Leader. Sure, they aren’t the lightest of bikes but they ride like none other. Even after parting with mine, I based both of my custom road bikes on its geometry. But this one’s got a history behind it. I rode this bike while I was in Australia last year and loved it. So when I saw Andy was parting with it, I got all pensive and contemplated buying it for a second.

This is one beautiful example of a non-team issue paint job on a stunning MX-Leader and FYXO is selling it now. If you ride a 58cm and have been looking for one, look no further. Check out his eBay auction here.

Baum Cycles Corretto Rapha Gazzet Paper for ACBS

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Baum Cycles Corretto Rapha Gazzet Paper for ACBS

The Australian Custom Bicycle Show is this weekend in Australia and this bike is only one of the prime examples of Australian craftsmanship that will be on display. As part of the Rapha Continental Australia, Darren Baum worked closely with Rapha to design one of the wildest Baum Corretto paint jobs I’ve ever seen. Integrating the Rapha Gazzet Paper seamlessly into the wet coat creates a one-of-the-kind aesthetic.

The build? Pretty straight forward with full SRAM Red, ENVE clinchers, Fizik saddle and custom Busyman Bicycles bar tape to top it off. Check out more high-res photos of this beauty in the Gallery and if you’re in Australia, get your ass to the ACBS this weekend.

Merckx Mondays

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Merckx Mondays


Photos by Andy White

I can’t even begin to think where Merckx Mondays would be without the assistance from Andy White from Fyxomatosis. The man probably buys a new Merckx frame every other week and when he builds it up, it’s pristine. Dura Ace was the kit of choice back in this era. Oh and having a model in a 7 Eleven kit is a lot nicer than propping the bike up with a stick!

Check out more below.

Merckx Mondays

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Merckx Mondays

I just got back from Portland after a long day of traveling, to come home to a wonderful Merckx Mondays post from Fyxomatosis. Head over and check out more of this custom, one-of-a-kind Eddy Merckx MX-Leader restoration!

Australian Custom Bicycle Show

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Australian Custom Bicycle Show

I’m really proud of everything Andy is doing in Melbourne, including this event:

FYXO is proud to host the first Australian Custom Bicycle Show this 1 & 2 December in Melbourne, Australia.

The ACBS is an opportunity to see a flourishing range of high quality hand constructed frame offerings that are ‘Made in Australia’ and cater to the desires of passionate cyclists.

We aim to promote and foster a part of the bicycle industry we have long been passionate about.  Made by Hand / Made in Australia.

From Frame builders and painters to hand crafted cycling accesories, come meet established and emerging exhibitors, their custom products and fall head over pedals in lust with their offerings.

See more here.

Fyxomatosis: Freebie Friday

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Fyxomatosis: Freebie Friday

Fyxomatosis always brings the surprises and this beautiful photograph is only part of his Friday-morning delight. Head on over to Fyxomatosis to see some custom-pantographed modern Campy cranks and how you can get a free-high res download of this photo (or you could donate some cash to him).

Fyxomatosis: E61 Mongoose Handle

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Fyxomatosis: E61 Mongoose Handle

Espresso is a cyclist’s manna. I once heard someone say “so what does coffee have to do with cycling anyway?”. The E61 is one of the most famous espresso machines. Made by Faema, the team that sponsored Merckx in his early days, when he rode a De Rosa. So what does this have to do with a Mongoose grip on an E61 handle? Absolutely nothing. But it’s rad. Radness made by the Gonz in Melburn.

Follow @Gonzlab on Instagram for more intriguing creations and lots of bad grammar.

Thanks to FYXO for the photo!

FYXO Free Shipping

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FYXO Free Shipping

Right now, when you spend $50 or more at FYXO, the shipping is free. Even to Canada! That even includes frames. Not a bad deal. Head over to take advantage of this offer because it ends August 30th. Oh, he’s got more of those Campagnolo FYXO DT shifters in stock… even pairs!