Basket bikes are our Achilles, and today, for our Readers’ Rides, we bring you Takahiro’s Panasonic singlespeed. If you’re into clean, minimal builds and photos, this one’s for you!
To commemorate the approaching Tokyo Olympics, two British cycling companies have teamed up on a limited edition Team GB bike and matching saddle.
Since the 2012 Olympics in London, Brompton has been providing British athletes with their famous folding bikes for use around the various training centers and Olympic villages. Now these Team GB bikes and saddles are available to the public.
The Brompton bikes themselves feature a first-ever red-lacquer finish with white and blue detailing in line with the team’s classic colors. Crowned with comfort, Brooks has redesigned their C-17 saddle to proudly display the roaring lion logo of Team GB across its vulcanized rubber surface.
You can secure your own Team GB edition Brompton Bike and Brooks Saddle at the Brompton Junction shop in London or through the Brompton website, or you can pick them up online at Brompton.
One of our favorite bike shops – see why in Spencer’s visit! – in the world. Yes, the world, is now on Youtube, sharing their space, their rides, and their visitors. Head to the Blue Lug Youtube to be entertained.
Words and photos by Dan Chabanov
Before I get into this I just wanted to point out that I am not a journalist. Everything I’m writing here is just my observations from hanging out at the track this summer. I didn’t have conversations with anyone “on the record” hence why I don’t name or quote any riders. I was just having casual conversations with folks about life, racing, and the Olympics. I wasn’t conducting interviews. So take this for what it is, just my glimpse behind the curtain of world-class athletes racing, doing their thing, and trying to make the Olympic dream happen.
This video makes me miss Japan, and my friends there, so much.
Yesterday, we looked at Amsterdam’s cycling infrastructure. Today, let’s look at Tokyo.
It’s always great seeing our friends from MASH spreading the stoke overseas!
It’s been a while since we’ve seen these two riders at it so I’m digging it. Especially that bitchin’ pedal feeble at 5:15 and the rail tire slides.
I’m way into this project. Zane’s been busting his ass filming and editing clips that he’s shot all over the world. Can’t wait to see the final cut!
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Huntington Beach LDG May 26th
Midwest Mayhem MWM3 June 9th
San Jose IMINUSD June 26th
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