Ucon and 8Bar Bikes got together recently to take the concept of creating a ‘featherlight’ track bike to the next level. Personally, I think this came out great! I really love the paint and the details down to the collaboration caps and straps. The video is a little long, but you get the idea.
Check out more photos of the bike and the process below!
Photos by Kyle Kelley
Woah! I’ve never seen a Merckx track bike with those custom details, only a Merckx SLX road. Usually an extended head tube lug and a downtube cluster webbing was strictly for the big boy racers. These details came custom out of the Eddy Merckx factory in Belgium and are still, to this day, a rare find.
Check out more at the Tracko Flickr!
No.22 Bicycles just recently completed a build of their Little Wing titanium track bike. If you remember their Great Divide Road, then you know what to expect here. American-made, precision titanium at a pricepoint lower than their competitors.
The Little Wing features a No 22-designed integrated saddle clamp, custom drilled Phil Wood hubs laced to Wheels of Mass Destruction carbon rims, a tapered carbon, undrilled fork and those sick Phil Wood cranks. It’s over the top!
See for yourself below!
Man, Mitch from Map Cycles is producing some amazing work down in Chico. This green randonneuse frame came out stellar! See more photos at the Map Flickr.
Photos by Anthony Bareno
Details, details and details. Like that NOS XTR derailleur, or that u-lock holster on the rear rack. Or the… and the… it keeps going. Seriously, there’s only one thing that makes an exceptional bicycle like this even more phonemenal and that’s great photos. See more of this Ahearne Cycles stainless steel touring bike at the Ahearne Flickr and read up on it at the Ahearne Blog.
These Dream Bike raffles from Easton are getting better and better. The third one is my favorite, and I’ve shot photos of it before at Interbike. Seriously, Black Cat makes some of the nicest bikes…
Check out more information on this Black Cat Dream Bike:
Easton Cycling has announced the third installment of The Dream Bike Charity Raffle, a steel Black Cat race bike. The Dream Bike Charity Raffle is a promotion giving away hand-built road bikes from Calfee Design, Rock Lobster Cycles, Black Cat, Caletti Cycles and Hunter. All proceeds from each raffle are donated to five charities selected by the frame builders. Each bike is outfitted with Shimano Dura Ace and Easton EC90 components including the new EC90 Aero 55 wheelset. Raffle tickets are available on Easton Cycling’s Facebook.
Photos by John Daniel Reiss
There’s always room for some SF and Santa Cruz love here on PiNP, especially when it’s from the lens of JDR. These new team Fresh Air Bicycles Hunter cross bikes look so good! I love seeing grassroots support from people like Rick Hunter. Check out the Team Fresh Air Hunter Flickr group and see more photos at JDR’s Flickr.
I was a bit surprised to see this on the Jony and Marc’s RED auction list. While I’ll always prefer the vintage models, the modern Laser Nostra continues the tradition of that iconic look with a modern geometry and details. If you’ve got between $10k and $15k sitting under your mattress, it might be time to sign up to bid! See more information at Sotheby’s.
“Red and yellow, kill a fellow…”
Maybe that’s why I love these old Team Raleigh track bikes? There’s something venomous about them. Like some predatory beast, I loved looking at the old photos of British steel eating their competition alive on the boards. The last time I was in Melbourne, I shot another Northside Wheelers in-store display, classic racing track machine, that bright red Cecil Walker. They’re both the same owner, with an impeccable taste for steel race machines.
This one’s a keeper! See more for yourself in the Gallery!
What better way to celebrate Halloween than with a Spooky road? Ok, I can think of plenty of “better” ways, but I felt this bike in particular fit with All Hallows. When I was at the road crits in Melbourne the other night, looking at the sea of Giants and Treks, this Spooky jumped out at me. Matte black, raw stays, SRAM Red and that recessed cable stop detail!
See for yourself in the Gallery!