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!
Photo by Kristina Nash
Chris Igleheart is one of the raddest builders. His history dates back to working at Fat City Cycles in Somerville. Last year, he moved to Portland, Oregon to continue building for himself and also for a couple of notable companies.
A few weeks ago, he was struck by a car on his commute home and he’s out over $15,000. There’s a YouCaring site set up and they’ve already raised over $9,000. One more big push will surely get him there.
I’m not telling you to donate, because I hate it when people do that, but if you would like to, do so at the I Heart IGLE YouCaring site!
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 Andy White
During the Tour Down Under, Andy from FYXO is hosting the 2014 Australian Custom Bicycle Show in Adelaide. There is a slight, slight chance that I’ll be back in OZ to document the show and to soak in the TDU and “RADelaide”. Last year’s event looked great! Go see for yourself at the ACBS page on FYXO.
Call it a hip bag, call it a lumbar bag, or just man up and call it a fanny pack. Whatever you call it, they’re practical and yes, I even prefer to use one as a camera bag, as opposed to a backpack while riding. Porcelain Rocket’s new limited run for Hunter Cycles is pretty boss. I can only wonder how to order one?
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!
It’s the season of spooky. Or rather, black and orange. Those fall hues and tones that never really seem to fade. Independent Fabrication is celebrating Halloween with this black and orange Deluxe Redux. Tastefully done paint on a bike that rips. Not bad, huh? Totally trick’d out. See more at the Independent Fabrication blog!
It’s gotta feel great to work your ass off on a project and have it end splendidly. Or rather, begin splendidly upon completion. The guys at Signal have been in a production crunch zone for the past few weeks, preparing their new Crusade cross frames for a trip to Japan.
There’s a rad write-up on their site, as well as a few production photos and a race report from Osaka. Head over to the Signal blog and see the first and second post for yourself!
Something tells me this is only the beginning for the Signal Crusade…