Today I took Brian Vernor over to Ian of Icarus Frames‘ shop. Those two individuals have inspired me to continue to support small, local frame builders consistently over the years. Their work embodies the craftsmanship and creativity that I look to for inspiration during the daily grind, so I was stoked to introduce them.
While Brian was getting to know Ian, I took a few photos of this unique track frameset that just so happens to be for sale. This is no “street fixie”, it’s a tough-as-nails, stiff, true track sprint machine, complete with inverted 29r chainstays, a 44mm head tube and all oversized tubing. It’s a sprinter’s dream machine!
Check out the frame details and pricing below!
For this year’s SSCXWC, Raleigh designed a limited edition cross frameset, complete with the Tamland dropouts (which look damn fine). Wait, a SSCX bike with vertical dropouts? What’s going on here? Well, as per the details here on this high-tech PDF, Raleigh is actually encouraging you to chop your derailleur hanger into a bottle opener. Which, I might add, is fucking amazing.
The best part is the price: $670! Scoop one up at the SSCXWC Philly’s webstore!
The Cinelli Mash Histogram has been immensely popular over the years but it wasn’t until this year’s model that I’ve personally been stoked on it. Polished aluminum with a graphic overlay always looks amazing. These framesets are now in stock at MASH, so if you’re in need of a new track frame, go check them out!
The guys at Heavy Pedal have creates something so strange and so weird that it just works! Introducing their Zephyr track frameset:
“We decided that we wanted to make a bike within the last year. At a time when everyone seems to be rushing to make the cheapest bike out of the cheapest materials for the wrong reasons— we decided to take a step back and do some research. What we gathered was our deep appreciation for NJS bikes, the Cannondale Track and also bike designers that were driven to stand out, like Landshark (none of which have any affiliation to us). So, when we decided that The Heavy Pedal would make a bike we took all three, great ideas into account. We introduce to you, Zephyr.”
Check out more photos and specs below!
… as a cow and I love it. Even the half-painted stem. Check out more of this insane bike at the Firefly Flickr.
Molteni sausages were onto something when they sponsored a young bicycle racer by the name of Eddy Merckx in 1971. Not only were they to see a huge jump in sales from his many victories (someone give me a source!), but little did they know, their brand was to be embodied in one of the most iconic colors in cycling history.
While this frame in particular is not an original Molteni, it still looks mighty nice sitting atop this Kubota.
I have been dangerously low on Merckx Mondays content, so when I was over at Maison de Blanc over the weekend, I asked FYXO to shoot one of his many Merckx frames. “Which one?” he asked, to which I replied, the one that’ll look the best on your dad’s mower.
Granted, this is by no means the “nicest” Merckx frame in Andy’s man cave, it just looked so quant… See for yourself in the Gallery!
This, like everything in the world of FYXO, is for sale. Interested? Shoot him an email.
Kinoko Cycles just got in their newest Dart track bike stock. 44mm head tube, oversized tubing and sick paint designed by Will Rei. Look, this is one of the sickest steel track bikes on the market. Don’t fuck around, pick one up at Kinoko Cycles!
Affinity Cycles is putting on a pre-order for their 2014 frames, including this “asphalt” Kissena. Here’s the full scoop:
“Affinity is proud to launch our 2014 line up of World Championship quality track frames. Online now in our storeyou can now pre order our full range including the Lo Pro, Kissena and Metropolitan frame and fork sets.
Check out the limited edition black chrome Lo Pro’s, the new asphalt black Kissena and since black rules, we made a matte black Metro as well. To suite our simple color ways and clean design aesthetic, we’ve decided to come clean off with our graphics except for our A logo which is CNC machined into every new Affinity.”
Head over to Affinity for more information!
Speaking of the Red Hook Crit, Wit Industries and Koga’s latest endeavor stirred up a bit of recognition when Fish won the Red Hook Crit Barcelona on it. Now, Wit has these frames in stock, in a Scandium and 7005 aluminum version. Head over to Wit Industries for more information and pick one up here.
Ohhhh man. I can always post a photo of a Bishop Bikes seat cluster. It’s like Chris’ signature and he didn’t hold back on his latest work. See more of Brian’s track frame at the Bishop Flickr!