So you’ll have to excuse the enthusiastic photos and copy here but since I got my new fork on my Icarus ViKing Track, I’ve been looking for a polished silver, non-grooved 31.8, 44cm wide road bar, but to no avail. Track drops on the street aren’t for me. They never come wide enough and I like having multiple hand positions on the bike while riding.
I couldn’t figure out why it was so hard to find that exact bar. Surely someone else wanted it? It wasn’t until a friend showed me the Ritchey Classic Logic Curve that I thought there even existed such a bar. Minimally branded and all of the above, these bars fit the bike perfectly.
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If you follow me or @IcarusFrames on Instagram, you might have picked up on this. As of two weeks ago, Ian relocated here to Austin and will be building frames in a new workshop. Without giving too much away, he’s working on some rad projects, including building out his shed and as you can imagine, I’ll be shooting all of his new bikes for him. There’s already three Icarus frames rolling around Austin. I can’t wait to see more.
It’s not every day that Ian gets ahold of photos from his recent work, so when I saw this, I had to jump on it. Inspired by Chris’ Philly Bike Expo road, Ben’s Road Wraith is all about performance through modern steel. Check out more at the Icarus Blog!
This bike, or this Camera. I’ve been using the hell out of both as of late and while there’s not enough medium format content to make it an official Recent Roll post, there have been some gems coming out of this lens. The biggest challenge has been using this Distagon T* 50mm with its dual focusing rings. That and general exposure. Shooting with a Hasselblad has really changed the way I look at film photography. I don’t see myself picking up my AE-1 for a while.
See some more recent shots below…
Even if this bike didn’t have a feather on the headtube, or the name Icarus anywhere on it, I could still tell it’s from the shop of Ian Sutton. With everyone and their mother ripping this dude off, I’m glad to see Ian’s still got some detailing tricks up his sleeve.
That head tube badge is still one of the best out there! See more of Korosuke’s lovely road bike at Icarus Frames!
Here at Prolly is Not Probably, I’ll always support domestic-manufactured products. I don’t need the 4th of July to bring about that kind of fervent energy: this Flag Hatchet always flies. The next time you’re looking to purchase a bicycle or even a backpack, take a minute and think about buying from a domestic manufacturer.
Have a good 4th, blow shit up, drink bourbon and enjoy the time with your friends.
Photo by George Marshall
I’ll always say I don’t like posting photos of myself, but I can’t pass up this one. A few weeks back, I met up with George Marshall from the Albion to get my portrait taken for the Rapha Survey. But what bike? My Icarus of course…
See more of George’s work in Issue #8 of the Albion, in shops now, for FREE!
The Campagnolo 15mm spanner, or aptly named “the peanut butter wrench” is one of the most elegant cycling tools ever produced. Let’s see your wrench in action. All you’ve gotta do is upload your photo to the comments, using Disqus’ image uploader, or use Instagram and the hashtag #myPBwrench.
The winner gets a package stuffed with goods sent out next week.
I’ve been riding and thrashing the absolute shit out of my Icarus ViKING track bike lately and so when I see Ian post new photos of recently-painted bikes, I get so stoked for the new owners. Check out more of Ian’s buttery fillets and bi-lam lugs here at the Icarus Flickr.
Remember the story about how Crihs stole my Icarus track bike after a killer party at the Messenger Mansion (more on that tomorrow) and sent me an Instagram ransom? If you don’t brush up on it here. So imagine my surprise when I just got a bunch of film back from SF and found this on one of the rolls. Amazing. Crihs, you really out did yourself here buddy.