I’ve seen a lot of Merckx photos, but this one is still one of my favorites. The photographer (whoever they are) really captured that Merckx moment. Happy Monday.
I have no idea who the photographer is, if you do, please share.
Sometimes, using your critiques to fuel your creativity is the best route. Case in point is Giro’s Air Attack helmet. Some love it, others hate it, calling it a “skate helmet”, regardless of how aerodynamic it is. With that in mind, they took Ty out to a local skate park in Santa Cruz and let him chase speed around the bowl on a Cervelo…
Giro’s also running a campaign where you can win that bike (not the thrashed one, a brand new one), along with other prizes. Check it out at Giro and check out more photos of Ty getting rad below.
I have no idea what’s going on here but if it gets the Golden Saddle Seal of Approval, I’m in. Still though, I played Thorr’s Hammer in lieu of the 4×4 electro and it changed the mood considerably.
I can really appreciate builds like this: vintage steel with a mix of modern componentry, especially when you add a tubeset like Columbus MS into the equation. This bike rolled into Shifter Bikes while I was in Melbourne and it was one of those bikes that didn’t like to sit still. It kept wanting to roll. Was it the legacy of Greg Lemond that was trying to establish a forward momentum? Who knows… but the Campagnolo Centaur 10, Zipp wheels, Thomson cockpit and Rolls saddle probably have something to do with it.
This is Tomii number 12 if I’m not mistaken and in the short time Nao has been building, I have to say that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed watching him progress. This latest customer project is best described as a “fat road bike”. Bigger tires, disc and Dura Ace downtube shifters. Pretty interesting component choices, wouldn’t you say? Check out more at the Tomii Flickr.
I knew that Tokyo Fixed was going through some concepts for a re-brand, but it wasn’t until seeing this post on the Independent Fabrication blog that I had heard anything concrete. Kinoko Cycles is the new Tokyo Fixed and while they’ll still obviously specialize in track and fixed gears, they’re opening up to high-end road as well. The way I see it, the more bikes, the merrier. See more of this Kinoko Cycles x IF Gravel Royale at the IF Blog.