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.
If you paid attention during my Interbike coverage, you would have seen this before. Shinola has created one of the most balleur commuter bikes to date, the Runwell Di2. Here’s the scoop:
“Few urban bikes are better looking, smoother riding and easier shifting than our classically-styled Runwell. Our Limited Edition Di2 Runwell marries the enduring style and predictable handling of our American-made lugged steel frame and fork, with the latest performance technology of Alfine hydraulic brakes, Alfine dynamo front hub with Supernova E2 Pro bright light and 11-speed, internal Di2 electronic shifting.
Lightning quick, push button shifting, with handlebar-mounted LED control panel, and ondemand lighting makes the Runwell a classic bike that’s also incredibly convenient. We’ve built out the Di2 Runwell with our own aluminum front rack, black alloy fenders and fender-mounted super bright PDW FenderBot tail light. Cables, wires and Di2 battery are internally routed. Classic styling meets the performance benefits of race-proven shifting and braking technology.”
The Runwell Di2 is available now at Shinola.
This came out so rad. I saw one of the rough cuts at Eurobike. Here’s the scoop:
“Lucas Brunelle Goes to Africa movie has been produced by CINELLI and edited by Benny Zenga.
Filmed by Lucas Brunelle while riding the new #BootlegHobo cinelli bies through the 1700km of the legendary Diamond Coast route, final stage of the Tour d’Afrique!
Hobo is a totally new steel bicycle, engineered and equipped for off-road rides on long distances,
Tour d’Afrique has been an incredible test for our new bike as well as an outstanding way to announce Hobo to the world!
With such a cast a short introduction about our friends spotted in the video is a must!
Chas Christiansen, 100% pure San Francisco, is one of the top riders of the Cinelli Mash Team, iconic figure of the fixed-gear culture, always on the highest steps of Criteriums, Alleycats and Cyclo-Cross Single-Speed races podiums.
Lucas Brunelle is the famous video-maker who introduced the first-person point-of-view shooting technique in cycling races thanks to his great riding skills and the innovative helmet-integrated cameras-system with which is filming and reporting the most extreme race contests all over the globe since more than ten years.
Last but not least, Dario Toso couldn’t miss, explorer of the contemporary, historical ambassador of the Bootleg State of Mind.”
I don’t know how they do it. Firefly’s work is so simple that even something like this disc tourer looks busy. Yet, it all works. Check out more of this disc tourer at the Firefly Flickr!
When Mitch from Map Cycles first told me about this project, I was beyond stoked. So many people want to pick up a classy, made in the USA touring bike but can’t completely break the bank. Not saying this project will be cheap by any means, but it’s a pretty good deal. Here’s the deal from Map:
“Collaboration between Steelman Cycles and myself (Steelman & Pryor, hence S&P). Frame, fork, racks and wet paint from $3000. Stock sized, custom fit and finish. We have a 53, 55, and 57 cm left in our first batch and more to come soon.”
Join the email list at mapbicycles.com/ for full details.
Ace Boogie from the Sleepers worked on a video project for Trophy Club, documenting the cyclists they met along their tour of the Pacific Coast. It’s not too late to get a quick tour in… I miss that ride so much!
Everything thing you’ve heard of Eurobike is true, including the horribly-spotty wifi. But don’t worry, I’m spending all my time shooting photos and catching up with friends, including Erik from Sweden. He and his wife, Sofia stayed with me two years ago in Austin and since then, he’s toured extensively throughout the USA, relocated to Zurich and is a lead designer at Specialized, where he spearheaded the AWOL project.
The AWOL is a light, sleek and very Euro-styled touring bike. While Erik’s main rig is on display at the Specialized booth, he stripped down one of the first prototypes and brought it along with him to ride around. After a few beers, we went out back and shot some photos of the bike. I’ve gotta admit, it’s one of my favorite touring rigs!
Check out more in the Gallery!
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a touring video that has gotten me more pumped than this one. All I gotta say is the full-length is going to be so rad…
Have you been following the AWOL project?
See you tomorrow Erik!