It’s been a while, but the full BÖIKZMÖIND is now online, for free!
“BÖIKZMÖIND is a 30 minute film about riding fixed gear bikes in beautiful city of Bristol, UK. The film shows the diverse cross section of riders and asks why ride bikes with no gears in a city full of hills. It also shines a light on the community and camaraderie that comes with the simple joy of riding bicycles. This is the full film, released in 2011, which was previously only available to watch as a purchased digital download, but now 3 years after it’s initial debut, we’ve decided to put the full film online for everyone to enjoy!
The film’s soundtrack was curated & provided by Redg Weeks of Bristol’s own Invada Records and features BEAK>, The Fauns, Quakers and more! invada.co.uk You can buy a DVD hard copy of the film though, which comes in a specially designed screenprint-wrapped package with 97-page photobook, documenting the creation of the film. Grab one right here: boikzmoind.bigcartel.com. You can also purchase the digital file + a 20-minute ‘making of’ edit by clicking right here: gumroad.com/boikzmoind“
Specifically, it’s what a titanium alloy frame from Empire Cycles looks like straight off the Renishaw 3D printer system. Nuts huh? Personally, I’m more stoked to find out these are all made in England but if you’re a numbers person, head over to Dezeen for the full technical data-breakdown and see more at Empire Cycles.
This one’s pretty rad! Brother Cycles did a great job on this commercial.
“This is a short film based on the photography and writings of Rob Lutter.
His project, The LifeCycle, is a global cycling tour from London to London and has so far taken him 2 years and 15,000km to Hong Kong – his half way point.
Struggling with OCD and failing to find creativity at home, Rob left his home in England in 2011 alone by bicycle to find new life and meaning out on the open road.”
Nice find Tracko!
Check out this series that Muc-Off did with Rapha Condor Sharp JLT during the Tour of Britain. It’s a bit long of a watch, but worth it. Besides, I know you’re not actually working on a Friday afternoon…
… at least as far as I’m concerned. If you’re like me, then you’ve probably seen the work from the UK artist before. After a reader forwarded me Dawn Painter’s portfolio site, I spent a good amount of time poking around at the various illustrations. Naturally, the Campy jersey and bidon were my favorite but there’s too much good stuff in there to not share.
Do yourself a favor and check out Dawn Painter’s site!
It seems that the first batch of the Brother 725 Track frames from Brother Cycles just landed at Kinoko. Head on over to check them out!
Here’s the full edit of Donhou Bicycles‘ Experiments in Speed. Don’t forget to check out the Tristan Holden’s Guest Gallery of photos from this shoot.
Such a rad project. Congrats to all parties involved.
Morvélo spent some time with Jon from Chickens Frame Emporium:
“The best things in life are often simple. Riding a bike for example. Grabbing your wheels at the end of a day’s work and heading out for a quick rip, the good old fashioned way. There are times to push your limits but more importantly there are times where all you need is that simple joy of just getting out there.
We had the pleasure of filming this with Jon from Chickens Frame Emporium. As well as making beautiful steel frames from his shipping container workshop, his own bike tells a hundred stories. The worn grips and ripped saddle show that this bike has seen more action than most. Using the first frame he ever made, it’s still going strong. He’s too busy making everyone else’s dream bike to tend to his own but it still takes him on those all important blasts to clear his mind and focus on his next frame building project.”
Photos by Tristan Holden
The Tom Donhou ‘Experiments in Speed’ was one of the more unique frame builder projects I’ve seen. Local photographer Tristan Holden was present during the launch, documenting this endeavor. He sent along a series of photos which were on display at Look Mum No Hands last week. Here’s a little background:
“I’ve known Tom for quite a while, and I can remember bumping into him when he moved back to Norwich from working in London. He told me he’d quit his job and was going to set up shop building bicycle frames. I didn’t figure that a few years later I’d be hanging out the back of a car, shooting him riding faster than my old VW can drive. Then again, I shouldn’t have figured any less.
The project continues the time-honoured tradition of men in sheds, building stuff. The guys that pushed the envelope of what speeds were achievable at Bonneville in the 1960’s all started in the same way, with an idea and the desire to go faster. Like a lot of those men, Tom didn’t have huge financial backing, just the raw materials and the know how to put the bike together. Not to mention the guts to ride it.
These images document the initial building of the spoiler that would be fixed to the 1960’s Ford Zephyr that Tom would draft in, the shakedown run on the public roads around the outskirts of Norwich and the top speed run up at Bruntingthrope proving ground.
There’s a documentary following the project too, premiering on the 11th of July at Look Mum No Hands in London.”
See more in the Gallery!