Sun Graphics does a hell of a lot of resprays, oops, pardon me, I meant “restorations”… Shit. Let me start over. In Australia, if you need a place to get a classic Eddy Merckx restored to (or above and beyond) its original condition, the place to go is Sun Graphics.
Andy at FYXO works exclusively with Sun and Shifter to deliver pristine complete future Eddy Merckx classics. Above is one of my favorite Merckx liveries, team Stuttgart. This one’s heading off to Sun for a little TLC and below is a classic Eddy Merckx famed for polished Campagnolo.
I can’t wait to see how both of these turn out. Maybe they’ll be a future Merckx Mondays?
When I’m in Melbourne, it’s always a pleasure to meet new people and see some incredible bikes. This go round, I walked almost everywhere with my Mamiya, shooting portraits and other bits of randomness. I finally got all my negatives scanned and they came out great. So let’s waste away the lazy Thursday afternoon with a full-loaded Gallery… Also, a lot of these are sitting in print form at Shifter Bikes, so if you’re in there, swing through a pick up your print.
Check out some narrated photos in the Gallery!
When I posted a few photos of this bike, a bunch of people emailed me, asking about its history. To be honest, I’m not 100% sure what the history is, other than it’s a Sun Graphics respray in the less common Telekom livery. That and it’s got a great built kit. See that stem? Instant classic. I’ve seen a lot of Merckx bikes in Melbourne, but Paul’s is one of my favorites.
Some say the classics never die and with a bike like this, it’s hard to argue. I’ve got a few randoms floating in from some film I developed here in Melbourne and this beautiful Gios that’s currently parked at Northside Wheelers deserves its own post.
See two more below.
This just in from Red Hook Crit:
“We are proud to release the 2013 Red Hook Criterium Brooklyn Alternate poster. Featuring paintings by local artists Wayne Mazzotta & John Gordon Gauld and designed by Jonah Birns. This poster pays respect to the rich maritime history of Red Hook and the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, the RHC’s waterfront location where the 2013 Championship Series presented by Rockstar Games will begin on March 30th, 2013.”
11×17 prints will be available on Gage + DeSoto http://www.gagedesoto.com
The guys at Alchemy began their operation here in Austin and last year the company relocated to Denver, the home of the 2013 NAHBS. Since relocating, the team has pulled together an empire of steel, carbon and titanium bikes all of which were displayed in their booth. My favorite was the stainless road with Dura Ace.
I didn’t get the chance to visit their facilities in Denver, but all the more reason to return to that awesome city in the spring.
Photo by Andy White
Vintage Cinelli, a classy lady and a great eye with a camera means only one thing: a FYXO photoshoot. Andy’s most recent set has all the sass and class you need on a Sunday night. See more at FYXO.
Yeah, I know, there’s already been a ton of Bishop NAHBS love here on the site but I was very impressed that with all the bikes Chris has been building, he brought two track bikes with him. My level of respect for Chris and Tommy only increases each year and I know the owner of this bike is beyond stoked on how it turned out. Full Campagnolo C-Record Pista, Cinelli heritage saddle with matching bar wrap and those fillets! This frame will be getting a coat of wet paint from Bryan Myers of Fresh Frame before it leaves for China. Have a napkin ready, this one’s a drooler.
Photo by Christian Coomer
I love Mike Mulholland’s work and when Christian posted this up to Flickr, I had to share it. Especially after I saw it on eBay for a deal!
Photos by Ron McClure
I came across these two exceptional photos on Flickr earlier this week and had to share. The top photo was taken at the Hoosier Pass in May 1976 and the bottom, the Blue Ridge Parkway in late July 1976 during the Bikecentennial76 Oregon to Virginia trip 12 friends embarked on. Only 9 completed and you can read more at DDsiple’s Flickr.
Now’s a good time to plan a tour!