All posts in Beautiful Bicycles

  • Folly x Bryant FaTRoB

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    Man oh man, this is good. The homies over at Folly teamed up with Joshua Bryant (aka Cycles J Bryant) to create a small line of bicycles designed for whatever you can dish out. These are definitely the definition of a #getradmachine. The FaTRoB lineup includes three frames with three wheel sizes: 700c, 650b and 26″ and have clearances for tires up to 45c (or 1.9″). Huge congrats to you guys – these are some incredible made in the USA machines. Head on over to the Folly Bigcartel for more info!

    -Brian

  • Cannondale & Death Spray Custom 2014 TDF Bicycles

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    Death Spray Custom teamed up with Cannondale this season to create their lineup of 2014 Tour De France bicycles and man, do they look good. Each bicycle is even personalized with their rider’s spirit animal! See more over at DSC.

    -Brian

  • Sizemore Phin City Bicycle

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    Damn, this is one killer city bike. Sizemore created this incredibly practical 26″ city cruiser for a client named Helen. Not only is it the perfect marriage of minimal yet functional, it’s also got a ton of character. Details like the tri-tube custom stem and theft resistant seat mast are some of those understated details that really set this bike apart. Be sure to check out some more shots below!

    Also, I’ve been slacking on the beautiful bicycles as of late and I’m sorry for that! I’ll be sure to get back to the regularly schedule flow of blingage you’ve come to expect over the years.

    -Brian

    Related: Sizemore Off Piste

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  • Sycip Hardtail Mountain Bike

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    It’s been a minute since I’ve posted a beautiful bicycle…my apologies. With my new gig (skateboarding all day), my internet surfing has really taken a downward spiral. I simply haven’t had quite as much time to drool over pretty bikes all day.

    Anyway, this Sycip from Alan Tansey is beautiful. There really is nothing like a 1×9 steel hardtail mountain bike. Check out some more of Alan’s shots on his Flickr. The paintjob reminds me of an old-school Bianchi Grizzly…so rad.

    -Brian

  • My Factory Five F550 Preview

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    I’ve been meaning to get out and shoot some detailed photos of my new Factory Five F550, but as some of you probably know, working for a small business is a time commitment and a half. Our shop has been so busy lately. We’re also slated to open the first indoor skatepark in Shanghai towards the end of next month, all while continuing our after-school programs and getting ready for summer camp. So yeah, things have been crazy.

    Amongst all the chaos, I’ve still been finding time to skate and have finally gotten back to shredding a bicycle daily! And damn, does it feel good to be back. Here’s a little preview shot of my latest build, the F550. Despite my limited budget, I managed to piece together a pretty decent build…especially when my goal for this bike was for it to be a sleeper.

    I took the Suzue Pro Max hubs from my Gan Well Pro, laced them up to some hard anodized H Plus Son Archetypes. In terms of drivetrain, I splurged a bit on the Factory Five lattice chainring (which I highly recommend) and fitted it to some standard black track cranks with some MKS pedals, Soma cages and All-City double straps. Up top, I’ve got a well-loved Fizik Arione saddle from my road bike, a Miche Super Type seat post, Ritchey WCS stem, Truvativ risers and a VP headset. It’s a pretty solid build and I’m very happy with the ride so far. Stay tuned for some detailed shots and if you’re in Shanghai and want to ride hit me up!

    -Brian

  • Introducing Wraith Handmade Road and Cross Frames

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    You probably know Adam Eldridge from Stanridge Speed and the number of winning track bikes he’s built over the years. Well, Adam is pioneering a new project and expanding his repertoire with Wraith Fabrication, focusing on road & cyclocross frames. Make sure to have a look at the Hustle Road Frame and the Paycheck Cross frame!

    Adam Eldridge started building high performance custom bikes 5 years ago in Columbus, Ohio. His bikes have stood at the top step of the podium at the Red Hook Crit, as well as numerous road and cross events around the country. Wraith Fabrications is a new project, removing the barriers and obstacles for many customers. The wait time is gone, shipping is free, fit is free and stock sizing allows us to hand produce the frames with best possible Columbus tubing. We’re building these amazing machines right here in the USA and offering them for a fraction of the cost of not only upper tier far east pacific production steel frames but also every other made in the USA bespoke production frame made from comparable steel.

    “We want to have fun. Shred. It doesn’t matter what kind of bike you’re on. It doesn’t matter what you’re wearing. Our machines are made here in the USA by hand. We’re celebrating the brotherhood. It’s about the ride. It’s about getting more folks on a crazy nice frame. We want to see where you ride. We want to hear about your adventures. It’s an honest, sincere desire to fit folks on the best bikes possible. No over design, just simple items made from the best materials available”. – Adam Eldridge – Owner of Wraith Fabrications -

    Both Road and Cross models are available, The road frame is complete Columbus Life with upgraded Life S-bend stays. The CX main triangle is Life and the stays are Zona S-bend. Both bikes include the newly released Columbus FEL 1.5 in tapered forks. Triple butted where its counts, Sexy where it matters, no corners are being cut in production. Closer examination revels industry firsts, such as, the specific bespoke aluminum internal cups in the Head tube. The price reflects Wraith’s commitment to the customer and not the margin, other brands charge twice as much for a similar frame. We are removing the ego and putting the rider first, building a production bike that performs all day long and performs like the custom bike built just for you.

    For more info, and to keep up with Adam & his projects:

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    -Brian
  • Death Spray Custom & Saffron Frameworks


    A short featuring the work of Death Spray Custom and Saffron Frameworks – two of London’s best, collaborating on a sure-to-be beautiful bicycle. That fork is electric!

    -B

  • Salsa Cycles Bucksaw – Full Suspension Fat Bike

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    Salsa Cycles is absolutely killing the fat bike game! I was already a huge fan of their Mukluk series and knew it was only a matter of time before someone put out a production full-suspension fat bike, enter the Salsa Bucksaw. The Bucksaw is ready to swallow any trail or obstacle thrown its way with a 6066 T-6 aluminum front triangle & chain stays, carbon seat stays and Split Pivot rear suspension with 100mm of travel. Man oh man would I love to get my hands on this! Check out all the details at Salsa Cycles.

    -Brian

  • Budnitz MTN Mountain Bike

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    A while back, I was fortunate enough to get a chance to test a prototype of the Budnitz MTN 650b titanium mountain bike. If you read the review, you’ll know that I was particularly excited about responsiveness of the frame and the surprising agility the 650b wheels provided. As a long-time 26” curmudgeon, I was quickly taken back by how much a difference the extra 1.5” in wheel circumference added. I did indeed, call the ride quality “magic”.

    Since the first incarnation of a Budnitz mountain bike, they’ve swapped a few things out for their latest build including a 14-speed Rohloff hub and a White Brothers LOOP suspension fork. Oh yeah, and the crispy matte black paint? Looks pretty slick. See this beautiful bicycle in greater detail below. Be sure to read up more on the Budnitz MTN on their site.

    -Brian

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  • Stanridge Cycles For Red Hook Crit

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    Ohio based Stanridge Cycles is excited to announce the arrival of Katie Arnold to the team as it heads into it’s 3rd season competing in the Red Hook Crit Series. Arnold will join previous Red Hook winner and Cat 1/Pro, Evan Murphy at the start line in NYC this weekend.

    This years Red Hook Crit program began in October of last year while in Shoreditch, London visiting Death Spray CustomBen Eine‘s work on Mother London caught the eye of Stanridge Cycles Owner Adam Eldridge. After returning to the states Ben was contacted and it was on. Ben hand painted both frames for the event.

    This year Enve Composites, Paul Components and Vittoria Tires have joined as new team sponsors while Endo Custom remains as the jersey maker. Riders will use a variation of the iconic Stanridge HSP MkII (pictured) during the series to showcase a team that competes at the highest level of fixed crit racing.

    “I enjoy creating bikes for this series. Having these frames used under race conditions means much more to me than hanging them on display at a bike show. They’ll get beat up, scratched and used which is perfectly fine with me”.  - Adam Eldridge, Owner of Stanridge Cycles.

     

  • Custom Painted Surly Moonlander by Swamp Things

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    Man, I’ve featured some of the custom painted bikes by Swamp Things here a few times but they just keep getting better! Fat Bikes have really been booming this winter, and what better way to keep the stoke going than with a custom painted Surly Moonlander? Cruise over to Starf*ckers on Flickr and have a look at the rest of this beaut!

    -B

     

  • Thomson Elite 275 Titanium Hardtail Mountain Bike

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    Man, does this look rad or what? I’m a huge fan of Thomson components and will always splurge for them on my bikes when possible. So when I saw this 650b Titanium Hardtail by the one and only Thomson, I certainly did quite the double-take. Known as the Thomson Elite 275 and built by Lynskey and dressed in Thomson goodies, this 27.5 or 650b ti mtb is ready to shred. See the specs and get your drool on over at Bike Rumor.

    -B