Saturday, 28 June 2014

Just Ride It custom fixed speed, Swanston St, Melbourne

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I really wonder sometimes why some people just don't buy a bigger frame.... either that or it was a hand me down from a much shorter biker or the current owner is borderline sadomasochistic. 

Frame sizing rant over. Love the improvised handlebar tape I gather as a ode to the Melbourne University Cycling Club [link], not so much the gold headset spacers. Also what is with the $5 plastic pedals? Component rant over.    

 

Friday, 27 June 2014

Sam Polcer's New York Bike Style series


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    Photo: Sam Polcer


Sam Polcer's portrait series of people with their preferred mode of transport [link] can now be found in all it's glossy photobook glory entitled New York Bike Style [link] which documents pretty much verbatim the title of said glossy photobook. The Book has been published by Prestal [link]   

Looking at his blog Preferred Mode [link] it's clear with the shear frequency of uploads on almost a daily basis is pretty impressive to say the least. Hell, I know how hard it is to post on a semi weekly basisl let alone a daily basis!

Anyway if you are at all into Humans of New York [link] then press the subscribe button on Sam Polcer's RSS feed as well.

Also other photographic bike portrait series to checkout while you are at it.  

Dmitry Gudkov's #BikeNYC Blog [link]
Rapha's Survey Blog [link]
                                              Matthew Reamer's Scraper Bikes series [link]
                                                 Angelo Calilap's Bike/Portrait series [link]
                                       Bicycle Portraits by Stan Engelbrecht & Nic Grobler [link]

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Marinoni single speed, Bourke St, Melbourne

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Half link chain never gets old. Really love the lugging on this Marinoni frame.  

Unknown single speed conversion, Flinders Lane, Melbourne.

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If there was an optimal amount of leather to have on a bike this would probably be the poster child.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Daccordi telaio speciale fixed speed bicycle, Collins St, Melbourne















Best not to make snide remarks on a bike with a ninja decal on it best they find out where  I live. I have to say I do love frames with the rear dropouts that are hollowed out.