Category Archives: Bikes

My Pegoretti Marcelo: The Thin White Duke

At last my dream bike is complete: A Pegoretti Marcelo. It’s to bike ownership what a Chanel 2:55 is to handbags: a timeless classic piece of artisanal craft whose quality is evident but not showy. Ordered in January 2011 and … Continue reading

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Lovely Hercules commuter bicycle

Spotted while on holiday in Greece. Difficult to figure out how old it actually is, but it was in great condition. I would love something like that for pottering about town.

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How do you help your mum buy a bike?

My mum wants to get a bike and she wants me to help her find one. Now that’s a lot more challenging than most requests I get for help with finding a bike. Seriously struggling to come up with a … Continue reading

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Lacoste commuter bike

Spotted this on Cyclefilm’s twitpic yesterday from the annual bike trade uberfest that is Eurobike. I love Lacoste. Currently on my most wanted list is their 60th anniversary Snoopy limited edition at Dover Street Market (more details pics on Fashionism). … Continue reading

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All hail Dario Pegoretti, master craftsman

Via @mattseaton and Nowness. Matt is still waiting on his Marcelo (I forget whether it was that or a Responsorium he was getting), which he was sure he’d see by summer when I asked him about it at Herne Hill … Continue reading

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Trek Madone by Damien Hirst: bicycle as art

The bicycle is a piece of modern art. As a piece of design it’s unrivalled in the 20th Century for its purity of form. Lance Armstrong has been riding a who bunch of beautifully decalled bikes through his comeback season. … Continue reading

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Why Robert Millar is the coolest British rider ever

Rober Millar isn’t just Great Britain’s best climber and Grand tour finisher, he’s where my love of road cycling springs from and an inimitable icon. The piece below has been doing the rounds of cycling fora over the last couple … Continue reading

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Buying a women’s road bike – where to look for advice?

My girlfriend is currently in the process of trying to buy herself a road bike. Were she looking at men’s bikes then she’d have a huge array of brands, equipment and parts to chose from. As she’s a woman, she’s … Continue reading

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Transportation bikes, less a style more an ethos

Reflecting back on Cycle, the London bike show at Earls Court, I was reading Carlton Reid’s thoughts over on quickrelease.tv and I think he’s right about how the industry is missing a coming trend: “Don’t get me wrong, aspirational bikes … Continue reading

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Spotted at the Cycle Show today

Malcolm Elliott and Stephen Roche, originally uploaded by leguape. Malcolm Elliott and Stephen Roche having a chat. No I didn’t ask for an autograph, although I swear Roche thought I was a nutter because I kept on going past them … Continue reading

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