H&M has announced a men’s capsule collection with fixed gear shop Brick Lane Bikes of East London, combining the function of cycling wear with great city style for both on and off the bike. The 11 piece collection has been designed by H&M and tested and approved by Brick Lane Bikes, one of the world’s leading custom-bike specialists. Inspired by both vintage pieces and today’s sports performance, the collection is made from more sustainable materials as part of H&M’s Conscious work. The collection will be launched on March 7, 2013 in around 180 stores worldwide, as well as online. · · · ◊ ◊ ◊ · · ·
Death Spray Custom / DSC is an identity that is used to front the adventures of a London-based artist in surface design. One of his stellar custom pieces is a camouflaged track bike. Cycle EXIF has put up an interesting interview with the artist.
FROM SHEETS OF CARBON LAMINATE INTO TOUR-WINNING WHEELSETS Each and every Easton carbon wheels begin as a sheet of carbon laminate. It’s an elaborate, labor-intensive process that takes about seven hours from start to finish (for each wheel!). In this captivating short video, we are taken on a tour through Easton’s own factory in Tijuana, Mexico, and shows us just how much care and attention goes into these Tour-winning wheels.
There is something about all black colored bikes that make them stand out in the crowd. Just like this Bianchi Super Pista Fixed Gear bike dubbed ‘Stealth Pista’. The simplest things in life are often the most treasurable. Same thing goes for this beauty. Seen on Boutique Clycles.
What better way to describe the forthcoming Trek Madone 7 Series to be debuted in 2013 then in Trek’s own words. So here it goes: Want to go fast? Ride a race bike. Want to go faster? Ride a Trek OCLV Carbon race bike. Want to go fastest? Ride Madone 7 Series. And see how fastest feels. Madone 7 Series is the road racing bike champions have dreamed of. The lightest. The fastest. Incredibly aero. Built by hand to win it all. Because fast is everything. And if those words are not inspiring enough, watch the promotional video below.
Darren Baum trained and worked as a certified aircraft engineer and stainless steel TIG welder before becoming a frame builder. His cycling career began as an A grade rider before a car accident in 1990 sparked a long-term interest in how biomechanics and bike design can be used to increase performance. Baum is all about hand crafted bicycles and operates from Australia. They love cycling and as they say, the proof is in the pudding. The Baum Corretto bike is one of very few titanium frames in the world with every tube butted with an individual rider in mind. In their own words: “It’s the ultimate scalpel, a perfect tool. Part jewel, part weapon, maybe two or three parts secret lover — this is as good as we make them.” The Field Grey, Morpheous Purple Corretto is a treat for the eyes. You can see more images on Baum’s Flickr page.