“Do you like looking at bikes? Did you ever see one where you liked the rider? Even before you saw him oder her? Happens to me all the time. Bikes say a lot about yourself. Why then should a frame not be every bit as unique as the human being riding it? That’s why I love and build custom frames. I don’t do production runs. I build bespoke bikes, one by one, starting with design and the geometry to fit you like a glove, continuing with a hacksaw, a file, a TIG welder, a pipe bender and finishing everything off with an extensive manual finish and a bolt on headbadge.”
Mawis Bikes – Kleinblittersdorf (Germany)
Brompton recalls bikes over faulty part
“Through our warranty and quality assurance process we have become aware of an issue affecting a component manufactured between April 2014 – May 2017.
The axle of the 3rd party supplied FAG Bottom Bracket has had higher than expected reported incidence of failure. Although this still meets international safety standards this does not meet the standards which Brompton sets for its components.
We have therefore initiated a programme to recall all affected bikes and replace the bottom bracket cartridge with a new and tested part, free of charge to all of our affected customers.”
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“The question that I get asked more than any other is: “Why?” Why build a new brand? Why manufacture bicycles yourselves? Why not just make them in Asia like everyone else? My official answer is: “It is the right thing to do.””
Allied Cycle Works – Arkansas (USA)
For all you statistic freaks, here are some glasses that will give you real-time data while you are on your ride!
“We create custom bicycles that are as beautiful as they are functional. Each Saffron frame is unique and every one is hand-crafted especially for you. By first understanding what you want from your bicycle, together we design a frame matching your geometry and cycling goals. Then, after some measuring, cutting, brazing, aligning, polishing and painting I turn that design into your perfect travelling partner on two wheels. We build just a few frames each year, and we treat each one with the same love and care.”
Saffron Frameworks – London (UK)
If you want your kids looking cool on their ride, check out MamaVelo’s website!
“Our frames are created to satisfy the most exacting customers. They are all hand-made by expert craftsmen in our factory in Italy, who use the best technologies and equipment, resulting in a customized, hand-finished masterpiece. Clearly unique.”
Legend – Bonate Sopra (Italy)
Xoo Cuamatzin – Puebla de los Angeles (Mexico)
This weekend sees the RedHook Crit Milano No.8 take place, the last and decisive race of the 2017 Championship series.
On Saturday 14th @ 20:30 the Women’s Criterium will start and be followed by the Men’s Criterium @ 21:30!