I’m not usually one to get excited about calendars but, this one has got me. I’ve been following Jered and Ashley Gruber’s work for the last year and seeing their images in publication has been fantastic with some real awe inspiring shots. Now there is a chance to own some of those images, teaming up with Drops [check them out here] to produce the nicest calendar you will see in the next 14 months. The smart thing about this calendar is that it’s set-up for keeping the prints after it’s finished being a calendar. The Calendar itself is 225mm x 500mm in size and has fourteen leaves plus a special high quality blind embossed front cover and board back to save that ‘wobbly’ feel you get from many Calendars. Then each leaf has two perforations, one horizontal and one vertical to enable the buyer to seperate the image from the dates and frame the ones you really like! Awesome. Available on pre-order and shelf be shipped out soon after. Order here.
I’m sure every website you visit right now there are numerous posts about what to buy for Christmas and I hope to not bore you all with our ideas on what could be a good ideas for presents. Keeping things simple I will present you with three posts with three gift ideas in each post. The first one is stocking fillers, three things under £10. Christmas doesn’t have to cost a fortune you know!
CycleLove launches CycleLux.The finest gifts for people who love bikes. Collected in one place. Bike blog CycleLove is taking their mission to celebrate human beings on bikes to the next level. CycleLux is a new online shop with CycleLove’s favourite gifts for people who love bikes collected in one place. The objective? To make Christmas shopping for anyone with design-conscious cycling friends a little easier. What more can I say? Good luck you guys! Go here to shop www.cyclelux.cc
Shift the TV out of the way, it’s time to replace it with a bike. Who wouldn’t want the opportunity to stare longingly at your pride and joy! .flxble is a wall mounted bike rack created from birch plywood that will help you do just that. It’s manufactured in Berlin and uses a very unique design to create the bend in a single piece of the wood. The design is minimal, there’s a felt lined cut away to rest the top tube of your frame on and straps give strength to the structure. It’s available in 12 colours too. Visit .flxble for more details.
I don’t think i’ve seen a piece of wood ever look this flexible:
Got another great book here. It is full of awesome bike companies, designers, manufacturers etc. Beautifully written and photographed. It is also wonderfully presented as a high print quality coffee table book. Check out a bit more in the review here but, I’ve not told too much as I don’t want to spoil it for you lot it’s a must have book for a cycle fan.
Chris Hoy has been testing the Fiorenzuola track bike out. Made of 6061 T6 triple-butted aluminium it seems it’s certainly strong enough to take the power output from those famous legs. Aimed at anyone starting out on the track it looks a good choice and swapping to faster wheels in the future would make it even better. The more subtle design of these bikes is just up my street.
We love bikes, although ultimately it doesn’t really matter, we want our bikes to be right and those little details are what makes a bike right. Some little details can be hugely expensive but Tidds are a cheap detail. What are they? Tidds are for unused bottle cage bolts, you just put a bit of lube on and twist and push in. Tidds weigh 90% less than the unused steel bolts they replace & look super clean. Each lightweight Tidd comes in at 0.25g (0.5g per pair). So far Tidds come in three colours, Black, White and Pink. I think they’re neat. Sure bolts don’t weigh much but, you know it’s all about details. Also good for plugging pannier bosses, and will help to stop the corroding weather getting in there. They cost £3.99 a pack (of two) and you can get them at www.siliconetidds.com.
This is one of the reasons I love doing Headset Press. Luis González Ramón runs this small bicycle company called HISPANIA Ciclos and contacted me hoping I would share his bikes on our webiste. It’s an odd thing as nearly every single person that contacts us is doing something great, new or exciting. What I love is this stuff is genuinely interesting and these bikes are that. I asked Luis about his bikes and where they are made and he said, “ I like cycling a lot, any of the disciplines, from Road to Mountain Bike and of course Cyclocross. We are a small Spanish company, we use Columbus Tubing from Milano, we use also some parts from US and Germany. We think that all the materials are good to make bicycles, at this moment we have frames in Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminun and Titanium but we are currently working also in Carbon Fiber frames with tube to tube technique.” So check out more of these Spanish bikes here.