Bikes of the Bunch

Bikes of the Bunch: Primus Mootry titanium criterium racer

Say you were a lifelong road racer and had a master frame builder as a brother; what would you have him build? That’s the question Dan DePaemelaere asked himself a few years ago, and for him, the answer was simple: a no-nonsense TIG-welded titanium workhorse purpose-built for the kermesse-style race scene of the Colorado Front …

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Bikes and gear of the 2017 Indian Pacific Wheel Race

When you set out to race 5,500km across Australia, you want to make sure you’ve got the right tool for the job. From the dead flat roads and headwinds of the Nullarbor Plain, to the long climbs of the Great Dividing Range, the riders of the Indian Pacific Wheel Race face challenges of all different …

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Bikes of the Bunch: Bianchi Oltre XR4

In this edition of Bikes of the Bunch, Shu Chong Tang tells us about his new Bianchi Oltre XR4 — not the first Bianchi he’s owned. This bike was a totally unexpected surprise for me; a huge shock with enormous sentiment. It was a gift from my father-in-law and one that he surprised me with …

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Bikes of the Bunch: Factor O2 ultralight home build

In this week’s edition of Bikes of the Bunch we head to Hong Kong to learn about an ultralight build put together by Francis Lim. This is the story of Francis’ Factor 02. Cycling for me is half riding, half the building of bikes. I get adrenaline pumping through my brain when thinking about what …

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Bikes of the Bunch: Victoire Cycles Veloce Disc HSS

In this edition of Bikes of the Bunch, we travel to France where Tony Bidel shares the story behind his new bespoke steel road disc bike made by Victoire Cycles. By Tony Bidel This bike is for me the conclusion of a new step in my relationship with Victoire Cycles. It’s the third frame that …

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Bikes of the Bunch: August Bicycles bespoke steel road bike

In this edition of Bikesof the Bunch, Mike Howes tells us about his custom steel road bike that was built by August Bicycles in the U.K. By Mike Howes I’d ridden aluminium and then carbon “off the peg” frames for years and generally been happy. But I reached a point where I felt these where …

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Bikes of the Bunch: English Cycles custom V3 road bike

In this edition of Bikes of the Bunch, Zak Smiley tells us the story behind his new English Cycles road bike, and proves that it’s possible to be a weight-weenie while riding a steel bike. By Zak Smiley I’ve been building bikes for the best part of ten years and over the last two years …

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Bikes of the Bunch: Rogers Bespoke ‘Cross bike

In this edition of Bikes of the Bunch, Ciaran Durney shares the story behind his custom cyclocross bike built by Rogers Bespoke, a custom framebuilder based in Adelaide, Australia. By Ciaran Durney I really like the idea of bespoke frames. I like the idea that someone is building a frame that’s specifically for you. I …

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Bikes of the Bunch: Stelbel Rodano

In today’s edition of Bikes of the Bunch we feature a custom-built steel frame belonging to Victorian rider Arie Wetsteyn: a Stelbel Rodano. The story of Arie Wetsteyn’s Stelbel Rodano begins with his love of Italian cycling. After a riding trip to Italy a few years back Arie was inspired to build up a 1991 …

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Bikes of the Bunch: Paris Galibier

In this edition of Bikes of the Bunch, Paul Braybrook shares the story behind the modern remake of Paris’ unique and iconic Galibier. by Paul Braybrook I developed a keen interest in vintage race bikes a few years ago and was initially drawn to the typical Italian scene of Colnagos and Bianchis. This led me …

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