In a whirlwind build Chris Pino put his custom made Stoemper ‘Angus’ together in time for the seasons first ‘Red Hook’ there will be more on the bike and the race later but for now this image from Phil says a 1000 words.
Recently we’ve been riding the AARN Chain rings. Between us we displaced our Campag Record, Zen and Sugino 75 rings to install the 144#N ring. I don’t think one of us would dare say we feel greater connectivity or sense the pure roundness from these changes… but what we are stoked on is that we’re running the most beautiful US made, carefully constructed chain rings we’ve ever seen and for that we give thanks. Check out the aamerican edition here.
Phil is amongst our riders with his own blog he uses to regularly communicate his journey with cycling, he had a challenging 2013 especially with a shoulder injury that wiped out most of his cross season prohibiting him riding the Rosko we featured here. Thankfully he channeled his energies into building up this awesome Somec. More here.
No Quarter Bikes of Leicester might be the new guys in town but they bring together a fully symphony of services…
Based in the heart of Leicestershire, United Kingdom, we are based in a small but buzzing workshop where we do everything in-house, from wheel-building to paint-work, all the way through the graphic design, it’s all done in the same place, making sure we can keep everything at the highest quality, for those who accept nothing less. Every member of our team has over 30 years of experience in their field; our wheel-builder has build wheels for team Raleigh, our painter has painted vintage F1 cars, our mechanic has worked alongside Tour De France mechanics.
We are unique because we offer this custom service through every medium of the bike from start to finish. Have your custom frame, custom paint and custom wheels, topped off with carefully selected components, filling your bicycle dreams.
To illustrate this James and the team took on the following project with exceptional results…
The bike is a 1970s British built track frame. It was completely rusted when we got it and a real mess. I originally purchased it through a online forum knowing it was bad (we where looking for something pretty bad to start with, but this was awful!). We acid-dipped the frame and gave it a cool 2 tone paint-job, plumb crazy on the left, lilac on the right. We then added spin-drift metal flake and gold-leaf which was all done by hand, topped off with a super gloss lacquer. The built is NJS inspired using nearly all japanese track components. I think it works really well.
I’ve ogled this frame over the last few Cross Races, I think the graphics are spot on. Its now availble in a complete race package including a set of pit wheels… for a lot of money. More here.
Meanwhile on the other side of the manufacturing spectrum. Stanridge Speed have moved into phase 2 of the HSP construction using the Ohio badged Columbus tubing. First of it’s kind was Shawn Remy’s of which you can see more here.
Once again The Cycle Show returned to the NEC Birmingham this past weekend and like every year I took the short drive down the M42 to see what goodies were on display. This year’s event was by far the busiest one I’ve been too since the Cycle Show was reintroduced to the midland’s venue 3 years ago. With the well documented success of British Cycling over the last 12 months within many disciplines, it was little surprise to see such an influx of people attending the event this year. Thankfully there was plenty of products for the attendants cast their eyes at.
Again, I was more an happy to help out my friends here at The 5th Floor with some shots I got from the day and a write up.