We had a great time documenting last year and hope to do likewise this year.
We’re stoked to be amongst the media partners supporting SPINLDN;
SPIN London is the worlds’ first urban focused bicycle consumer show & festival, making it’s debut in East London on the bank holiday weekend of 3rd, 4th, 5th May 2013.
Set in the historic hotbed of consumer cool & street culture at The Old Truman Brewery in East London, SPIN London promises to be the hottest ticket the city has to offer for cycle traders, enthusiasts & the general public.
There’s a lot of good people involved and we’re looking forward to catching up with all of them and showing you what they have going on.
Check out everything here.
Bike V Design has taken on a real momentum (pardon the pun) since the first event and publication a few months back. Impetus Momenta happening on the 6th December is an evening of talks, demonstrations and screenings devoted to the history of the ‘Fixed Gear’.
Garrett Chow’s All Chips on The Table one man show about his design and its relationship to cycling launched at the start of the month and judging from the coverage over on Mash it and the accompany Cutty Cross Cat went really well. Luck for you its on until the end of the month at the Rapha CC in SF. Get there if you can.
The Cycle Show returns to the NEC, Birmingham for the second year and once again it didn’t disappoint. Although it is no where near as big as Eurobike or Interbike, the Cycle Show is the best event for cycling enthusiasts in the UK to drool over next years products, and a few concept ones. Plus, if you go on the right day, you may even get to meet some true British cycling heroes. Rudy asked if I’d like to get some images from the event and I was more than happy to oblige.
There was plenty of stands with some interesting products but for me the ones that really impressed me were Condor and Specialized. The 2013 Condor range looks incredible and the guys have done a wonderful job in design. Plus, true value for money. As for the 2013 Specialized range, stunning. The design team deserves some major props as the 2013 range is by far the best looking range they’ve done in years. I’m not 100% that all of the bikes have been revised when it comes to geo & spec but I know a few of the top end frames have been altered and I imagine that the changes will only be beneficial. Overall the event was really enjoyable, as it is every year and at £16 (on the door) you can’t go wrong. It’s worth it just to pick up bargains like a Catlike helmet for £45 or a pair of Oakley Radar for £60. Be sure to check it out next year. Angus Sung
Check out the Facebook event page for more details on the event.
Peter recently represented the 5th floor in a Design Museum production ‘Bike v Design’. This publication will accompany the forthcoming exhibition Designed to Win that explores the tensions between sport and design. There will be an evening of downright bike geekery on September 7th where, designers and riders will rub shoulders and chat bikes. We’re stoked to be involved on this project, head along on the 7th and say hello to Peter, (you can’t mistake him, he’s the dude on the cover) and check out the Design Museums initiatives with their #bikewednesday.
Yesterday was the London Bike Show at the Excel centre. This show was even bigger than last year, with the gravitation of the cycle show up to Birmingham. There’s a couple of specific posts to follows but here’s some highlight snaps.
Vic Lee Brompton print.
Cavendish fizik saddle.
Strada wheel-truing machine.