Posts Tagged ‘fixed’

Republic Bike liked


Any examples of good web design in a cycling context will be posted. Above: Republic Bikes, spotted on Dropular.

Charge Bikes in Vimeo viral

Charge Bikes have created a viral video stream on Vimeo – an excellent video-sharing service that beats YouTube on video quality, web design and user interface, more of which on the web blog – featuring a character called Shyhop. Here are the first 2 episodes:

Introducing Shyhop from Charge Bikes on Vimeo.

Shyhop Rendezvous from Charge Bikes on Vimeo.

I’ve always fancied the Charge range. Awesome XC MTBs and styling city options too.

Japanese do bike shops better

Just back from a trip to Japan. Generally, it was awesome. One of the things you always catch yourself saying when you travel around the country is ‘Why can’t we have that back at home?’. Everything appears to work better, everyone appears to work harder, and everyone goes that extra mile to make things better for everyone else.

One evening I was wandering around the backstreets of Kyoto when I looked up and saw this store:

It’s a men’s retro clothing store that ALSO sells vintage road bikes, fixies and track frames. Incredible. I barrelled in there with my camera at the ready. 

Imagine a store when you could come away with a new shirt AND a crankset. 


Vintage Eddy Merckx.

Vintage Eddy Merckx.