February 2013

  1. 5 good reasons to ride a vintage bicycle

    5 good reasons to ride a vintage bicycle
    So why should you be riding a vintage bicycle? Well, there are so many reasons - we will give you five good ones: Vintage bicycles are sexy. They have a slim frame made of steel with beautiful lugs. So why would you choose all those fat & unsexy alloy and carbon frames? Riding a sexy vintage bike will mostly make you...
  2. Proper bike mainteance: Cleaning your vintage bicycle

    Proper bike mainteance: Cleaning your vintage bicycle
    Cleaning your Vintage bicycle Though it's still quite cold outside, a look at our calendar shows that spring is slowly approaching. For the avid classic cyclist this means: getting your vintage bicycle back on the street again, riding that fixie to the park, being on the road again! But wait, your precious little gem has been waiting in the shed...
  3. Review of Espresso Singlespeed & Fixie-Wheels

    Review of Espresso Singlespeed & Fixie-Wheels
    The Italian / British brand Espresso describes itself as: " a collaboration of creative urban cyclists daring to look into the future while drawing on past classics to improve and invent cycling products for individuals." Their stylish and high-value products come at surprisingly affordable prices. But how to their products perform on the street? In this article, we review the Espresso wheels. When we...
  4. Fixed-gear bikes - Why the fuzz?

    Fixed-gear bikes - Why the fuzz?
    Story of the fixed-wheel bicycle "Fixies", as they are commonly now,  are already an integral part of North American and Wester Euopean urban culture: formerly used almost exclusively by messengers, fixed-gear and singlespeed bikes populate the streets in large numbers now. But why are "normal" riders abandoning the alleged benefits and comfort of gears, a freewheel or even breaks? Some insights after the click...
  5. Vintage bike stores in Berlin - The vintage city guide

    Vintage bike stores in Berlin - The vintage city guide
    So if you accidentaly stumble across Germany’s capitol or are planning a stay in Berlin – don’t forget to pay a visit to one or more of the other superb bicycle stores around! Besides gargantuan megastores there is a multitude of small, likeable niche-stores with owners that are experts and riders themselves and are mostly in for a cup of coffee or...

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