Steel Vintage Bikes Blog

Steel Vintage Bikes Blog

  1. The Giro at Steel Vintage Bikes

    The Giro at Steel Vintage Bikes
    It is a race without comparison. The Giro d'Italia, now in its 100th edition, is as romantic and spectacular as ever. The organizers this year held nothing back from a course perspective and will be kicking off the Fight for Pink on the Island of Sardinia this Friday, May 5th. A mountain heavy parcours along with nearly 60km of Time...
  2. Clash of the Heroes

    Clash of the Heroes
    With the Eroica season in full tilt, finding the right steed to carry you across the finish line is maybe the most important decision you will make on your way to Becoming Eroici. Lets face it, unless you’ve maintained that 30+ year old bike that’s collecting dust in your dads garage, you will be looking for a set of wheels...
  3. Holdsworth Heritage: A British Invasion!

    Holdsworth Heritage: A British Invasion!
    You would be forgiven to think that the cycling boom occurring throughout the U.K is a recent phenomenon. The exploits of Team GB on the track and the sheer dominance of Sky on the road are a result of decades of British cycling tradition. As we look back, a key figure to cultivating this popularity was W.F. Holdsworth. Holdsworth began...
  4. The Sheriff of Roubaix

    The Sheriff of Roubaix
    No race holds the same reverence as Paris-Roubaix. The cruel cobblestoned pavé that litters the 250+ km course leaves the riders and bikes that cross them battered into submission. Few Champions have returned to the Hell of the North to reclaim victory, Francesco Moser though was no ordinary Champion. Dubbed “The Sheriff” and “Il Mangiapietre” or The Cobble Eater, Moser’s...
  5. Eroica California 2017

    Eroica California 2017
    A Mediterranean like climate, rolling hills with vineyards and breath-taking views on the Pacific Ocean. A unique riding experience which Eroica California has offered to cycling enthusiasts ever since. For the third time this year, the City of Paso Robles will be hosting the Eroica California 2017. When: 7-9 April 2017 Where: Paso Robles, California USA Website: http://www.eroicacalifornia.com/ Four different routes...
  6. Berliner Fahrradschau 2017

    Berliner Fahrradschau 2017
    The Berliner Fahrradschau is the lifestyle-bicycle fair in Berlin. Part of the Berlin Bicycle Week, the show is the peak of a whole week of events related to the bicycle culture. Movies, photo exhibitions, workshops and bike races are part of an interesting program which has grown its popularity in the European cycling scene through the years. When: From 3rd to 5th March...
  7. Becoming Eroici – Preparation for Heroes

    Becoming Eroici – Preparation for Heroes
    With 10 worldwide Eroica events to look forward to in 2017, more people than ever will be taking part in their first heroic adventure. There are few events in the cycling calendar like the festivals of Eroica, which offer an unrivalled atmosphere alongside their great food and stunning routes. At Steel Vintage Bikes, we have taken part in many of...
  8. Eroica South Africa 2017

    Eroica South Africa 2017
    The Montagu Valley will be hosting the second edition of Eroica South Africa. When: March, 18th 2017 Where: Montagu, South Africa Website: https://eroicasouthafrica.com The ride consists of three different routes of 50, 90 and 140 km which are named after the names of three main rivers of the region: Keisie, Kogman and Kingna. Eroica South Africa is part of a festival...
  9. Eroica Calendar Events 2017

    Eroica Calendar Events 2017
    The Eroica 2017 calendar presents 10 associated Eroica events to look forward to. The Eroica family firmly believes that these special events can only be successful if they are organised by passionate people who have an intrinsic connection to the landscape and its culture. Hence, every event in the Eroica calendar is unique – from the gravel of the Monsal...
  10. Bici Eroiche - The Heroic Bicycle

    Bici Eroiche - The Heroic Bicycle
    Eroica events are the most famous and prestigious classic cycling festivals in the world. From the white roads of Gaiole in Chianti to the slopes of Mount Fuji in Japan, participants are brought together by their passion for the golden era of cycling and the ‘heroic bicycles’ that must be used to complete these adventures. With incredible landscapes and epic rides...

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