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Italian Bikes Photography

Here is a second set of images taken whilst on a recent trip to Pisa, Florence and Lucca. This set consist mostly of the beautiful old Italian buildings, doorways and in particular lots of lovely bikes leaning against rustic italian walls like the ones above. We are thinking of compiling a photgraphic book using some of these shots, so watch this space. See the full set here.


Effektive Bike Project

We have recently joined the steadily growing designer / fixed gear cliché by purchasing this vintage Raleigh single speed conversion. She is a working project and will be receiving a fair bit of attention and new parts over the coming weeks including some re-created 60’s Raleigh vinyls. We will keep you updated with her progress. Now back to some design posts…

Candy Cranks T-Shirt!

Thanks to Meg at Candy Cranks for sending though a lovely new Candy Cranks T-shirt which arrived this morning from Sydney. You can buy one of these and many other bike related goodies over at the Candy Cranks Store.

Japanese Bike Parking

Great solution to the problems of illegal bicycle parking in Japan. Spotted via the Howies Brainfood blog

My bikes better than your bike!




Our friends over at Candy Cranks have released these rather nice “My bikes better than your bike” T-shirts available in black on white or white on black via their online store. There is also CC identity button badges now available. Check them out.

Candy Cranks Prototype Frames




The branding work completed for Sydney based Candy Cranks has now been applied to the very first prototype frames. Available in white and black these two will be going to my friends and the very luck Meg (Candy Cranks founder) and Rosy (Candy Cranks contributor.) These two beauties will be getting built up over the next few weeks and I will post shots of the final first two bikes once they are finished. These frames will be available to buy over the coming weeks/months and i’ll be getting my order in as soon as possible. Bespoke designed and built at the fantastic Primate Frames in Sydney, the frames will be retailing at the new Candy Cranks store. More soon.

Candy Cranks Chainrings!




Sydney based bike brand and friend Candy Cranks which I completed the branding for have just released these custom Candy Cranks chainrings available in silver and anodised black with a choice of 8 colours for the stars to match the frame or those deep V-rims. Get over to the new CC shop to find out more.

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