Archive | July, 2012

Cardboard Bicycle Design

This isn’t the first cardboard bicycle I’ve seen but it seems to be the best …


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Hurry, they’re selling fast….

As you should know by now (we’ve mentioned it a few times recently) Made in England is now available for pre-order, with an estimated shipping date is October 2012. Excitingly they have selected a portrait for each of the 13 artisans from the book as an additional gift for anyone who pre-orders one of the first 400, and remember your copy will also be signed with a personal message from the authors.

The book is priced at £35.00 plus postage & is available for UK pre-order via Paypal, just click on the image below…


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#VendrediVideo – Hand Made

This week I’ve kept the number of videos down a little, but they’re both fantastic.

This film is going to be a multi-part Documentary series about people all around the country who specialize in preserving things from the past as well as folks who create new things. It is a reflection that embodies the American spirit right now and explores the spaces of the craftsmen who create in them.
Part 1:
Michael Hartery is a Musician and Luthier that specializes in restoring & repairing the double bass. This is a glimpse into his craft.

American Hand from Jon Walley on Vimeo.

Joby Springsteen is a welder, musician & friend from Binghamton NY. He works for FBM Bikes, enjoys long walks on the beach, making his own music gear and eating Freschott pizza. Joby is part of a company that has grounded itself in DIY and American made pride since its very birth, people like Joby and FBM make us proud to ride bikes.

American Hand II from Jon Walley on Vimeo.

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We set ourselves a reminder this week… ; )


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Online Shop

We’ve added some more goodness to our little online shop … why don’t you take a peek…

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Made in England

A few weeks ago I included the teaser video from Made in England in my #VendrediVideo post, unsurprisingly the video got a great response – the book is such a great idea and has clearly been executed beautifully. Here’s a little bit about the people behind the book…

Ricky is the owner of Feather Cycles which has been going since 2008, and is one of the youngest and most promising frame builders in the UK at the moment. He has a been a pro BMX’r for a number of years prior to starting his career as a frame builder.

Matthew worked for Enigma bikes, learning his trade under Mark Reilly after being trained as welder in South Africa. He has been involved road and cross country racing for a number of years.

Kayti Peschke has been shooting as a freelance fashion photographer for 10 years all over the world. Her clients include Debenhams, House of Fraser, Vice, Billionaire Boys Club, Mixmag and Super Super. She started doing bike photography for the last 4 years, has been the official photographer at Bespoked Bristol since its inception!

I spoke to Matthew for a few hours last night about  the excitement surrounding the launch of the book. I’ve included an extract from the book (below) for you to enjoy… just make sure that you get your pre-order in quickly as I’ve got a feeling that this is going to sell out pretty fast!

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