Julie Racing Design

A very individual looking bike from Julie Racing Design. Id be curious to see how this rides! the back endlooks quite striking. Im sure some will say over-engineered, but hey, if you can build it, why not?

Condor Cycles World Series

Condor Cycles raising their game yet again, and releasing this very very fresh frameset as part of their continuing celebration of founder Monty Young’s 80th birthday. Each triple-butted steel frameset will have a pricetag of £550, and be available in white with a dash of colour. Crafted from  The colour highlights available will be from each of the world champ rainbow stripes. A very simple but striking design makes this a lustworthy steed. To add to its appeal, the frameset is only being produced as a run of 150 – once its gone its gone! And for the price condor are fitting each frame complete with a specially branded Concor world series saddle, colour coordinated bartape and a Condor branded seatpin. A natty classic looking frame, ideal for a retro inspired track racer and about-town single speed beaut. Head in to Condor Cycles to find out more.

Winter Hack Project

I rescued an old Colnago dream 2003 over the summer, with the intention of making it into a nice little winter hack/commuter… for days when I either couldn’t face the 15 mile round trip on fixed gear, or for simply when I wanted to hit up Regents Park for some pre-Getty laps. Having no doubt driven James mad with bits lying all over the flat and him having to put up with my whinging because this part doesn’t fit or that part doesn’t look right, its a welcome arrival and has ended weeks of me pottering about wittering on about the build.
After much cleaning up and a little smattering of TLC via Prologue, I spent my first day yesterday cruising around Regents on it. Having never ridden campag before, Iv been pretty impressed with the relatively low end Veloce groupset. Low end in price and weight perhaps, but ample performance for my requirements. As its only a budget winter hack, finishing kit has been extremely modest, choosing Deda matching alu steapost and stem, spd’s for a bit more practicality when commuting, and tried and trusty Continental 4 seasons tyres, having impressed me last year even holding up in thick snow. If you see me out on the road, give me a wave…. (or a draft!)