Bikes & Artisans

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Formigli: A Master Craftsman

Based in beautiful Florence, Renzo Formigli is one of my favourite bike builders. Not only is he a man with an interesting story and approach, but he has a desire to retain his master approach to frame building; working out of a small shop and creating bikes that maintain a personal connection between builder and …

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A vintage Tommasini super prestige

Why Vintage Steel?

There is a growing fascination with Steel and Vintage Steel.  Having reflected on why this resurgence is happening, we think the answer is multi-faceted, with one thing for certain – once you ride vintage steel, it takes a small hold of you and there is no looking back. The History Firstly, Steel is eternal. The …

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people riding on a winding road in Piemonte

Stelbel Bike Day

Since meeting the Stelbel guys in 2016, we’ve always loved what they do and so on our recent stay in Italy, we managed to catch up for a ride with the team. We all made our way to Piemonte where we experienced the magic of a warm Autumn day. We were in for a surprise …

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