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Urban CyclistUrban Cyclist

Urban Cyclist September - October 2016

"Get inside the scene - street riding from London to Los Angeles Look sharp in stylish, modern clothing designed for city riding and living Riding skills - how to trackstand, sidehop, deal with traffic and train on a fixed gear bike Group tests - crosstown carvers, stylish urbanites and sport fixed/singlespeed bikes on test Products tested and rated - 20 messenger bags, 16 lights, 6 pairs of gloves and more"

País:
United Kingdom
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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welcome…

Tata’s intentions to sell its UK arm thrust British steel into the headlines for all the wrong reasons. One idea is that Tata’s cherry-picked with a more specialist focus on advanced, technical steel remaining in this country. The merits remain to be seen but it’s not a unique model – cycling fans are fully aware that cutting-edge steel’s proliferated the bike industry for years with one name standing head and shoulders above the rest. Reynolds steel, whether it’s the historic 531 or the latest 953, evokes emotions like no other tubing brand. But it’s not all been rosy. Reynolds nearly went bankrupt in 2000 but was saved by a management buy-out. We headed to their Birmingham operation to discover while some of the processes are old school, the innovative tubing…

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minet crit

LOCATION HILLINGDON CYCLE CIRCUIT, GREATER LONDON, 02 JULY 2016 LATITUDE: 51º53’51.83” LONGITUDE: -0.44.81.38” Just one week before the fixed-gear phenomenon that is Red Hook sunk its claws into the capital’s finest singlespeeders, London cycling collective White City Track united with Saddle Drunk to host Minet Crit in West London. Over a shortened qualifier circuit of 1,000m, Liam Yates and Andrea Vassallo smashed the men’s qualifiers while Kiera McVitty did the same for the women. That victory put McVitty in pole position come the 18km final where Jess Morgan and Corrine Price set the early pace. Lap three echoed to the ‘prime’ lap bell, McVitty winning the golden ticket to the ‘best pizza in London’ – aka Santa Maria. McVitty went on to take the win with Price edging Morgan for second. In the men’s race, Vassallo narrowly…

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champagne coverage

Guy Andrews has made it his life’s aim to apply thought and beauty to every project he works on. Andrews founded the road-cycling aesthete’s must-read, Rouleur, in 2006 before departing eight years later to pursue further visually cute projects like Bike Mechanic: Tales from the Road and the Workshop. Andrews now lives in Mallorca but headed to Paris and London for his latest work of art, Magnum Cycling, to leaf through the cycling archives of one of the world’s biggest photo agencies, Magnum. The resulting collection of images cover such diverse events as the Tour de France, six-day meets in Paris and Belgian cyclocross events. But race action is secondary to the men behind the lens, with each chapter focusing on the photographers Andrews feels capture the unique atmosphere of cycling,…

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toby gallagher

BEFORE FRAMEBUILDING, I WAS AN ARCHITECT. I used to sit at a desk for up to 12 hours a day, just drawing on CAD. I’d hoped get on site to see things being built, but in over eight years I never once saw a brick being laid in the ground. As a keen cyclist, it was immensely frustrating that my health and fitness were really poor. IN 2008, THE MARKET CRASHED AND I LOST MY JOB. I moved to Japan, and it was there that I drooled over top custom bikes like Cherubims, Kalavinkas and Nagasawas. When I returned to the UK I worked as an architect again, but the same sit-at-a-desk story, so in 2012 I handed in my notice and bought a frame jig and some files. I COMPLETED THE…

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custom made in the capital

The Bespoked bike show seems a lifetime ago, but it was only a few months ago that the world’s nest framebuilders gravitated to Bristol for the annual celebration of all things handmade, including London-based Cloud 9 Cycles. The bike pictured is owner Adam Garrett’s daily commuter and is designed to be a nimble street bike for urban riding. Constructed from Columbus steel tubing, it was actually built by co-owner Kris Baran – with frugality in mind. “It’s tig welded,” Baran explains. “Why? Because this is the cheaper of the two specs we offer and saves time during the build process.” The bike is powder coated, not painted, for a tough finish, and the standout stem is made by Gussett. “It also features disc brakes for optimum stopping in all weathers and took…

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what are you riding?

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE YOUR BIKE FEATURED HERE, SEND A HI-RES IMAGE TO JAMESRWITTS@GMAIL.COM Any that don’t make it to print we will share at: www.facebook.com/UrbanCyclistMagazine…

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