Darren Crisp Titanium at B1866

American/Italian builder to make fittings directly in the Brooks shop.

19 Mar 2014  |  Posted by BREGAN  |  Categories: Art & Design, Bicycles

Darren at work in his Italian studio

The B1866 shop in Seven Dials, London has begun offering handmade frames direct in-house from some of the most respected names in the handmade bicycle world. Dario Pegoretti paid a visit in January and now Darren Crisp is set to arrive on 10 April, performing fittings for lucky customers who will not have to travel to Darren’s Italian studio, but be measured and fitted right in the heart of London.

Appointments will fill up fast,  so read more to learn the latest details.


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Doctors Without Borders Cycles Across India

Unni Karunakara Cycles India to Raise Awareness for MSF

16 Oct 2013  |  Posted by BREGAN  |  Categories: Friends, Travel & Adventure Cycling

The nice folks at Schindelhauer Bikes present Dr. Karunakara with the bike that will take him 4,000km across India

Srinagar, October 12, 2013 – Outgoing International President of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Dr Unni Karunakara, is taking to the road on a bicycle to travel 5,000 kilometres through ten states beginning in Jammu and Kashmir and ending 100 days later in Kerala to spark a dialogue with the general public, medical students, and healthcare providers on health, healthcare, and humanitarianism. Dr Karunakara will push off and begin his odyssey in Srinagar at the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences at 1:00 pm.

Before leaving, Dr. Karunakara stopped through Berlin where the young men of Schindelhauer had gotten together with Brooks, ABUS, Gates Carbon Drive, Rohloff, SON Schmidt Maschinenbau, and Tubus.


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L’Eroica 2013

15 Oct 2013  |  Posted by BREGAN  |  Categories: Events

Another L’Eroica has come and gone, and as usual it was filled with its share of special moments for those who made the pilgrimage to Chianti.


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Dashing Bicycle Show – Denver Edition

Spirits Abound Last Week by the Dashing Bicycle Show at Salvagetti in Denver

5 Mar 2013  |  Posted by BREGAN  |  Categories: Bicycles, Events, Friends

Spirits Abound Last Week by the Dashing Bicycle Show at Salvagetti in Denver

If you were lucky enough to visit the NAHBS last weekend, we hope you made it by Salvagetti for some good old fashioned cocktails and conversation. Next stop: Washington D.C.!

All photos by David Niddrie, Momentum Mag


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Slender Grips 100mm Set

One more good reason to go Brompting about…

22 Feb 2013  |  Posted by BREGAN  |  Categories: Monthly highlights, Saddles, Bags, Etc., Urban Cycling

The comments section of the Brooks Online Shop has been bombarded for some time by incredulous (but patient) Brompton enthusiasts querying for a date when a set of 100mm Slender Grips for use with the famous M-Series handlebar will be available.

Brompting Brompton Enthusiasts, that day has come.


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New Travel Bags Video

7 Feb 2013  |  Posted by BREGAN  |  Categories: Monthly highlights, Saddles, Bags, Etc., Travel & Adventure Cycling

If you’re keen on picking up glossy material issuing forth from one of the world’s venerable publishing houses specializing in cycling press, then you may have likely already come across our new ad campaign that focuses on the Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle journey.

While shooting this campaign, we made a video that will be released very soon chronicling the path taken by former Brooks employee Andrew Hunter and his friend Adam Ferguson as they made their way from Cornwall to Caithness.

During this adventure we managed to inconvenience Adam, by way of his unpacking, so that we were able to shoot a short video to explain the details of our new pannier bags and how they function.

If you would like to be notified the moment the full-length video of their journey is released, please register for updates at www.enjoyeverymile.com.

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“Dashing Bike, Guv’nor!”

Enter to Win a Dashing Bike!

12 Dec 2012  |  Posted by BREGAN  |  Categories: Events, Monthly highlights


As those of you who read the blog or check the facebook or receive our twitter, not to mention our Newsletter already know, or anyone who was in arm’s reach of Huckleberry Bikes in San Francisco last Saturday will confirm, Brooks is underway with a series of events in North America held under the banner of “The Brooks England Dashing Bicycle Show”.

But the Dashing Bicycle Show is not only about an excuse to go out and socialize and talk bikes. Its also about WINNING one of the Dashing Bikes on display, so read on to learn more!


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Sneak Peek at the Brooks 21 Multi Tool

New Brooks Multi Tool, Adjustable Spanner, to Aid Roadside Repairs

20 Nov 2012  |  Posted by BREGAN  |  Categories: Monthly highlights, Saddles, Bags, Etc.

Soon to be your stout companion through thick and thin – The Brooks 21 Multi Tool

In the past, browsing through the maintenance department of the Brooks Online Shop was a brief excursion to procure a standard spanner or perhaps a tin of Proofide. Now a stop by this humble section of the website is about to get much more interesting…


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The Brooks England Dashing Bicycle Show

Read below and enter to WIN your own Dashing Bike!

31 Oct 2012  |  Posted by BREGAN  |  Categories: Bicycles, Events, Friends, Monthly highlights

In North America over the coming months, Brooks will be hosting the Dashing Bicycle Show, a travelling display of fine bicycles and accessories for fans of style in the saddle.

The Opening Exhibition will take place on the 8th of December in San Francisco at Huckleberry Bicycles, where Hendrick’s Gin will be on hand to lubricate the cogs of human interaction.

“The Dashing Bicycle Show 2012-2013 Tour”

08 Dec 2012 Huckleberry Bicycles San Francisco, CA
23 Feb 2013 Salvagetti Bicycle Workshop, Denver, CO
20 April 2013 Bicycle Space Washington, DC
08 June 2013 Bikes on Wheels, Toronto, ON
25 July 2013 Bicycle Habitat, New York, NY

Each event will begin with an opening party, and the display will remain for a fortnight thereafter.

The bikes on display will be given away at the end of the tour in a very special contest, so read below for more details!


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The Brooks Piccadilly Knapsack.

25 Sep 2012  |  Posted by BREGAN  |  Categories: Saddles, Bags, Etc., Urban Cycling

We mentioned in a post recently how, after the past few years of Researching and Developing, our Brooks line of bags for cycling with was beginning to approach a state of completion. We now have a range of pieces produced in England and Italy, running the gamut from spacious to slimline, designed for and by cyclists, yet which do not require the tandem accessory of bicycle to make aesthetic sense.

As most will know, there are Brooks rucksacks and holdalls built with a specially treated and extremely tough canvas, but in most cases (no pun intended) our bags are made using leather of the same grade we take for our saddles.

One such bag is the newly arrived Brooks Piccadilly Knapsack.


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