A quest to to keep the Italian bicycle flame burning brightly.
10 Oct 2014 | Posted by Tim Gunn | Categories: Art & Design, Bicycles, Heritage, Saddles, Bags, Etc., Style & Fashion, Urban Cycling
Uniqueness comes in many forms. Take the Brooks B17 saddle for instance. It started out life on a drawing board in the mid 1890’s at the Brooks Works. It uniquely set a standard, and has since formed the backbone to the Brooks saddle collection.
Brooks England head to Tuscany
7 Oct 2014 | Posted by Oliver | Categories: Bicycles, Events, Friends, Heritage, Monthly highlights, Sports Cycling, Travel & Adventure Cycling
As proud sponsors of L’Eroica, every year we arrive in Tuscany with a team to tackle the challenging ride and the 2014 edition of L’Eroica was no different.
Juliet Elliott recounts her most recent Lucky Cap Ride
26 Sep 2014 | Posted by Juliet Elliott | Categories: Bicycles, Stories, Travel & Adventure Cycling
Do you always stick to the same few routes on your ride, never turning down that road you always pass? Are you stuck in a routine of same old, same old, all out of love for your own backyard?
Our Graphic Designer Goes in Search of his Perfect Bicycle
23 Sep 2014 | Posted by jim holland | Categories: Art & Design, Bicycles, Correspondence, Heritage, Saddles, Bags, Etc.
I first came to know Mercian Cycles a long time ago, back when nobody really wore Lycra and everybody took sandwiches. Growing up in the shadow of the Black Country the custom frame was considered as it is now, a luxury item, though they were perhaps a bit more common before the advent of carbon and aluminium. Not to mention that, once you had your frame, that was it, you kept it until you pegged out, components and wheels would be replaced as required, but a custom frame was for life. To a certain extent, that’s still true, not least because often a custom geometry will only really suit the rider it was designed for.
Guest blogger Bike Snob NYC joins us to document his preparations for Italy
17 Sep 2014 | Posted by Bike Snob NYC | Categories: Bicycles, Correspondence, Events, Friends, Stories, Uncategorized, Urban Cycling
On October 5th I will undertake the greatest challenge of my cycling career, when I travel to Italy for the 18th edition of L’Eroica.
Nick Hand drops by to tell us about his latest cycling project
8 Sep 2014 | Posted by GUEST | Categories: Art & Design, Bicycles, Curiosities, Friends, Stories, Uncategorized
One of the nice things about working amongst a community of designers, engineers and artists is the opportunity of collaboration.
Thomas Callahan tells us about the latest addition to the Horse Cycles stable
7 Aug 2014 | Posted by GUEST | Categories: Art & Design, Bicycles, Friends, Heritage, Urban Cycling
When my friends at Kaufmann Mercantile asked me to design a bike for them, I didn’t hesitate for a moment. Even if you know nothing about the New York based online store, just the name in itself inspires respect and intrigue, both of which the company deserves and fulfills. Not only do they curate some of the best-designed and most durable goods from around the world, they also are sustaining a conscientious culture where the history of materials, the ethics of production, and the resilience of design are paramount.
Legendary Philadelphia Builder to Visit B1866
29 Jul 2014 | Posted by Tim Gunn | Categories: Bicycles, Events, Friends
Stephen Bilenky - Master Frame Builder.
Stephen Bilenky has been designing and building beautifully constructed bicycles since 1983. Located in an old warehouse in North Philadelphia; the Bilenky Cycle Works is a workshop full to the brim of over thirty years of bicycle frame building history. They build anything from cargo bikes to racing lightweights, cyclocross bikes, recumbents and tandems, mountain bikes, simple commuter bikes and anything else they or a customer can dream up. Innovative too; they were the first to build a tandem, with S&S couplers allowing it to pack down into two small flight boxes and in the late nineties they started producing the revolutionary ‘Viewpoint’; a semi recumbent tandem that allowed teams with differing abilities and strengths to take to the road for the first time.
Brooks England heads to Goodwood to witness the BWC
29 Jul 2014 | Posted by Oliver | Categories: Bicycles, Events, Friends, Sports Cycling
Brooks England had the pleasure of sponsoring this year’s Brompton World Championships. The 2014 edition of the race took place at Goodwood in West Sussex on Sunday 27th July. As always there was an eclectic selection of outfits and customised Bromptons, many of course equipped with Brooks saddles and accessories.
Brooks teams up with the world's leading bicycle poster show.
25 Jul 2014 | Posted by Oliver | Categories: Art & Design, Bicycles, Events, Stories, Style & Fashion, Urban Cycling
Brooks has teamed up with PEdAL ED to celebrate five years ARTCRANK UK, the world’s leading bicycle poster show. On Thursday 31st July we will host a retrospective of ARTCRANK in our B1866 store