Literary Allusions Abound In Fine Tale Of Love, Loss, Redemption.
29 Nov 2012 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Bicycles, Friends, Stories
Patrick Siebert was in touch recently with us from Berlin. He posted to our Facebook page a couple of pictures of his freshly refurbished, vintage Diamant. We were curious to know a little more, and to this end Patrick has kindly supplied some more photos of the work in progress, as well as the full story behind his machine’s rebirth…
We Take A Look At Our First Port Of Call On The Dashing Bicycle Show.
28 Nov 2012 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Bicycles, Friends, Style & Fashion, Urban Cycling
Party at the front, business at the back. Expert tool wielding ability is crucial to Huckleberry’s success.
We mentioned recently how Rivendell’s Grant Petersen has been invited to say a few words at the launch of our upcoming Brooks Dashing Bicycle Tour. With the show’s opening night of 8th December looming ever larger, we look today at its first stop-off, Huckleberry Bikes in San Francisco.
Scott E-bike Collaboration With FMX Star Has Borne Attractive Fruit.
23 Nov 2012 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Art & Design, Bicycles
SCOTT – The H9C Project with Danny Schneider – Part 3 from world of freesports on Vimeo.
Bike company Scott have released the short film above to coincide with the completion of their H9C project.
They became involved this year with autodidact Danny Schneider, founder and chief of Hard Nine Choppers on their mission to put a few stylish, custom twists to an e-bike. The Scott H9C is the fruit of their joint labors.
The World Hour Record, Umpteen Grand Tours and Countless Classics are bound.
7 Nov 2012 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Bicycles, Heritage
Fans of any sport delight in comparing its champions across different eras, or attempting to, at least. Would Dempsey have beaten Tyson? Might Borg have foxed Federer? Perhaps Rees would have been too much for Taylor? It’s a futile exercise, of course, but it fuels Mankind’s eternal quest to answer: Who is Greatest Of All Time?
This is all by way of saying that a package landed on the desk at Boultbee Towers recently, giving us amateur cycling historians cause to once again ponder the conundrum.
A Sportive Ride Through Lancashire On Vintage Steel
6 Nov 2012 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Bicycles, Events, Friends, Sports Cycling, Travel & Adventure Cycling
Photo courtesy of Rick from cyclesportphotos.com
Sean McAdam has been in touch with us recently with photos from this year’s Pendle Witches Vintage Velo ride. The PWVV is cosy charity sportive through the Lancashire countryside that is held each year, with a hot homemade pie and peas waiting at the finish, washed down with a few pints of real ale.
Registration for 2013 has already opened. We let Sean from Pendle take up the story…
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!
A Look At Some Special And Unique Saddles Tucked Away In Our Online Shop.
25 Oct 2012 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Bicycles, Correspondence, Friends, Heritage, Saddles, Bags, Etc.
The B72′s patented Loop Suspension warrants this saddle’s position in our “Unique” category. The B72 is a good example of our Unique line of saddles.
As most who have browsed there will be hopefully aware, the Brooks England online shop lays out its collection of fine leather cycling saddles into a number of various categories.
For starters, we thematically divide up pieces according to their likely purpose, e.g., saddles best taken for frequent heavy mileage trips are in the Touring and Trekking section, while the saddles designed for a completely upright riding position are gathered under City and Heavy Duty.
So far, so good.
Quintet Of Student Philanthropists Cycle The Famous Rally Route For Charity.
16 Oct 2012 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Bicycles, Events, Travel & Adventure Cycling
We’ve heard of stones sufficiently hot to fry eggs on, but brewing coffee is another level.
Benedict, Chris, Daniel, Edward, and Shamoon got in touch earlier this year. The five final year students at Imperial College London had in mind one last memorable team road trip before their university days became a distant memory, replaced by the sort of days where you have to get up well before two in the afternoon.
We Provide Some Illumination On The Subject Of Visibility.
2 Oct 2012 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Bicycles, Urban Cycling
Owner reckons he could flash a Morse message to the International Space station and get a reply.
As more and more people take to two human powered wheels for their commute, the question of getting home in one piece has possibly never been so relevant for so many. So with autumn drawing in and night gradually falling sooner, at Boultbee Towers we recently turned our attention to the matter of keeping one’s bike lit up in the dark.
Intrepid Trio Of Tasmanians Already Planning Their Next Trip To The 1930s.
28 Sep 2012 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Bicycles, Curiosities, Events
Readers may recall that we had a story on the blog earlier this year about three Tasmanians Scott, Craig and Gavin, and their highly entertaining attempt to ride Paris Brest Paris on vintage bicycles from the era of their compatriot Sir Hubert Opperman. It would seem that the experience has left them none the less hungry for heavy mileage on European roads…