24 Jan 2014 | Posted by jim holland | Categories: Uncategorized
The lounge at the Pegoretti workshop
Lately we have perhaps been in danger of mentioning the name Dario Pegoretti a little too often, but well, let’s be honest, Dario Pegoretti is kind of a big deal.
Dario’s frame building career began in 1975 and he has spent almost 40 years refining and honing his craft. A pioneer of TIG welding, experimenting with this method as early as 1985, Dario’s approach to Bicycle construction has been a significant influence on the way in which modern bicycles are made. All the materials in his frames have been made to his specifications, from the tube sets, to a custom carbon fork and matching Chris King Headset. Dario has built frames for pro riders, including Miguel Indurain, Marco Pantani, Stephen Roche, Claudio Chiappucci, Mario Cipollini, and Andrea Tafi. He began making frames under his own name in 1998, the models he offers today are a culmination of the experience and knowledge gained throughout his lengthy career, these frames are truly among the finest you will find on the market.
16 Nov 2013 | Posted by ANDREA | Categories: Art & Design, Bicycles, Curiosities, Events, Friends, Heritage, Monthly highlights, Saddles, Bags, Etc., Stories, Style & Fashion, Travel & Adventure Cycling, Uncategorized, Urban Cycling
During the past two months we’ve been working very hard to create what we describe as the Brooks ‘Cathedral’. We are excited to announce the opening of B1866, our first Brooks Store, situated in the heart of London. The shop is not only a showcase of our product range, but a celebration of the brand’s 150 year history.
Mike Hall Has Managed Nearly 200 Miles Per Day Since February.
1 Jun 2012 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Uncategorized
As another week for us mere Mortals draws to a close, we have news from the WCR Grand Tour, some of which may be of interest for anybody near London who has been following our riders since they began their race around the World earlier this spring.
We angered the puncture gods to bring you this how-to.
29 May 2012 | Posted by Alasdair | Categories: Bicycles, Uncategorized, Urban Cycling
Oh man, what a let down!
Sooner or later every cyclist is likely to experience an unplanned tyre deflation episode. Whether due to a lack of dilligence and subsequent navigation through a patch of broken glass, or even a wanton stab through the sidewall from an irate property owner whose fence you’ve adorned regardless of signs to the contrary, the outcome is equally irksome.
No need to bestride your bike before reinflation has been achieved. Granted, it is possible to ride on a flat tyre, but this is likely to lead to further damage to the bike, and quite possibly even the rider.
Given the unlikelihood of experiencing a puncture outside a friendly bicycle shop during opening hours, you’re going to have to get your hands dirty. Or at least, as dirty as your bicycle wheel. If your steed is a filthy neglected object, your mitts will get just as grimy. A clean bike is easier to repair just as it is more pleasant to ride.
Information Superhighway Abuzz With Talk Of Mysterious Mr. Bate.
17 Jan 2012 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Uncategorized
Long Distance Touring by unicycle makes numb hands a thing of the past.
As readers of the Brooks blog must be only too well aware, in about a month now London will be the starting point for perhaps the most ambitious and dramatic cycling event the world has yet seen.
It’s true to say that most individuals attempting to break the world record for Fastest Circumnavigation of the Earth by Bicycle this year will hit the start button of their stopwatches on February 18th somewhere in the English capital.
14 Oct 2011 | Posted by GUEST | Categories: Friends, Travel & Adventure Cycling, Uncategorized
(editor’s note: the following is the charming diary of five young people from Birmingham who approached us to support their charity ride from Birmingham to Berlin to raise money for Cancer Research UK. A video of this adventure is soon to follow.)
DAY ONE – BIRMINGHAM TO LONDON
6 Apr 2011 | Posted by admin | Categories: Uncategorized
Brooks England is a proud sponsor of the London Tweed Run this coming Saturday. The Tweed Run raises money for Bikes4Africa, a great charity that donates bicycles to children in Africa who would otherwise have to walk for miles every day to school, keeping them from arriving late, exhausted and unable to concentrate.
29 Oct 2010 | Posted by ANDREA | Categories: Uncategorized
The Brooks Blog will begin posting 1 Nov 2010. With the Brooks Blog, we will attempt to collect, catalog, and comment upon the influences and atmosphere that accompany our experiences in the ongoing care and curation of one of cycling’s oldest brands, and on the way, share with you how the world looks to us from the inside of the factory looking out.