El Capitane by: Stevie Gee - Deathspray customs - Tour de Ville

El Capitane by: Stevie Gee - Deathspray customs - Tour de Ville

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

BFF Polo Prizes

As a sponser it's really nice to see some feedback from event organizers after you have sponsored them in some way.

We where very happy to see that some of our awesome lycra collection went to these gents from Manchester, who looked like this cycling attire was the long lost piece missing from their collection.

Bos signs with Cervelo, Cavendish beware

Top sprinter Theo Bos has recently signed a new contract with the Cervelo test team for 2010. This move will see him join hands with another (former) Dutch sprinter, Jean Paul van Poppel, who is one of the team managers.

Van Poppel won a total of 10 Tour de France stages in the late eighties and early nineties and has so far proven to be a very good team manager. If this turns out well, Bos is going to give Cavendish a serious run for his money from 2010 onwards. Expect sprinting duels between those 2 lengths ahead of the rest of the field.

The rest won't be on the photo.....

GENESIS @ Chapter one gallery

Erosie is back in town with another exhibition, part of the Genesis show, at the newly opened Chapter one gallery in Soho.

Should be well worth checking out if you are in the area.

GENESIS @ Chapter one gallery


‘Genesis’ showcases new and original artwork by six of Europe’s most inspiring and influential artists - Stefan Marx, Mike Swaney, Erosie, Merijn Hos, Samuel Francois and Mudwig Dans - many for the first time in London.

There will be limited edition signed screenprints by Stefan Marx and Erosie and an exclusive catalogue available.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Tonight! Don't forget

Besides the Bicycle Film Festival there's also the opening of Stevie Gee's new show at Jaguar Shoes tonight.


You are officially invited to my first ever solo show.


The true life mythical documentation of a long forgotten race that was doomed from the start, relayed from memory with historical accuracy and embellishment by Stevie Gee..



The show includes an exclusive fixed bicycle collaboration with Tour de ville classic bike shop and Death Spray Custom as well as limited edition screen prints and a tee shirt.

Make the 7PM opening and you can get to the Barbican in time to catch the 8:30 showing of Breaking away, featuring that gangly bad guy from Home ALone 1 on a bicycle.

New old bikes Pt. 2

More pictures featuring some of the new classic bikes that we have in stock. The Gios might as well be new (not bad for a bike from 1974) and will be listed on eBay tonight.

World's TT and Cancellara

Fabian Cancellara, Spartacus, will probably live up to his expectations this afternoon and become World Champion on the individual time trial in Mendrisio.

The first time I watched this phenomenon in action was on tv during the 1999 world's in Treviso. Cancellara, still in the juniors categorie, was set to battle it out with Dutch hope Bobbie Traksel (now Vacansoleil) for the World Junior time trial title. Traksel had beaten him the week before with 3 seconds during the GP des Nations, the no longer organized 'unofficial' WC for time trialists, and he looked like he might be able to pull in the gold.

On that Tuesday in Treviso Traksels dreams where shattered as Cancellara passed the previously started rider after no more than 9 of the 26 kilometers. I had to skip school to go and watch it that afternoon but it was worth it to see this man in action. He rode as a natural back then, coping with the pressure, and his style hasn't changed much over the years...

Monday, September 21, 2009

New old bikes Pt. 1

Some of the new bikes we currently have in stock.


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Don't shoot the messenger

Check out the photo essay on Issuu made by Annalisa Brambilla about the London courier scene.

Takes us back to the 'old' days.

Don't shoot the messenger

Building a RIH

Last month we had some pictures of a RIH bike build up by one of our customers. They are the second 'dutch pride' after Gazelle but on a more custom basis.

Here are 2 excellent movies featuring Wim van der Kaaij showing us how a RIH frame is made from start to finish.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New Bikes

Just some pictures of bikes that we have recently build up for customers...

BBF London 2009

It's right around the corner, this years edition of the Bicycle Film Festival.

The usual mix of fun and games so make sure you catch at least one day of entertainment. Tickets usually sell pretty fast so make sure you book yours before it's too late.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Vengeance is coming !

We're providing some frames and parts as part of this collaboration with artists Stevie Gee and Deathspray customs.

Make sure you go and check it out !!

While Stevie Gee was working in a San Francisco boxing gym three years ago, he met an old seaman known as "El Capitane". El Capitane relayed an incredible story to Stevie about a long forgotten cycling race that took place along the West Coast of America in 1957. 66 people started the race but only a Native American Sioux medicine man known as "Figo Vengeance" and El Capitane himself actually finished it.
Stevie was so inspired and aroused by the stories he heard that he started to create images filled with salty sea dogs, wild busty women, whisky fuelled fights and native American shamans. This is the exhibition of that work.
The show includes an exclusive fixed bicycle collaboration with Tourdeville classic bike shop and Death Spray Custom as well as limited edition screen prints and a tee shirt.
Since graduating from Central St.Martins in 2004, Stevie has produced works for a client list that includes Death Spray Custom, Parlophone, Polydor and Fence Records, Paul Smith, Lovebox, El Mars, Volkswagen, Science skateboards, Nokia and lots of magazines.
Stevie has often been likened to a modern day Ernest Hemingway with his masculine, rugged appearance and manly hobbies coupled with his sensitive creativity. He is a big hit with both ladies and men alike.