Bicycles

Usually when I think of Brooks, I think leather accessories. With this water resistant canvas bag, I’m going to have to retool my brain.

Brooks Brixton Casual Bag :: Asphalt (1)
Brooks Brixton Casual Bag :: Asphalt (2)

“On 28 October 1882, Mr Brooks filed his first saddle patent. Waddling cyclists everywhere rejoiced and the new product was a roaring success.”
– brooks england :: since 1866

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I feel the snarl of Clint Eastwood here.

Detroit Bicycle Company
Detroit Bicycle Company :: Fixed Gear Bikes Created In Detroit (1)
Detroit Bicycle Company :: Fixed Gear Bikes Created In Detroit (2)

“Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.”
– h. g. wells

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Built to last a lifetime. Who’s life? Not sure.

Paul Budnitz Bicycles Titanium No.1 (1)
Paul Budnitz Bicycles Titanium No.1 (3)

“I wanted to make a bike that would last forever and used the very best cutting edge materials and components. And I wanted that bicycle to be beautiful, and something I could use day to day.”
– paul budnitz

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Pashley Cycles is England’s oldest established bicycle manufacturer. Started in 1926.

GUV'NOR :: Pashley Cycles (1)
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Firefly Bicycles :: Film by Paper Fortress
Firefly Bicycles :: Film by Paper Fortress

“Boston has long been one of the nation’s most influential hubs of handmade bikes. We’re here. Our hearts are here, and we draw inspiration from our home’s rich heritage and cycling community. Every single Firefly bike is made here in Boston from the highest quality stainless steel and titanium tubing.”
– firefly bicycles

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Luxe Wheelworks :: Justin Spinelli
Luxe Wheelworks :: Justin Spinelli

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Seat Barrel Bag :: WalnutStudiolo
Seat Barrel Bag :: WalnutStudiolo

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Fantastic looking wooden frame bike from Flat Frame Systems.

Flat Frame Systems
Flat Frame Systems
Flat Frame Systems

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Quoc Pham Shoes
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Deaf Pigeon :: All Fixed Gear All The Time
Deaf Pigeon :: All Fixed Gear All The Time

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Derringer Cycles, from Los Angeles, is one of our favorites things on wheels around here. Classic designs that look like museum pieces. We’ll be back.

H. Laurie :: Derringer Cycles (1)
H. Laurie :: Derringer Cycles (2)
H. Laurie :: Derringer Cycles (3)

About the H. Laurie:
Good things take time, Mr. Laurie heard that we had a waiting list, and he wanted to get on that list with a deposit. You have a little time to pick out your colors, we explained. Presenting customers with a choice of 250+ colors can make settling on a color scheme tough, real tough in some cases. The good doctor could not decide on a color scheme for nearly a year. It was worth the wait, a vintage inspired colorway produced one of our classiest bikes to date.

Derringer’s own Adrian Van Anz was good enough to tackle a few questions.

What’s your background? What influences you?
I’m a Santa Monica native, the son of an eccentric architect father and a mother who was a teacher and photographer. I grew up riding motorcycles, riding mountain bikes in the Santa Monica mountains, and surfing. I was inspired to create Derringer by that twinge of fear you felt as a kid when you knew you are going just a little bit too fast on your bike. I love design in all its forms but my favorite things list is heavily populated with shiny wheeled objects.

How did you first find out about the motorbikes and motordrome of the 20s?
I grew up fascinated by motorcycles and when I saw my first image of a board track racer I was in love. They just look so pure and focused. I devoured anything I could find on them.

It was a fairly popular (and dangerous) sport back in the 20s — wasn’t it?
It was the most popular spectator sport in America, and the fact that it was all but outlawed at the height of its popularity is the most interesting part of the story to me. It’s like the James Dean of motorsports, it never got stale and boring and regulated to death, it went out in its purest form at its prime.

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Limited Edition Pashley Guv'nor Four Bicycle :: Sport Antiques
Limited Edition Pashley Guv'nor Four Bicycle :: Sport Antiques

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