Oldschool And Then Some

Let’s step into some vintage rambling. As in vintage bikes. Vintage Italian or Japanese steel frames for example. They trigger a whole bunch of nasty feelings in the vintage aficionado. Drooling over lug details, chromed chain and seat stays or the perfection of japanese rainbow flake paint jobs is something that might seem strange and ...

Sea

Holiday season is in full effect and while one of the best ways to spend the summer is to cycle the world, there are about a million other things worth doing that barely involve bikes. Like hiking or climbing hills or exploring hard to reach countrysides which could not be reached by bike, even them ...

Colnagore

You may remember a post concerning classic Italian road bike customizing. We absolutely digged that, honestly. Few things beat the beauty of a well built classic, even without all the effort of browsing ebay for that vintage super record derailleur from exactly 1972, because the brake cables you found in your basement happen to be from ...

Diggin

We at DISRIDEHERE love Italian classics. And Japanese but that’s a whole different story. Unfortunately Italian classic road bikes are few and far between around here. You will see a million matt black fixed gears before you spot one decent Italian road or track bike, it’s like hunting a ghost sometimes. So a couple of ...

Bike Esteem

A couple of days ago I was reminded of a time in my life when I only had one bycicle. I rode my bike through my years in school and although I only had that one bike, I wasn’t really keen on proper maintenance. I basically wore it down to no longer ridable and beyond ...

Hangover

Hangover is a bitch. Especially on New Year’s Day. Having just survived Christmas hangover and struggling through the first couple of days of January, I really don’t pay too much attention to cycling. Sure, somewhere in the far back of my mind a cracking voice tells me: ‘Get your ass up and start your roller ...

Urban Pursuit

The urban singlespeed style has undergone a million bizarre changes in the last decade, it seems there are too many subsidiaries to consider these days. From oldschool steel track bikes to modern aluminum singlespeeds and beyond, one thing that miraculously sticks around is the gentleman’s quasi singlespeed: I believe it’s supposed to epitomize the dandy’s ...

Y

Quick quiz: Which letter of the alphabet never asked to be transformed into bicycle geometry data? If you – despite the small hint in the title – struggle to find the answer please keep reading. Anyway, I think there’s a Y-Bike (got it?) for every single type of city cyclist out there. Like┬áthe Italian vintage ...

Trackie’s Little Helper

So I’m not really into vintage lugged steel frames, but I do feel a certain attraction to vintage tubular track wheelsets. Found a pair of ’em and couldn’t resist buying. The bearings weren’t in best shape, but it was nothing a simple disassembly and a bit of grease wouldn’t fix. So after reassembling the hubs ...

Parking Lot Find

Let’s get down to some hardcore swag bike voyeurism. Found this beauty leaning against a shopping cart hut: Inconspicuous at first sight but taking a closer look you realize someone put meticulous work into this 26” urban speed machine. Where do I even start? This ride has so many great features. You gotta love freewheel ...