It melted?!

Another hideous bicycle from the otherwise fantastic De Rosa brand. Not their finest hours!

Velobrico: looking back at 2021

Many of us ended 2020 thinking "good riddance", and full of hope for 2021. This year certainly was better than the last, despite covid still gatecrashing our party, and hanging around! Still, many things thankfully returned to normal and overall it's been an active year for me. Strava tells me I did 234hrs of activity … Continue reading Velobrico: looking back at 2021

Vintage Baby Gaggia 1970s espresso machine restoration part 2: Yeah baby!

We complete the restoration of a vintage 1970s Gaggia Baby espresso machine and discover, coffee nirvana!

De Rosa Techno Lady (2001)

One of the ugliest bikes from one of the coolest bike brands in the world. We present you the De Rosa Techno Lady!

“If You Gotta Go, Go With A Smile.” (Jack Nicholson’s Joker, 1989)

From the early days of carbon frame experimentation, here's the Joker C4

If your superyacht gym is full…

There are endless applications for the bicycle, so why not attach one to a couple of inflatable bananas and see what happens?

Battle of the lightest Italian steel frames: Colnago Tecnos vs Fondriest Xstatus 16.5

How does the lightest steel tubing made by Columbus and Dedacciai compare in the real world. In this blog post, we pit two rare road bikes against each other and find out!

This is a stretch…

I've seen some strange bike steups in my time, but this one's particularly odd

Fondriest Xstatus 16.5 restoration complete & retro bike review

A real world review of the Fondriest X-Status early 2000s road bike.

Hot off the press…

The Leaos Pressed E-Bike is a fascinating application of pressed aluminium technology. Learn more about it here!