We all know that cyclists are super-cool but so, too, are the bikes we ride. So let’s celebrate and share those beauties! Below are a collection of pictures taken of bikes that have caught my attention for one reason or another. Enjoy…
The Squirrel’s titanium Kona Raijin single-speed with Whisky carbon fork. Spotted somewhere in the hills of Chaffee Cty, CO
John’s 2014 Norco Sight Carbon LE. So sweet. In Toronto, ON
Taylor’s Giant TCR Advanced Pro. Damn. At Sweet Pete’s in Toronto, ON
Looking like a silk robe, this whip totally caught my eye. Spotted on Bloor St, Toronto, ON
Jim’s commuter, a KHS Aero Track. Not to be confused with his other steel fixed gear….
…the white-grey All City. So pretty. At Sweet Pete’s, Toronto.
Tristen and his gorgeous steel Niner. At Sweet Pete’s Bike Shop, Toronto, ON
Three-wheeled karaoke bike at the 2016 Terlingua St Patrick’s Day Parade
Earl and his custom titanium Kent Eriksen. Sooo sexy…and the bike’s pretty nice too. Spotted in Big Bend, TX
Alan’s Ritchey P-650b. Chris King SS rear hub with 4 cogs, a thumbie and an Ultegra rear der. Spotted in Big Bend, TX
Rory’s custom Co-motion touring bike. He is 3/4’s the way done riding around the continental US. Damn his setup was heavy! Spotted in Terlingua, TX
Leonard’s Chumba, a made in Austin, Texas bike-packing specific frame company. Spotted in Big Bend.
Teresa and her bike, she groans when you call it a gravel-grinder. Specialized carbon with disc brakes, 42c tubeless knobbies. All fun in the sun. Spotted in Big Bend
Rex’s Helix Pro Lynsky with all sorts of red accents. Great bike, wonderful person. Spotted in Big Bend.
Austin, Texas True Fabrications belt drive, steel, skin wall tires, King headset and hubs. Beautiful. Spotted in Terlingua, TX
My bike for a day: Scott Genius full carbon, full susp, with three position trigger lever, dropper post etc etc. So much fun and versatile. Spotted under my butt in Big Bend
Beardo’s Surly Krampus “Very Metal.” Simple is sweet. Spotted in Big Bend
German-made Kunsting with 5 speed internal rear coaster hub, generator lights, awesomeness. Spotted in Bloomfield
Double chains of the Sachs Torpedo Pentacross 5 speed internal hub.
The regrettable lot that is the city bike.
It’s like if Wonder Woman or Super Man rode a fixie. But then, why the helmet?
A Homer Wilson. Isn’t it though. Financial District, Toronto.
Leah’s 10-4. Hand-made bike-messenger specific from Poland. Worked on at Sweet Pete’s in Toronto.
A boy brings a girl flowers by bike. Spotted in Northumberland County, ON
Santa Cruz V10c. Toronto, ON
So, you say you haven’t ridden your bike in a while?
Claude Butler head-badge
Kimberly and her brand new Trek Remedy. From triathlons to single-track! Toronto, ON
Rampar. Top-tube is actually just a bent piece of thin steel. A couple days later a motor-vehicle had backed into it, ruining the frame and rear wheel. Spotted in Toronto, ON
Timothy’s 1983 Battaglin
Home-made tandem-trike. Reminds me of when I was a kid, bolting forks to chain-stays to make three-wheeled tandems. Spotted in Toronto, ON
Jorg and his custom-made Kiss BMX race bike. Check the home-made pedal cages. In Toronto, ON
Oh so pretty Mariposa. Adorns the wall at local coffee shop, Cherry Bomb, Toronto
Phillips head badge
Pink steel Bianchi with Bianchi Premier rear derailleur and Ofmega front derailleur and shifters. In Toronto, ON
Full Campy equipped 650c Marinoni. Resurrected as a city commuter in Toronto, ON
How else to you get your boat to the Lake when you live in the City?
Bowcycle! That yellow panel folds down to reveal a little storage compartment. aka built-in touring bag.
Brent’s 68[!] cm fuji.
Chair brand hubs, from Japan.
Jason’s Henley. Made in Picton, Prince Edward County. Spotted in Bloomfield, Prince Edward County
Early 90’s Schwinn Paramount with full 7spd Shimano 600 drivetrain. Immaculate condition, dreamy. Spotted in Austin, Texas
Mariah’s Coast King. Spotted in Salida, CO
Soma with side-car. Spotted in Salida, CO
Swiss-made Mondia “Special” road racing bike w contemporary tires, saddle and pedals. 2×5 Campy[Nuovo Record?] on Mavic rims. Don’t think it is the original paint, however. Digs those lugs! Spotted in Salida, CO
Kevin’s Burley tandem-to-cargo-bike conversion. Check out the custom “floating” section of chain on the non-drive side. Spotted in Salida, CO
Aaron’s Canfield Bros. Check the bb/chain-stay cluster. Way short chain-stays! Spotted in Salida, CO
Always liked Santa Cruz bikes…especially when equipped with a Brooks saddle. Spotted in Salida, CO.
A beautiful all-original Bianchi mtb. Spotted in Salida, CO
Full carbon belt-drive BMC townie. Spotted on the back of the BMC Racing Team bus at the USA Pro Challenge on Monarch Mountain, CO
Such a beautiful example of Calfee’s work. Spotted at the USA Pro Challenge on Monarch Mountain, CO
Adrien’s touring set-up, replete with trailer for Ferris. Spotted in Terlingua, TX
Rans recumbent; allows Becky to ride in comfort despite back troubles. Spotted in Salida, CO.
This bike is not cool, it is the the most awkward, and thus dangerous, bike I have ever ridden. Stay away from the Cruz Bike! Spotted in Bloomfield, ON
Very pretty Freddie in suspension. Spotted in Salida, CO
Full suspension leopard. Spotted(no pun intended) in Salida, CO
GT LTS Thermoplastic. Back in the day, this was THE bike. Spotted in Salida, CO
Tiny bike with all the gold trimmings…including lock. Spotted in Salida, CO
Really dig these Fairdales and their colour schemes. Spotted in Salida, CO
Probably the smallest pedal-bike I have ever seen. About as tall as my knee. Spotted in Salida, CO
Not a bike, but certainly one of the earliest production suspension forks. Spotted in Salida, CO
Mike and Crystal’s custom Ventana mtb tandem. Spotted in Terlingua, TX
Hunqapillar off-road touring bike. Spotted in Terlingua, TX
Mark and Heather’s Calfee tandem….damn they are fast on this beautiful rig! Spotted in Terlingua, TX
Vitus…always remind me of a certain bike shop owner in Ottawa. Spotted in Salida, CO
Chris’ 24″ Specialized dirt-jumper. 40+ years flying through the air like a bird. Spotted in Salida, CO
Carbon fibre Sport Compact tadpole recumbent. Spotted in Salida, CO
Joe Carroll’s Seven. Spotted in Salida, CO
SE Racing 26″ cruiser in downtown Toronto, ON
Oh so pretty cruiser in one of Toronto, ON’s most elite neighbourhoods
Roland getting his Kona together for his Divide Ride. Spotted in Cotopaxi, CO
Royal Lion….dig the raw finish. Spotted in Salida, CO
Super-fast collegiate racer Sage and her Yeti ARC. Spotted in Salida, CO
One of the several Salida, CO penny-farthings
Nomad set-up for big time touring. Spotted in Salida, CO
Michael’s 2013 edition Burning Man bike. Pimp in pink! Spotted in Salida, CO
Mariah’s Guaranty Cycles. Spotted in Salida, CO
Rusted-out Leader trike. Spotted at Fixaco in Cherry Valley, ON
Kish. Slick. Spotted in Salida, CO
Kimberly’s Columbine. Loved, stolen, recovered, loved again. Spotted in Salida, CO