Little "Kraftwerk"

Little "Kraftwerk"

... This summer, during a 2500km bike trip across France, I have put my confidence in German technology and tested the probably lightest set up you can find in the market to reliably charge devices on the go while riding at average Joe speed: The Velogical three-phase generator and the geeky “Forumslader

Renaissance of French frame building tradition: Le Concours de Machines

Renaissance of French frame building tradition: Le Concours de Machines

When I first heard about the event at the beginning of this year I got immediately excited: a race of traditionally built bicycles in the style of the great French builders of the 1940s and 50s. Bikes and designated riders have to pass three different tests, a 235km long road race with more than 4000m of altitude gain, a 55km time trial up and down a mountain, and 70km of gravel tracks, three days in a row in the beautiful area of Ambert, in the region of Auvergne.

The shop is open!

The shop is open!

... Roubaix is the Mecca for cyclists with a beautiful velodrome and the finish line of the famous Paris-Roubaix race, the highlight of the Spring Classics and one of the oldest cycling races. I couldn’t imagine a more appropriate place to build bicycles the traditional way ...