How a Bicycle is Made (Video)
The British Council recently posted this 17 minute video that teaches viewers about the design and manufacturing process of classic Raleign bicycles. The short film, which was shot in 1945, is narrated by a designer and you essentially shadow him as he shows his son around the bike manufacturing facility.
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A gorgeous bike from the mid-1990s.
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The frame also incorporated ceramic and aluminum to the frame design, not to mention a limited elastomer suspension in between the fork and frame to minimize road shock.
Tenspeed Hero Fuji Ace
Chicagoan blog Tenspeed Hero stumbled upon a NOS Alpine White Fuji ‘Ace’ at a flea market last June and was able to see the latent potential. The Ishiwata Si35 frame sat in its box for over 20 years, adorned with the original Suntour Blaze components, before it was given a fresh breath of life.
A classic with some modern updates.
WILIER TRIESTINA Tipo La Triestina 1977
A Wilier Triestina bike, whether it be a new or an old model, is a thing of beauty. The Tipo oozes Italian style and panache.
During the late 80s and early 90s, when mountain bikes really started coming of age, GT frames were instantly recognizable by the Triple Triangle, while a Klein could be spotted by their seamless tubes, one-piece stem / bar combos and wildly over-the-top color schemes. Their construction and desirability is a testament to the vision of the founder, Gary Klein.
Biascagne Cicli Umberto Dei
Biascagne Cicli is a north Italian company dedicated to restoring and refining beautiful bicycles. One of the most recent restorations by the company is an Umberto Dei frame.
Yeti Pro FRO
The early 90s were a magical time in mountain bike design. It’s when people obsessed over anodizing every aluminum part they could get their hands on. Yeti is known for its use of the Desert Turquoise color, a color that compliments whimsically anodized parts extremely well.
Pancalen Cycles Rossin
Mario Rossin was a highly respected framebuilder for Ernesto Colnago during the early 70s when he was caught up in a turf war between a number of patrons and team managers.