Archiv der Kategorie: Design&Fashion

Alles was gut aussieht. Bis auf Mädels.

Cycling photos of the year 2016.

The Grubers’ Shortlist!

by Cycling Tips

The Pro Men are coming. 
Chico Stage Race, 201617-0-mark-gunter-sunriseTour de France 2016, Stage 12: Montpellier to Mont Ventoux98-0-jaygolian-0004103-2-lz7a4607_20161015_marshallkappel_www-kappel-cc129-1-386a0831_edit_2048-1140-1-fullsizerender3140-2-fullsizerender4-1165-2-img_1681Brazo de Hierro © 2016Processed with VSCO with f2 preset209-0-goteborgscross-swecup-2013-photo-by-valentin-baat-2013_10_12-8564DCIM100GOPROGOPR0644.JPG232-1-la36792-copy-1250-0-dsc09540251-2-brady_lawrence-3-1264-0-wintertraining_2016Tour of Qatar - Stage FourTeam Sky Training Camp283-2-1tou2016s7-hail-storm-d-parks-1300-0-monsterdavor-8-1309-0-wouter_roosenboom00003-2326-2-mgp_03Beauty & Danger of Racing382-0-20161120_191840-01407-0-sf141-12016 Tour de France Cycling Tour Stage 4 Saumur to Limoges Jul 5th422-2-dsc_0197455-0-image2DCIM106GOPROG3360050. Processed with VSCO with hb2 preset

 

5 Kommentare

Eingeordnet unter 2017, Design&Fashion, Mob

Martini. Deluxe.

Das Design und die Farben älterer Rennwagen, wie z.B. der von Gulf gesponsorten Porsche Langstreckenrennwagen oder Martini Rallye Wagen gefällt mir ausgesprochen gut.

Das nächste Carbonarbeitspferd im Stall wird, wenn alles gut läuft ein Gulf-Design bekommen. Die Idee ist weder von mir, noch neu, einige Hersteller haben bereits ähnliche Designs auf den Markt gebracht, wie z.B. State Bicycles Undefeated Le Mans.

Hier noch eine sehr schöne Martini Variante von Deluxe mit einem Video im entsprechenden Zeitgeist.

Leider ist auf der Deluxe Website nichts davon zu finden.

Das hat jetzt gar nichts mit dem Thema Design, aber sehr viel mit Zeitgeist zu tun: Letztens machte mich Andi auf eine ZDF Aspekte Sendung aus den Siebziger Jahren aufmerksam, in dem die Geburt des Punks in England wohlwollend zur Kenntnis genommen wird.  Der Bericht ist mittelprächtig interessant, zeigt er doch ein bislang nicht gesehenes Interview mit den Sex Pistos, mit Siouxsie vor den Banshees und Wilko Johnson von Dr. Feelgood. Großartig ist hingegen die Anmoderation durch jemanden der aussieht wie meine Französischlehrerin Frau Otten. Wenn man das sieht und dazu diesen freundlos heruntergeleierten Mix aus Kunstkulturgehabe und korrekter sozialdemokratischer Interpretation hört …. ich frage mich, wie ich diese freundlose Zeit überhaupt überleben konnte. Nie wieder werde ich schlechte Worte über RTL2 etc. schreiben.

Aspekte Punk in the UK

praesentation1

 

 

 

 

Hinterlasse einen Kommentar

Eingeordnet unter Design&Fashion, Mob

Regeln.

Retrogrouch Rules: Proper Bike Setup

Want to start an argument with fellow bike worshipers? Try to establish some „rules“ for proper bike setup. Of course, bike set up can be a very personal thing, and ultimately, the only „rule“ that really matters is if something works for a person and lets them ride their bike comfortably. But some bike setups just seem to look „right“ and probably work pretty well for the majority of people – and if something deviates too muchfrom the „ideal,“ it can look pretty odd, and it’s often a sign that the bike doesn’t fit properly, or perhaps the bike’s owner doesn’t know any better. I mean, if someone’s bike has a saddle tilted at some extreme angle, it’s possible the owner has arrived at the unusual position after many miles of trial-and-error and has found that it’s the only position that lets them ride happily for miles upon miles. But more likely, the person is a noob who has no idea why his various body parts are going numb after a ride of only a couple of miles.

The subject of the „right“ setup will probably never garner universal agreement, but it can generate some interesting discussion. One well-known polemic on the subject can be found on the Velominati site (see The Rules) and the subject was recently discussed at length on the Classic Rendezvous Google group. It can be fun to hear different people’s opinions on the „proper“ setup — and so here are my Retrogrouch Rules on Proper Bike Setup.

Collector Kevin Kruger has a lovely old 1960s Galmozzi that I featured here on the blog last year. Looking at photos of the rest of Kevin’s collection on Flickr, I couldn’t help but be struck by the fact that most of his bikes (and he has quite a collection) are superb examples of how a classic road bike should be set up. Take this Colnago for instance:

For a classic steel race bike, it would be hard to find fault with this.

Saddle:

There ought to be a law against
this.

Should be level – or at least close to it. Some people may need a small amount of tilt forward, or back, but more than a couple of degrees of tilt either way is often a sign of inexperience, or poor bike fit. For most riders, nose too high leads to numbness in the genitalia. Nose too low leads to sore hands, neck, and shoulders. I see a lot of street „fixies“ that have saddles tilted drastically nose down. I don’t know if that’s got something to do with a riding style that relies on performing mad skids, or unusual brakeless dismounts, but either way, it’s apparent that the bikes aren’t actually ridden in any practical sense.

For saddle height, the old rule in the classic era was a „fistful of post“ (maybe 4 – 5″) though on road racing bikes from at least about the ’70s and later, because of evolutionary changes in geometry, expect to see a little more than a fistful. Larger frames will often have (and/or need) a little more seat post showing than on smaller frames. But on a classic steel road bike, having a whole lot of seatpost showing (like 7″ or more) is a sign that the frame is probably too small for the rider.

Bars:

There are a number of variations on the classic drop bar – some with deeper or shallower drops, some with ramps that are roughly parallel to the drops, and some that have ramps that dive steeply to the brake levers. It seems to me that most of them look best when the drops point down slightly from level, with the bar ends pointing in the vicinity of the rear brake. This has a practical reason, because when riding down in the drops, having a bit of a downward angle makes for a more natural hand/wrist position for most riders.

On a classic road racing bike, like the Colnago shown above, the tops of the bars might be somewhere between 1 – 3 inches below the top of the saddle. On a more touring-oriented bike, the difference in height would likely be less. More than 3 inches in difference is another indication that the frame might be too small for the rider. Yes, some people like to „slam“ the stem all the way down to the headset, but on a classic steel bike, I think that looks affected.

Brake Levers and Cables:

Line up the lower tips of the brake levers with the bottom of the handlebar drops. The way I do that is with a straight edge (a piece of aluminum flat bar stock works well) and a rubber band. I affix the straight edge to the handlebar end using the rubber band. It then projects forward at the same angle as the drops, and I can then adjust brake lever position so they just touch the straight edge.

Not „too much“ cable! If the cables exit from the top of the brake levers, as opposed to aero routing under the bar tape, then there should not be huge loops of cable springing up over the bars. Enough for a smooth arch, and enough that the cables don’t bind when the bars are turned or the brakes are applied. Also, it just looks „right“ if the arches of cable on the left and right are balanced. It can help to start with the front cable — get a smooth arch from the lever to the brake caliper, passing up and over the bar. Then get the rear cable to match the size/height of the arch up front – cross the cables behind the bars – then work on the arch at the rear of the bike too. Again, smooth, not too much cable. It should exit the rear cable guide gently in a continuous arc. Too long, and there will be double curves. Too short, and it will pull or bind when the rear brake is applied.

If it worked for Eddy. . . 

A lot of riders from the baby boom era or earlier like to say „if it worked for Eddy . . .“ So here are Eddy’s brake cables:

Smooth, even arches. No huge loops of excess cable.

Wheels, Quick Releases, and Tires:

On a classic steel road bike, black sidewalls are practically a crime against nature. It’s possibly acceptable on a bloated carpet fiber frame with carpet fiber rims – but looks bad on a classic vintage road machine. When using clincher tires, the tire labels should be lined up with the valve stem. That’s not just an aesthetic affectation — it can help when it comes time to locate and fix a punctured tire. On sew-ups, the label placement is up to the mercy of the manufacturer, but to the best of my knowledge, many of them line up that way (though not all of them). Labels should be visible/readable from the drive side of the bike.

On a bike with horizontal dropouts in back, I’ve seen different recommendations for wheel placement. Some reputable and well-respected enthusiasts insist that on a racing bike, the wheel should be as far forward in the slot as possible, giving the shortest possible wheelbase. I’m more of the opinion that it should be centered in the dropout, so that the line of the seatstay intersects the center of the wheel axle. To my eye that just looks best.

Quick release location is practically a religious issue, but I have my preferences. Functionally, I think it best when the lever is closed so that it is roughly parallel to the fork blade in front, or the seatstay in the rear. It is easier to close the lever when you can wrap a hand around the lever and the frame member, and easier to open it again if it doesn’t cross over the frame member. Visually, it looks good when both of the levers point to the rear of the bike, so I find that acceptable.

Again, refer to Eddy. . .

Eddy’s front QR lever points back to the rear wheel. His rear QR points up at his saddle, roughly parallel to the seatstay. However, he wasn’t always consistent with that. I’ve seen photos of Eddy racing where both levers pointed to the rear of the bike, and a couple where the front lever pointed upward, roughly parallel to the fork blade.

What is unacceptable to my eye is a front quick release lever pointing forward. It just seems unnatural. Oh – and quick release levers should be on the left side of the bike unless you’re running Campagnolo Cambio Corsa gear changers.

Disclaimers:

Taking a close look at my ’73 Mercian, I’m thinking I might need
to trim a little off those brake cables. Otherwise, looking pretty good.

OK – as I’ve already mentioned, the only rule that is truly inviolable is the one that says that the setup should work for the rider. Also, these rules mainly apply to classic steel bikes up to the late ’80s – or at least designed to emulate the classic look and proportions. Obviously, modern bikes with their bloated frames and sloping top tubes will have nearly a foot of post showing, and their shallow drop „anatomic“ handlebars with integrated brake/shift levers won’t adhere to the rules, either. Touring bikes and dedicated commuting rigs have a different mission in life, too, so many of the Retrogrouch Rules simply don’t apply.

Do all my bikes strictly adhere? Well, looking closely at them, it might be possible to find a discrepancy or two here and there, but it’s pretty clear that these aesthetic considerations are something I strive for when I build a bike.

Anybody got anything to add to the list?

via Retrogrouch

Hinterlasse einen Kommentar

Eingeordnet unter 2016, Design&Fashion, Mob, Uncategorized

Wednesday Ride Pics.

DCIM106GOPROG3360050. Processed with VSCO with hb2 preset

tumblr_och7s1xv0r1rsezm9o1_1280tumblr_oehdaku2et1tvcjqqo1_1280tumblr_oemxx5h7no1tvcjqqo1_1280tumblr_oen01jtlwd1tox7fqo1_540tumblr_oerkmwrctk1rtwei3o1_1280

via Riders Viewpoint

tumblr_kvoc2n082r1qzpmcio1_500tumblr_m9evlipni71qeilkuo1_500tumblr_mqdg0yfkx21qz6whvo1_540tumblr_n0oj0jsnqa1r048glo1_400tumblr_noc34pmrwx1rplgfno1_1280tumblr_nphnufbhfl1r4z7iso1_1280tumblr_nyo46n2u7f1slipiho1_1280

via Cycling Chics

unnamed

via Milano Fixed

and meanwhile in Japan

14524959_10153959182928596_1609405200098879445_o

.

 

3 Kommentare

Eingeordnet unter 2016, Design&Fashion, Japan, Mädels mit Räder, Mob

September. GIF.

Bike Handling for Beginners.

gifo

via Milano Fixed

Pedal Handling for Pros.

rrabi

via Milano Fixed

… und das Motto für den Münsterlandgiro am Montag

dnf1

via Milano Fixed

 

 

Hinterlasse einen Kommentar

Eingeordnet unter 2016, Design&Fashion, Mob

August Girls with Bikes.

gcox1-760x1024 (1)

via Milano Fixed

26525209773_9acbac1fee_z

via Cycle Chic

7814297422_2b2c2235e4_z

via Cycle Chic

refuel-1000x1249

via Milano Fixed

Humma

via Road Bike

maedchen-crescent-mcb-rennrad

tumblr_ngirxmWzC91tpguaqo1_1280

Hinterlasse einen Kommentar

Eingeordnet unter 2016, Design&Fashion, Mädels mit Räder, Mob

Cyclung in cyclyng.

via 2bp

2016-07-22-11-01-09

Hinterlasse einen Kommentar

Eingeordnet unter 2016, Design&Fashion, Mob

Seo Young-Deok.

via Bike Rumor

seoyoungdeok1Seo-Young-Deok-incredible-chain-sculptures-yatzer-11Young-Deok-Seo_chain-sculpture_Anguish-19Young-Deok-Seo_chain-sculpture_constructionYoung-Deok-Seo_chain-sculpture_Meditation-4Young-Deok-Seo_chain-sculpture_Meditation-16-detail-600x396Young-Deok-Seo_chain-sculpture_Meditation-19-head-detail

 

Ein Kommentar

Eingeordnet unter 2016, Design&Fashion, Mob

Shimano Lifestyle Gear Clothing Line

Shimano diversifiziert gerade kräftig in Rad-nahe Bereiche außerhalb des traditionellen Komponentengeschäfts.

Erst vor kurzem der Erwerb von Lazer Helmen, jetzt eine neue Kleidungskollektion – neben MTB und Rennrad gewinnt das hochpreisige „Ich fahr einfach mal so“ Segment an Bdeutung – siehe auch Elektromotoren.

Artikel dazu auf Bike Rumor.

Shimano ist für mich der Toyota unter den Komponetenherstellern: Die Produkte sind technisch ausgereift, qualitativ gut und manchmal auch innovativ (Di-2), aber das Design steht nicht im Vordergrund der strategischen Bemühungen.

Aus diesem Grunde finde ich einige der Jerseys etc. hier wirklich überraschend gut, auch wenn bei Bike Rumor die Kritik aufkam, dass hier von Rapha und Giro (Schuhe) abgekupfert wurde.

Shimano_Explorer-Transit_clothing-urban-touring-riding-gear_Transit-Windbreak-jacket-men-gray

 

Shimano_Explorer-Transit_clothing-urban-touring-riding-gear_Transit-Windbreak-jacket-men-brown-back

Leider noch nirgendwo erhältlich, Website auch noch nicht fertig.

 

 

 

Hinterlasse einen Kommentar

Eingeordnet unter 2016, Design&Fashion, Mob

Designs and Giros

42x16

42 x 16 via Milano Fixed

1-1000x667

Vigoreally via Milano Fixed

ff-1000x667

Forever forward via Milano Fixed

cats

via No Future Japan

13322009_10209868480448145_53739199585576683_n

13227132_1012693525463393_3023698418272596396_n

20160522_©BrakeThrough-Media_AX7O2408-e1464127451893

2016 Giro d’Italia, stage 15: Castelrotto – Alpe di Siusi ITT 10.8 KM: Lonely Suffering via Velo News

81A_103181A_1919

99th Giro d’Italia 2016 stage - 2

Nijmegen – Netherlands – wielrennen – cycling – radsport – cyclisme – Kittel Marcel (Germany / Team Etixx – Quick Step) pictured during stage 2 of th 99th Giro d’Italia 2016 from Arnhem to Nijmegen in the Netherlands – photo Davy Rietbergen/Cor Vos © 2016

99th Giro d’Italia 2016 stage - 3

Arnhem – Netherlands – wielrennen – cycling – radsport – cyclisme – Marcel Kittel (Germany / Team Etixx – Quick Step) pictured during stage 3 of th 99th Giro d’Italia 2016 from Nijmegen to Arnhem in the Netherlands – photo Dion Kerckhoffs/Davy Rietbergen/Cor Vos © 2016

99th Giro d’Italia 2016 stage - 7

Foligno – Italy – wielrennen – cycling – radsport – cyclisme – Tom Dumoulin (Netherlands / Team Giant – Alpecin) and the »Pizza» girl pictured during stage 7 of the 99th Giro d’Italia 2016 from Sulmona – Foligno 211 km – foto LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2016

99th Giro d’Italia 2016 stage - 12

Bibione – Italy – wielrennen – cycling – radsport – cyclisme – illustration – sfeer – illustratie bas weather rain clous pictured during stage 12 of the 99th Giro d’Italia 2016 from Noale to Bibione 182km – foto LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2016

99th Giro d’Italia 2016 stage - 14

Corvara – Italy – wielrennen – cycling – radsport – cyclisme – illustration – sfeer – illustratie snow – sneeuw la enige pictured during stage 14 of the 99th Giro d’Italia 2016 from Alpago to Corvara 210 km – foto LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2016

99th Giro d’Italia 2016 stage - 20

Sant’Anna di Vinadio – Italy – wielrennen – cycling – radsport – cyclisme – illustration – sfeer – illustratie pictured during stage 20 of the 99th Giro d’Italia 2016 from Guillestre to Sant’Anna di Vinadio 134 km – foto LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2016

D5A_2986D5A_6119

Kramon_Giro2016_st16_DSC5852-Version-2

Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/Astana) posing with the police ahead of the race stage 16: Bressanone/Brixen – Andalo 132km 99th Giro d’Italia 2016

Kramon_Giro2016_st16_DSC9483-Version-2

Joey Rosskopf (USA/BMC) salutes on his way to the start stage 16: Bressanone/Brixen – Andalo 132km 99th Giro d’Italia 2016

Kramon_Giro2016_st16_DSC9513-Version-2

white jersey Bob Jungels (Lux/Trek Factory Racing) to the start stage 16: Bressanone/Brixen – Andalo 132km 99th Giro d’Italia 2016

Kramon_Giro2016_st18_DSC0060-Version-2

peloton on the 1st ascent of the very steep (20%) cobbled Via Principi d’Acaja stage 18: Muggio – Pinerolo (240km) 99th Giro d’Italia 2016

Kramon_Giro2016_st19_DSC6597-Version-2

riders up the snow-covered Colle dell’Agnello (2744m) stage 19: Pinerolo(IT) – Risoul(FR) 162km 99th Giro d’Italia 2016

Kramon_Giro2016_st19_DSC6627-Version-2

A Tinkoff rider couldn’t resist getting a feel of the snow up the misty Colle dell’Agnello (2744m) stage 19: Pinerolo(IT) – Risoul(FR) 162km 99th Giro d’Italia 2016

Kramon_Giro2016_st19_DSC6640-Version-2

Maarten Tjallingii (NLD/LottoNL-Jumbo) getting a ‚gazetta‘ underneath his jersey up the snow-covered Colle dell’Agnello (2744m) to protect him against the cold on the way down. stage 19: Pinerolo(IT) – Risoul(FR) 162km 99th Giro d’Italia 2016

Kramon_Giro2016_st19_KRA5018-Version-3

on top of the snow-covered Colle dell’Agnello (2744m) is the actual border between Italy & France; so these ladies sit next to each other in different countries… stage 19: Pinerolo(IT) – Risoul(FR) 162km 99th Giro d’Italia 2016

Kramon_Giro2016_st19_KRA5097-Version-2

The 3 main GC-contenders for the 2016 Giro still together up the snow-covered Colle dell’Agnello (2744m): Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/Astana), Johan Esteban Chaves (COL/Orica-GreenEDGE) & Steven Kruijswijk (NLD/LottoNL-Jumbo) A few kilometers beyond this point Maglia Rosa Kruijswijk would crash & the cards would be re-shuffled… stage 19: Pinerolo(IT) – Risoul(FR) 162km 99th Giro d’Italia 2016

Kramon_Giro2016_st21_DSC1111-Version-2

GC winner Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/Astana) celebrated by his teammates (& manager Alexander Vinokourov) on the podium stage 21: Cuneo – Torino 163km 99th Giro d’Italia 2016

via Cycling Tips

Hinterlasse einen Kommentar

Eingeordnet unter 2016, Design&Fashion, Mob, Racing