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Full Nelson


For the latest edition of the Cinelli Rider Collection series have teamed up with Olympic Silver Medalist and US Bicycle Hall of Famer Nelson Vails to produce a limited edition cycling cap.


The ‘Stars and Stripes’ cap design was inspired by the skinsuit worn by Vails in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics when he won silver medal in Track Cycling 1000m Match Sprints.


A portion of proceeds will go to production of the forthcoming documentary film ‘Cheetah – the Nelson Vails Story’ which chronicles Vails’ improbable ascension from New York City bike messenger, to the podium of the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

Buy yours here.


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New Products – Ideal Xmas Pressies !

We’ve been scouring our suppliers shelves again and have added the following products to our portfolio.


If you love Bianchi and you love retro this Bianchi Fudoki jersey will appear to you.



Ideal for wearing down the pub on Xmas eve the Columbus Tag T-Shirt and Cinelli Vigarosa T-Shirt celebrate a couple of the coolest labels in cycling.

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Cycle Show 2012 Birmingham

We went down to the trade day at the Cycle Show at the NEC today.

After getting over our initial shock of paying £10 to park our car we headed off into the show in search of retro loveliness.

It did not take us long to find some.

It seems like steel is back in fashion with the old school established bike makers.

Our first stop was Chicken Cycles to have a look at their offerings. No Supercorsa or XCR but a lovely Gazzetta dela Strada. Speaking to one of the guys on the stand they sell about a dozen Supercorsas a year but with 12 different sizes and a dozen colours to choose from they are built to order and buying one is like buying an internet bride – you see the pictures, pay your money and wait for it to turn up.

Next stop was Colnago who had the 30th aniversary Master on display and then onto Pinarello.

Pinarello have a whole quiver of steel bikes on offer for 2013

I haven’t a clue who the guy in the GB top is in the background, but it’s a shame he spoilt my picture. (Sorry Sir Chris !).

It’s interesting that Pinarello have gone the whole hog and re-introduced downtube shifters.

Next stop was Raleigh.

They had a good selection of Steel bikes on display. It’s a shame that they do not sell the Raleigh USA models in the UK which are to a higher specification.

Other manufacturers of note that had steel frames on display included Condor, Swallow, Light Blue and even newcomers Ribble.

It’s great to see steel back in fashion as it’s a lot more individual than carbon and not everyone needs the lightest and fastest.