Tag Archives: Bike

Rapha Backpack

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Built for the functional and ergonomic needs of cyclists, Rapha’s new backpack is designed to take a beating. Its Cordura fabric is both sturdy and water resistant and forms to the shape of your back giving you stability and comfort on your bike ride. And when it really pours, the bag has a built-in rain cover to keep all your gear dry.

A Bathing Ape x 4ING ABC Balance Bike

Japanese bicycle manufacturer 4ING has joined streetwear giant A Bathing Ape to create a special edition ABC Balance Bike. Coming sans pedals as the “kick” bike is meant to be propelled by a rider’s own two feet, the collaboration sees the frame covered in one of Bape’s own signature camouflage prints while branding details can be found throughout.

Bianchi By Gucci

Founded in Italy in 1885, Bianchi is the oldest bicycle manufacturer in business today. The company has partnered with Gucci on a pair of bicycle models designed by Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini. It’s a collaboration that makes more sense than one would initially think. As Giannini explains, “Ever since Gucci’s founding, traveling in style has been at the heart of the house’s designs.” In this case, those designs take the form of two bicycles built for two different types of rides, both adorned with Gucci’s signature green/red/green web stripe. One is a single-speed road bike made with white hydro-formed steel with custom brown leather grips and saddle. The other has a matte black carbon fiber frame and disc brakes, perfect for off-roading or rugged city streets. The concept of traveling in style is completed with matching accessories made up of helmet, gloves and water bottle. The Bianchi by Gucci bicycles are available at select Gucci boutiques worldwide, as well as the Bianchi Cafe & Cycles concept store in Stockholm.

Bike Fork Bottle Openers

Made by Etsy-er EH84, each opener is unique, although you can specify the wrapping on the handle — you can choose between leather and rope. The results are brutally beautiful, and cost $30 each, which isn’t bad for a hand-crafted implement. Due to popular demand, EH84 says that you’ll have to pre-order and then wait for a while. If you have access to a hacksaw and somebody else’s bike frame, though, you could quickly and easily make your own.

Wood Grain Bike Frames by Rob Pollock

The Fixed Gear movement is one that we saw skyrocket last year with several collaborations between well established fabricators and celebrities including Pharrell Williams and Brooklyn Machine Works. But not all expert crafted two-wheelers come from the high end of the spectrum. Such is the case of Rob Pollock has been perfecting the art of faux woodgraining for over 40 years and recently began applying his craftsmanship to bike frames. Traditionally used in the restoration of classic cars and hot rods, each frame is hand painted by Rob himself ensuring a durable finish. You can purchase one of your own now here for a cool $1500

Stussy x W-BASE “How I Roll” BMX Bike

Stussy links up with Shibuya bike experts W-BASE on a new 26″ BMX, a reproduction model from the 1970s, of course updated with modern characteristics and construction. The crusier features an old school look with plenty of attention to detail, including Stussy branding, Oakley B-1B grips and an engraved front end reading “Ride Tough Little Boys”. The bike will see a release on April 7 through W-BASE, with availability via Stussy chapter stores and web shops on April 18, 2011