Tuesday, August 21, 2012
seen in flinders lane
beautiful Ken Evans road frame and forks
internal top tube routing
beautiful sloping fork crown
darling brake bridge
and the shittest wheelset and drivetrain
may the owner one day know
enough about bikes
to fully regret this build.
at least he hasn't hacked off the braze-ons. yet.
Monday, August 20, 2012
nothing to do with bikes, but
everyone needs to be reminded from time to time.
he was supposed to be our generation's Dylan.
rufus apologised for even attempting Hallelujah.
fluffed chords and improvisation
god bless him he plays it live.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Friday, August 17, 2012
a fruitful couple of hours on illustrator
led to this.
routens had a few different typefaces and logos in their time.
this one is based on the headtube decal
on my own bike.
one thing's for sure
they could make bikes
but they weren't typographers:
main text is britannic bold
roundel text is eurostile
(manually extended and emboldened)
which by itself prob dates the bike to the 70s.
the "j" of jo had to be constructed from scratch.
remaking this logo reminded me how
people once upon a time had to draw such things
using pencil and ruler.
which in the hands of amateurs
leads to the glorious inconsistencies you get here.
if they had illustrator back then
this font would have been far more perfect
and far less interesting
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Sunday, August 12, 2012
eleswhere I've said I suffer from
so the universe saw fit to reward them with a
some daylight shots to show
the amazing condition of this little beast
still with the plastic cap over the gear chain link
still with the 3-way cable clip
for the brake and gear cables
still with the rubber grips on the seat post
and handlebar release levers
and of course
the obligatory supermassive
bedroom wall size pic below.
click on and click again...
Saturday, August 11, 2012
a few weeks back
I arrived to meet up with a local morning group ride
normally very well-attended
but no-one showed
I can only assume because it was raining
so this dirt from the road
and shit from the brake pads
must be badges of honour