Principia vs Marin

Principia Rev_integral_C40T_ligh Stelvio Marin


Merckx vs Cipollini

Merckx emx3-di2-2013Cipollini rb1000ic

Scott vs Fuji



Tomac vs Specialized

TOMAC-Primer-220Specialized 2

Felt vs Guru

Felt 2012-DA1-Di2_LARGE2012 guru cr.301 tt red black

Sensa vs Javelin

IMG_1831 Javelin ss

Verenti vs Torpado

VerentiRhigosTorpado 1

Pretty in Pink

These are definitely not girl’s bikes.  And you’ll need sunglasses for these, though rose-coloured ones would be overkill.

Festka, from the Czech Republic, brought a pair of one-off stunners to the North American Handmade Bicycle Show this past weekend.  The Zero, and the MOTEL Chrom.

Festka zero_2013 NAHBSfestka_nahbs_2013_chrome

Germany’s Vandeyk Purple Blast.  (We think it’s really pink.)


And the also impressive Speedvagen road bike built by Vanilla Bicycles from arguably the current Mecca of handbuilt steel bikes, Portland, Oregon.

Speedvagen - Dura Ace

Passoni vs Duell

Passoni Nero 2013Duell Vogue - steel pink 2013