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AETHERfocus presents Argonaut Cycles

We really like the latest endeavor by one of our favorite outdoor label, Los Angeles-based Aether Apparel. Last December, as an enhancement to their online Journal, they introduced AETHERfocus. The new project is a video series that showcases individuals and companies that inspire the people at Aether. The very first episode focusses on Ben Farver of Argonaut Cycles. This company offers custom-built carbon frames, designed and manufactured entirely in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Each of their bikes are handcrafted using an innovative construction process for a completely tailored riding experience. The company is driven by a sincere passion for the sport of cycling, striving to make the best, because they want to ride the best. [ Continue reading ]

Moulton Bicycles Company

We love this video portraying the high level of craftsmanship one finds at the workshop of the Bradford on Avon-based Moulton Bicycles Company filmed by WellPlastic Films. Moulton Bicycles' founder, Alexander Moulton, is known as the pioneer of the small wheeled bicycle revolution which took place in 1962. All of today's small wheeled cycles owe a debt of gratitude to the original Moulton 'F' frame design, which not only introduced and proved the concept of full-size bicycles with small wheels, it was also the first frame that utilized front and rear suspension systems for improved comfort and performance. The Moulton bicycle has been developed and refined constantly ever since, and is seen as one of the finest bicycles being produced all over the world. [ Continue reading ]

Rapha Cycle Club New York

As we are in New York City at this moment we are lucky enough to just have visited the recently opened Rapha Cycle Club New York, which opened its doors within the heart of the meatpacking district last September. Following the success of the first permanent Rapha Cycle Club which opened last year in London’s Soho, and the recently completed club in Sydney, the New York Cycle Club was once again beautifully designed by British agency Brinkworth. [ Continue reading ]

The Lifecycle Adventure

Some people don't travel, they explore. They explore new ways of crossing the world, they explore new places and new boundaries. Rob Lutter is one of those people. Two years ago, on a windy day in London, Rob Lutter got on his bike and cycled down the road, and he didn't stop. Day after day, for 24 months, he cycled more than 15.000 kilometer all the way to Hong Kong to raise money for charity. As he has reached his initial destination and his hunger for exploration hasn't been stilled, Lutter is now raising funds from Hong Kong for the next stage of his journey. The aim is to cross South East Asia, Indonesia, Australia, the US from west to east, with a final stretch from Scotland to England. [ Continue reading ]

Rapha Cycle Club Tokyo

We are very sorry not to have been in Tokyo during the last Tour the France as we would have loved to visit the Rapha Cycle Club Tokyo which was located in the Calm & Punk Gallery for the whole period of the race. For Le Centième Rapha erupted an impressive store, (coffee-)bar and meeting place for lovers of the Tour and cycling in general from Tokyo and beyond. [ Continue reading ]

Between Cities by Yorit Kluitman

Two years ago Dutch designer and photographer Yorit Kluitman jumped on his bike with one major goal in mind: To cross all the 418 Dutch municipalities in 3 years. A journey called 'Tussen Steden' (Between Cities) crossing cities, villages, hamlets and enjoying the open space left between them. Kluitman's motive is his fascination for this, from a bicycle riders perspective very well seen, organised structure of space and seemingly two-dimensional world surrounding the urban areas of Holland. [ Continue reading ]

The Peloton by Timm Kölln

With the hundredth edition of the Tour just finished it's the perfect time to visit the exhibition of Timm Kölln's The Peloton at the Fotopioniere gallery in Berlin. For The Peloton, Kölln started in 2005 traveling all over Europe attending every major race on the UCI calendar to photograph the entire professional peloton and capture their images just moments after crossing the finish-line. The results are highly impressive and insightful black and white portraits of all the major (and less famous) professional riders of the period, which were published in book-form by Rouleur in October 2010. [ Continue reading ]

Single Speed Basel

When we visited Basel World last April we came across a wonderful store founded in 2010 by Michael Seelinger called Single Speed. The store excels in it's curation of bicycles, a broad spectrum of bicycles-accesoires and at the same time a significant selection of fashion. The bicycles (related) selection with a specific classic aesthetic determines the major part of the store, but a third of the 100 square meters of the retail space is dedicated to fashion. [ Continue reading ]

Rapha’s summer

2013 will be a very good year for our friends at Rapha. It started magnificent in January with the news that they will outfit Bradley Wiggins' Team Sky. And now they released, in their persistent elegant aesthetic fashion, a very appealing Training & Racing range for Spring/Summer 2013. Backdrop for this season's range is Corsica, the island hosting the Grand Départ of the Tour de France for the first time this summer with the event celebrating it's 100th edition. Corsica is the most mountainous island in the Mediterranean, and the last of the 27 ‘régions’ of France to be included in the Tour.  [ Continue reading ]

For Thousands of Miles

In For Thousands of Miles film maker Mike Ambs shares the story of a young man’s 6700 kilometer bicycle ride across the Northern United States. Larry McKurtis, at the age of 26, left for the Atlantic ocean, leaving behind the small town he had always known, in search of new experiences. A familiar story mostly ending as a life changing experience for the subject as the people he or she encountered. For Thousands of Miles tells a different story though.  [ Continue reading ]

The Cargobike

A while back I featured my own custom Eliancycles road bike here on Another Something. Since then, Elian worked on the bike he'd build more than two years ago, fine-tuning and re-engineering the frame and tech, resulting in the first two-wheeled bike that steers without a front fork.
From the first time Elian showed me this bike I was stoked. A cargo bike with race allure feels like something people really need, especially when it looks good. [ Continue reading ]

Soigneur No 2

Yesterday Soigneur released its second issue. Another great magazine jam-packed with inspirational stories, lovely portraits and features on the highly needed products all for the love of road cycling. I was invited by Soigneur and Rapha to join them on the road less travelled… [ Continue reading ]

Team Rwanda

We love the wonderful initiative called Team Rwanda. In the East-African country Rwanda, most famous for the civil war and genocide of 1994, people living in rural areas tend to spend their lives within a day’s walking distance of their homes. And as cars are too expensive, the bicycle is the most common form of mechanized transport. Where in countries like the USA children look forward to owning a car, in Rwanda children dream of having a bicycle. [ Continue reading ]

Gage + DeSoto

Recently we were introduced to the New York based Gage + DeSoto, a project in which founder Mike Spriggs combines his profound love (shared by me) of books and cycling. Mike, also a former collaborator with Rapha for the New York Cycle Club, recently opened a small storefront in Brooklyn which is open in the weekends and is doing business online around the clock. Gage + DeSoto has a wonderful bike related collection consisting of magazines, books, notebooks and prints, but also has t-shirts, cycling shirts, cycling hats and helmets and all kinds of accessories which you can use on and with your bike. [ Continue reading ]


While on a short holiday in the Belgium Ardennes, sharing my time with the family and enjoying the hills on my bike, Rapha released a new Continental film: Bohemia. Invited by Soigneur and Rapha Europe we traveled all the way to the very north of the Czech Republic, a region called the Bohemian Switzerland, and had a wonderful weekend chasing the guys on the bike. This time, I didn't brought my bike (Next time I definitely will) but focused on an article for Soigneur, the new dutch cycling magazine (later more on that). [ Continue reading ]

Bradley Wiggins for Fred Perry

While Bradley Wiggins will hit the first mountains during the 10th stage of the Tour de France, Fred Perry released this special collaboration. Cycling jerseys were standard mod-attire during the early 1960’s, and Wiggin’s collection is inspired by this unique relationship between the sport and… [ Continue reading ]


Just in time for the Tour de France and the spirit of the Olympics this Summer: The lovely Cyclepedia app we’ve featured before got a nice upgrade. Some new content and approved features are added with five new video clips with Sir Paul Smith discussing cycling… [ Continue reading ]

Won Hundred bike

A very stylish collaboration between two highly aesthetic Danish companies, Won Hundred and Cykelfabrikken. They’ve created a limited edition collection of three handcrafted leather bags that go with a customized bike. The scandinavian simplicity and classic cool meet some real functionality in the briefcase, the… [ Continue reading ]


This is most definitely the best video Rapha made. Beautiful images with a great feeling for aesthetics, the first Rapha Continental UK ride had had its share of weather – rain then sun then a bit of hail, then sun again – changing from one valley to the… [ Continue reading ]


“When I started, the biggest problem was that in Grosetto there were no people who could work to give me a hand – I needed more people to increase production. I had to do it all myself, work the day and the night, weld and do everything. [ Continue reading ]


Yesterday a new Dutch magazine was launched called Soigneur, a stylish and beautifully made magazine dedicated to road cycling. Documenting the love for cycling and the world around in interviews, photo reports, and background stories the magazine is a welcome alternative to the boring industry magazines. Featured in this… [ Continue reading ]

Grand Tour

A new and inspiring video from Rapha, shot by Ben Ingham in the Sierra Nevada, featuring the shoes they’ve released today. In collaboration with Giro, they’ve finally finished their outfit with the Rapha Grand Tour Shoes. I love this video, the sounds, the sweat, the views. [ Continue reading ]

Robert Capa

Definitely the best images made of the Tour de France with no bikes at all are these two images by Robert Capa in Pleyben, Brittany, France, July 1939. The excited crowd watching the tour come by in front of the bicycle shop owned by Pierre Cloarec, one of… [ Continue reading ]

Vous êtes des assassins

And more cycling news. Rapha released their new collection with this lovely teaser. The collection features exciting new products as well as updated specifications to existing classics and distinctive seasonal colourways. The range preview was photographed and filmed by Ben Ingham in the Sierra Nevada and… [ Continue reading ]