- Exclusive sneak peek: First frames from Mason Cycles2 min 42 sec agonotfastenough wrote:Thatnotfastenough wrote:
That looks/sounds lush. I wonder if he'll be doing (or feel the need to do) fast wheels and do-it-all wheels? I'd be tempted build one up with two sides to it, fully dressed for winter with guards, fat tyres etc, and head off down the towpaths, then strip it down for summer.
We were finalising the wheels today actually. They will be 'fast all-season' wheels! So, they will be built for performance and durability but won't be your typical, sluggish 'do-it-all' bike wheels.
The type of riding you describe is exactly in the spirit of the design for both bikes and wheel-sets.
- Exclusive sneak peek: First frames from Mason Cycles6 min 41 sec agoothello wrote:Sounds likeothello wrote:
Sounds like they might be disc only (which is a shame)?
These first two bikes/frame-sets will be, because disc brakes make so much sense on a bike of this type.
I'll be growing the range though and very keen to design a fire breathing road machine! [I've even got the name for it lined up].
- Exclusive sneak peek: First frames from Mason Cycles9 min 31 sec agoaslongasicycle wrote:So proudaslongasicycle wrote:
So proud of you Dom. Really glad you went for it. The frames look TOTALLY my bag and now N+1 is rolling around inside my head again. DO ITTTTT!! X
Thanks Nick! And thanks for your words of encouragement early on. Really looking forward to showing you the finished product : ]
- Exclusive sneak peek: First frames from Mason Cycles12 min 5 sec agoRobD wrote:One of eachRobD wrote:
One of each please! even from these small photos I'm very much liking them.
I love the attention to detail Dom puts into his designs, I hope they look as good in the full photos as they sound.
Thanks Rob, really glad you like what you see here. The detailing is really important to me and I've spent a long time and many versions getting the important little things right with these first frame-sets.
The full photo's will be out soon, I'm really really happy with the way they are looking.
- Exclusive sneak peek: First frames from Mason Cycles16 min 20 sec agoalotronic wrote:Lookingalotronic wrote:
Looking forward to these bikes. Specs are the business, though Di2? In my dreams. Now, reviews and price... hope Road.cc is on that testing short list....
Thanks, glad you are liking the concept. I'll be visiting road.cc early in 2015 with a couple of built bikes and some frame sets, so have a look out for more details then.
- Police around the country hand out free bike lights and reflectives to keep cyclists safe20 min 53 sec agoWhere do I sign up for my
Where do I sign up for my free lights? Can I claim a set for the wife too?
- Exclusive sneak peek: First frames from Mason Cycles24 min 57 sec agomylesrants wrote:big luck.mylesrants wrote:
Thank you : ]
- Exclusive sneak peek: First frames from Mason Cycles26 min 5 sec agoJonny_Trousers wrote:Hmm,Jonny_Trousers wrote:
Hmm, maybe I'll hold off on the Ritchey Road Logic I was planning.
It might be worth holding off for a little while The steel bikes are really riding beautifully and certainly have some features that are absent from the Ritchey.
Please get in touch from the site holding-page if you would like to know more.
- Brighton "death trap" bike lane fixed in double-quick time28 min 40 sec agoThe Danish solution of
The Danish solution of raising the bike lane sounds like a good one. Perhaps might be a better idea to raise it properly, so that it actually does prevent (most) motorists from infringing on it, and then paint an edge warning (e.g. yellow stripes) on the kerb itself. Maybe with a lowered section to allow bike access?
- Yanto Barker to captain Matt Prior's ONE Pro Cycling team29 min 50 sec agoThanks
- Exclusive sneak peek: First frames from Mason Cycles32 min 11 sec agoDavid Arthur wrote:Tidy
ThankDavid Arthur wrote:
Thank you sir : ]
Have a great Christmas!
- Lance Armstrong loves adhering to a sporting ‘code of honour’ – but only if it’s golf33 min 10 sec agoGuess golf's the new cycling,
Guess golf's the new cycling, then...
- Exclusive sneak peek: First frames from Mason Cycles35 min 40 sec agoMr Turning wrote:Looks great.Mr Turning wrote:
Looks great. Really looking forward to seeing the entire finished product. He's a tease, isn't he?!?
Thanks, glad you like : ]
More early 2015.
- Plans/Ambitions for 201539 min 37 sec agoSo far registered for;
So far registered for;
Ronde van Vlanders Cyclo
Paris Roubaix Challange
The Ouka Monster Marrakech
Will see what looks good during the summer and hit Mt. Ventoux in the fall...
- Exclusive sneak peek: First frames from Mason Cycles41 min 37 sec agoThanks all for your nice
Thanks all for your nice comments and positivity towards the M∆SON brand, it's really encouraging to read your comments and I'll reply individually where poss.
My goal with these first products is to produce spirited and engaging bike with ultimate 4Season performance. As always, rider input is extremely important so I'm always interested to hear your views and will take them on board where possible.
Lots more to come in 2015, you'll see it here first.
Have a fantastic Christmas and New Year,
- Craft Active Extreme Windstopper Skull hat42 min 48 sec agoBedfordshire ClangerBedfordshire Clanger wrote:
Martin, have you ever tried wearing a cycling cap under your helmet? I'm intruiged as to how this represents good value for money over a £1.99 cap from On-One.
I have indeed, and being the possessor of a relatively large bounce I find that most caps don't fit, those that do leave pressure marks, and whilst they keep winter sun out of the eyes they don't block freezing winds so well , and they certainly don't keep my ears warm.
Having just looked in my draw and counted around 15 caps (I'm always dreaming that one might fit) I can say that yes, it's good value for money
- Police around the country hand out free bike lights and reflectives to keep cyclists safe58 min 16 sec agochris1968 wrote: everyone haschris1968 wrote:
everyone has a duty to make themselves easier to see if they don't want driving/riding over
And right there, in case anyone misses the underlying thinking, we have a perfect illustration of the problem.
- Police around the country hand out free bike lights and reflectives to keep cyclists safe1 hour 51 sec agomrmo wrote:for all themrmo wrote:
for all the stories of invisible cyclists, you really have to wonder how they are possible. If a cyclist is invisible how could motorists actual see them breaking the law?
Maybe the reality is that a lot of drivers are simply looking for sticks to beat cyclists with, "road tax", RLJing, lights, bells, hi viz, this isn't about cyclists but about drivers finding excuses for their s**t driving?
BECAUSE THEY'RE IDIOTS. IDIOTS I TELL YOU. NOT SMART LIKE THE WISE COMMENTATORS. IT'S COMMON SENSE. ANY FOOL CAN SEE. THEY ARE NOT REAL CYCLISTS. CAN I STOP FROTHING NOW?
- Five victims come forward with injuries caused by new Brighton 'death trap' cycle path1 hour 2 min agoAfter dealing with this
After dealing with this perhaps the council can deal with the aggressive taxi drivers who feel that they own the roads in Brighton. More of a menace than a piece of kerb!
- Police around the country hand out free bike lights and reflectives to keep cyclists safe1 hour 6 min agoCouncillor TracyCouncillor Tracy Simpson-Laing wrote:
Councillor Tracey Simpson-Laing said: "Having lights on your bike can save lives. So, we fully support this campaign.”
Anyone got references to studies which indicate to what extent having lights on your bicycle prevents accidents in urban areas?
Are the lights and reflectives being passed out ones that meet any particular standards?
If the resources dedicated to this initiative were redirected towards controlling the motorised traffic which causes most of our accidents what would the return be?
I am highly skeptical of these campaigns.
- Rapha Winter Jersey1 hour 8 min agoThe jersey is average at
The jersey is average at best. If there's a cold wind blowing, or if it's just bloody freezing, a gilet is required which just defeats the purpose of a wind proof fronting, surely? However, saying that, it is damn comfy, even off the bike!
Autumn jersey would be a more accurate name.
Somebody mentioned the Rapha repair service earlier and mine had to go back after the third wear due to the elastic draw string being made of cheese. Being repaired free of charge which is an invaluable service, hopefully won't need to use it again but good to know it's there.
- Just in: Mango Bikes Black Series 18-speed road bike1 hour 13 min agoNice-looking thing at a
Nice-looking thing at a sensible price but "Hi-tensile steel frame and fork" (from their website) doesn't augur well for weight. Quite an old-fashioned geometry too?
- Police around the country hand out free bike lights and reflectives to keep cyclists safe1 hour 26 min agoWhile giving out free lights
While giving out free lights is a good thing it will not solve problems such as crappy infrastructure, > 90 degree turns on bike lanes, shared lanes with buses, drivers being cunts and so on...
- Brighton "death trap" bike lane fixed in double-quick time1 hour 27 min ago@mad_scot_rider - It's not
@mad_scot_rider - It's not the council that are the b****rds here, it's people who drive in such a way that cycle lanes are even required.
- Yanto Barker to captain Matt Prior's ONE Pro Cycling team1 hour 27 min agoCervelo