Ever fancied a peak inside one of Britian's last remaining frame building workshops? In the second in their series of podcasts on British craftsmen Howies have visited the legendary Bristol-based frame builders, Argos.
Argos have been going for 36 years and are still as busy as ever, custom building may not be the biggest part of their business any more, but they are still making them custom frames range from £1,000 to £1,500 – these days they're mainly building Audax and light touring bikes. The main source of business is frame renovation – particularly fixeds.
Well worth checking out – some great pics and an interesting listen.
Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.