Thursday, August 23, 2012


Marie Claire Maison article. This was the first bike created by Peugeot Design lab. It's a fixie with a built in leather pouch to house an ipad or similar. The stand was the first object I got into 3D. Well if you're going to design bikes, you have to have somewhere to put them!
The bike is called DL121 and follows the naming code myself and Cathal Loughnane developed for our bike range. The DL stand for Design Lab and 121 means it the first bike of that type in the 2012 range. There is also a DL122 which I spoke about in my very first blog post.
You can see more at Peugeot Cycles.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Peugeots in the street

Super cool old Peugeot in Orleans.

SKY popular in France?

We all know that the french love their graffiti, but I saw this while cycling through a little village which was otherwise lacking in any spray can vandalism. 
Is it just a coincidence it's in SKY blue or really an homage to the British pro team?

The dutch know how to cycle in style

On our holiday campsite in the Loire. I love the matched panniers, but the flowers are the highlight!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

British Cycling Aero bikes

These photos were posted on the Cycling Weekly website but I found the link on Bicycle Design. The bike was ridden by the SKY riders of the GB team in the Olympic road race. They are the result of years of research by Chris Boardman's 'secret squirrel' division of the British Cycling team, built at the Advanced Composite Group facilities and designed by ex Greek track rider Dimitris Katsanis.
British Cycling have spent millions on creating success on the track and the basis of these bikes was born out of those efforts. Originally used by the likes of the great Chris Hoy on the track they have now been adapted for road use. They are mainly designed to be aero bikes but knowing the lengths that chris and the team go to I'm sure they excel in other areas, like stiffness and ergonomices. 
Due to the rules, these bikes will have to be available to the public, but the costs, numbers and branding will be interesting to see.
One thing that should be noted, and was picked up by the posters on the Cycling Weekly site, they are not the most beautiful of bikes!