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Budnitz Alpha Bicycle

25.02

Making & Breaking Traditions: Paul Budnitz on the ALPHA City Bike

It’s no real exaggeration to say that every bicycle sold today uses the same design. Then there's Budnitz, whose unashamedly design-led, left-field approach has rewritten expectations of what a city bicycle should be. In a wide-ranging conversation, we spoke to Paul Budnitz about the brand's forthcoming ALPHA bike.
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Routes, Roads & Reinvention: In Conversation With Breadwinner Cycles

21.02

Routes, Roads & Reinvention: In Conversation With Breadwinner Cycles

Tony, one-half of Breadwinner Cycles bustles in from the adjoining workshop, taking a proffered espresso as he sits down to chat. “Damn good coffee, damn good”, he concedes, as John confirms, over the whoosh of piped steam and the gentle rattle of cups, how recently it was roasted.
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Bike, Hike & Break Camp: Previewing the Quoc Gran Tourer Shoe

14.02

Bike, Hike & Break Camp: Previewing the Quoc Gran Tourer Shoe

Compared to a gravel bike shoe, road shoes have it pretty easy; cruising the black-top calls for smooth, stiff carbon underfoot, not the sort of sole that can hack trails, tracking and tinder foraging in the space of a single day. The Gran Tourer All-Terrain Bike Shoe is our response to the challenges of the backcountry.
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Quoc Shoes - In time, a redesign

14.02

In Time, a Redesign

It’s funny how so many things in life come down to timing. That’s the way it was for us when we caught up with our good friend Pete, the founder of cycling brand Always Riding, back in December. With a new season approaching, a new shoe in the works (more on that later), we were looking to refresh our website, develop our blog and smooth out some growth-related e-commerce issues that had stumped us for a while.
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14.02

In Search of Savoir-faire: In Conversation With Victoire Cycles

Despite rolling only since 2011, with their bold letter-spaced logo, clean lines and complementary colours, Victoire Cycles have not only reinvigorated French bicycle manufacturing but created a brand that speaks of craft, experience and authenticity.We sat down with Matthieu from Victoire Cycles one morning in early February to chat brand, bikes & the search for savoir-faire.

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Victoire Cycles Interview with Quoc Shoes
Snappers Delight: 5 Backpacks for Photography and Urban Cycling

14.02

Snappers Delight: 5 Backpacks for Photography and Urban Cycling

As city cyclists and hobbyist photographers, a few of working at The Pedaler recently decided that instead of dropping our gear into one big sack, we should up the organisation and seek out backpacks designed for urban cycling and shooting from the saddle
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Quoc Pham visits Goral shoes, in Sheffield, England

14.02

Fixed (in) England

If you caught the news about the Fixed England model, a limited run of the Fixed silhouette made in Sheffield, England, then you’ll know what a big deal it was for us to be able to find a partner who could recreate the Fixed to our exacting standards. But of course, it’s not just about the label.
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Finding Their Feet: The Family Business Behind The Fixed England Shoe

14.02

Finding Their Feet: The Family Business Behind The Fixed England Shoe

Think Sheffield, and you probably remember hearing about its once world-beating steel and engineering heritage. Nowadays, this well-positioned and culturally fertile area of Yorkshire has become an attractive location for start-ups outside of the more obvious UK locations.
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Caring for leather cycling shoes

29.03

How to Care for Your Leather Cycling Shoes

You are the proud owner of a new pair of premium leather cycling shoes. The soft leather looks beautiful on your feet and fits like a glove. You might now wonder how to take care of them, to keep them looking great and to preserve and prolong the life of your leather cycling shoes. 
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