In Issue 13 we catch up with Eben Weiss, aka Bike Snob NYC and discover of course, he’s not so snobby after all. The amazing Brian Ritchie shares his favourite bikes with us and talks about his musical life in Tasmania. We also chat to a Melbourne woman, Melissa Agate, or Sanso, who’s helping create friendly spaces for girls who love bikes, both online and on the streets. Tarn Mott of Primate Frames up in NSW tells us all about the robust bikes he’s building.
We love our photography at Treadlie and so we take a look at the way in which cameras and bikes seem to have grown up together, from early in the C19th, to an Australian cycling photographer from the 70s and 80s, to contemporary photographers like the amazing Ashley Gruber. Grassroots bike events, often with a new spin on an old formula, are popping up everywhere and we examine what goes in to getting them off the ground and the people behind them. And hold on to your glo sticks, Bike Raves are a thing! We sent our intrepid reporter in to find out what makes music and bikes such a good mix.
Our Travel feature this month is a wonderful cycling trip through Vietnam, make sure you check it out for some sensory overload! (Here’s a little film to whet your appetite! )There’s a fabulous DIY BMX project, the perfect project for your summer holidays, a gloriously handsome Centrefold ,and of course Malachi Moxon’s scoop on the must-have items from his musette. Toolkit of course features the very best in design, bikes, fashion and accessories.