By: chris

ACTIVIST PROFILE: CHRIS TOLLEY – BOSTON

ACTIVIST PROFILE: DANIEL KAMIYA – TOKYO

From Toronto to Tokyo with Entrepreneur Daniel Kamiya.

Featured Store: tokyobike – London

tokyobike is a small, independent bicycle company founded in 2002 in the quiet Tokyo suburb of Yanaka. The name was derived from the design of the bikes. In the same way the mountain bike was designed for the mountains so tokyobike was designed for Tokyo. Based on the concept of ‘Tokyo Slow’ the bikes are [...]

FEATURED STORE: GALLANT BICYCLES – TORONTO

Gallant Bicycles is a made-to-order bike shop in downtown Toronto started by Jason Wood and Tony Mammoliti. In addition to retailing Orontas in their Bloor St. shop Gallant uses Orontas when assembling their custom bikes right here in Toronto.

ACTIVIST PROFILE: KRISTIAN HAKANSSON – SWEDEN

Malmø-based graphic designer and velodrome advocate Kristian Håkansson is also organizing this years Un Giro Di Sporco Sud; a 100km race around Scania, Sweden.

FEATURED STORE: MISSION BICYCLE – SAN FRANCISCO

Mission Bicycle Company began with a simple premise: Give people the bicycle they want and they’ll ride. To that end, each bike is custom designed by each rider, and then hand built in San Francisco. In addition, Mission Bicycle curates unique and locally made accessories for the city commuter.

ACTIVIST PROFILE: VINCENT SACCOMANI

ORONTAS: What’s your day job? VINCENT SACCOMANI: My day job is splitted betweeen taking care of adidas eyewear bike team, regarding products, new riders, contracts etc… and also working on the marketing for OSIRIS shoes in France. I’m also part of the FMBA board, which is the association managing the MTB Freeride World Tour. On [...]

FEATURED STORE: GEAR SHOP – BRISBANE

Gear Shop Brisbane opened up in January 2009, founded by a dutch national, who found his way to Australia in 2008. Over the last 4 years the shop has grown considerably from stocking just a few completes and frames to stocking over a 12+ completes on rotation, countless frames and parts as well as distributing [...]

ACTIVIST PROFILE: THE DEADLY NIGHTSHADES

Formerly a design collective, the Nightshades have spun their upstart, in-your-face brand of fashion into a roving midnight bike gang. Their mission: to fight the evil forces of toxic air-kisses, and stake their claim as the new generation the fashion industry. ORONTAS: What are the Deadly Nightshades? DEADLY NIGHTSHADES: We’re this enigma of a design [...]

FEATURED STORE: BICYCLE STORE – PARIS

Since 2008 Bicycle Store Paris has specializes in high-end Fixies, Beach Cruiser, Vintage Italian bikes and Brompton folding bicycles for city use. The shop is presented in a concept store design and layout very different from those found in traditional bicycle shops. Each season the shop is used as a gallery for different artists they [...]

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