Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on August 5th, 2008 at 12:54 pm
“Custom frame building is both a science and an art. It is an ever-evolving process of geometry, wizardry and psychology… “
— from Rapha’s website
The Rapha Continental — which is part team, part documentary, and part corporate marketing strategy — is their attempt to recover the “lost art of cycling and the glory of suffering” by chronicling epic road rides throughout the United States with photographs and blog entries.
Ryan and Pereira — who both know a thing or two about long-distance road rides — have produced two gorgeous bikes:
(Photo: Daniel Wakefield Pasley)
You can read an interview with Ira, Tony, and the rest of the builders (and see some great shop photos) on The Rapha Continental website.