Texas based artist Stephanie Pina and Miami based artist Adriana Mazariegos designed posters that celebrate their local cycling scene, and what makes each place so fantastically rad. In their own words:
Miami – “Miami in itself is like a secluded paradise, and The Oasis Cafe is also a place cyclists in Miami and the surrounding areas frequent often after their rides. I loved the play on the concept because of its double meaning. It’s also a reminder that Florida has seen a lot of hurricanes but our house is strong and we rebuild.” -Adriana Mazariegos
Texas – “I decided to keep it simple and design an icon pattern of things that you will see riding through the local roads of Texas such as armadillos, Blue Bonnets, snakes, cacti, and of course our Texas state flag. They are the unique sights along the way that make the riding here so wonderful.” -Stephanie Pina
You may remember this custom Overt Speedvagen Road from a few months back. As it turns out, the owner had a second bike idea in the works while we were working on this one. This time around he approached us with the idea of a custom track bike. Something we haven’t made since 2011.
Never a company to shy away from a challenge, this bike is everything that Speedvagen as a brand stands for. Striping away all that is un-need and innovating what is left. The build started out knowing we would use our signature stainless Vanilla track dropouts. We then braze on a brass plate to give superb gripping power to the track axle nuts. A tapered head tube allowed us to forgo using an external King headset cup, keeping the front end sleek and minimal.
The bar-stem combo may be the icing on this unicorn themed cake. We used an Enve Composites bar paired with a built in house steel stem that also integrates with the Chris King bearing cap. The bars and stem were then carbon wrapped together giving a near seamless transition from bar to stem to head tube.