Crema Cycles

3 06 2010

This was sent in by our friends in Europe. If you have, or are willing to, spend over $3k on a bike, chances are you have heard of Independent Fabrications, the famed custom bike builder. Even if you already have a nice bike or have just recently bought one (like I have), IF bikes are still one of those bikes you will always uncontrollably drool over, in a Pavlovian sort of way.

Wet dreams at Crema Cycles

So it was with great out of saddle excitement to see Creme Cycles, the dealer for IF bikes in Germany, in a video featuring the La Marzocco GS/3 (at 1:45):

“We are very serious about our coffee… We work really hard to come up with a blend that has the right taste, the right balance, the right body. It’s the same thing with building a custom frame. You just gotta come up with the right combination that comes over into the art, the passion, and the culture of it.”

Crema Cycles' Espresso Bar

I think I want my Strada to come with Hi-Mod carbon or titanium panels.

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On a separate note, sorry about lack of new posts lately. We’ve been very busy with planning of the La Marzocco Out of the Box NYC in the past month. New details will be posted soon, I promise.  For the fixeratis in NYC, be advised that there will be the first ever bike powered pressure profiling espresso machine! That being said, I’m sure Mr. Bike Snob NYC will soon be on my case about the superfluous cycle componentry other than what’s available on a Surly, just as how he was mindful of NYC coffee.

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GB/5 at Mellow Johnny’s!

14 10 2009
La Marzocco GB/5 at Juan Pelota Cafe inside Lance Armstrong's Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop. Look up "pelota" in Spanish and you'll see why it's named as such. Photo courtesy of Bikeradar.com.

La Marzocco GB/5 at Juan Pelota Cafe inside Lance Armstrong's Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop. Look up "pelota" in Spanish and you'll see why it's named as such. Photo courtesy of Bikeradar.com.

Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop is Lance Armstrong’s own bike shop in Austin, TX. More than a bike shop, the incredible space includes a bike service shop, a coffee bar, a commuter shower/locker room, a bike fitting center, and a training center. Of course, they have a large collection of amazing bikes, including ones Lance used to race.

Inside Mellow Johnny’s is Juan Pelota Cafe (part of Lance’s empire). If you know Spanish or look it up, then you know what the name really means. Back to the cafe, they pull coffee from Texas Coffee Traders on their La Marzocco GB/5.

Now on to more bike pics.

A cool custom bike from Naked Bicycle in northern British Columbia, Canada. Photo courtesy of Bikeradar.com.

A cool custom bike from Naked Bicycle in northern British Columbia, Canada. Photo courtesy of Bikeradar.com.

Lance's Trek bike from his Team Discovery days. Photo courtesy of Bikeradar.com.

Lance's Trek bike from his Team Discovery days. Photo courtesy of Bikeradar.com.