Dosnoventa is a line of frames designed in Spain and made in Italy, with a few new additions to the line for this season. The yellow Detroit 2 Pursuit frame retails for $1200 has an oversized aluminum tubeset with a matching carbon fork with a hidden brake hole. The silver Kuala-Lumpur has similar aggressive geometry without the forward sloped pursuit top-tube, an aluminum fork and a lower $770 retail price. The Helsinki is Dosnoventa’s single speed cyclocross racer, with a carbon fork, internal cable routing and cantilever brake mounts only for a 2050 g, $1670 frameset. See the Dosnoventa store for the full line of frames.
Fyxomatosis has taken over the full distribution of Cycle Underground chainrings, some of the better ones on the market from what I hear. Made in Australia out of 4 mm thick work hardended alumnium, the rings are individually CNC’d and are guaranteed to be perfectly round. 130 or 144 BCD rings are available for $60 each, with full custom rings (with choice of 12 chainring designs) available for $90. Black anodizing is $10 more. There are some oddball bolt patterns available, think of them for restoration projects or as a solution to those vintage cranks you got a great deal on.
The versatile Fyxation Quiver frameset is now available for $300, frame and fork. The bike is designed to work either a single or fixed, or with deraileur or internal gears, and no extraneous mounts no matter what. The 4130 chromoly frame has 132.5 mm rear spacing and horizontal dropouts with a removeable hander and cable stops, making it a bike that will continue with you as your tastes or needs change. The frame features clearance for 47 mm tires and an ED coating inside and out, so it should hold up rust-free for many winter seasons to come. This is going to be a popular bike — look for a full review in a future issue of Urban Velo, as we expect to get a sample bike as early as next week. Until then see more aboutn the Quiver at the Fyxation blog.
Being a child of the early ’80s I remember the slap-bracelet fad well, and can’t help but see the similarity between them and the Plume recoiling fender. It easily snaps into fender mode and coils up when not in use, though I question if it will recoil over potholes or curbs. This Kickstarter project qucikly reached its funding goal, but there is still time to sign up at the $35 level for one of the first run if you like the idea.