saarf.london x Santini

I recently collaborated with legendary Italian cycling apparel brand Santini .

I designed two jerseys and a set of bib shorts for the Steel Is Real cycling community on social media . The brand is SIRCC , inspired by the legendary SCIC Italian cycling team , and the Maglia Rosa , in honour of the Giro Italia .

SIRCC x Santini Maglia Rosa Karma Evo Jersey
SIRCC x Santini Two Tone Karma Evo Jersey
SIRCC x Santini Karma Evo bib shorts

Two other ‘ Warriors ‘ inspired jerseys are also available

Pre order only , once minimum amounts fulfilled , jerseys are custom made in Italy by Santini in 6-8 weeks . Karma Evo Jersey details here ;

KARMA EVO Jersey

Bib shorts ;

KARMA EVO BIB-SHORTS

Size charts here ;

Men

https://www.santinicycling.com/en/content/fit-guide-man-47

Women

https://www.santinicycling.com/en/content/fit-guide-woman-48

World wide shipping available , VAT @ Italian rate of 22% included in price

Order via platform here

https://sircc.bigcartel.com/

Steel is Real Cycling Club Jerseys

I collaborated with traditional Italian ‘ heavy wool ‘ cycling jersey producers 3M Caverni , Firenze to produce these two SCIC team influenced jersey .

All orders are shipped directly from the 3M Caverni atelier in Firenze , Italy .

Worldwide shipping via GLS

Available on pre order here

Ally Capellino X Saarf

I had the amazing good fortune to have been able to meet Legendary London bag designer Ally Capellino back in 2017 when I was a bicycle courier .

I arrived at her Shoreditch shop and atelier , with a delivery for her , and gave it directly to her.

A very nice Lady , who generously gave me time for a chat .

I said I had been to her Soho shop back in the late ‘80’s / early ‘90’s , bought a jersey top and admired her fine bags . We spoke about her doing some stylish bike bags , as I felt they would be brilliant , given her attention to detail and use of high quality materials in manufacture .

I said I had a few creative projects I’m trying to get off the ground , and we kept in contact on social media .

Fast forward to this year , and Ally dropped me a line , saying she has another cycle orientated bag range , and would I like one to test.

Naturally , I said yes , and a few days later , the wonderful Pendle unisex shoulder bag arrived ….

The Ally Capellino Pendle shoulder bag

Made with a waterproof Cordura outter , it is robust enough to use daily as a commuter / town bag .

I can fit a D Lock , water bottle , keys , wallet and energy snacks in with ample room ….

The bag has a zipped front pocket with seals , a rear with velcro fastening , a zipped inner pocket and a mesh wall with two pockets . The interior material is rip stop , which is great as it stops any unforeseen tears spreading .

The shoulder strap is made from Duck Cotton , so is soft and non abrasive against thinner material jerseys or skin , and splits in two with a robust clasp

The strap is attached at a 45 degree angle on the bag , so has a pretty much ergonomic fit to the torso .

Ally has named each bag in the Travel and Cycle range after cyclists significant to her. The unisex Pendle shoulder bag is named after British Olympic Hero , Victoria Pendleton .

Ally Capellino has very , very generously given you lucky readers a chance to win your very own Pendle bag , click the link below and enter .

Move as quickly as Victoria , as the competition closes on July 5th.

https://www.allycapellino.co.uk/pages/competition-ally-capellino-x-julian-saarf

In the Travel and Cycle collection is a fabulous ‘tote’ bag , the Saarf , one can only imagine what this Saarf character is like ….

Cycle Bags

Cinelli ‘ The Machine ‘ MTB

Managed to find a Cinelli ‘The Machine’ frame set , Columbus Max OR tubes , with Campagnolo Euclid Headset …. frame set had quite a lot of wear …. which addressed with a rattle can spray …

I mounted a 1st gen Campagnolo Euclid MTB gruppo …

almost finished …

Colnago C35 at a Vintage bike jumble!

I took a ride out on my ’96 Master Olympic to a bike jumble at a cycling club, and bumped into a trader I know who had a stall there. here’s some of what he had

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a nice De Rosa above, this circa ’96 Colnago Master Olympic, though the gruppo is a little earlier ..

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a Colnago Dual CX frameset, which I had actually had a bid on via an on-line auction before, but pulled out as it did not have the correct forks, was missing cable guides, and was too small..006

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notice the Colnago headtube stamp, same as on my as yet unidentified carbon frame..

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Both were made for Colnago by Alan.

The trader also had a beautiful Colnago C35, sadly only managed to get a silhouette…

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probably the most understated example I’ve seen ( or touched!), Campagnolo Super Record 11 gears and brakes with an original Colnago  C35 crankset, the trader seemed unaware of this less tasteful example for $22,500

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he said he wasn’t selling his!