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VANDEYK Contemporary Cycles

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VANDEYK Nightstream bicycleAccording to founder Arendt van Deyk, VANDEYK Contemporary Cycles is a collaboration of renowned creative professionals dedicated to a simple mission: “designing and building the most ravishingly beautiful bicycles – and not compromising along the way. Ever.” Bicycles are van Deyk’s passion, and that is his reason for starting the new company, which he refers to as “a ‘soulproject’ with the ambition for joy and perfection for all of us – instead of just being a mere business-focused venture.” The collections of handcrafted VANDEYK bikes will be strictly limited-edition, with only 25 of each produced. Nightstream, pictured here, is the first collection, but look for more to follow.

VANDEYK bicycle headtubeIn addition to being a former bike racer, van Deyk has 12 years of experience working in creative fields (he is currently head of international Digital Brand Communication for a major German premium car manufacturer). The diverse team that he has assembled for the new brand has backgrounds in design, frame building, photography, and writing. The group’s creative energy shows in the first bike, which you can see a few nice shots of here. Check out the website for more pictures and information as well.

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  1. Mick Allan May 16, 2011 at 11:38 am -  Reply

    Interesting… thumbshifters, and is that a 1st generation XTR rear mech? Riding position is very 1990s. Expensive paint job for sure… I don’t want to be negative, it’s nice and all, but there’s nothing unique here aside from perhaps the hype. Am I missing something?

  2. art May 18, 2011 at 1:28 pm -  Reply

    “deduct from all that the will to follow the next technology-hype … and the acceptance of anything below state-of-the-art”

    They must have meant to spec the thumb shifters ironically. The photography is nice, but I’m not sure I’d want to go off road with v brakes and painted rims.

  3. Every Bicycle May 25, 2011 at 2:30 pm -  Reply

    More bicycles should light up at night making it safer to ride. Do you know of any bikes that have glow in the dark paint?

  4. Pete June 8, 2011 at 12:56 pm -  Reply

    Nice to see a complete neo-retro machine. Modern mfg tech applied to classic race design & functionality. The paint doesn’t do much for me personally, but only because the similar original Mountain Goat “strings” paint job from 20 years ago looked a lot cooler on a black backdrop too, than it did on a sunny afternoon after a season or two of UV fading. Still, nicely done.

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