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In photos (lots and lots of them) — Spin London 2014

James Greig | April 6, 2014

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Out for its second outing at the Truman Brewery on London’s Brick Lane, Spin was upstairs this year, and taking advantage of the increased space with a bike polo court and flatland BMX display centre stage.

There were some beautiful cycles on display, although the show itself would have benefited from being more carefully curated — it felt a little patchy in places. That said, one of the best benefits of the extra space was the opportunity  to take bikes for test rides inside the show itself. I rode a Minute, Kennedy and Velocino in quick succession, all under the slightly weary eye of a security guard. The verdict? Small bikes are a lot of fun to ride.

As usual, I’m going to let my photos do the talking, so here’s what caught my eye at Spin last Saturday afternoon…

↓ Stylish cycling emporium Victor & Liberty puts its wares on display

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Kennedy City Bicycles

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Otto London, always guaranteed to have a fun trick up his sleeve like this dinky Abici Velocino bike

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↓ From Berlin, 8bar bikes (featured on CycleLove last year)

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↓ The tokyobike stand was impeccably presented as usual, just like their bikes

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↓ This ear-blowing bike, at 178 decibels, is louder than a Concorde. Best keep your distance drivers…

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Godspeed

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Cyclehoop bikeshelf

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London Bike Cartel

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Vanhulsteijn, not afraid to do things a little differently…

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Minute Cycles. Be sure to see our recent feature for more about these chic little commuter bikes.

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Foffa Bikes were showing off some new additions to their range

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Brother Cycles, The Full Windsor and Restrap were just some of the British brands on the Union of Peddlars stand

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Saffron Frameworks (who built the CycleLove bike)

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↓ And now for something completely different…

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↓ Best in show winners Woodsman Bicycle Company. I wanted to say this bike had timeliness style but that wouldn’t be strictly true…

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↓ Beautifully presented cycling artwork from The Ride Journal

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↓ Wheel-building with the London Bike Kitchen

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↓ Hackney’s BEE Clothing (more on CycleLove here)

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Festka had some stunningly paint jobs on display

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↓ Flatland BMX

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by James Greig

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