You just can't beat steel and Brain Tjaden in Sausalito, California is in love with his lugged, handmade Mondonico shod with Shimano Dura Ace. This is no 'Old Classic' but a modern bike made in the Classic style... and style it has by the bucketful.
The first printed books were meant to emulate hand-written manuscripts and since the days of Gutenberg we continue to admire fine publications. The Rizzoli company is noted for its quality works and has not disappointed with “Japanese Steel”, a celebration of “bike boom” two-wheelers that features superb presentation along with exquisite photos of bicycles you probably have never thought much about.
It's time for another Retro Readers' Rigs, the column where PEZ-Fans send in photos and a story about their bikes. A Readers' Rig could be anything from a $15,000 carbon fibre super machine to a vintage racer or something that's completely out of the ordinary like this custom painted stainless steel bike with retro style downtube shifters and drilled out brake levers.