Posted back in 2015, The Art of Bicycle Restoration: Mottainai Cycles records the restoration of a lovely vintage steel Colnago. Interspersed with a bit of street art by the bike’s new owner and set to a very catchy tune, this video is guaranteed to lift your spirits at least a little bit. Seriously, watch it. Thank us later.
Matthew Loveridge (formerly Allen) is an experienced mechanic and an expert on bike tech who appreciates practical, beautifully-engineered things. Originally a roadie, he likes bikes and kit of every stripe, and he's tested a huge variety of both over the years for BikeRadar, Cycling Plus and others. For a long time Matthew's heart belonged to the Scott Addict, but he's currently enjoying Specialized's sublime Roubaix Expert and having a torrid affair with a Giant Trance e-MTB. At 174cm tall and 53kg, he looks like he should be better at cycling than he actually is, and he's ok with that.