Craftsmanship Elian

A few guys from Utrecht, my home town, started a little company called Elian to make handcrafted and tailor-made bicycles. Beautiful elegant and simple bikes, made to last, and more important, made to survive the dutch circumstances of the weather and intense use. All the frames are completely build up by hand and have their unique number.

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Cycling Minute

We are very proud to have had a part in the creation of this remarkable project: Minute, a fast, powerful, compact and maneuverable bike for the city. A mini commuter with remarkable small wheels and a durable steel frame. Based on the idea of the Mini Velo, a popular choice in large Asian urban areas, Minute is the ultimate city bike made to last a lifetime. Minute is the first non-custom bike produced by Behave Bicycles, a small Dutch company with big ambitions. The brains and the craft behind the company and therefore Minute is Elian Veltman, a young talented, yet very experienced designer, best known for his handmade custom bikes and acclaimed Cargo bike. Elian is not afraid to opt for alternative solutions in the service of the outcome, which is exemplified in his creation of Minute. read more…

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Cycling The Cargobike

A while back I featured my own custom Eliancycles road bike here on Another Something. Since then, Elian worked on the bike he’d build more than two years ago, fine-tuning and re-engineering the frame and tech, resulting in the first two-wheeled bike that steers without a front fork.
From the first time Elian showed me this bike I was stoked. A cargo bike with race allure feels like something people really need, especially when it looks good. read more…

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Cycling Soigneur

Yesterday a new Dutch magazine was launched called Soigneur, a stylish and beautifully made magazine dedicated to road cycling. Documenting the love for cycling and the world around in interviews, photo reports, and background stories the magazine is a welcome alternative to the boring industry magazines. Featured in this first issue are Tim Krabbé, Herman Brusselmans, Peter Winnen, read more…

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Cycling The bike

When I started road cycling a few years back I bought a simple bike, just to see if this was the thing I wanted to do. After the first km’s it felt like I was built for it! When I met Elian, a dutch craftsman building some amazing bicycles, a year ago, I instantly wanted a bike from him as my ‘official’ road bike. We did a little tour together with The Village from Utrecht to Antwerp and back, supported by Rapha, joint by Ajanaku a.o. and I got infected with the custom bicycle virus… We sat down, talked about steel frames, details, colors, old vs new techniques and we drew the first outlines of my new bike. More then 6 months later it is here, and it was so much worth the wait! read more…

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Cycling Curves

Days away from riding my new custom build bike by Elian Cycles (later more on that) I found these images shot for the first issue of Curves Magazine. The magazine is dedicated to Route des Grandes Alpes. A route through the Alps to the Mediterranean, crossing 16 high alpine passes on the way. Nine of read more…

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Cycling Winter cycling

While waiting for my new bike being build by Elian, making plans for La Marmotte and first rides on my new bike on the Vesuvius this november, Rapha comes in at the right moment again. A whole new range of autumn and winter ware featuring exciting new products, updated specifications to exisiting Rapha classics and read more…

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Travel Back

After a lovely week in the south of France I’m back. We’ve enjoyed the wine, the weather but sadly enough not the hills on my bike. A broken rear dropout kept me from climbing the hills, which was too bad, especially since Rapha supported us with some really great gear. But we will use that read more…

Cycling Antwerp to Utrecht

We’re back! After a bike ride of more than 250 km, from Utrecht to Antwerp and back, we all arrived safe at The Village coffee & music. I wanted to thank everybody for supporting us along the way! On first hand Rapha for the prefect outfit, Angelo and Lennaert from The Village for our goal, read more…

Cycling Utrecht to Antwerp

On this early day in spring, with the first beams of sunlight on our face, we started of in Utrecht (the Netherlands) with a group of 10 friends. Bike builders, barista’s, bloggers and likes, on hand made bicycles from Elian Cycles. Now we’re here: 130 km south and a few hours later we arrived in read more…

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Cycling Utrecht Antwerp Utrecht

On Saturday, March 12th, we will hit the road with eight friends to make a journey from Utrecht to Antwerp on the handmade bikes from Elian, to return the next day with fresh roasted coffee beans for the new espresso bar, The Village Coffee & Music in Utrecht. A motley crew of baristas, bloggers, bike read more…

Blog Shop update

Finally had the time to do a major update on Anothershop. We are very proud to carry the handmade TravelTeq Trash 15″ bag in Fox Red (will feature it later this weekend here on Anothersomething). A super nice little notebook with two envelope compartments, black laser graphed cover and packed in screenprinted envelope all made read more…