Friday, 11 October 2013


Here at KRES we love our single speed bikes for many reasons. You cant go past the aesthetic  simplicity of a single speed along with its practical application and given the response we received for the KRES PISTA we feel justified in having concentrated our efforts on producing this bike. Having said that though we had always intended on producing a road bike inspired partly by the classic steel racing bikes of yesteryear. We hope we have honoured that tradition even in part with the KRES STRADA.

More info and pictures soon!

For a chance to win a KRES bespoke bike enter the COMPETITION HERE

Monday, 19 August 2013


We would like to take this opportunity to say a big THANKS to all the people that showed their support by subscribing to our mailing list for a chance to win a bike. Even though we have a way to go yet, me must admit the response was overwhelming. We figure that everyone that subscribed must like what we are doing, which is very encouraging for us.

We have also had a few enquiries regarding the cost of the PISTA frame. We will be sure to let everyone know when we have finalised pricing etc. In the meantime we are happy for people to submit an expression of interest ( non-binding ) for the KRES Pista. You can do this via the contact link on the sidebar or HERE.

Finally there is plenty of time remaining to enter the KRES COMPETITION, so spread the cheer and help us give away a bike in time for Xmas.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

A Melbourne Handcrafted Bike - The KRES Pista

Well its been a while in the making, but it has finally arrived. We have pondered, discussed, argued, and revised, but more importantly we have learnt quite a bit about the process of custom bike building. All in all we think we've done a good job.

Without going into too much detail, the bike is a combination of columbus tubing and specialist tubing used in the motor sport and aeronautical industries. We fell in love with the profile that the aero tubing gives the bike so what better way to show it off than on a minimalist track bike. You can read more about the bike and see more pictures at CYCLE EXIF .
A big thanks to Adam the editor of @CycleEXIF for showing support in running the story.

We have a couple more bikes underway which we will be showing off in the next month or so, one of these will be a lugged frame, so stay tuned. We are also looking at releasing some stylish apparel before year end.

In the meantime, if you like what we are doing then why not enter the KRES COMPETITION for a chance to win your choice of a KRES bespoke bike and also be the first to know about all our upcoming news.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

A Bike Build - a short film from the KRES workshop

A short film documenting some of the activity around the KRES workshop of late.
We will be adding some more content shortly and will also be announcing some exciting news to coincide with the release of some of our products.

KRES CYCLES Blue Steel ( a bike build short ) from KRESCYCLES on Vimeo.

Friday, 26 April 2013

A Special Day Gran Fondo L'eroica Beechworth

We came we saw we suffered. We rode the Strada Biancha in our Woollen Jerseys and our pre 1987 bikes to the sound of tyre on gravel and creeking metal. Pushing hard against sand and dirt and fuelled by red wine , salami and cheese. We stopped on many occassion to take in our surroundings and gather our strength. Humbled but not defeated.
We take our hats off and salute you, until next year,  when we will return wiser and better prepared for battle.

A few pics of the day and a short Video shot from our bike cam. Our only complaint would be that there where not more competitors on the day. Hopefully we can change this for next years event.

L'eroica Gran Fondo Beechworth 2013 from KRESCYCLES on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

La Course en Tete

If you are in to cycle racing and especially the racing of yesteryear then this movie is a must see.  The movie is a bio on the great Eddie Merckx and was made by French filmaker Joel Santoni in 1973. The title refers to his style of riding ( always at the head of the pack ). The movie was shot over the course of one year and although it received critical acclaim it was quickly forgotten about.
It is now available on DVD.
Original movie poster below.

For a preview of the documentary check out this youtube video. But definetely go and buy the DVD as it comes with another great cycling documentary of the time "The Greatest Show on Earth " focusing on the Giro d'Italia of 1974.

Monday, 15 April 2013

GRAN FONDO Beechworth

KRES will be participating at GRAN FONDO Beechworth this coming weekend and in particular  the L'eroica leg of the event . A tribute to  the racing of yesteryear in which all participants must ride bikes of pre 1987 vintage. The race is based on  L'eroica in Tuscany Italy which runs each year.
For an insight into what L'eroica is all about, check out this great mini doco on L'eroica Italy.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

A Tribute to a Master Craftsman & Visionary

The Great Tulio Campagnolo
Master Craftsman definitely. Visionary well maybe occasionally as he did after all dismiss the Japanese competition as small fry.

Titanium Bike

A type of bike we hope to be able to produce at KRES .... Titanium that is.

Passoni Titanium