We’ve known Zak at Skunkworks Bikes for quite a few years and we always look forward to shooting his special creations (normally over a cool beverage after hours). Having said that, Zak specialises in high end, light and fast bike and wheel builds using high quality parts with meticulous attention to detail, so all of his customers bikes are indeed special creations. This English is Zak’s personal bike and gets used daily, the steel & carbon frame and saddle were custom made for his measurements and all parts hand picked to be a truly one off build. If you crave beauty such as this (and who doesn’t!), get in contact with Zak. @skunkworks_bikes
Frame v3 English cycles custom
Enve 1.0 fork
Extralite headset and topcap
Custom painted 3t arx2 stem with Fetha Garmin mount and house black Ti bolt kit
3t LTD ergonova 40cm bars
Matte finish busyman custom bar tape
Campag SR shifters and mechs
EE Cycleeworks brakes
Quarq D Zero power meter
Praxis works ‘buzz’ chainrings with extralite bolts
Alchemy V3 hubs laced to G4 curvecycling 35mm carbon clinchers
Custom finished Berk Lupina saddle
Custom 1 bolt English cycles seat mast topper with house black Ti bolt kit
Jagwire elite link housing with DLC cables
Custom finished Emporelli bottle cages
Kogel ceramic bearings and jockey wheels throughout the build and second ( tubular ) wheelset
Weight 6.3kgs tubs and high 6.6kgs with the wheels pictured
When clients visit our beautiful studios, they always notice plenty of bicycles around. The majority of them are owned by Studio Commerial’s Jason Doyle & Marcus Enno. Inspired by the beautiful machines they built I started planning to assemble my own commuter.
I have been riding from Manly to Sydney’s CBD for well over a year and my old bike was struggling to keep up. It’s good to treat yourself once in a while, especially with Xmas around the corner.
The building went more smoothly than I anticipated, Jason and Marcus guided me along the way nicely, so I definitely saved some time/mistakes there.
Thanks for reading. Pieter
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from the Studio Commercial team.
WOW, the year has flown by, now is the time to relax and recharge, enjoy family and friends.
Thanks for your wonderful support this year, we’ve really enjoyed working with you, so roll on 2013!
To help get you in the mood, some nice Christmas quotes…
Edna Ferber, Roast Beef Medium
Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.
W. J. Tucker, Pulpit Preaching
For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home.
One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.
Our studio will be closing Friday the 21st of December 2012 (just after lunch, pop in for a beverage if you’re nearby!), returning Wednesday the 2nd of January 2013.
P.S. We have photographers on call over the break if anything comes up.
P.S.S. Thanks to Morgans Bicycles for the Velorbis we shot for them, not too late to buy one for Christmas!!
Tuesday the 16th of October heralded the return of the Summer racing series at Heffron Park. With Marcus donning the lycra and representing the studio spirit as well as Randwick Botany Cycle Club.
What better excuse to strap on a camera and get shooting!
Today is Ride to Work day. We hope you took part, we absolutely loved it.
Marcus, Pieter and Jas.
The usual bicycle round up at Studio Commercial.
On Sunday the 16th October, 2011, Marcus Enno is going to go a bit crazy and do 250 kms for The Smith Family in Melbourne.
A couple of weekends ago Marcus rode 183 km to Newcastle in nine hours, as you do when you want to relax on a Saturday morning.
Fellow bike geeks, read his stats for the Newcastle ride.