Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Monster Track Is Back


It is coming again, soon: 

"THE WORLD’S ILLEST OUTLAW ALLEYCAT RACE".

Check out the official site here. 

'Bored' 20" Fixed Gear Minivelo


On my recent trip to Tokyo I discovered that the Japanese really love their minivelos. And of course there were also mini-sized fixed gear bikes, like the one I saw at the DEPT Geek Garage. 

In fact, with the 20" wheels the one in the picture is not that different from these fixed BMXes here. Except that those BMXes are way cooler, of course. 

The Truly Amazing ACNE x Binachi Pista


Remember when I wrote about this collabo?

Well, now the the PR company hired by the ACNE fashion brand has finally found out about fixedgeargallery.com and managed to submit their client's 'Truly Amazing! Binachi Pista" (TM) fixie there

Very nice. 

Monday, December 29, 2008

The Logical Next Step


After you get bored riding your color-coordinated fixie because everyone else has a bike exactly like yours, these will be the logical next step. Bridgestone in Japan is bravely showing the way to the future... 

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Torcha!


Here's my non-cycling themed advance Xmas present and a big thank you to all of yo'all - to celebrate my just over 500 posts I've written and the over 300 000 visits you've made to my blog: 

A free download of me & my boys' musical alter-ego/project's latest track. 

It's dance music, that's all I say, but if the mighty Top Billin' likes it, it can be all that bad. Here's the direct download link, or it's also on our MySpace player here. 

Thanks guys, I Love you! 

The Wannabe Bike Messenger

Geek Garage at DEPT Tokyo


GEEK GARAGE AND MATANKI NITE 2008 from Eli Tokyo Jitensha-Jin on Vimeo.

Here's a video from last Saturday's Geek Garage at DEPT & Mataki Nite. I was actually there and I will post plenty of pics later once I get my shit organized. 

One thing that is not obvious from the video or the pics is the fact that the tricks contest was actually pretty much ruled by the BMX guys. They were THAT good. In my opinion none of the boys on the pisto bikes had much to say on that. The whole happening was pretty awesome. Nice bikes and great people. 

Special cheers and thanks for the stickers & the Nitto parts to 3Bancho!


Barspinnin' Tricks Fork From Kinethic


Lot of people's been recently interested in tricks / freestyle forks that would be strong and barspinnable, and consequently more and more companies are coming up with their different designs to satisfy the customers needs. 

Here's another new 700c fork design from the Spanish custom bike company Kinethic. It's long, straight, strong, to be used with a 1" ahead stem, lugged steel and hand made in Alicante, Spain. Price is 150€. Looks good to me. 

For inquiries and orders email Gerard at: remixmj@gmail.com 


Monday, December 22, 2008

Fixed Mag #2

In the bizarre scenario that you didn't already notice it, the second issue of the magnificent Fixed Magazine PDF-download is right here for you. Cheers to the makers!

Nitto Adjustable 'Sliding' Stem

Oooh, this is really fascinating. Ben's Cycle has somehow been able to dig up some vintage Nitto adjustable stems from 'the Nitto warehouse'. Well, besides being quite price-y at 400 bucks, it's actually pretty damn ugly too. It reminds me of this too. But what wouldn't you be prepared to pay for that 'the only stem you will ever need'...? 

Xmas Comes Early: Faggin Pursuit Track Frames For Sale X 5


RED PISTA ALERT! RED PISTA ALERT! RED PISTA ALERT! 

Check this out. The guys behind the Pistamania.blogspot have five, yes, I repeat 5, vintage Fagging Pursuit Track Frames for sale, 350€ + shipping each. Sizes 53/55/56/58/58cm. 

Straight from Italy.  And at least one of them is NOS too. Or are all of them actually NOS?


If I was you, I'd be really really quick now. Contact directly: pistamania@gmail.com

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Away


All right guys, I'll be away for a while now. There might, or might not be, posts here during the next week or so. And one thing, don't leave buying those Christmas presents until the very last minute, mmm'kay?

In the meanwhile, check out my new 'Blogs I Like'-section (scroll bit down and look right) to see what other people's been up to and keep yourselves entertained with this: 'The Chase' by Mustaninja. 

Friday, December 12, 2008

Sannino Pursuit Track Bike


Here's an Italian 1980s Sannino 52cm pursuit track bike for sale locally here in Helsinki. The frame's been painted black, unfortunately, and the original 650c steel fork has been swapped into a 700c carbon one. The bike also has a pretty interesting seat post. 

Whatever. I would buy that bike if I didn't already have a secret new project going on...  


Olli's Kosmos: Almost Ready


Black Dura-Ace Track Hubs ! ! !


(As seen at Hype In Japan.)

Perspective Line


You've all probably seen this already because I'm late with this. But in case you haven't seen it, click here and check it out. 'Perspective Line' (Short Film by Bastien Lattanzio). It's nice. 

But damn, I would have at least put a cycling cap on, if I was that dude on the film.  


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Fork Fail


Bonerjamz from Ian Roche on Vimeo.

Yeah, ok, that was apparently an aluminium fork that was already cracked, or something. 

H+Son 650c w/ Gran Compe

Nice wheels for sale at Rene's blogshop:

"When used with a 700c standard size fork, you will be able to spin the handlebars around, without the tyre hitting your down tube."

Very funny. 

Campagnolo Record Pista Gruppo


Yes. On Ebay. I think I'm going to faint. No, I'm not, just kidding. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

More Outlier Casual Cycling Garb


A while ago I wrote about Outlier's new 4Season Black Lotus OG Pants. Well, the guys have been keeping busy because since then and release two more pant designs and to top it off, a nice cycling cap as well.  

The new models are the OG Winterweight Dry pants, a very classic looking Wool Lotus trousers and a woollen cycling cap, all looking mighty good and stylish in that casual-type of way and made from smart hi-tech materials too. 

Check them all out here. 

New Jersey In The House. BMRC!



Shout out to the BMRC Fixed Gear in New Jersey!

And when I'm thinking about NJ, I'm like 'F**k Bruce Springsteen, it's Naughty By Nature, biaaatch!', hah ha ha. Also, I need to point out that my girlfriend spent a year living somewhere in north NJ as an Au Pair after high school so we have almost like a family connection going on here. 


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Disc Wheel Of The Day

From Portugal


Fixed Gear Collective from Hardesign Productions on Vimeo

Here's a somewhat art-y video from Portugal with very soothing sounds. I guess it's trailer for something to come in the future. 

Cheers Simao!

Spot The Similarities



So, can you spot any similarities between these two BMX-themed videos?

First we have some random emo-kid with big hair and tight jeans rocking out in his bedroom to some screamo-whatever sounds and practicing his barspinzzz... 

Then we a random washed-put big time rock idol guitar hero with big hairdo and very tight jeans goofing around on nice old school BMX, and falling off it a lot. 

Both videos are from this excellent blog right here. Someone made a good point in the comments section to the latter video by asking whether this was the first evidence ever of anyone riding a BMX in 'girlie jeans'

Monday, December 8, 2008

NYC Night Edit


NYC NIGHT EDIT EDWARD LAFORTE from Edward LAforte on Vimeo.

Whooohaaa! That's a video for yo'all. 

Ghostface's 'Be Easy' got me so pumped that I need to post my other favorite Tony Starks joint right here, 'Apollo Kids' from back in the day. So good. 


Skeletor On A Vintage Bike

I've absolutely no idea what these are about, I just found on them somewhere on the interwebz but the pics are way cooler than those Mike Giant designs, for example. And considering how old the photos are, the bikes are most likely fixed too.