Monday, August 31, 2009

RE: Fixie Inc. Back Spin 2010



Fixie Inc. out of Germany have revealed their model line-up for 2010, fixed gear bikes with belt-drives and whatnot, bold engineering solutions for the future, all looking good and dandy so congratulations guys.

BUT, one thing among the photos caught mr. Konkeli's and my eyes: 'the pedal solution' of the Back Spin model, above. Do they look any familiar? Yes they do.

Now, dear Fixie Inc. people, in order to give credit where the credit is due and because we need polo bikes, we would be more than happy to receive two complete Back Spin bikes, in sizes 54 and 56 respectively, shipped to us here, please. You'll find my email up there on the right. Or if that's too much to ask, maybe just a pair of Mo's Polo Mallets would do too. Thanks!

'Designing And Building Your Own Frameset'



Some of you might be interested in this book, HERE.

Thanks to Chainthug for the link.

Pic For Monday

Friday, August 28, 2009

Just A Detail

Swap Meet // Helsinki 30.8.2009



Yksivaihde.net bike swap meet / flea market coming up next sunday in Helsinki, at the parking lot behind the Finlandia Hall, starting at two o'clock. The exact location is HERE.

Back Again // Which Velodrome?



All right, I'm back here again to help you waste more or your employers time. I was away traveling for a bit and now here's a little guessing game:

At which city was that pic taken back in 1985? There's even a hint there if you're smart enough...

And I might post some current pics if someone at least tries to guess.

* * *

AND THE RESULTS ARE IN!

Mr. ASB was the fastest and the wisest, congratulations. The pic is from el velodromo at the Centro de Práticas Esportivas da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil. Which looks pretty sad today, see below. The pics are actually stolen from here, because why would I bother going to see some old unusable velodrome while visiting such an exiting city? ;)


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

In Mexico // Round 1

Round 1 from aiwey on Vimeo.

The Tarckest Tires

Pic For Wednesday

Help The Dudes Out: JP Revival Fund



You know about this incident already for sure, so if you're feeling for these guys, go ahead and help them out a little bit.

"Sitting around and waiting magically for our bikes to reappear is wishful thinking. So we thought we make a fundraiser to rebuild what we have lost. Any donation will be greatly appreciated. I’d do the same for you in you were in our shoes. For more information and to make a donation... go HERE!"

Vans SPD BMX Sneakers



I guess I missed these whenever they came out:

"Vans and BMX racing were synonymous in the late ’70s and throughout the ’80s. With the natural progression of BMX racing and downhill mountain bike racing now demanding specific footwear, the designers at Vans created a shoe that meets the technical needs for both disciplines. Rounding up the best riders in BMX racing and mountain biking to help us develop and test our product, we created a shoe loaded with function and style.

Vans’ Warner is the first choice in style, comfort, and performance for SPD compatible shoes for today’s BMX racers and mountain bikers alike. The Warner utilizes our lightweight gum rubber “Off the Wall” tread pattern molded to our performance driven SPD compatible outsole. We’ve internally relieved material from key points on the SPD compatible plate to keep it light yet stiff over the mid foot area while providing flex in other key areas. The upper infuses a blend of weather resistant synthetic leathers and vented ballistic nylon mesh with a removable hook and loop adjustable tension strap. Our self centering gored tongue keeps debris out of the shoe while the molded EVA foam sock liner ensures that your feet stay comfortable and supported all day.


· Limited availability starts April 2nd 2009
· MSRP - $90.00 US
· Available in sizes 6-13 (half sizes as well!)
· Available in 1 colorway – Black/Black
· Available for purchase only through Vans online"

Not my style, though.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sham(al)69



Chainthug did some customizin'. I'm not expecting everyone to approve this...

cw&t Blockhead Stem



Here's a genuinely scary looking stem for yo'all from cw&t, check it out.

"Blockhead Stem is the sturdiest stem you’ll ever meet. A solid chunk of aluminum machined with sharp edges and corners, this stem is not for everyone. Ride it at your own risk.

Blockhead stem's design is licensed though the creative commons. We're fabricating and selling them, but we're happy to have other people modify the design and find their own fabricators too. It's a solid block of 7075 aluminum. It's heavy, but it's indestructible. Please help us get the word out.

The first 5 people to purchase the stem from us can use the discount code, agoodword, to get 25% off.
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Material: 7075 Aluminum
Length:40mm
Clamp diameter: 26mm
Rize: 0 degrees
Steerer tube diameter: 1-1/8″
Dimensions: 53mm x 53mm x 86.79mm
Weight: 501.8 grams
Includes: 6 stainless steel screws


Fixed City // Berlin Premiere

fixed city | BERLIN PREMIERE from fixed city on Vimeo.

Fixed City Documentary - Berlin PREMIERE Screening | Friday, 4th of September 2009 | 9pm | Kinobar Sputnik, Berlin Kreuzberg. This will be a public screening. The film will be screened with English subtitles .

Pic For Tuesday

Monday, August 17, 2009

I'm Being Bootlegged



WTF!?

Dear readers, check this out: http://www.fixed-gear-blog.com/

A blog boldly copying all my recent blog posts word for word, pic for pic, see above and see this, for example. Except that there are some posts about some shitty goth / emo stuff in between. Kinda awesome. Or maybe not. There's even "Copyright © Fixed Gear Blog " there.

Anyhow, whoever you are, first just FUCK OFF and then wait for my lawyers' call any minute now. And one more thing, just go ahead and copy this post to your blog.

Pic For Monday

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Saturday Morning at the Velodrome










Great Flickr-photoset of the Yksivaihde.net's Saturday Velo Morning at the Käpylä Velodrome here in Helsinki by Man of the Mountains AKA Timo. Fun times and a very beautiful morning too.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Helsinki Olympic Games 1952 // Track Cycling Pics



Just some pics of the Helsinki Olympic Games 1952, discovered by Mr. Lefa. Thanks!


Vintage Fail Pic For Friday

Bressan 'Pistaiolo'



Bressan - Bicyclette Speciali out of (yeah, you guessed it...) Italy, and from Verona to be more specific, sent me an email about their new steel track frameset 'Pistaiolo'. A classic track frame with some very nice touches, like the chromed lugs and forks both in front and rear, plenty of panthographs etc.

There's no word about the type of tubing used or the price but go ahead and check out the site: http://www.bressanbike.com/

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Kraftwerk: Tour de France



Just because I will go see them tonight !!!

Sugino 2010 // Back To The Old School



Sugino's crankset line-up for 2010 is looking pretty good. We already had some photos while ago from the Taipei Cycle Show, here.

The new polished Sugino 75s will obviously look much better that these RD-2s but what I really like is that they're bringing back the cool old school Crowned S Sugino logo from the 1970s and 80s, just like in my old Grand Mighty track cranks. And I'm also digging the old chainring design with cutouts, copied straight off the original Campy Nuovo Record.

Massan's Blog & Bike Check



Massan has a new blog, which you might want to check out.

To celebrate that and since I'm still quite stoked about his first Macaframa clip, I'm stealing his Leader bikecheck from W-BASE Tokyo for your enjoyment:

FRAME: LEADER
FORK: LEADER
HANDLEBAR: DEDA Pista
GRIPS: STRONG-V
HEADSET: FSA
STEM: THOMSON
CRANK: SUGINO 75
SPROCKET: SUGINO ZEN Racing
PEDALS: MKS
SEAT: SAN MARCO
SEATPOST: THOMSON
F & R RIM: H Plus SON FORMATION FACE
FRONT HUB: PHIL WOOD Track LF
REAR HUB: PHIL WOOD Track LF
FRONT TIRE: CONTINENTAL
REAR TIRE: VITTORIA RANDONNEUR


And it seems that Crank Arm Steady already did the same thing, and they even have his other bike there.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Surly Bananaroller



Santtu's old Steamroller after powdercoating and with new more aero wheels. Fresh!

Look KG196



Look KG196 with Russian disc wheels (which look like they're made out of plywood...), on Velospace.

Pretty dope, in fact!

Sniper Vision



Artwork by tnts.

Download and print the bigger version from HERE.

Dura-Ace Track Hub Dust Caps // In Colors



From Kentalog. In Dream Works in Tokyo.