Ne on sitten pian taas juhlat luvassa, ällärit toki ajetaan ensin marraskuun takuulla karmivissa olosuhteissa ja sitä rataa. Merkitkää kalentereihin, täällä on kaikki ne kaupungin muodikkaat ja ihanat ajomiehet ja sekä -naiset.
Patience, man. It pays off. I've been sort of semi-passively looking for a pair of those nice 1980s Mavic track hubs for quite some time now. I've missed or lost couple of Ebay auctions and turned down an offer of a perfect pair because of high asking price I but just got this in the mail today.
Now I only need to track down a matching 28h front hub AND pair of 28h Mavic Open Pro CD or similar hoops. Oh, well.
I need to be honest here: while the Kagero looks pretty nice indeed, I just can't not point out the fact that it resembles the Cinelli MASH just a little bit too much. Just like those LOW lo pros do too. You can always argue that since it's not exactly the same but still. Whatever, I'm sure it's nice ride. Congratulations to Pedal Consumption!
A lil' sneak peak at the Pelago Bicycles range for 2012 and a naming competition. Looks sweet to me.
"We are introducing some new models next year. First of them shall be this light weight bicycle – a classic mixte with a modern approach. Full cromo frame with butted main tubes. There's only one little problem: the beloved child has many names and we've had hard time making up our minds which one to record in the books. There's a few suggestions below; which one do you prefer – or how would you call it if you were to decide? Thumb-click the proposal you like or suggest your own. We will draw a winner amongst the votes and reward the best proposal."
Last weekend we "did" Stockholm. The drunken ferry, bike polo, beer, mashing around the town, the Finland vs. Sweden match even made it into the local newspaper. Great trip all in all, many thanks for the Stockholm boys and girls for hosting us in Söder!
Credits: Osku shot and edited the video, Toni took the photos.
Remember this Rossin pursuit on Ebay couple of weeks ago, right? It sold for US $2,551.00 and the seller was located in Indonesia. Well, Olli just pointed THIS out to me, it's from last October and from Malaysia:
"Pursuit Frame for Sale
Here’s one pursuit frame in-store.
According to the owner its a Rossin Olympic 88 but i couldn’t find any Rossin mark on the frame. After hours and hours of googling i came across Zunow in Chari and Co’s website.
The frame geometry is almost similar to this frame; that got me thinking whether this frame is a Zunow or a Rossin as claimed by the owner who happens to be an ex-cyclist.
Seat tube is 55cm (C – T) / Campagnolo track end / Tange Japan BB (Optional) / 650c fork or 700c fork (choose) / No dents or dings / Minor rust (will soon gone!)
Priced at RM3,000 for the frame + fork + bb."
The rainy season is here already, and these look just fabulous. Standard short Raceblades are IMHO the best snap-on fenders by far so I have high very hopes for these. And for the record, I've tried Crud Roadracers but really couldn't get them installed satisfactorily on any of my bikes despite hard efforts.
Pelago Cycles Sale / varaston tyhjennys 17-18..9.2011 klo 12-18, osoite Hietasaarenkuja 6 L3:
"Tyhjennetään varastoa, myydään vanhoja protoja ja mallipyöriä sekä jotain hyllyyn jäänyttä tavaraa syyshinnoilla. "Tule tekemään löytöjä", sanois Keskisen veljekset. La-su klo 12-18. Kutsuhan itsesi paikalle.
We are about to tidy up the warehouse and dump some old protos etc. Come and see if you find something suitable for yourself."
Santtu's latest project is damn awesome. DIY fixed 29er MTB, with frame built mostly from parts scavenged from several old dead frames. The 'hanging' dropout design is pretty neat in itself and the tiny frame size makes the bike look almost like a 36er. The rear fixed hub and the beefy lockring are also designed and machined by the man himself. Gotta respect the mad metal working skills in effect here!
I'm entirely sure what to think about the Velo Helsinki but I know for a fact that especially the comments added to the photos already induced some teeth grinding somewhere. Also, I guess it's not like everybody who will end up being photographed riding out on town and minding their own business will be super thrilled about ending on some style blog to be "flattered" with nice comments on their awesome bike or personal style.
Anyhow, despite all this let's hope the guys will keep busy and up the good work portraying HKI cyclists' styles.
Kolmen kaupunnin taisto -ällärit // Keskiviikko 14.9.2011 !!!
Luvassa eeppinen taisto. Häviäjät nysvää kotona ja roikkuu netissä speksaamassa äpäriä sinkilöitä ja roskiskonversioita, kun ajomiehet ja -naiset kisaavat pimenevässä syyskuun yössä 97% varmasti sateen liukastamilla kaduilla maineesta ja kunniasta. Älkää nukkuko.
Kaupunkikohtaiset ohjeet ja lähtöinfot Yksivaihteessa seuraavasti:
Just keep in mind that the sizing on Chrome Pros is bit weird, "Order a half size smaller than other Chrome shoes and up to a full size smaller than other vulcanized shoes.", or that's what they tell you.
"Here is a quick teaser of our first prototype. This one is called the Superb Sprint and is an aluminum frame with lugged steel fork. It is amazingly light weight, matching the Cinelli Mash, and that has a carbon fork!" ... aaand it looks almost like the Cannondale Track!