Friday, August 26, 2011

Mercky Friday


Fascinating project. But I wonder what Eddy himself would say upon seeing this?


More Rossin Pursuit Bikes



(Fake?!) Rossin Pista Pursuit


This is Rossin is on Ebay now. The price has gone up from 400 dollars to the current 1500 dollars in less than 24 hours and there are still five days before the auction closes. Like whoa! Also check out the tiger and the scary horror movie dwarf or whatever in the background of the photo.

EDIT.
As pointed out at LFGSS, this could well be a fake, unfortunately. There are not any of the typical Rossin pantographs on the frame and the cool monostay cannot be found in any other similar pursuit Rossins, at least not on the ones one can find photos of online anyway. Also it looks repainted so buyer beware. 


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

KASHIMAX 4LYFE



This is why I love Japanese bike stuff. Just awesome.

Jesus Skid


Anatole sent me this, a Limited Edition t-shirt he is selling. What can I say? It's actually pretty funny. Get it here



Sunday, August 21, 2011

Blame the wheelbuilder...


You can actually now buy the Raleigh on the left. It's on Ebay, check it out here.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

"ODI grips encrusted with rubys"


WTF? And the starting bid: £965.00.

Check them out HERE if you don't believe this is true.




King Of Fixed 2011 // Sompasaari HKI, August 20


Be there. You know this one cannot be missed...

Stadi Summer Session // Helsinki 20 August 2011




"Pohjoismaiden suurin BMX-kilpailu Stadi Summer Session järjestetään lauantaina 20. elokuuta Narinkkatorilla. Kilpailu on kiinnostanut BMX-maailman tähtiä, ja tänä vuonna tapahtumaan osallistuu yli 80 BMX-kuskia 22 maasta. Stadi Summer Sessionissa ovat mukana myös Suomen parhaat BMX-ajajat.


Narinkkatorille kohoava BMX-puiston on suunnitellut Nate Wessel, joka on yksi alan huippunimistä maailmassa. Puisto on suurin mitä Suomeen on koskaan rakennettu. Stadi Summer Session -kilpailua saapuvat juontamaan New Yorkin BMX-legenda Darryl Nau ja Euroopan BMX-guru Andy Zeiss.

- Juontajalla on tapahtuman tunnelman ylläpitämisessä todella iso rooli. Ammattijuontaja, joka tuntee temput ja kuskien tausta ja tyylin, nostaa tapahtuman aivan uudelle tasolle. Olemme erittäin tyytyväisiä, kun saimme Darrylin ja Andyn mukaan Stadiin, Stadi Summer Sessionin järjestäjä Risto Kalmre sanoo.


Kilpailu järjestettiin vuonna 2010 ensimmäistä kertaa Helsingissä. Se herätti paljon mielenkiintoa ympäri maailman, ja vuodessa Stadi Summer Session on noussut Pohjoismaiden suurimmaksi BMX-kesäkilpailuksi. Tavoitteena on tuoda yhteen maailman parhaita BMX-kuskeja sekä Pohjoismaiden ja Baltian alueiden nousevia tähtiä.


- Viimevuotisen kilpailun hyvän palautteen ansiosta saimme tänä vuonna mukaan uskomattoman listan huippukuskeja ympäri maailmaa. Sana kiirii nopeasti BMX-piireissä, ja Stadi Summer Session on kovassa nosteessa maailmalla. Tahdomme antaa myös paikallisille kuskeille mahdollisuuden näyttää kykynsä maailman huippujen seurassa. Kovatasoiset kilpailut ja tapahtumat ovat parhaita tapoja päästä seuraamaan millä tasolla maailmalla mennään.

Kisoissa ovat mukana muun muassa Ben Hennon, Sergio Layos, Gary Young, Tom Dugan, Eki Vainikka ja Andreas Lainewool."

Simple Summer Session via Fillari-lehti.

Meanwhile in Tallinn, Estonia...


Estonian National Track Cycling Championships. Looks like it's raining, hard.

Via http://blog.rekord.ee/

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cinelli 2012 Product Line


... will apparently include among other things reproductions of the classic 1A quill stems, the Giro D’Italia and the awesome Criterium handlebars. Nice!

"Classic bars and 1A stem 


Cinelli have also brought back three of their classic cockpit designs. First up is the aluminium Giro D’Italia ’64 bar, which is made from 6061 alloy to meet the latest EN standards but still shaped exactly like the original. With a 75mm reach and 140mm drop, it’s the ideal companion to a classic road bike.


The 1965 Criterium bar is also back, with its deeper drop (145mm) and further forward curve (82mm). In its day, this was the sprinter's bar of choice. Cinelli have recreated the original ‘milky’ anodised finish of the originals too.


The classic 26mm diameter bars need a stem, so Cinelli have brought back the 1A. It's now made from 6066 T6 alloy to meet EN standards but has the same simple, elegant design. It's available with the same ‘Milky’ finish as the bars, in lengths from 90mm to 130mm."

The Caleido Ribbon bar tape below looks pretty nice too: "This is made from multi-density leather-like material, with rainbow coloured EVA padding underneath that shows through the tape's perforations, giving a kaleidoscope effect."

Via Bike Radar.



Monday, August 15, 2011

Rossin Pista 1989


These are very nice. Finnish catalogue scans of the Rossin track bikes from 1989 with original prices in Finnish markka and all. For example the 6350 FIM would be about 1070€ today. I guess the catalogue was made by Tunturi brand who imported Rossin to Finland at the time.

The fact that I very recently scored a lovely track frameset equiped with some original Gipiemme Pista Special parts on it much like the one above makes this an even sweeter find.

The TT bike conversion(?) below is bit funky looking, though. The grey track bike below made with more obscure and apparently slightly heavier Falck tubing appears to be the budget version as the complete bike was priced about two thirds of price of the Columbus SL version. The parts are not exactly the same either.


Scands stolen from http://cyclingnsht.blogspot.com

Friday, August 12, 2011

African Awesomeness: Bikelordz


Bikelordz : Stunts and Styles from Accra, Ghana from Bikelordz on Vimeo.

"Bikelordz is a short documentary about the self-taught, self-invented bicycle culture which young people in Accra have created and passed on to their younger contemporaries over time. It follows crews of these young bicycle gurus as they try and use their skills to make money, gain recognition, and live on their own terms."

Thursday, August 11, 2011

FS: Super rare Colnago Carbitubo Pursuit Pista


I'm helping Miglos out here a bit because this is really awesome AND something quite special. If you're seriously interested contact him, not me.  He is willing to ship it Worldwide too:

http://miglos.blogspot.com/2011/08/for-sale-super-rare-colnago-carbitubo.html

"Colnago Carbitubo Pursuit Pista in size 56cm for sale. It has twin downtubes! 
Less than 20 frames made! Really hard to find Pursuit frame.
Size: top tube 56cm (c-c) seat tube 56cm (c-t)

Original fork missing - currently set up with a 700c carbon fork.

Campagnolo C-record head set, Campagnolo Pista BB included. Also, Kalloy (Colnago stamped) 26mm seat post included (aluminum with carbon coating).

This is a TRACK Carbon Pursuit frame with aluminum track ends. For more info check out embacher-collection.at. This frame came straight from the track, and has no cracks. A few chips in the paint and lacquer.

For more information, pics etc. contact: miglos[ät]netti.fi"


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Just Some Laser Pistas





Yeah, f**k you too.


Like this, two days going now. Drunken attempt at parking your Saab, anyone? Ok, this can also be a prank as the doors of the car are unlocked.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

"Heather borrows a bike and rides the track"



...and hits the deck at the Pruszkow Velodrome in Poland.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Lady In White


Reblogged from Birds, Butts & Bikes. 

"Messenger Bike (Italy, 1978)"


"Messenger Bike (Italy, 1978)
Now considered a staple design among modern cyclers, this 1970s bike is the ultimate fixie."

Yeah, right. From Vanity Fair, click to see more.

Zlog x Actual Pain: Hell On Wheels


Limited Collabo release, check out more here. Looks pretty awesome to me (click to make it bigger!).

"Petalica"


Via Athensfixedgear.com