Friday, October 30, 2009

Nikolai Kovche (USSR)

"Nikolai Kovche USSR doing a 'stand still' in the Final of the Sprint at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul South Korea."

From nztony's Flicrk.

East German Pursuit Team 1989

"East Germany, 1989 4000 Metre Team Pursuit World Champions, Lyon France."

As seen HERE.

Meanwhile In Poland // From TheSquare

Silesia Fixed - FromTheSquare - Teaser #1 from giepe on Vimeo.

'Riding High'

Riding High from 13thWitness™ on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

'Quand le vélo de papi fait de la résistance'

Le vélo de papi fait de la résistance TEASER#1 from rvhiolle • on Vimeo.


k@nt! HAMA BIKE & BFF 2009 TOKYO Trailer from k@nt! on Vimeo.

Road Rage: The Danish Style

Denmark is often considered as a true urban cyclists' paradise and rightly so. However, the reality might -sometimes- be bit different. Here's a translated news bit from a Danish newspaper, which does NOT tell how this incident came about. Police is searching for the attacker:

"At the final stop on Ønsbækvej offender came into the bus and the driver assigned several punched in the face. As shown in the photograph from the bus surveillance camera was the perpetrator dressed as a cyclist. "

'J’ai mis un tigre dans mon vélo'

Exposition "J'ai mis un tigre dans mon vélo" from Seize on Vimeo.

ATH 2.0

ATH trailer 2.0 from ken adams on Vimeo.

If you like all that trick stuff, you'll dig this...

The Revival from morehartfilms on Vimeo.

"Skitch and Morehart Films present The Revival. On November 8th we will premiere the film in our hometown of Vancouver, BC, followed by months of screenings around the world. With a dedicated team of athletes we have captured the most progressive fixed gear riding to date. Filmed on location in Vancouver, Seattle, Toronto and New York over the span of six months with twenty different riders. The Revival is here, enjoy the film.

For dates and showings near you please check

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Cinelli Vigorelli CX. Kinda.

It's already getting dark and cold up here in the north, now only the snow is missing anymore. Mr. Konkeli is prepared - with some 700x32mm CX tires (I dunno which ones exactly, though). But yes, they do fit. So now you know.

Rock'n'Rollin Classique! // Paris-Roubaix Fixed

Rock'n'Rollin Classiques [Teaser#2] from Julien Rideau on Vimeo.

Paris-Roubaix Le Film [Teaser#1] from Julien Rideau on Vimeo.

This post is nothing but a copy from Tracko but damn I'm impressed about everything here!

Pics from the ride HERE. And the R & R Fixie Riders' Club itself is HERE.

Mystery Cranksets pt.II: 'The Plot Thickens'

Since even the mighty red bearded blog behemoth from Brooklyn that is John Prolly picked up on this issue, I wanted to continue the epic search for the origins of the mysterious so-called Campy Nuovo Record Copy Cat cranksets appearing on several 2010 fixed gear complete bikes.

So, following the hot tip dropped by my man Chainthug, I navigated to the Origin8 website. But when I searched their 'Classic Sport' line cranksets and chainrings, what did I discover? There were nice pictures of everything else but NO pictures of the Classic Sport ones!

This is starting to look more and more like some kind of a grand conspiracy now...

What's next, H+Son drops a new 'classic track crankset' insipired by the original Sugino Super Mighty cranks or something?

Tuomo, Get Off The Sidewalk! RIGHT NOW!

I just discovered that Helsinki's very own one-man-messenger-service with a cargo bike is being interviewed in the issue #15 of Urban Velo. Which is great because Tuomo is a cool guy with some serious ideals about running his business, and modern life in general.

But what is our man doing, posing like that on the sidewalk!? ;)

Mack Superlight Hubs

You remember Mack hubs, right?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Mystery Cranksets

As if Electra's new Ticono line wasn't enough, here's another new-production crankset which appears to be direct copy of Camopagnolo's classic Nuovo Record.

Same cranks can apparently be seen on 2010 Fixie Inc. Black Jack, Pashley Clubman and Condor Classico Pista models but none of these companies have revealed which brand cranks these actually are, or who makes them. Anyhow, they look pretty crappy in comparison to the real thing.

Pic For Tuesday

Rafaele 'Drive'

Steady now

Pic stolen -again- from G.S. Guccilife.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Like Whoa !!!

From LIFE.

"UCI Track World Cup Day 3

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 22: Natasha Hansen on New Zealand and Emily Rosemond of Australia collide in the race of for 7-12 placings in the Womens Keirin Final during day three of the UCI Track World Cup at Hisense Arena on November 22, 2008 in Melbourne, Australia.

In this photo: Natasha Hansen, Emily Rosemond
Photo: Mark Dadswell"

MASSAN // Oak Street, SF

Massan from Matt Lingo on Vimeo.

Pic For Sunday

Ewan McGregor Goes Fixed


I was just informed that Ewan rides a GOrilla Hattara frame and is kitted out in Swerve clothing, all provided by Plus he's wearing Adidas X Stone Island Sambas, which I kinda dig.

Apparently Ewan already had a Pake earlier but now he rides happily the GOrilla after acquiring it at the filming of his latest movie 'The Last Word".

So now you know.


Don't ask. Seen at Kentalog.

Meanwhile In Moscow

"Guys from Fixed Gear Moscow crew are constantly looking for new and adventurous places for rides in their home city. One of such places was and is - the roof of the "Olympic" sport centre swimming pool..."

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Electra Ticino // Hubs & Cranks

It seems that Electra is branching out from their cruiser bike stuff, which I honestly hate BTW, into more classic styled products with their new Ticino line.

Those hubs, apparently soon available both as fixed and 8/9/10 speed, look a lot like certain highly sought after Campy hubs of old. Does the name 'Sheriff Star' ring a bell? And they come with ceramic bearings, which is nice. But, funnily enough, the road hubs are NOT compatible with Campagnolo cassettes. Not much respect shown, then?

On the other hand, while the fluted cranksets don't appear to be quite so blatant copies of Nuovo Record but you can seen where the inspiration came from. What strikes me as bit odd here is why aren't they making those single speed cranks in 165mm lenght? Also, 135bcd is pretty stupid choice ATMO.

I've no idea when these will be available and what they will cost but they're all in the downloadable catalogue on their site.

Watch Out Now!

Rossin Crono Squadra

Pic stolen from G.S. Guccilife.

Rossin Lugz

Stolen from G.S. Guccilife.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Pic For Friday

From Fixed Gear Girl Taiwan.

'Fixed // Global Fixed-Gear Bike Culture'

Harry Quinn RIP

No, my daily beater bike still is fine, thanks, but I just discovered that the man who very likely built it passed away about two weeks ago. Very sad. Apparently Harry Quinn and his brand was quite legendary, judging by the number people who rode his frames to numerous victories both on the track and road (Gordon Singleton above, legendary Reg Harris etc.), as well as the people who learned the art of framebuilding from him or worked with him.

"Harry Quinn - Top Frame Builder

News Posted: 8 October 2009

Harry Quinn, the man behind one of the country's best know and longest-standing cycling brands has died at the age of 92. The Liverpool based dealer and frame builder was a pivotal figure in the Merseyside cycling scene up to the nineteen eighties and touched the lives of many of the top riders through his prowess as a frame builder.

Amongst the top riders who used Harry Quinn frames were Bill Bradley, the 1959 Milk race winner and legendary sprinter Reg Harris. Harry also designed and built frames for other brands, including Viking.

Harry's business was located in Walton Road in Liverpool. His frames were generally shorter of wheelbase and steeper angled than those of other manufacturers and in an era when frame builders possessed almost mythical qualities for riders, to own a Harry Quinn framed bike placed you at the top of the equipment pecking order.

There's an interesting thread on Harry Quinn on the Veloriders forum, including some images:"

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Cinelli X Boski Collabo

This belongs to the Hypebeast category but here we go:

"A collaboration between Melbourne based clothing label Boski and iconic Italian bicycle brand Cinelli has resulted in a unique fixed gear bicycle produced in Melbourne.

We have created a bike that encompasses vital elements from both brands, from Cinelli’s attention to detail and overall LPK (Loving, Practising, Knowing) of bicycles to Boski’s unique design style and “spend it on happiness” approach to fashion. A range of 5 hand printed T-shirts were designed to accompany the bike.

Sizes - 47, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58
Tubing - Columbus alloy custom 6061
Fork - Columbus carbon 1-1/8”
Rear wheel - Velocity B43 700c with Velocity fixed/fixed hub
Front wheel - Velocity Deep V 650c with Velocity hub
Tyres - Vittoria Zaffiro Pro rear/Rubino front
Crank - Sugino Messenger 165
Chainring - Brev Fyxomatosis 43t 130bcd
Sprocket - Soma 15t
Stem - Cinelli Mystic Bianca 31.8mm
Headset - Columbus
Handlebar - Cinelli Pepper 2010
Seat post - Cinelli Mystic Bianca 27.2mm
Saddle - San Marco Regal "

Twisted Skidsters Pics

Pics in no particular order from last night by tnts and RokPete.
Eki & tnts took the €€€ but everyone had fun!