Friday, October 29, 2010

Dual Drive: "so stiff and responsive its amazing!"

Seen on SF Craigslist:

"Dual drive, yes a chain on both sides of the frame!!! the one and only in the world!!! this makes the frame so stiff and responsive its amazing! 

...the bike is pimp and is def to make a scene in the city!!!"

Thursday, October 28, 2010

BLB Goodies for 2011

New colorful parts from Brick Lane Bikes in London for 2011. To be honest, I'd be only interested in those quill stems but then again Ebay is always full on nice old stems which I'd prefer anyway.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Mavic Piste Ensemble 1000

Here's something I've wanted for a long time; Mavic Piste Ensemble 1000 sealed bearing bolt-on track hubs from mid 1980s. The NOS/NIB ones pictured above are on Ebay at the moment, with 420€ or $585 starting price.

H+Son TB-14. OUT SOON!

Yes, you read it first here. The new H+Son TB-14, as in only 14.1mm deep, weight 499grams. Machined. Clincher. Very hot!

Keep an eye here.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Helsinki Fixed Gear Documentary 'Fiksikeskarit'

Fiksikeskarit from T/N/T/S on Vimeo.

A documentary short movie about the long-running Wednesday Tricks & Beers Social Night, filmed and edited by tnts in Töölö, Helsinki. This is about as rad as it gets around here.

Oh well, I feel sorry that I missed this week's sesh when the filming took place. And while I'm no movie critic I detect a flavor of Finnish modern cinema in Aki Kaurismäki's vein, bit of Cinéma Vérité and even a hint of classic Italian Neorealism somewhere in there.

The Daily Freestyle Video FIx

LA Brakeless Crew from ZLOG on Vimeo.

SeoulFixedGear Trailer from Lowangleworks_KR on Vimeo.

Over thrasher! from K Birdie on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Farleigh Track Bike

Edit. This bike momentarily lost from its owner in Stockholm but it was found quickly. Happy ending and all that.  

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

"The Masked Night Rider"

From here.

Rapha Goes MTB: Privateer #1

Makers of Rapha's Rouleur road cycling magazine have decided to do a MTB magazine, Privateer. Which is nice, now were only waiting for Rapha's MTB range of clothing, right? As well as from their website, you can also get the first issue of Privateer from Wiggle.

Also, interestingly Rapha has completely dropped their 'Fixed' products, or actually changed all of them over into their City Riding line instead. Sign of the times?

Anyway, I'm happy with this because I just got me a new rigid steel single speed 650B (yes...) MTB, my first proper off-road bike in years.


"Amoeba" | Mike Giant & Derick Montez from Justin Gallagher on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Mission Workshop Bicycle Store Paris Opening // October 21st 2010

New Mission Store store opening in Paris soon. Peep also their webstore here.

TEASER - MISSION WORKSHOP IN PARIS from Bicycle Store on Vimeo.

The Daily Video Fix

Forest Ride from Skitch Clothing on Vimeo.


Don Valley Trails from swoo on Vimeo.

RatsKL-Adwin Adam (teaser) from faz adhili on Vimeo.

Champagne Bike Ride

Of course I had to post this. Because it will be awesome, for future generations to see....

Chesterfield King

And for the record: I don't smoke but this is one of my all-time favorite songs so if I did, I'd smoke only Chesterfield Kings. Yeah, I'm like that.

The ad is stolen from Milano Fixed.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

VPCX Lupauksenvuori - First Lap!

VPCX Lupauksenvuori - First Lap! from Raparperi McCyclist on Vimeo.

VPCX is a totally unofficial free for all -style cyclocross race series that takes place around Finland in various locations. Today's race was in Laajalahti, Espoo. And yes, there were guys doing it fixed too.

Bike Check: Wicked Freecoastingbrakeshoe

Look sharp, is this the next big thing?

Pharrell's Spocked-Out BMW Gangsta on Ebay?

Yes, pre-owned but by whom, actually? You decide, see Ebay auction here.

Friday, October 15, 2010

A Mime. A Backflip. In Cyclocross Style.

This took place last Sunday at the Finnish Cyclocross Championship Race in Helsinki. Awesome. But damn, I hate mimes!

Pic (c) 2010 Antti Ruotsalo, and there's plenty more HERE.

Seeing Is Believing

This must be old but it's the first time I see it.

Colors... oh yes...

Monster Mash Fri Oct 29th 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Modern new classics for the way we live now.


PLAYGROUND from Bicycle Store on Vimeo.

Anyone care to tell me what the soundtrack song is? I like.


"A car horn cries out.

There’s a Lexus in my intersection. I must skid to avoid a Yamaguchi-fork-destroying impact. I lift myself off the saddle, thrust myself forward to my stem in a bluntly sexual manner, and lock my legs. A skid! A glorious skid! I whip my rear wheel to the right, then left, then right, as my momentum slows, my Gatorskin making a deafening cry.

The car has passed. I am free to continue my morning quest."

Dear readers, I really do think you need to donate some of your precious time to reading The King's sweet fixie blog:

"49:18. Go as hard as you can. Build speed. MASH! Mash on those pink Odyessy pedals. You’re a brute! You’re an Urban Gladiator. Destroy the asphalt. If you are victorious, the streets are yours."

iS tHIS 4 REAL!?

This awesome edit reminds me that I completely forgot to mention that that previous attempt failed because the guys ran out of money, or got bored, or just decided to stay in Denver drinking brewskies and smoking some dank nugs or whatever.

Chas 4 MASH



The Daily Freestyle Video Fix

Dennis Autumn Web edit. from Dennis Fischer on Vimeo.

manny-october edit from brian itzaina on Vimeo.

Berlin Nightride // Ross Johnson

Nightride from Fahrtwind Berlin on Vimeo.

Ross Johnson FTW from Pat La Rock on Vimeo.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

10-9! Messenger Appreciation Day

It's the 10-9 day today. Pay respect where respect is due and yes, I remember that last year my 10-9 post somehow rubbed some people the wrong way, which just gives me all the more reason to do this again.

Anyhow, if you're interested in the bike messenger "culture" (I hate using the term culture like that...) of the New York City's 1980s Glory Days, you might wanna pick up Fast Eddie Williams' photo book "Bike Messenger Life".

RH+o BMX Crank Arms, Splined Axle, BB & Spider

New products, as seen at the infamous Airwalk Blog...

Friday, October 8, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Axle Fail

Wanna see how that happened? Look here.

Photo came from here.

Eugene Hood!

No Cassettes Vol II Eugene Hood from Chris Fonseca on Vimeo.

Now here's some real throwback old school MASHing stuff like back from 2007 or something. Bombing hills, San Francisco, Cannondale Track and that...  Just kidding, of course. It's the trailer for No Casettes 2.

3Rensho Color Samples

Via Kentalog.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tonight In HKI: Kalasatama Sessions

Pics by Zykkeli & Marlon.

The Vigorelli Bros

I know these three happy guys.

And I stole the pic from Le Prince, so (c) by Joonas 2010.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Vyacheslav Yekimov's Rossin Pursuit Pista 1988

This is Rossin is special, and it's on Ebay right now!

"The frame was build by Mario Rossin in 1988 for Vyacheslav Yekimov as member of the Russian Olympic Track Cycling Team and sold by him in 1988 to a member of the RV Zurich."

The Daily Freestyle Video Fix

WRAHW Welcomes Tom Lamarche from WRAHW on Vimeo.

Memphis Edit - Cara Notestine from Brett Edmonds on Vimeo.

KEO for DVS from cadence studios on Vimeo.

thunderKILL Fall Kickoff from charlie schoen on Vimeo.