Monday, January 31, 2011


JAN'S NEW RIDER "84kick" Promotion Video from JAN on Vimeo.
Spotted on Zlog

I spotted this video of new JAN rider, 84, on Zlog and it seriously blew my mind. This is definitely the direction fixed gear freestyle should be going; it's just SO smooth! I love how much the Keo style has progressed. Speaking of Keo I haven't seen much from him lately...

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Ghengis Tron


The perfect blend of ambient, hardcore and electronic.

Check em'

Thursday, January 27, 2011

She's a Real Bute'

Spotted on Theler's Photostream

This frame is unbelievable, I would love to see the whole bike built up.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

10 Deep x PRO-Keds

Spotted on Hypebeast

A few weeks ago these Royal Plus' from 10.Deep and PRO-Keds' Veteran Pack became available on the 10.Deep webstore and in select retailers.  Although I'm not usually a fan of camouflage, I must say, I am a fan of these.  The collection was released for 10.Deep's 15th anniversary and if you haven't already copped a pair...good luck.

If only I would have known about the release when they were still available.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Garrett Chow Special Edition

Spotted on Large Flange Fixed

Apparently this is pretty old but its the first time I have seen it.  Garret Chow's part in Mash SF is definitely my favorite and this custom Cinelli Mash is out of control.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Livin' On The Edge

Spotted on Fixed, and What

Earlier today I happened to stumble upon this awesome picture by Guillaume Grasse and it blew me away.  The setting, lighting and awesomeness of that skid just couldn't get much better.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

No More Slush


I spotted this picture on Fixed/Fixie/Track/Pista! and I know how this guy feels.  Riding to classes around campus and town can be the worst.  To put it bluntly, without the proper equipment (and even with it) slush sucks.  I do like the snowboard goggles though. 

If you haven't already looked Fixed/Fixie/Track/Pista! posts a ton of cool pictures everyday and is definitely worth checking out!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Specialized SF

Spotted on Mash SF

Cyclocross is awesome! It is definitely an aspect of cycling that I would love to get involved in. The awesome terrain and camaraderie is completely unique and I feel like these shots depict that perfectly. I was having trouble finding pictures of Garrett Chow's Specialized but it looks pretty rad.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Mike Giant: Guerrero Gallery

Mike Giant GUERRERO GALLERY from Jan Wayne Swayze on Vimeo.
Spotted on HeavyPedal

A very interesting look into the life of Mike Giant and his most recent gallery.  The collages he talks about are unbelievable.  I wonder what it would be like to be smack dab in the middle of the birth of skateboarding, graffiti, hip-hop and so much more.  What an interesting guy.

His special edition Cinelli bars are unbelievable and if you haven't already seen them, you should.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Circle of Graffiti

Spotted on Fucknfilthy

Being that Banksy is one of my favorite artists, I am always on the look out for new pieces and articles.  I found this progression called "Stages of A Banksy Piece" which is pretty cool.  It starts out with a blank wall, moves to a sketch with a number of ideas, then the actual painting. In the last picture the piece is written over.  I feel as though this accurately shows the life cycle of most urban art.  Banksy never ceases to amaze me, even the destruction still looks cool.

Friday, January 14, 2011

The Pursuit Of Happiness

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A couple days ago I spotted this beautiful Masi Pursuit Track, I'm not sure if it is the same frame with a different setup or two completely different bikes (I can't read Japanese).  Regardless they are both sick, personally I like the first one a bit more, Shamals are the coolest wheels of all time.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Icarus Bicycles


Recently I have seen a number of photos and promotions about Icarus frames and I thought I would check out there website for myself.  If I said what I found was impressive, that would most definitely be an understatement.  Their craftsmanship and designs are out of control.  This frame really stuck out, that seat tube is unbelievable, I have never seen anything like it.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011



Drillium components look so rad and the chainring on this Campagnolo Pista crankset is a perfect example.  I wonder how it effects the structural integrity of the crankset?

Monday, January 10, 2011

Everyone On The Wagon!

The making of adidas Originals x Chairman Ting Custom Fixed Gear from Chairman Ting on Vimeo.
Spotted on Zlog

I'm not saying it's a bad thing but now more than ever large companies are supporting the fixed gear culture.  Adidas did a collaboration with Brooklyn Machine Works and now this collab with artist Chairman Ting,  DVS Shoes has an entire line of clothes and shoes dedicated to Keirin culture and fixed gear riding, even the skateboarding company Enjoi recently put out a line with fixed gear influence.

The Perfect Couple

Spotted on flwrider

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Style Never Dies

 Spotted on Hypertonic Bunny

Dream Stable

Because I am always on bike networking sites, I tend to see A LOT of bikes and sometimes, people just get everything right.  Obviously I would make a few changes here and there but overall this dude has pretty much every bike I could ever want.  Hell I would just take the Leader, Viner and Colnago and be perfectly happy.

To start things off, the perfect around town bike, a Leader 722TS with front and rear brakes, 28c tires and a sick front rack.

Next is a slew of track bikes, loaded with rad components and all very tastefully built.
Viner Track:  Love the Wound-Up fork and I have never seen an FSA RB-600, that hub is nuts.

KHS Aero Track: The black Sugino 75's and Easton EC-90 Aero fork with Ellipses, rad

3rensho Track: Chub hubs are nuts and I'm always a fan of Stratos horns

Matsuri Track: Sugino Super Maxi cranks and UKAI NJS rims look so sick on this bike

Last but certainly not least, is probably the most beautiful Colnago I have ever seen.  A Pro Lux Titanium with full Chorus and Shamals is enough to make me drool.

Check his Pedal Room for more photos and in depth parts lists.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Mad Sexy: Part Deux

Spotted on flwrider

It seems the unbelievable stem I posted a few weeks ago has been painted and I APPROVE. Black with Gold sparkles and and the new Colossi C-Unit logo, couldn't get much cooler.

Totally Corked


In recent years I have found myself constantly browsing bike networking sites (Velospace, Pedal Room, etc), looking at hundreds of bikes dreaming of what i might someday acquire.  In doing this I noticed a few bikes with corks attached to the seat.  I always wondered what the significance of these corks were until a while back, Prolly Is Not Probably posted a detailed description about how the cork is what keeps all of the bubbling power inside a bottle of champagne and in turn provides the vigor needed to keep that extra little bit of power in the cyclist.  In honor of the new year I decided to pop open the bubbly and add a cork of my own!

For more history on the cork, check out this in depth description on Prolly Is Not Probably

Friday, January 7, 2011

The Mysterious World of TallBikes and Jousting

Although I hadn't previously heard of C.H.U.N.K 666 I happened to stumble upon it today and I must say, I am intrigued. First I came upon their blog which, i might add, has some very interesting posts (tallbike construction primer as well as the MOAB or mother of all bikes). I then went to their website which, at first glance, seems to be a a fixed gear/bike polo "online boutique", BUT when I clicked on the links I was redirected to loosely related blog posts about AWESOME things. For example I clicked on the "lathe turned HDPE polo mallet end caps" and was given a look into the world of mutant bike polo. It seems that the creators of C.H.U.N.K 666 are not only serious bike jousters but strong proponents of the tallbike movement. Whatever they are doing, it looks like some serious fun.


Photos shamelessly stolen from C.H.U.N.K 666

Unfortunately, it seems as though the blog is no longer in use considering the last post is nearly three years ago. C.H.U.N.K 666 gives a one of a kind look into a part of cycling that isn't often brought to the spot light and I am glad to have found it. If anyone knows what's up with C.H.U.N.K 666 I would love to hear and see more!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Keep YOUR Crank Arm Steady

from Crank Arm Steady on Vimeo.
Spotted on Lockedcog

Pretty cool compilation of clips from the guys at Crank Arm Steady, there are some really good shots and I am always a fan of black and white; after all contrast IS everything. Looking forward to seeing more from CAS in the future.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Snow Day


If only I had one of these in the mountains of Vermont right now. This thing is awesome, I wonder what the handling is like.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Zen on Wheels

Spotted on Urban Velo

This article by Junji Miyazawa puts into words, the number one reason why I love riding my bike. I feel as though everyone should have that escape, a place where you can go to get rid of all the clutter. In my case I can just hop on my bike, clip in and all of the stresses of daily life just fade away. The only thing that matters is the road ahead. Miyazawa's article Zen and the Art of Urban Cycling, explains why it is so easy to loose yourself while in the saddle. It's an awesome article that everyone should read!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Dream Machine


Just a little bit of awesome to brighten your day! There is just no better combination than a pie plate, rev-x and some good old ape hangers. Talk about artistic genius.