Monday, March 28, 2011

Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks



I was browsing around on Pedalroom today and I spotted this gem; a 1985 Schwinn Madison. I definitely have a soft spot for old steel and this thing is awesome. It just shows that a little spray paint and some elbow grease can bring an unbelievable road/track machine back to life. It doesn't take a $1,000 wheelset to make a bike look fly. I'm really digging that stem and what looks like a Sugino MC130NC chainring (not sure on that). For more comprehensive parts list check out his page.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Return of the Masher

PEONFX x DEVISE - Faz Adhili from faz adhili on Vimeo.
Video spotted on Fixed Gear Leeds


I spotted this today on Fixed Gear Leeds followed by this exact quote, "Fast riding looks to be making a solid comeback on the fixed video scene" and that is exactly what I want to hear.  No matter how many clips I watch of dudes flying through traffic and pulling huge skids I don't think they could ever get old.  There have been so many freestyle videos coming out lately, a high speed comeback is well overdue.  That T1 is so rad.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Life Behind a Lens: Cecilia Poupon


For theses and more check out her blog WUNDERBAR, there are a ton of rad shots.

I'm definitely a sucker for interesting photos and these shots by Cecilia Poupon caught my eye right away.  I don't know much about taking and editing photographs or even how use a decent camera, but whatever she is doing it's AWESOME.  I can't stop looking at the first shot, she captured the moment so perfectly; just cruisin'.  I haven't skated in so long!  There are all kinds of pictures in her portfolio and I definitely recommend you check it out!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Major Drooling Material

Trek 1200, Colnago Master,  Zunow Rainbow, Rossin RLX

Recently I have been sifting through thousands of road bikes on Velospace and here are a few that I found myself staring at for way too long.  Grab some paper wipe the drool off of your keyboard of course.  I love fixed but I need some gears!

If it wasn't ridiculously obvious,  I love steel (I know, I know the 1200 is aluminum but I would still kill a man for that bike).

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Mr. Pink

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Spotted on All-City's Blog

I have been riding fixed for over two years now and for the past few months I have been searching for the perfect road bike.  In the words of All-City "no one out there is doing a high end steel frameset anymore" which to some extent is true.  Bianchis and Cinellis are over priced and everything else comes with a Tiagra groupset at best.  Although it is only a prototype, the Mr. Pink might just be the dream bike I have been waiting for! Between the Zona tubing, internal cable routing and mid reach breaks for extra clearance I can't think of anything they missed.  I'm super stoked on this frame and I can't wait for more details on the final release.  STEEL IS REAL!

I Want.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Let There Be Light


The other day a very good friend of mine sent me a link to these UNBELIEVABLE chandeliers assembled completely from bike parts! Looking through the gallery I was blown away; using mostly rims, chains and a few cassettes here and there, Carolina Fontoura Alzaga creates functional bicycle art that lights your home! You can order your very own bicycle lighting right here.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Keith Haring


I recently watched the documentary The Universe of Keith Haring and although cycling was never brought up in the film, it was present throughout. The first image is of Keith working with a group of children through his foundation with a Look Cycles sweatshirt and the second is a shot of his studio with what looks like a Cinelli Laser Pursuit with duel discs (far left). Keith was a pretty rad dude, the way he could paint enormous murals with no sketch blows my mind.

Friday, March 4, 2011


Spotted on Hypebeast

French clothing company Lacoste jumps on the fixed gear bandwagon in Japan with their newest line L!VE. The promotional video features various extreme sports athletes (Skateboarding, BMX, Break Dancing AND Fixed Gear Riding) performing in front of a projector. Pretty soon there is going to be a Luis Vuitton track bike. Get real.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Going Hard

오승완 aka T.D 2011 Clips from KS Yun on Vimeo.

The Planet hops crew has been killing it lately. I definitely appreciate their in your face camera angles and hard hitting soundtracks. Pretty much the only FGFS I have been stoked on recently. Between Planet Hops and Seoul's Got Soul Korea has been doing work in the fixed gear world. Keep up the good work boys!

Check out more on their Blog especially if you can read Korean (I cannot)

Get it Poppin'

Spotted on Fixthecity

Ever since fixed gear freestyle took over, I am constantly yearning for good old fashion tricks on a track bike.  What ever happened to gnarly track stands, unbelievable skid variations, wheelies and just riding backwards!  Don't get me wrong I think fixed gear freestyle is interesting and definitely progressing but it's just not the same.