Archive for May, 2009

Speaking of rims.

May 18, 2009

Dodici. Now available at Tokyo Fixed Gear.
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Eero.

May 18, 2009

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Eero, the new rim from H Plus Son is a deep section rim designed to take abuse. Expect the same high quality workmanship you find on Formation Face and SL42.

So as Velocity release the B43 and the Chukker H+Son are soon to release the Eero. Now I know nothing about this rim other than what is written up there but I have no doubt that this rim will be hella strong and hella swish.

More info soon.

Benefits.

May 18, 2009

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On my quest

May 18, 2009

… To garner some information about my Recently puchased Carlton track frame I came across this:
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You absolutely cannot beat the look of a ‘real’ vintage track bike and this Carlton Flyer Madison is up there with the best of them… Made in England, Fully chromed and with a full campy groupo. Sickening.

Sportscaster.

May 18, 2009

Sometime between 77 and 79 something called ‘Sportscaster’ cards were available across America to subscribers. Among the Sportscaster cards were a set for Cycling and thanks to Hipster Nascar for making the source known here is a selection of them. Cheers HN!

No posts today…

May 14, 2009

…Apart from this, because I am so god damn excited!Gaslamp-Web

If any of you Brummie fixed wheelers are at a loose end with nothing to do tonight pop by the Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath and peep a glimpse of the baddest Dj in the world right now.

Hype.

May 13, 2009

Bianchi x Hypebeast x Solebox

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Hypebeast and Solebox have collaborated with Bianchi on these two bikes. Hypebeast on the D2 Pista and Solebox on the Cr-Mo Pista. Apparently they are meant to match some sneakers that both HB and SB did with Adidas, that said I still think these bikes are plain as hell and colour co-ordination like this makes my eyes bleed.

Sorry for the hate folks but these bikes are wack.

Nostalgia.

May 12, 2009

LS your a genius… If it wasn’t for your comment I would have never found out about this:

I totally used to live minutes away from here, technically it is Perry Barr BMX track too not Great Barr but anyway.

Damn I remember countless nights spent here with my pals Mike, Andy and sometimes even the great “Rat Russell” ( Props to you James wherever you are ).

It is a crying shame about this track though like many. The people in charge of the track from a BMX club that I was unaware of had some money for a refurb so ( without a great deal of planning it seemed ) they went ahead and filled in some doubles and flattened some berms with the idea to make again bigger and better, I myself even hepled out with the ‘refurb’. The problem was though that they didn’t have enough money to finish it ( or so we were told ) so today it still stands unfinished and completely unrideable.

I think it was possibly a council scheme to get kids off the track due to a lack of supervision, you know the usual Health and Safety nonesense.

It seems now that there are plans afoot to return the track to it’s former glory in one way or another, I just found this out via the Birmingham BMX site:
2009 is an important year for Birmingham and BMX because this spring, Birmingham City Council, supported by British Cycling and Sport England, are bidding to host the 2012 UCI BMX World Championships at the NIA. Part of the legacy of the bid is to leave an outdoor international BMX race facility in Perry Park, which will be the home of the Birmingham BMX Club.

Result, I will be checking that site regular as when that building starts I want to be there, wheel barrow and all!

10% off Sale at NJS Export.

May 12, 2009

That’s right… 10% off everything ( bar custom Georama ) at NJS Export so that frame you have been eyeing up for months that you were £80 short of can now be purchased, so get on it and splash that cash!
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Sure it is only 10% but it’s better than nothing right?

NJS Export.

White Ind Urban Pedal.

May 12, 2009

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I must say these pedals look great. Instead of people either re-hashing a set of BMX platforms or a set of road pedals to use on the street these are designed specifically for the task… Urban Fixed riding.

All that said it looks difficult for one to run double straps and more over, my biggest gripe with them is the fact that you can’t run them upside down. Sometimes when I am feeling especially Zany I like to ride backwards or sometimes even pop a wheelie ( feet on the back of the pedals so I am not ‘clipped in’ ) but these look like they would be very uncomfortable doing so just like the ar-2.

For straight up mashing though these pedals look just the ticket.

Via Tracko.
Via White Industries

Max Air.

May 12, 2009

A friend of a work colleague passed by the store last weekend on this: A Rad as hell 1985 Skyway Streetbeat.
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They said at the time: Forget the ordinary with Street Beat, Skyway’s new full-on freestyle machine. It’s light enough to grab max air, and strong enough to beat the street. “Max Air” ! how times have changed, you would sound a complete idiot spouting that lingo today for sure.

Peep all of the excessive tubing though compared to todays basic utilitarian ‘Freestyle’ bikes… Nowadays BMX bikes look like scooters with pedals on and this thing looks like a spaceship with wheels on… I love it.
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Props to you emalie ( hope I spelt your name right ) you got a real nice whip there.

Fin’s troubles.

May 11, 2009

An Excerpt taken from LFGSS about the tribulations of applying track grips.

I’m in the process of building a new stead and recently acquired some lovely bars and some soyo track grips to accompany them.
Riding home on friday night with said bars I was beside myself with glee that my bike was slowly coming together and itching to put the grips on.
How hard could it be!? I tried the washing up liquid approach, after heaving for 15 mins i only got one grip 1/3 of the way on.
I then tried the wd-40 method, at first 1/2 the grip slid on but after 30 mins of pushing and a hernia, only a couple of cm followed. I was uber pissed, I cursed soyo and nitto.

With it too late to get hairspray I drowned my sorrow with a nice glass of whisky (nothing special, Grant’s).
WAIT A MINUTE!!! I poured the whisky into my grips with a mindless conviction and tried them on the bars – 20 seconds for each grip it took me, 20 seconds!

Now not only do my bars look lovely but they smell great too. Next time im going to use a 14 year single malt for better application.

Thanks for that Fin… that little story had me chuckling into my coffee!

B43 Looking Good.

May 11, 2009

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Via Velocity.

Apparently.

May 8, 2009

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Now there is a back end.

May 8, 2009

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Goldtec ceramics at 14.

May 8, 2009

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Swoop at 14 Bike co.

Giro D’italia.

May 8, 2009

Starts tomorrow folks.
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Unfortunately for me I am working all day, we do however at my placeof work have one of those multi-range digital reciever contraptions and a gang of plasmatronic televisions so hopefully their combination will produce some sort of visual cycling action for me.

Get all the info you need plus live streaming here.

Black Kids on Bikes.

May 7, 2009

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Via Black Nerds Network

IOW 25th Randonee.

May 7, 2009

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Real nice pics. Via SFGFC

Seriously.

May 7, 2009

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Via Pedalconsumption


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