Posts Tagged ‘cadence’

Cadence Collection.

June 7, 2011

Man, this kit is so hard. You really can’t beat the mono look when it comes to jerseys and shorts and Cadence have got it totally right with these.

From humble beginnings to this amazing collection, Cadence are doing things right.

Cadence.

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Apollo.

October 1, 2009

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Looks like Cadence are set to drop a nice simple backpack… Can’t wait to see the full product.

Via Cadence.

Cadence.

July 1, 2009

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The new collection from Cadence is looking great, fantastic quality all round and a real good choice of fabrics and colours, and not a cycle component printed T in sight!

Go check the whole collection here.

Via Fixedgearleeds.

Going up is easy.

April 6, 2009

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After my recent foray into long ( ish ) distance riding two Sundays ago I fancied beating myself up a bit more.

The post read “The Heathens CC is an informal cycling club that meets up at 9am on the first Sunday of the month outside the Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath. They generally keep to a 15mph average and are out for about 4 hours with a cafe stop. Anyone is welcome as long as they can keep up”.

So yesterday morning I joined them for an easy cycle to Warwick and back.

To be honest I was a little nervous as I pretty much knew for sure I would be the only person riding a track bike and I was spot on. Doug had his Ribble, Rob on his carbon Trek, Ade’s full carbon Cervelo, Tom on his unbadged Aluminium piece and Kris on his latest acquisition, the Lovely steel Rourke. All of these cats had multiple gearing systems, all of these cats had mechanical braking devices and all of these cats had the ability to stop pedaling whilst in motion. All of the previously mentioned information did not however deter me as on this particular Sunday morning I was up for pounding!

At approximately 9.10am we headed out along the Alcester road towards the Maypole and the Hollywood bypass and we got on our way.

After going through Wythall and passing Earlswood it dawned on me “This really isn’t so bad” I was keeping up with these guys quite easily but… people say about fixed wheel riding “isn’t it hard going up hills?” the answer is this ( as Lee quite rightly had as his tagline on Birmingham Fixed ) descending is far, far worse than ascending. On the uphills I found myself sometimes over taking my gear changing friends as ( with enough grunt and determination ) I could just maintain my cadence and mash on up them hills while they were busy changing down their gears to aid in spinning. So no it isn’t hard going up hills.

Descending. Oh my god descending. As these guys were sitting on their saddles, effortlessly freewheeling down the hills like they were passengers on their own bikes I was gripping my bars so hard it turned my arms into vibrating sticks of meat and spinning the sh*t out of my Shimano bottom bracket like I have never spun it before. It felt like I was pedaling to stay alive, like I was a small child being chased by a hungry Rhinocerous! Did I also mention the slight danger of cars pulling out of side roads at the bottom of said hills? In fact Let’s not even go there.

Apart from the downhills the flat and uphills were absolutely fine although a freewheel and maybe a few gears would have been great, perhaps they would have given me the opportunity to take in the scenery a little better and enjoy the ride more. Not that I didn’t enjoy it it was in fact fantastic fun and I will certainly do it again and probably next Sunday.

So we all safely made it to Warwick and back ( taking into account the long deserved food stop ) in a little under four hours with an average speed of 16.5mph and a total distance of 42 miles.

Upon returning home my thighs ached and my knees felt like they were 10 years older than the rest of my body but they are now repaired and my thighs have recovered.

So people the next thing on my shopping list is not an NJS certified frame, nor is it a set of ‘New old stock’ Dura Ace track hubs. It is a geared road bike, because track bikes are brilliant and endless fun on the streets of Birmingham but there really is no place for them ( in my opinion ) on country lanes miles away from where you reside. Maybe that is a little strong considering what MASH SF just did? OK I will rephrase it: When riding with folks who have freewheels you will have more fun if your bike has a freewheel too.

Another thing on my list is a decent pair of padded shorts as the ones I own are, simply put… Crap. I would have been better off sitting my bare cheeks on a saddle covered in chilli flakes the chaffing was so bad. Jesus! Only half way there and my scrotum was numb from the p*ss poor barrier between them and the saddle. That will teach me not to buy £9.99 cycling shorts from Halfords.

There we have it. Summer missions are great but they will be greater once I get my ‘racer’ and once I hook my posterior up with a pair of proper shorts.

Spinning well.

February 7, 2009

Cadence

December 4, 2008

Autumn/Winter 08


Now for the info!
Cadence is a creative project of artist Dustin Klein.

Most production is executed with specific & unconventional techniques that result in variants between pieces. These techniques are completed in small, detail-oriented runs.

Cadence is constantly taking steps towards increasing sustainability and lessen its impact on the environment. Through recycled materials, 100% Organic T’s, and joining 1% for the planet.

Influenced by cycling, the many perceptions of life and a insatiable desire to create.

Established in 2003, Cadence is intentionally kept as a small creative project of one person. Believing that boundless growth is not a necessary means of success.
From the road for the road.
North America, USA.

Words taken from the Cadence website


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