Posts Tagged ‘fixed’

Do not shift!

March 31, 2010

Super funny. 1m 30s had me in bits for real.

Birmingham Get Ready.

March 15, 2010

Lee Cooper.

January 26, 2010

Yesterday afternoon I took my good friend Jon to see Lee Cooper of Coventry, for those that do not know Lee is a top frame builder and is also the man responsible for building most if not all of the frames for London’s 14 Bike Co.

The reason we travelled to see Lee had less to do with frame building though and more about frame restoration. Simply put we needed a set of replacement decals for Jon’s recently acquired 1974 Tom Bromwich track bike and Lee was the man to see.

So we hung around for a while, I managed to grab a handful of photographs and Jon gripped his decals. Mission accomplished.

Thanks Lee for taking the time out to talk with us and show us around your place.

Handworks.

December 9, 2009

I like what is going on with these and the geometry don’t look too bad either.

Made of simple Cr-Mo so I have no doubt these will be cheap. If only I could understand what was being said on the website!

Spotted at Lockedcog.

Vanhulsteijn.

December 9, 2009

Vanhulsteijn – Custom built stainless Steel framesets out of Holland.

These look, well, interesting to say the least. I must admit though they do look a little on the flexy side, especially seeing as though they seem to have almost nothing supporting the rear end. That said it is unlikely that you would want to buy one of these for ‘mashing’ as I can’t see power transfer being high on the list of Vanhulsteijn’s build priorities!

Also somewhat reminding me of this:

The great big hunk of Magnesium sh*t that was known as the Kirk.

I may have mentioned this previously but I owned a Kirk when I was about 15 and that also suffered from a flexible frame. It flexed so bad in-fact it that it turned itself around corners and not from the use of the handlebars either I might add but from the pressure applied to the pedals. Fail.

If you are going to build a bike made out of some sort of metal that is to be ridden proper do not change the design. Why would you if not only for aesthetic purposes? There is a perfectly good reason why the Bicycle has been around for so long in it’s current ‘double diamond’ formation and that reason is because it works.

Epic.

December 7, 2009

Cycling across America on fixed gear bicycles is surely no easy task. I can imagine the Knees took an absolute pounding! So much respect to you guys.

I can see 2010 being the year of the fixed ‘mega tour’ ( Mega Tour. That has a real nice ring to it non? ) after such rides as the Fixed Gear London ride to Paris, Mash’s Tour of Cali and the Nabiis Tour de Taiwan.

14 Killing it…

December 7, 2009

… With this.

What an absolute pearl of a bicycle and made out of custom drawn aero ( Christ I have used that word a few times today havn’t I? ) steel tubing too. Damn!


This frame was initially an experiment to see how far we could push the boundaries and capabilities of 14 Bike Co’s resources. Andy at FGLDN based the concept on a couple of frames he had owned in the past. This is a frame that is all about the details…

Read more here and see more here.

Wow.

November 20, 2009

Just wow.

Previously on this subject.

Seen at Fixed Gear Blog.

Oh Sh*t.

November 18, 2009

I am not personally into trick riding myself but this fakie wheelie just killed it for me.

TFG Store.

November 13, 2009

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So as most of you will know ( by now ) the Tokyo Fixed gear guys are opening a store and not only are they opening a store they opening a store in the west end man! Big things.

Expect to see two floors of goodness, from items of high grade ‘cycling streetwear’ to Japanese track frames. Tokyo Fixed Gear should have it all so get saving your pennies friends because on November 25th your going to need them.

Store Opens November 25th
Tokyo Fixed
4 Peters Street
Soho, London,
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Urban Velo No.16.

November 3, 2009

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At 94 pages, issue #16 is our largest ever!

Contents include: John Prolly’s Adventures in Tokyo, Persuasion: A Political Primer, Bike Works, Love Letters Written in Horseshit, I Love Riding in the City, Pedals Plus People, Residue, Urban Legend – Mike Shih, Victory of the Bicycle, Masterlink Tech, Diagnose A Stuck Stem, Line Up Your Hot Patch and No Exit.

Read online or download for free here.

SF to Seattle.

November 3, 2009

Jazzy!

October 27, 2009

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Tokyo Fixed Gear did it again! This time with Ilovedust. Big collabo boys… nice work.

Tenfour.

October 22, 2009

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We know many of you have been ripping apart the internets looking for this frame.

Some of you wanted it so bad you got builders to make it for you.

It’s been since 2004 that we’ve been real life testing this frame, a head on collision with a car, winters, hundreds of drop offs and pick ups, pot holes, bike polo, multiple cities, tens of alleycats and Cycle Messenger Championships all around the world.

And, they all survived. 5 years of testing gave us a lot of time for perfecting the design.

Which we did, new drop outs, new geometry, and a few other goodies.

So we feel they are ready to take the title of the strongest work bikes in the world.
Finally, a Track Frame designed to survive in the concrete maze.

Liking the look of these frames and the first 15 orders get one at a special price too.

Tenfour via Pedalconsumption.

Flickr Bike Check.

October 15, 2009

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That Geoffrey Butler is lovely but I am really not sure why the fine Zunow time trial bike complete with tri bars and fluoro paint has a bell on it, dude get an air horn on there you may as well.

Source.

Straight out of Poland.

October 15, 2009

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I am liking the look of these hubs, although probably more sans world champ bands but anyway. Quality and build looks great and as I understand it they weigh less than Phils and also cost a bit less too.

– Front low flange (45mm) – 50 Euro
– Rear low flange single fixed (50mm) – 67 Euro
– Rear low flange flip-flop (50mm) – 78
– Front high flange (75mm) – 72 Euro
– Rear high flange single fixed (75mm) – 89 Euro
– Rear high flange (75mm) – 100 Euro

Anodized colors: blue, red, silver, yellow, purple, orange, gold, teal, grey, black, pink, green.

Guarantee – 2 years (excluding bearings).”

Peep Mackhubs.
Via Fixedgearbikes.

Just do it.

October 15, 2009

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“Geared to Perfection,” originally from Arena Hommes Plus, no. 5, Sep-Oct 1987.

From the Orange20 Flickr.

London to Paris

October 12, 2009

Massan at 1m 45s – I hate using these abbreviations but I LMFAO!

Perfection Pt.2

October 1, 2009

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I have posted a photograph of this bicycle before but upon finding a few more detailed pics I could not resist the posting of it again.

This 1979 Colnago Pista is perfection in Steel. End of.

Via The Racing Bicycle.

Geometry.

October 1, 2009

All I am saying is seat-tube.

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Spotted at Milano fixed.


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