Posts Tagged ‘fixie’

Brummagem.

May 28, 2010

Birmingham fixed heads got a new website. So, if you are local, sign up and get posting.

Birmingham Fixed Gear.

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Limiteditions Website…

April 13, 2010

… Now live.

Do not shift!

March 31, 2010

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

Kinfolk Hotness.

January 22, 2010

Pete Tong.

November 27, 2009

I only managed to watch about 40 seconds of this until I could view no more and no I did not cease because of a server time-out or a youtube re-buffering. No… It was down to the sensation of something food like ( I think it was my breakfast ) travelling back up my trachea into my mouth that halted the full watching of this vid!

Enjoy.

Dopeness.

November 26, 2009

Olivier Pasqual.

B-Witch.

September 24, 2009

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Got my B-Witch bars through today and after a rapid fitting session and a razz around the block I can say that for £35 these are exactly what the doctor ordered.

Not too high like some 5″ risers that are apparently “big in London” and not as low as your more traditional MTB riser, these are perfect for me and my ‘Low Pro’ and they also seem to do a good job at keeping the fatigue away from my shoulders too so win win.

B-Witch risers come with a 5cm rise, 25.4 diameter clamp size and an almost perfect width of 46cm so no need to reach for the hacksaw!

£35 from Tokyo Fixed Gear.

Beauty.

August 24, 2009

Whilst paying for a packet of 10 Marlboro ‘lights’ at my local off license’ last night I heard “Yo! How much your bike was!?” This poor use of the English language had come bellowing indoors towards me from one of the three youths stationed outside like a verbal tsunami and I replied accordingly. “Mind your own business son”.

After the smoking materials had been gained and my change emptied into my pocket I returned to my parked bicycle outside to be met again with “How much?” and my answer was the same.

The brief conversation that followed between these three boys and myself brought us to the untimely conclusion that the Purple 1989 Duell track pursuit bicycle that I was using was actually “shit” and worth no more than £50 in today’s money and that their cousins Carrera “racer” was blatantly ten times better than mine as he had bought his from Halfords. I had absolutely no come back. Actually he did say that my saddle was “Sick eni” which apparently means that it is pretty good… bonus. We finished up, threw a couple of soft curses at each other and went on our way, smiling.

Now then, joking aside they actually did think that their cousins Carrera was ten times better than mine and why wouldn’t they. Beauty is, after all in the eye of the beholder.

Which leads me to these. Some photos from a gallery Hardy sent me via email a while ago with the title ‘Crap but good’.

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Photographs taken from Custom Star Japan.

Low on street cred?

January 19, 2009

Perhaps have a bid on this.
Fixed wheel street cred on Ebay.


I have too much street-cred and need to make a little extra cash.This is a great opportunity for anyone just starting out in the messenger world that doesn’t really know how to fit in, or what city is the most hard-core. You will be able to tell people that we are bros, that you are down with real-life bike messengers, that you have totally partied with us, and be able to boast wild stories of how gnarly a ride was. I will even include spoke-cards and descriptions of races so that you can tell wild stories about being there,broken toe straps,well worn raceing shirt,waterproof socks friend invite on myspace and a broken frame(raleigh team frame that has been mashed way to hard) This will undoubtedly help you build even more street cred! Happy bidding and let me know if you have any questions about my cred.

At the time of writing this post the ‘item’ is at $6 with 5 days remaining and 10 bids so plenty of time to snag that deal!

FBM Sword

January 15, 2009

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I don’t know a great deal about this frame other than what I have seen flying around the interglobe. However I do know it is made by none other than the Federal Bike Company, purveyors of some damn fine BMX products.

Not entirely sure if this will come to the UK as the Sword frameset has been out since 2007 and I never seen one or heard of anyone owning one but I hope they do because they look good… that paint looks cool too.

Peep more here

They say ‘Fixies’ were invented in SF

January 14, 2009

This is one of the illest bikes i have ever seen.
Found on Pedal Mafia Bike Check.

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This killer Ciocc is owned by Garrett of M.A.S.H SF fame,
for those who do not know of M.A.S.H here is a clip of their 2007 movie…

And here is a great article / interview from Sahtel of Garrett and Jonathan Burkett both from the M.A.S.H crew which features an awful lot of words but also some amazing photographs and a behind the scenes peek at the making of the movie.

How good it is

December 18, 2008

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Josh and Arjun dropped by me today to pick up a seat post that I had forgotten to bring with me. We stood in the rain and talked a little while and got accosted by a drunken fellow wearing a bandana who swore he was the dark knight and that I was Spiderman, after he found someone else to annoy, I gripped the nearest camera and snapped a couple of shots of the two teenagers with the matching paintwork.

After parting with Josh and Arjun I gots to thinking… how good it is to see more and more young folks getting into cycling, actually cycling. I have ridden bikes all my life but mainly BMX and mountain bikes, I only purchased my first road bike 2 years ago. As a teenage from what I can remember everything that concerned me and my bike was dangerous; who could get down Ludlow downhill without falling off? Who would be the first to 360 that brand new set of doubles? Do I have the minerals to atempt that MASSIVE rhythm section? All thrilling and all pretty dangerous.
I find riding fixed wheel different, no doubt it can be a bit dangerous riding on the road amongst all the cars and lunatics, but if you ride safe everything will be just nice. There will be no doubles to jump and no rocks or boulders to dodge.

People say riding fixed wheel is a trend, a fad. So what? So what if it is a trend? People like Josh and Arjun don’t get the bus or drive, they ride, to work or to college. Surely the more people getting into riding bikes around instead of driving cars can only be a good thing.

Josh’s Koga Miyata

December 17, 2008

One of the Fixed Wheel early adopters, Josh has been rolling around on a Langster… up until now.

He got his Koga a few weeks back and might I say what a fine job he has done with the build. H plus sons, Miche and Thomson to name but a few.

Peep the Koga Miyata full track pro hotness!

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Cant Go Slo MCR

December 15, 2008

Super nice t-shirts out of Manchester.
Im going to repping one of these next summer for sure.
Peep more at Cantgoslo Blogsite.

Polo anyone?

December 11, 2008

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Sent to me this morning via electronic mail…

How do you feel about cycling?
How much do you enjoy hitting things with sticks?
Ever thought about how fun it would be to combine them?

Come play bike polo this weekend – 2pm Sat 13th Dec. The Westbury Centre, Westlea Road, Royal Leamington Spa (close to Lem station). Map attached.

No skills, or mallets required, just bring a bike.
And don’t worry about what sort of bike you have; fixes, shoppers, mountain bikes and tourers welcome (but maybe not that new carbon fibre racer…?)
And don’t worry if you think you might be crap, its for fun!
And feel free to bring any friends who might like it.

Check out the London folk for inspiration and rules londonbikepolo

Hope to see some of you Sat!

Amy

Lemington is only a short train journey away and all you need is yourself and your bike so get onboard folks and get involved!
For more info email amy here

Empire

December 9, 2008

Tour De Ville have new premises

December 9, 2008

If any of you know about Tour De Ville then you will know that they are purveyors of some fine second hand frames and bits and bobs. Up until now Jos and Keith have been running there business out of a flat in Haringey but now it is finally here… A SHOP!

After months of preparation Tour de Ville is almost ready to open it’s doors to the public on December 13th at our new location in London Fields.

We will open at 10:00 am at our new address; 50 Lamb Lane.

You can expect the best in classic road, track, touring and leisure bikes. Next to our range of bikes, parts, frames, clothing and accessories we also have a coffee bar. Coffee served will be the Magnus Maximus brand by Swedish pro cyclist Magnus Backstedt. All of the proceeds from this coffee go towards helping young riders. The coffee foundation directly funds the continental professional Team Cyclesport.se

Next to all of this we are organising montly film nights starting in the new year.

We hope to see you all soon ! Via the Tour De Ville blogsite

PK Ripper 700c

December 1, 2008

You know what time it is!
An ultimate classic freaked with for folks who like big wheels… Comes out next year complete with risers and Ourys! Barspins anyone?
I had a polished aluminium Ripper circa 98 and I loved it, I remember people, like pro bmxers and sh*t giving me props for owning one at the time… lucky for me I had a friend who rode for SE… Big.
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Fixed Magazine issue 2 launch

December 1, 2008


Hello!

We are proud to announce…

The launch of Fixed issue 2 & The European premiere of Macaframa!!

Saturday 6th of December is the date,
Launch & premiere from 12pm (midday) will be at the RichMix on Bethnal Green Road.
Afterparty from 6pm will be @ the secret garden, 255 Commercial Road

£7 for all events
£5 for the after party

(please note there are only 140 tickets to see Macaframa)
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Free Booze

Tickets will be available from:

TokyoFixedGear on Bricklane,
Cavendish Cycles on New Cavendish St
Bricklane Polo Court on Sunday (see Andy or Ian)
Tuesday Trix @ Spitalfields Carpark
and many other places to follow…

We hope you can join us to celebrate this!

All the best,

Andy
Editor @ Fixed

Peep the fixed magazine blog here

Macaframa teaser clip

November 30, 2008

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