Posts Tagged ‘tricks’

Macneil re-ignites my BMX flame.

June 9, 2011

This is the real shit. Pure fluid motion on two wheels.

Seen.

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Chainless.

May 25, 2010

This is new to me. I had heard of freecoaster hubs before for the use of freewheeling backwards but never this. Either way, Rad.

Thanks Mattyboy for the heads.

Bombing.

January 15, 2010

Bomb Hills Speed Kills just posted a great write up on ‘The death of the hill bomber’ due to the great rise in popularity of the freestyle trick rider.

I think its because hill bombing is assumed to be an activity calling for little to no skill and therefore, doesn’t have that wow factor. but regardless of that notion, hill bombing is still exhilarating no matter what kind of fixed gear the bombing takes place on. risers, and the low gear ratio of a fixed freestyle machine- not all is lost. as long as there are no brakes and there are fixed cogs, bombing has purpose.

Well worth a read and I for one agree, hell it is why I got into this sort of riding in the first place!

Seen at Leeds Fixed via BHSK.
Jmik – Loving your work BTW.

Roller Hipster.

December 10, 2009

I really don’t know what to say. Honestly I am speechless.

KAO.

December 9, 2009

Another product that I like the look of yet have no information on. Man I could seriously do with a few lessons in the Japanese language. Actually I should really try and master my own first!

Kao Stem seen at Pedal Consumption.

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.

BMX x Porsche.

November 23, 2009

Not sure of the connection here but the pictures are plenty rad!

Oh Sh*t.

November 18, 2009

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

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.

Whirling Dervish.

October 26, 2009

Thanks for the linky Hardy!

I know 700cmx seems to be gaining a whole lotta momentum right now but seriously this is the real sh*t and more over I find that this new wave of fixed gear trick riding to be somewhat limited.

Now I have always hated flatland as I don’t find it to be ‘Rad’ enough but never the less this is real impressive.

let the discussions commence!

Profile Hotness.

September 28, 2009

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These profiles look like they could signal the end of the loose chainring bolt… I am sure all those out there who run profiles with a BMX ring will know exactly what I am talking about.

Profile Racing has fully embraced fixed city riding, and is listening to the people out there using and abusing their products. They’re recently created their first 144mm chainrings, and more importantly the spider to allow riders to use their tubular cromoly BMX cranks on a fixed drivetrain. The usual single bolt on BMX cranks that attaches the ring to the arm tend to work loose and develop play on a fixed drivetrain, but not this splined spider that fits directly on the bottom bracket axle. Cranks are also now available in a 165mm length but such things dont come cheap—expect to pay about $275 for the full crank/bb/spider/ring combination.

Via Urban Velo.

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.

Bikezilla!

July 8, 2009

So I have managed to keep Kev awake long enough to squeeze a few pics out of him from last weekends Bikezilla event.

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Gutted I missed this one as I hear that it was great and I can also see from various other pics flying around the net that the turn out was good too so a very well done goes out to Fin.

Kevin… if you are reading this, get on the rest pal, these are some fine pics and we need to see more!

Also Keep em peeled for Bikezilla Round 2.

Ruined.

June 30, 2009

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Oh dear, what have we here?

Look at it… the whole front end should not be there. I give it just a few weeks before everything attached to the headtube gets completely rejected, just like this dude and when it does I really hope he posts pictures.

Fail.

Via 14.

Postcards from Birmingham.

June 11, 2009

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Fin dropped by the store yesterday to pass me a handful of these. A bunch of really nice postcards to promote the cycling scene in Birmingham. As you may be able to see on the front there, they have a picture of Birmingham’s most handsome bike and quite rightfully so! On the rear the cards contain web addresses for the three most relevant sites for Brum cyclists and fixed heads, namely Birmingham Fixed Gear, Spinwell and the LFGSS Birmingham forum.

Thanks Fin, from all of us. You have done a fine job.

Kulture Vultures…

June 9, 2009

… In Arena Homme Plus.

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Bob Jackson Fork.

May 22, 2009

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Boom! Bob Jackson now make and sell a 0 Rake fork perfect for “Barspins” ( their words not mine ) Yo I can see hipsters reaching for their wallets already.

The Alley Cat fork is built with Reynold’s thickest guage blades they offer(1.2/0.7 butt) to give extra strength and is supplied with no Rake or offset.

These look good and for £125 too, which is not a bad price at all although I much prefer the look of a fork with a touch of rake but thats just me.

Swoop here.

If you are in London

April 28, 2009

… on thursday get yourself to this.
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Micro-scooter Radness.

April 28, 2009

Before this if I had been told that kids were actually using their micro-scooters for flips and tricks I would have replied “Dude seriously, how rad can you be on a micro-scooter?”

Peep this vid to see just how wrong I would have been.

Word up Hardy for the heads.

Velocity Wide Vs.

April 7, 2009

After many folks who ride 700cmx had smashed their rims doing grinds, gaps, and 180s the call was to get Velocity to bring something a little beefier, a little wider.

Here it is, the Velocity Chukker. at 2mm wider than a standard Deep V those people intent on doing bunny hops down sets of stairs need fear not as finally they can put on those 700x35c tyres they have been itching to and hopefully gain more bounce for their ounce.

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