Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Paul Smith + Kashimax

From the Paul Smith blog: "We have collaborated with Kashimax a specialist Japanese bicycle saddle maker. We have taken one of their existing saddle shapes and covered it in the classic Paul Smith multistripe leather."

Turkey Ride

We are going to ride tuesday night from the shop and do the southside bandito ride. We will have a few new people and some old friends home for the holidays riding, seems like we already have a good group. Come hang out and have fun before you get tied down with your holiday commitments. We welcome both fixed and geared bikes... this is a fun social ride

Friday, November 13, 2009

Saturday Art Ride

get up with me or dustin if youre u wanna ride. free food and beer. we want to be rolling by 7 or a little earlier. shit. maybe 6:30 even. just get up with us if ur interested.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Fight Back

**not sure where this came from otherwise i'd give you credit

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Not Your 511's

"Osloh was created to provide the everyday cyclist, the commuter cyclist, the utility and transportation cyclist with a clothing alternative that works just as well on the road as off. Apparel that is classic and timeless and performs without looking like a Tour de France uniform. The embodiment of this philosophy is our beloved bicycle jean. Here at OSLOH, we are everyday cyclist too. We love riding our bikes, and we want others to experience the fun and joy that cycling brings. We just want to offer you the convenience and pleasure of being able to transition from your bike to your destination effortlessly with a sense of comfort, performance and style. OSLOH... Enjoy the Ride."


Mike Carney Handrail Grind!! from vincent shim on Vimeo.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fixed Folder

Montague introduces the Boston, their first 700c folding bike. Montague is better known for their military folding bikes and while I can't stand anything they make, this may be of some interest to somebody. The bike is scheduled to be released in January so there ya go.

Ah So

Short Video Edit "Kozo" from -xxxPHOENIX.xxx- on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Titanium Eddy Merckx For Sale

This baby measure out to be 55cm and is almost new. I need to get rid of it so hit me up.

For Sale: Eddy Merckx AX Titanium

For Sale: Eddy Merckx AX Titanium

For Sale: Eddy Merckx AX Titanium

Peacock Groove

Sometimes I feel slightly bad for unfavorable opinions I may feel towards someone, especially when it may just be a "feeling", not actually based on concrete facts. When it comes down to it, i'm really just a victim here that science has left to die. If someone were to come up with a scientific formula for me to carefully evaluate one's douche'ness, then i would certainly do the time and crunch the numbers before passing judgement. most of the time. Take this gentleman for example. I met this dude about a year ago and my "youre a huge douchebag" alarm went off while in mid conversation with the poor bastard. Maybe its me. I just feel that when you spend the loot to get a custom bike, there should be a story and some soul to it. Something besides a bunch of tubes put together. A lot of what makes a custom bike speak to you is hard to put down on paper much like trying to describe an overwhelming feeling or sense to someone who hasnt experienced it. I saw this video and was trying to be open minded and was going to give the guy a second chance. When it comes down to it, im sure he couldn't care less about what i think but I have been in the industry for a long time and have developed a secret "bike-sense." Lets be real, you can buy a nice bike at a lot of places and I personally dont get into this guy's Orange County Choppers style bikes meaning, "Hey, I welded a miniature liberty bell on the front and painted it red white and blue because i'm an artist and it symbolizes america..." It symbolizes you're a douche bag. So back to the video. Pretty much as soon as he opened his mouth and started talking, I felt justified. For one, what is his background and why should you pick him to get the best custom bike? For all we know, he could be a muffler welder who knows how to run a bridgeport. He certainly never speaks of anything except paintjobs and fancy dropouts. Give a waterjet and anvil jig to a lot of other people and i bet they would come up with something a lot more spectacular. Second, what sort of fit-training do you have and bike background? A good example may be Gary Fisher. This dude is a master with geometry and his bikes handle like a badass trail bike should. When you go up in frame sizes, other variables need to change. It makes sense; when you lengthen the toptube, the wheelbase gets longer and a bike is less nimble. What adjustments do you make? Do you prototype frames or just build from a chart? I really don't know what he does because any time he opens his mouth it's to talk about how dope his G-N-R themed bike's paint is or how cool a peacock cutout is on his dropout. Anyhow, here is the video:

Peacock Groove - Erik Noren, the world's most misunderstood bike builder from Bill Palladino on Vimeo.

Monday, November 2, 2009

... Guilty Of All Counts In LA Road Rage Trial

I hope this motherfucker gets everything he has coming and is made an example of. He needs to lose his job and do some time for this b.s. Look At the other articles for some of the crazy details involving the case.

As reported in VeloNews by Patrick Brady

A Los Angeles Superior Court jury on Monday found Dr. Christopher Thomas Thompson guilty of assaulting cyclists by abruptly stopping his car in front of them on a hilly Los Angeles County road last year.

Thompson, a former emergency room doctor, was found guilty of six felonies and one misdemeanor and could face as much as five years in prison.

He was remanded and ordered held without bail until sentencing. He was handcuffed in the courtroom after the verdict was read.

Thompson was accused of assault with a deadly weapon, reckless driving causing specified bodily injury, battery with serious bodily injury and mayhem. The most serious charges stem from a July 4, 2008, incident on Mandeville Canyon Road, the road where Thompson lives, where he was accused of abruptly stopping his car in front of two cyclists. Other charges relate to a similar incident on the same road that did not result in injuries.

In the July 4 incident, the two cyclists hit the rear of Thompson's car; one slammed through the rear window, the other catapulted over the car into the road. In the earlier incident, the cyclists said they narrowly avoided hitting the rear of Thompson's car.

Thompson's lawyer had argued that the cyclists were belligerent and may have fallen because of the inherent instability of bicycles. He suggested that in any case the incident was accidental, not criminal.

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