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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Bicycle Art

You can make bicycles out of anything! Now if only it was ride-able by something larger than a dwarf mouse!

Mishka Jackets, and for a Discount!

If you live in New York, or anywhere for that matter, check this out!

"When we released the Spetsnaz Mark I jacket, we never thought it would become a stalwart piece amongst the cycling enthusiasts. The combination of functionality and form made the Spetsnaz a popular choice for city riders, couriers and weekend warriors alike. Clean lines, simple design and sturdy construction have made this jacket a perfect shell for any situation. Whether you are bee-lining it through city traffic on a bike or just feel the need to look good, the Spetsnaz Mark III jacket offers a little something for everyone. Currently on it’s third incarnation, the Spetsnaz Mark III features a fully breathable and windproof nylon material which is waterproof up to 10,000 mm of pressure. It also features more streamlined cuts optimized for riding, arm vents just in case you get smelly, and a drop tail to shield your ass from the elements. In short, this jacket could withstand the rigors of riding through a tsunami without compromising looks.

For a very short time, Mishka will offer a 20% discount on said item for anyone who rides their trusty steed to the store."

Monday, September 28, 2009

Wanna Talk about Gearing?

How's that for a chain ring. Yikes!

Monday Bicycle Art

How to Boost Urban Bicycling

The following is an interesting article on urban bicycling. Found from another blog, I just copied and pasted the text, but give a read through, amazing what women affect, as well as the statistics...

“To boost urban bicycling, figure out what women want.”

Getting people out of cars and onto bicycles, a much more sustainable form of transportation, has long vexed environmentally conscious city planners. Although bike lanes painted on streets and automobile-free “greenways” have increased ridership over the past few years, the share of people relying on bikes for transportation is still less than 2 percent, based on various studies. An emerging body of research suggests that a superior strategy to increase pedal pushing could be had by asking the perennial question: What do women want?

In the U.S., men’s cycling trips surpass women’s by at least 2:1. This ratio stands in marked contrast to cycling in European countries, where urban biking is a way of life and draws about as many women as men—sometimes more. In the Netherlands, where 27 percent of all trips are made by bike, 55 percent of all riders are women. In Germany 12 percent of all trips are on bikes, 49 percent of which are made by women.

Women are considered an “indicator species” for bike-friendly cities for several reasons. First, studies across disciplines as disparate as criminology and child rearing have shown that women are more averse to risk than men. In the cycling arena, that risk aversion translates into increased demand for safe bike infrastructure as a prerequisite for riding. Women also do most of the child care and household shopping, which means these bike routes need to be organized around practical urban destinations to make a difference.

M. Giant Bike Art

Even uber awesome one tattoo artist now Rebel 8 clothing owner, Mike Giant likes bikes.

Wicker Bike Anyone?

Super neat, and looks pretty functional...maybe not so comfortable though... Wicker bike designed by Brazilian artist Jabas Lopes.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Critical Mass

Is tonight. We won't be there, but here's a picture to inspire you if you are going on the ride!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

So True!

This is so fitting and especially for my Monday through Friday mornings. I could easily beat that traffic with my track bike!


Although I don't know really if bikers take up that much room on the road...

Save the date...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

6:30 in the Morning 9/24/09

We are riding. If you want to come out we will be in front of the L.A. Zoo. We're doing only a 7 mile ride since I have to be at work. But we'd love it if you could come out!

Even Hotels Want Fixed Gears...

I am just baffled...
"The PK Ripper Fixed Gear is the 3rd installment in a series of limited edition bike projects from DC and SE Racing. Within this run of 1,000 (in the US), The Standard has micro customized twenty of these PK Rippers to reflect the New York hotel’s signature black and gold style. Fifteen bikes will be available for complimentary use by The Standard New York hotel guests while five are available for purchase now at The Standard’s online shop for $1,250 USD.

Details include: A matte black frame complemented with gold details, anodized gold front rim and small gold logo badge on the seat tube, and a Standard logo is embossed into the custom leather seats. The Standard’s version also has a reversible back hub and rim that allows the bike to easily convert from fixed to freewheel as well as Floval tubing, a Landing Gear fork, a looptail rear end."

Kavinka x Adidas

Japanese frame company Kalavinka is doing a collaboration with Adidas. Here is a custom frame and the matching (Samba) sneaker with a lace protector. More info to come...

Some More Styker LA Pictures

Here's a few more pictures from our shoot with Stryker LA on Monday (Thank you Kevin!)








And all of us!

It's Here!

Super excited to announce that has gone up! Go check it out!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Styker L.A.

Last night the four of us from bike day, plus three of our near and dear friends (Rikki, Trevor, Claire, and Daryl) all brought our bikes out to the parking lot in front of the zoo to meet with Keven from Styker LA. They make awesome biking shirts with clever phrases and awesome illustrations. As soon as I get the pictures I'll put them up, but in the mean time, add them on facebook and support the heck out of them for being super awesome people and for their support of the biking scene!

Here's all of us!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Do You Work Tomorrow?

If not, then take part in this...

LA BIKE COUNT: We need volunteers for South LA and Valley Locations! + Important FAQs

Attention LACBC supporters!

The LA Bicycle Counts kick-off this Tuesday and we still need at least 80 more volunteers! We especially need volunteers for the Valley and South LA. Also, many busy intersections need 2-4 volunteers each! These locations are key to getting a complete picture of bike and pedestrian activity throughout the city.

Please visit sign up! Spread the word!

Volunteers will stand at intersections during Tuesday Sept. 22 7-9:30 a.m. and 4-6:30 p.m., Wednesday Sept. 23 7-9:30 a.m. and 4-6:30 p.m., and Saturday Sept. 26 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to count the number of cyclists and pedestrians at 50 intersections throughout the city. For more info, visit

***Important FAQ: A number of you have asked if you need to attend the LA-specific trainings if you have already attended the Glendale Bike Count trainings. The quick answer is: not necessarily. But you DO need to know that we WILL be counting scooters, skateboards, female cyclists, children, sidewalk riding, wrong way riding and no helmet cyclists, which are more categories than the Glendale Count. We suggest you attend a training or download the PowerPoint, which is on Look under "training."***

Once again, if you have time next week, please participate!


The LA Bike Count Team
of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition

Funny Bicycle Pictures

Bicycle Part Furniture

Unfortunately I couldn't find where these were from, but thought they looked awesome. As well a great way to reuse bike parts, or use them in a new and creative way!

Table with Bicycle Seats, literally.

Table with Bicycle Rim Legs

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Adidas Samba "Fixie"

Before I even go into this sneaker, enough with the word fixie. I think it should be banished. Anyways... this Samba features a slimmer midsole and remolding of the entire upper said for speed. It comes in two colors and also features an oversized tongue. They aren't out yet, and no word yet on when they do come out... But they look like a good contender in the comfy realm.

Image via sneaker freaker.

Just Another Cool Picture

Group rides can be great, and can also be super dangerous. Either way, it made for a great picture here!

Thursday Morning Picture

A little positiveness!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New Cinelli Stems!

Check it out! Cinelli, the fine Italian bicycle (and part) maker has come out with some new stems. Seems everyone I know at the moment is having issues with their stems, headsets, and bottom brackets. Anyhow, here's the specs for the the three new stems listed in case you as well are look for a new stem.

As well here's one more that is no where to be found on their website, but I'm being told it's new. Its called the Alter and comes in a variety of colors/designs.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Monday Bicycle Art

There's nothing like bikes that date. My tiny Swobo Sanchez dates a very large stripped down Mercier Kilo tt.

Great shirt...could have been modeled better though...

And I'm going to go ahead and say that this is true for everyone of Bike Day LA.