Wednesday, May 19, 2010
As a result the fixed gear "community" has become divided. On one side you have your "Drop-Bar Bike-Snobs" speeding through the city with messenger bags and u-locks handy. And on the other, your "Fixie-Trick Punks" sessioning any parking-lot or stair case they can find.
The continuous argument I hear from speed riders is that "These bikes aren't meant for tricks, they are made for speed". Guess what? These bikes weren't originally intended for street riding either. So what's the difference? Why is it legit to ride track bikes on the street but to do tricks on them is blaspheme?
Personally I just don't get it. Need I remind everyone that we are talking about fucking bicycles here! If you don't like tricking on a fixed gear, don't do it. If you prefer tricks on bmx bikes, great! Ride a bmx! How does another person doing their own thing with their own bike compromise what you are doing with yours? Next time you think about dissing someone for how they ride there bike, get off your high horse and eat a dick! Once again, we are talking about fucking bicycles, not who's got next with your mom.
So to all those who have a problem with 700cmx
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
This Sunday is gonna be epic. A BBQ, bike swapmeet, big wheel cyclocross, going away party, all wrapped up into one huge party.
Elysian Park 12pm
At the Crest of Stadium way (where LAfixed swapmeet/ bbq's have been in the past)
Bring food to share, there will be beer, but more is always better.
Spotted @ TOLA
Zenta of Isyar / Qaumen Bikes decided to follow one of Souplesses featured rider Katrina Medina. She got a fresh frame, bars, stem and headset cap. The frame is their final version of their commuter frame called Ardour. Very tight geometry and very ridged strong construction. A freestyle track frame is in the works at the moment. News of the new freestyle frame will be found at Isyar / Qaumen and Souplesses.
Spotted @ Prolly
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Lauren M. Whaley for 89.3 kpcc Breaks down the Bicycle Kitchen History and 5 Year anniversary event in this short clip.
The Bicycle Kitchen is a non-profit organization that runs on volunteers and small donations. Anyone can visit the small space on Heliotrope Drive and Melrose Avenue to learn about bikes, fix bikes or build bikes. The Kitchen provides tools, teachers and used parts.
Spotted @ TOLA
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Knice Clothing does it again! In continuation with his artist collab series, J Knice has teamed up with Los Angeles based designers 2 Rabbits Studios to create "The Dumpster Diver".
A design these artists have come up with to pay homage to the Freegan culture. With this culture of minimalist values and strong focus on re-using discarded items in attempts to limit the worlds level of wasted resources. The shirt has been made using 100% recycled plastic.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
The Velocity Blunt (pictured here in black) is 4mm wider than the Chukker (pictured here in white). Two strong rims from a tried and tested company. Visit the links above for more detailed specs.
Spotted @ LAB
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
Mission Workshop clearly knows what daily cyclists need to get the job done. And they've displayed it nicely with this promo vid for the new and improved Vandal. Meat, potatoes, and a 12-pack. Breakfast of champions! Well done guys.
Spotted @ Prolly
Saturday, April 3, 2010
If you are looking for something to do tonight, this should be it!
And as a special treat, if you are looking to do some riding as well, the guys at TOLA are hosting a ride around LA ending at the exhibit.
-When: April 3rd, 2pm Ride out at 3pm
-Where: Meet at LAB 12220 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90066
-Ride to Sunset and Highland at the Rite-Aid Chill and wait for more riders, leave there around 4:30pm
-Ride to Echo Park Cycles, 1932 Echo Park Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90026 Chill and wait for more riders leave there around 5:30pm
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Ok, so there has been a lot of discussion / controversy surrounding the whole FGFS via ex-BMX riders thing, right? But, who woulda thunk that some of fixed gear's biggest names would be ex-fruit-booters! LMAO, LOL...FML!
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Congratulations to everyone who participated
1st - Hern
2nd - Alanso
3rd - Paul
4th - Claire
5th - Danny
6th - Edgar
7th - Brian
8th - Jesse
9th - Geo
10th - Gary
First Female - Yana
This event was a lot of fun. Big thanks to everyone who came out. Hern did it again! Is there anyone in Los Angeles who can stop this man? It's yet to be seen. Him and the top 5 racers took home some pretty dope prizes from the mega grab table of prizes provided by all of the sponsors(Knice Clothing, LAB, Cog, The Dropout, Velocity, Pedal Consumption, Prolly, City Grounds, The Spoke, Geek House, Livery, Kingsburry, 14 Bike co., Flying Pigeon, TOLA, Stryker,).
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Dubstep and Hip Hop performances by Dj Dstrukt, Dj Clay Steele, tenacity, KEMST, and your host Deco Comp!
For more details, hit Knice Clothing
Friday, March 26, 2010
Meet at Wilshire and Western Metro Station 6:30pm / Ride @ 7:30pm
Los Angeles Critical Mass rides through the city of Los Angeles, exerting our right under California Law to ride bicycles on the street.
This is an easy-paced ride. Be sure to watch out for and respect your fellow ridazz. Enjoy yourselves and don't worry about getting to the front of the pack.
Bring a front and back light for your bike and stay to the right side of the road and we'll avoid any drama with the fuzz.
STAY BEHIND THE MUSIC TRAILER!!!!! The music trailer sets the pace and helps keep everyone together in a mass. Work at keeping everyone together and it'll end up being a killer night.
Spotted @ Midnight Ridazz
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Where The Hell Is Waldo after-party will be at the Ultra Violet Social Club @ 6pm with Live art, BEER sponsored by NAKON BEER (clearly must be 21+ to drink), and TATTOOING if your feeling ballzy!!!! There will also be live Dubstep, Drum n' Bass, and Hip Hop by Dj Dstrukt, Dj Clay Steele, Tenacity, KEMST, and your host Deco Comp!
For registration and questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For more details, go to KNICE CLOTHING.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Tony Kornheiser really doesn't sound sorry for his ridiculous "Run down the cyclist" rant that he went on. Listen to Tony and Lance Armstrong speak about it on Tony's radio show here. Personally, I feel like Lance really went soft on him. By the end of the interview Tony and even Lance are just using this as an opportunity to promote themselves. FAIL!
84-year old Phil Wood (@PhilWoodCo) passed away today on his farm in Baxter, Iowa. Since 1971, the Phil Wood Company specialized in hub and other bicycle component manufacturing. In 1991, he sold the company to Peter Enright and other investors. Most of us first came to know Phil Wood's products through the popularity of their track hubs. Reliable, handmade in the US, hubs that set the standard for modern wheel builds. Let's all observe a moment of silence today for Phil Wood. His contributions to the bicycle industry are undeniable.
Spotted @ Prolly
Somebody U-Lock this raging douche!
Here's Espn's comment link, LET THEM HAVE IT!!!
Read the whole story here via Bike Rumor.
People can email Tony Kornheiser at email@example.com. Everybody needs to let him know this is unacceptable.
Here is their Corporate info.
CEO: Bruce Gilbert
VP of Operations: Dennis Glasgow
Executive VP of Sales: Rick Carmean
Red Zebra Broadcasting (ESPN 980)
1801 Rockville Pike Suite #405
Rockville, MD 20852
Office Hours: 8:30am-5:30pm (Monday-Friday)
Spotted @ TOLA
Written by Sean Martin. Nice work Sean!!