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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A Special Message...

To whom it may concern. In recent months there has been a lot of blogging and debate about fixed gear freestyle or 700cmx. There are a lot of cyclists out there who appear to feel personally offended by the new wave of kids jumping on fixed gear bikes and doing tricks.

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

-Lo Key

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Grime, 420

A 724-media short film of Ed "Wonka" Laforte and Mike Schmitt from The Grime riding freestyle fixed gear bikes in New York City on 04-20-2010.

Spotted @ Pedal Consumption

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Bike Day LA - One Year Anniversary, Next Sunday!!!

Big Wheel Cyclocross BBQ

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

Isyar x Katrina

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

Bootleg Sessions V.4 "The Last Leg" Trailer

Dope trailer! Looking forward to swooping the vid.

Joshua Boothby : Ridin Dirty

Spotted @ Pedal Consumption

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

White Men CAN Jump!

Tom Lamarche, getting some serious air on his 700c fixed.

Spotted @ Prolly

KEO, Always On Some Next Shhh.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Can Cage By Walnut Studio

Spotted @ Esty

TOLA: The Takeover

Here's the video from Take Over LA's alley cat last Saturday. I couldn't make it out to this event, but it looks like everyone had a blast.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Happy Birthday, Bicycle Kitchen!

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

Jamil Grey Edit

George, Joey, and Brandon visit NYC

Spotted @ LAB

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Marv Won f/ Rio Data "Totally Awesome"

Looks like Detroit knows whats up with bikes! Great video.

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.

Grime: Shred-Well

Here is the latest edit from the Grime ST crew.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Trafik Site Almost Done!!

For all you LA riders chompin at the bits waiting for the Trafik video to drop, here is a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. The site is still under construction, but it will be up asap. Click here for the site.

This is the coolest thing I've seen in a long time...

Broken Fingaz -Graffiti Stop Motion from Broken Fingaz on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Save the Ras Kass!

Velocity Blunt & Chukker Rims

For the 700cmx rider in search of a rim that can hold a wider tire, LAB now has the Velocity Chukker and the Velocity Blunt rims in stock.
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

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Magic Tricks, With Wizard

And that's why they call him the Wizard!!

Spotted @ Prolly

Monday, April 5, 2010

Bike Day LA - One Year Anniversary

Mission Workshop: Grocery Run with the Vandal

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

Big Fish!!

LAB's Fish n' Chips, going big!

Bike Art @ The Pedals And Prints Show

Photos by Ace Boogie of The Sleepers

More images here

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Pedals And Prints!!

Tonight, from 6pm-9pm Two Rabbits Studios is having a hand printed bicycle art exhibit @ Crewest Gallery, 110 Winston St. LA, CA 90073
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

Sean's Gorilla

Name: Sean Coats Age: Fifteen Location: Long Beach, CA
Sponsors: Red Your Dead and LA Brakeless Flow: Burro Straps

Spotted @ 700cmx

O.S.K. Session


Spotted @ Prolly

Thursday, April 1, 2010


It's the name of the game. And it looks like the guys over at The Monkey Like Shiny are making moves with just that in mind. Looking forward to this handy little piece.

For more info see Tracko


Death Pedal 2 Trailer 2 from Killa Kareem on Vimeo.

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

Gorilla Hubs

Spotted @ Pedal Consomption

The Beav!

THIS IS A TEST EDIT! from Beaver on Vimeo.

Just a test edit by beaver. But I like the music, like the camera work, and I like the edit. Gotta give him credit! lol

Monday, March 29, 2010

Wait, isn't that...

Michael Cera @ Orange 20!

Remember kids, wear your helmet! Michael does.

Where The Hell Is Waldo Results

Where the Hell is Waldo from AMBUSHE on Vimeo.

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

Nasty, for WRAHW

WRAHW Welcomes Nasty from Torey Thornton on Vimeo.


Is going down tomorow! Don't sleep! The race line-up is heavy with some of LA's finest and fastest. After party begins 6pm @ the Ultra Violet Social Club, 2684 Lacy St. #203 Los Angeles, CA 90031

Dubstep and Hip Hop performances by Dj Dstrukt, Dj Clay Steele, tenacity, KEMST, and your host Deco Comp!

For more details, hit Knice Clothing

BBQ in the Pantry parking lot

Spotted @ TOLA

Friday, March 26, 2010

LBC's Katrina

Spotted @ Fixed Gear Girl Taiwan

Los Angeles Critical Mass, Tonight!

Critical Mass, Los Angeles - May 2009 from Christophe Serafino on Vimeo.

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

Trials Rider, Danny Macaskill...

is always doing something impressive. This footage shot in Chamonix, France, is a reminder of that. Immediately add "fakie nose manual" to your list of tricks to learn.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Jamil Grey, Illin

Spotted @ Prolly

Taylor Dwight 360 AIR

Peninsula Fixed Gear from Kenny Arimoto on Vimeo.

Spotted @ Prolly

New Videos, GROM DAY-LAB

Grom Day w/ Fish n' Chips and Lil Josh from Beaver on Vimeo.

Katrina, LBC!

Mathew Spencer and Friends

3.21.2010 from Matthew Spencer on Vimeo.

Affordable Healthcare

Wear a helmet. This one is only $85 at REI. It's a hell of a lot cheaper than the medical bills you'll be paying when you go down.

WHERE THE HELL IS WALDO - Time To Register Is Almost Up!

Los Angeles, don't sleep! The "Where The Hell Is Waldo"- All City scav race is going down this Saturday and it is going to be dope. The race will span from Pink Taco in century city to the Ultra Violet Social Club, downtown Los Angeles. There is no set route, however there are 4 check-points where riders will have to pick up a spoke card to proceed to the next check point. There are already over 20 riders signed up for the race so this should be some stiff comp. All race participants are strongly urged to where a helmet!!! This race is for experienced street riders. The race will be taking place on busy Los Angeles roads with heavy traffic. We don't want to see anyone get injured so be sure to race safe and smart and we'll all have fun.

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!

wheres waldo Scav Race from BCS on Vimeo.

For registration and questions contact
For more details, go to KNICE CLOTHING.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

DTLA Bike Polo!

Dope photo!
Spotted @ Midnight Ridazz

Tony Kornheiser, Still A Raging Douche!

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!

Phil Wood Passed Away

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 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)
Phone: 301-230-3500

Spotted @ TOLA
Written by Sean Martin. Nice work Sean!!

Gorilla Kilroy

LA Brakeless now has 3 kilroy frames in. 1 of each size. But don't sleep! No holds, or reservations. First com first served up.

Spotted @ LAB

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Revoked World Premiere

Spotted @ Pedal Consumption


A Fixed Gear Recumbent Bike!?!? That's a lot of leg work!
Spotted @ Berlin Fixed