7.31.2008

No Kidding! Cycling Caps

No Kidding has produced two classic cycling caps in newer colorways! The Campy one is fresh. I'm gonna buy one with hopes that it'll fit my massive dome.

Goal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is great! Pulled from Hardcourt Bike Polo!

DG interviews Greg Mishka

Check out this video of Digital Gravel following Greg Mishka around the design offices and the future flagship store site.
Mishka - Office & Store tour - Brooklyn, June 2008 from DigitalGravel.com on Vimeo. Via the BLOGLIN!

7.30.2008

Eric Elms Installation Opening Tonight

Opening tonight in the old Nike ID studio is an installation by artist Eric Elms. The gallery will open its doors tonight as part of a series of events and collaborations to promote the new Nike Sportswear brand. 255 Elizabeth Street July 30 (tonight), 6-9pm

Malibu Barbie's First Track Bike

Disco Inferno has some pics of the Venice custom bike show up on his Flickr. I know she didn't ride that thing!

7.28.2008

Undercover Cops at Critical Mass?

Another reason why I don't ride in Critical Mass; case in point, undercover police. Guys in this picture... Look closely. Two men in plain clothes right? Both have the same bike with the same chain lock wrapped around their seat posts, talking to a guy without a bike. Notice the man texting with his palm pilot. Ok, so this may seem a bit paranoid, but those bikes are the same issue as Police bikes that the NYPD rides and they were talking to their supervisor. These pics along with the information came from a CM rider who overheard the pigs discussing strategery. Sneaky basts. Aren't people getting mugged and killed in this city? Is that the best you can do? Fucking lame. Nice to see where all our tax dollars are going. More coverage on the pig's attack on the cyclist can be found... way to go Officer Patrick Pogan. Not even 23 years old.. here here here and here's a video compilation of the local news channels covering the story
CRITICAL TACKLE ( news reports ) from Xris Spider on Vimeo.

Milwaukee Pologuard

Milwaukee has done it again! A 110 bcd polo guard for the Sugino XD cranks! The guard has an integrated 35t chainring and is geared towards polo bikes. Looks like a beautifully-machined product. I would expect nothing less from Milwaukee!

GOrilla II

Water Dog!

On our trip to NC, Pixel learned how to swim!

Mishka Custom Shop Now Open!

Mishka has opened a new Custom Shop on their website! This is a first for any streetwear company to my knowledge and if it goes well, I could see this taking off!

The Demise of British Components

I just picked up a new wheelset for my 1950's Higgins and I've been doing some research on the history of Resilion hubs. After a few websites, I came across this article on Classic Lightweights focusing on the demise of British components. If you're into vintage British steeds, this is worth the read.

Post Rotterdam

UNStudio has released images of their competition-winning revamp of a Rotterdam post office! The design for the redevelopment of Post Rotterdam incorporates an ambitious mixed-use concept devised to respond to and enhance the original qualities of the existing building. Upscale retail facilities, restaurants, caf├ęs and bars are combined with a luxury hotel, which in addition houses conference facilities and offices. The design incorporates an urban landscape, a vertical foyer, the redesign of the large central hall and a new hotel. These combined elements form a design approach which is sensitive to the monument's existing qualities, while generating a synergetic architectural effect. The programmatic and infrastructural elements create a sustainable development which incorporates a 'green shopping' experience and aims to provide a new urban destination for the city centre of Rotterdam.

Why NYC will never be a cycling-friendly city

Because the NYPD is full of fucking pigs. If one of those assholes did that to me, I'd sue the shit out of him. Update: More information! Thanks Jed!

Finally...

... a company puts a zipper in a pair of Bike shorts! SelleSMP has some great illustrations to go with it! PDF here

CSC FTW!

photo by Roberto Bettini via Tracko

Tag, I'm It

After a trip back to NC, I come back to find I've been tagged by Trackosaurus... The Bicycle Blogger Chain Letter... If you could have any one-and only one- bike in the world, what would it be. Reynolds 531 track bike with a derailleur hanger. Do you already have that coveted dream bike? If so, is it everything you hoped it would be? If not, are you working toward getting it? If you're not working toward getting it, why not? I have a beautiful Merckx that a friend sold to me for the price of an IRO or a Surly frameset. It's a great bike and fits me perfectly. That with my Surly and my Hollands roadie, I'm set for a bit. If you had to choose one — and only one — bike route to do every day for the rest of your life, what would it be, and why? Well, I'm assuming it has to be in the city where I currently reside. I would ditch my current route all together because it's too stressful. Honestly, I love riding the West Side Bike Path up to Harlem in the early morning or colder months. Anytime when the seasonal cyclists are at home. That or maybe the ride to Ft. Tilden... What kind of sick person would force another person to ride one and only one bike ride to to do for the rest of her / his life? The author of this bike-blogger chain letter... Do you ride both road and mountain bikes? If both, which do you prefer and why? If only one or the other, why are you so narrowminded? I rode mountain bikes when I lived in North Cak and I also rode road bikes. I'd prefer a road bike because it's a more efficient mode of transportation. We've all seen people riding downhill and mountain bikes up bridges and down the streets of our City. Shit's not fun... Have you ever ridden a recumbent? If so, why? If not, describe the circumstances under which you would ride a recumbent. Yes, a friend had one. Have you ever raced a triathlon? If so, have you also ever tried strangling yourself with dental floss? I'd rather be doing tricks. At this point in my life, just riding my bike with friends is enough fun. I don't need to train for anything to feel a sense of accomplishment. Suppose you were forced to either give up ice cream or bicycles for the rest of your life. Which would you give up, and why? Ice cream. I'm lactose intolerant anyway. What is a question you think this questionnaire should have asked, but has not? Also, answer it. Do you dope? No. You’re riding your bike in the wilderness (if you’re a roadie, you’re on a road, but otherwise the surroundings are quite wilderness-like) and you see a bear. The bear sees you. What do you do? Yell "He's coming right for us" and open fire. Now, tag three biking bloggers. List them below. Bike Blog Urban Velo Bootleg Sessions Now who's gonna tell them for me?

7.21.2008

King Of Evil Alleycat Pics!

I just got an email from Julius with some pictures from the King of Evil Alleycat down in Florida. Nice bike portraits!

Another Japan Jam

Saw this on Kyoichi's 3Bancho blog! The radball bike looks ridiculously fun.
Tokyo Trixx Fix: Shiba Koen & Ramps from Eli Tokyo Jitensha-Jin on Vimeo.

R.I.P. K-Swift

Baltmore DJ K-Swift (a.k.a. Khia Edgerton) died this morning due to a swimming pool accident in her hometown of Baltimore, MD, it has been reported. The 28-year-old artist, who has often been considered the Queen of the Baltimore club scene, rose to prominence as Female Mix Show Coordinator on Baltimore's 92Q Jams radio station. She was also a member of the Violator-All Star DJ Coalition and a member of the female group Murda Mamis. Growing up in Baltimore, I'm very familiar with K-Swift, having tuned in to her live club sets on the radio every week, jammin in my car like noone was watching. With the popularity of Baltimore Club spreading like wildfire recently, K-Swift has gone from a hometown name to a globally recognized artist. She will forever be the club queen of Baltimore.

Back to NC

So Amanda, Pixel, our bikes and I are heading back to NC this week. We were planning on leaving Wednesday, but after a family emergency, we'll be leaving today. I may post a few snippets while I'm there, but for the most part, we'll be busy.

New Wheels for the Higgins

Rear Hub: Model #558, High Flange Resilion Continental Hub. 40 hole. OLN 125mm (by my calipers), room to space in or out. Steel hub with near perfect chrome. No Rust of flaking. Built 3 cross to Mavic MA 2 40h clincher with brass washers at spoke head. Front Hub: Model #557, High Flange Resilion Continental Hub. 32 hole. OLN 90mm (by my calipers), room to space out to 100mm. Chromed steel, near perfect with no rust or flaking. Built 3 cross to Mavic MA 2 32h clincher. Brass washers at spoke head.

7.18.2008

Rubik's Cube Table

I will never grow up so I love anything that remind's me of being a kid. Jellio makes adult-size furniture based off of childhood favorites like this rubik's cube side table. Check out their store here.

Speaking of Uprock

A friend of mine informed me that the Uprock installation on the bridge is in fact the work of Australian artist UPROCK. There's a party in Greenpoint tonight for him as well. Check it out!

7.17.2008

Ollierkkila.com

So this dude, Olli posted a link to his website on the NYC fixed gear boards. I'm really feelin this bike!

7.16.2008

UPROCK

Saw this on my ride home today. I dig it!

Milwaukee Stout is in Stock!

A few weeks ago, Milwaukee Cycles sent me a prototype 130 bcd chainring guard. Well, it's IN STOCK now! For $60... great price for solid 7075 Aluminum! I've been destroying mine for a bit now and it's still holding up quite well.

PAM Space Race Cycling Hat

Really feeling this one! Perks and Mini at it again!

Gene Spicer Knows What's Up

A while back, I was talking to Gene at Spicer Cycles to build me a "fixed gear freestyle" frame. I wanted 4130, thick tubing, gussets and the downtube to come up on the headtube so I could barspin a 700c wheel. Well, someone took the initiative to build it! This image came from the Bootleg Sessions website. Thanks Burd!

Before They Sucked

Cave In was one of my favorite bands. To this day, Ebola is one of my favorite hardcore tracks. Until Your Heart Stops has to be one of the heaviest played CDs in my collection. I've started listening to it again recently.

Traffic Squirrel

One of the things I hope to work on in the immediate future is a film piece using trackers, dynamics and other CG effects for a Bike Short. This one looks like an interesting beginning. Via 100% Hardcore. Edsquirrel from Tynan on Vimeo.

7.15.2008

Razzle Dazzle

Oobject has a great article up on Razzle Dazzle, a form of camouflage used by WWI war ships. I've been a fan of razzle for quite some time now and it's nice to see so many examples in their article.

7.14.2008

Metal Race 2!

I know it's a ways off, but I'm eagerly awaiting this race!

Cm Kirin

7.12.2008

Ed Wonka Kills Bikes

Wonka kills bikes... and narrowly escaped injury about 50 times today. Not to mention hitting a pole head on. Kid's got some skill though. More on my Flickr.

7.11.2008

Cinelli Catalogs

So usually Sasha sends me this kind of stuff but yesterday MLP sent this over my way.

Big in Japan

Mishka and Bootleg Sessions rider Sam Miller is killing it with his little brother Will!

7.10.2008

Party at Affinity Cycles tomorrow!

At the Gates Reunion

Last night was the At the Gates reunion show at Irving Plaza here in NYC. I've been listening to this band since Highschool and I never thought I'd get the chance to see them perform live in the States. They played a stellar show. I was blown away... For all who missed it, here's Under a Serpent Sun. Sorry the sound is so shitty... edit: Here's the setlist... I think. Someone let me know if I missed anything: 01. Slaughter Of The Soul 02. Cold 03. Terminal Spirit Disease 04. Raped By The Light Of Christ 05. Under A Serpent Sun 06. Windows 07. World Of Lies 08. The Burning Darkness 09. The Swarm 10. Forever Blind 11. Nausea 12. The Beautiful Wound 13. Suicide Nation 14. All Life Ends 15. Need 16. Blinded By Fear 17. The Flames Of The End At The Gates "Under a Serpent Sun" from John Prolly on Vimeo.

7.09.2008

Smoothies

... are the new skids!
Austin Texas fixed from Sterling Roberts on Vimeo.

Speaking of...

...At the Gates, Decibel has a list of their Top 5 Metal Logos... I still prefer Darkthrone's iconography.

At the Gates TONIGHT!

Sorry to all who waited too long to get their tickets... but it's never too late in this great City!

7.08.2008

The Bug and The Warrior Queen at T&B!

Trouble and Bass is proud to bring you for the first time ever in NYC, the Bug and the Warrior Queen! This will destroy the sound system at Love! To give you a taste of what to expect:

Another Seattle Alleycat!

Cyclehawk!

Priest

So my buddy Jack Crank lent me his Cinelli Priest Bars for a bit. The back story behind them is that when Ernesto Colnago made the Pope a bike, he requested that they supply him with a less aggressive handlebar. Colnago contacted Cinelli and they fabricated this bar for him. I have to say, Pope John Paul II had the right idea.

New York New York

Dave's Quality Meat will be releasing their new line of accessories entitled "New York New York" later this week. I remember their Bowery line and the Blackout line that followed. If these sell like the latter, you better get there QUICK!

7.06.2008

The Legend of Los Marcos

Bootleg Sessions 2 Premier

So last night was Bike Shorts at the Yard in Carroll Gardens. After the shorts, we premiered Bootleg Sessions 2. Really warm reception and a great turnout. Pics by Luke Stiles.

MoMA Prefab Party!

I made a post a while back about MoMA hosting a prefabricated architecture exhibit. Well, the time is now, head on over to the Poprally party on the 19th of July to check it out! Click the flier to see it bigger!

7.05.2008

7.03.2008

Element and Krabo...

More bike "collabos" surfacing. This one has an "eco" spin on it. Interesting.

7.02.2008

Get You Some

Burd came across this and boy, did it ever make my day!

One Third

Why Copenhagen rocks!

You're So Vain

Italians do it better. That's so true when it comes to interiors and furnishings. "The Other" is a collection of limited-edition mirrored furniture designed by Studioilse for Baleri Italia. Each piece features an exlusive color and decoration. In my dream world, I'd pick up the phone and custom order one of each.