Showing Found in the Mountains LA
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Morgan and Stephanie from Found in the Mountains are here in Los Angeles and over the next few weeks, we’ll be showing them around to the local rides and maybe we’ll even do another group ride or two. While our touring couple has seen much of the West Coast so far, I don’t think they were prepared for the coastal desert that is Los Angeles, in the middle of the summer.

We’ll be riding early in the mountains to keep cool and laying low during the heat of the day. Expect lots of coverage from their trip to hit the site next week!

Aug 30, 2016 No comments yet
Cane Creek Takes Over EE Cycleworks
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Photo by Firefly Cycles

I absolutely love EE Cycleworks‘ caliper brakes and will say with confidence that they’re the best brakes I’ve ever ridden on a road bike. Problem is, their availability is often low to say the least. Today Cane Creek announced it’ll take over the manufacturing, distribution and marketing of EE Cycle Works. As of November 2016, Cane Creek will begin rolling out product, so stay tuned. Head to Fair Wheel Bikes’ blog to read the full scoop.

Aug 29, 2016 9 comments
Jen’s No Garmin No Rules Igleheart Stem by Black Magic Paint
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Back when denoting that a ‘cross bike was a “disc cross,” I had the pleasure of shooting Jen’s custom Igleheart. Now, most people don’t need an introduction to whom Chris Igleheart is, or on a seemingly similar path of the industry, the significance of what Jen (and Chas) did with No Garmin No Rules, it’s best to be noted that these two people have contributed to the cycling universe in their own unique ways. (more…)

Aug 29, 2016 23 comments
What Does the Future Hold? Period.
Inside the Vanilla Workshop

This is a seemingly impossible problem to solve, or even address without sparking controversy, yet this article has done a great job at looking at all the angles and asking one important question:

“Ask yourself; where did my bicycle frame come from?” reads a prominent passage on the home page of Tommasini’s website. “Did it come from a huge factory in a polluted Chinese city and by workers toiling for long hours at minimal pay? Or did your frame come from a small artisan shop where highly skilled craftsmen built your bicycle frame with care?”

Continue reading at Cycling Tips.

Aug 29, 2016 6 comments
Giro: Sentrie Techlace
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The newest shoes from Giro uses the best of both worlds by joining the convenience of a strap with the comfort of laces. The Sentrie Techlace uses an Easton EC70 carbon sole and a Boa system strap. Check out more information at Giro and expect your local dealers to receive stock later this year.

Aug 29, 2016 No comments yet
Bike Jerks: Baphomet Shirt
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The Baphomet is a symbol, first drawn by Eliphas Levi, that represents balance in the universe. Over the years, it’s been heavily circulated throughout the “metal world,” from bands to bicycles. Bike Jerks plays homage to this century-old illustration with their Baphomet shirt. In stock now at Bike Jerks!

Aug 28, 2016 No comments yet
Ride in Peace Fast Eddie

Chances are, you’ve never heard of Fast Eddie. He didn’t win any pro race, or invent a bicycle component, or write any tech articles. In the modern world, there wasn’t really a way to connect with Fast Eddie except in person, on the streets of New York City.

Fast Eddie was as much a bicycle messenger as he was a modern anthropologist. He’d document his world with either a video camera, or a 35mm film camera. Eddie was a tall man, but he had a way of falling into the crowd and capturing intimate moments with his lens.

I knew Eddie when I lived in NYC and he would always give me pointers on photography, or we’d talk about buildings. Eddie was always around and was always smiling.

If you’re unfamiliar with Eddie’s work, check out his book ‘Bike Messengers Life: New York City‘ – most shops in NYC probably have this in store. Here’s an older video project he made, showcasing the messenger scene in NYC during the 90’s.

Aug 26, 2016 1 comment
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Showing Found in the Mountains LA
LeicaM-802

Morgan and Stephanie from Found in the Mountains are here in Los Angeles and over the next few weeks, we’ll be showing them around to the local rides and maybe we’ll even do another group ride or two. While our touring couple has seen much of the West Coast so far, I don’t think they were prepared for the coastal desert that is Los Angeles, in the middle of the summer.

We’ll be riding early in the mountains to keep cool and laying low during the heat of the day. Expect lots of coverage from their trip to hit the site next week!

Aug 30, 2016 No comments yet
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Cane Creek Takes Over EE Cycleworks
EECycleWorks


Photo by Firefly Cycles

I absolutely love EE Cycleworks‘ caliper brakes and will say with confidence that they’re the best brakes I’ve ever ridden on a road bike. Problem is, their availability is often low to say the least. Today Cane Creek announced it’ll take over the manufacturing, distribution and marketing of EE Cycle Works. As of November 2016, Cane Creek will begin rolling out product, so stay tuned. Head to Fair Wheel Bikes’ blog to read the full scoop.

Aug 29, 2016 9 comments
Jen’s No Garmin No Rules Igleheart Stem by Black Magic Paint
NoGarminNoRulesStem-1

Back when denoting that a ‘cross bike was a “disc cross,” I had the pleasure of shooting Jen’s custom Igleheart. Now, most people don’t need an introduction to whom Chris Igleheart is, or on a seemingly similar path of the industry, the significance of what Jen (and Chas) did with No Garmin No Rules, it’s best to be noted that these two people have contributed to the cycling universe in their own unique ways. (more…)

Aug 29, 2016 23 comments
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What Does the Future Hold? Period.
Inside the Vanilla Workshop

This is a seemingly impossible problem to solve, or even address without sparking controversy, yet this article has done a great job at looking at all the angles and asking one important question:

“Ask yourself; where did my bicycle frame come from?” reads a prominent passage on the home page of Tommasini’s website. “Did it come from a huge factory in a polluted Chinese city and by workers toiling for long hours at minimal pay? Or did your frame come from a small artisan shop where highly skilled craftsmen built your bicycle frame with care?”

Continue reading at Cycling Tips.

Aug 29, 2016 6 comments
Giro: Sentrie Techlace
giro_s_sentrietechlace_white_profile

The newest shoes from Giro uses the best of both worlds by joining the convenience of a strap with the comfort of laces. The Sentrie Techlace uses an Easton EC70 carbon sole and a Boa system strap. Check out more information at Giro and expect your local dealers to receive stock later this year.

Aug 29, 2016 No comments yet
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Bike Jerks: Baphomet Shirt
Screen Shot 2016-08-28 at 6.16.02 PM

The Baphomet is a symbol, first drawn by Eliphas Levi, that represents balance in the universe. Over the years, it’s been heavily circulated throughout the “metal world,” from bands to bicycles. Bike Jerks plays homage to this century-old illustration with their Baphomet shirt. In stock now at Bike Jerks!

Aug 28, 2016 No comments yet
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Ride in Peace Fast Eddie

Chances are, you’ve never heard of Fast Eddie. He didn’t win any pro race, or invent a bicycle component, or write any tech articles. In the modern world, there wasn’t really a way to connect with Fast Eddie except in person, on the streets of New York City.

Fast Eddie was as much a bicycle messenger as he was a modern anthropologist. He’d document his world with either a video camera, or a 35mm film camera. Eddie was a tall man, but he had a way of falling into the crowd and capturing intimate moments with his lens.

I knew Eddie when I lived in NYC and he would always give me pointers on photography, or we’d talk about buildings. Eddie was always around and was always smiling.

If you’re unfamiliar with Eddie’s work, check out his book ‘Bike Messengers Life: New York City‘ – most shops in NYC probably have this in store. Here’s an older video project he made, showcasing the messenger scene in NYC during the 90’s.

Aug 26, 2016 1 comment
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