My Milwaukee Feb 1, 2009


Today I spent a good 6 hours riding the new Milwaukee Bicycle Co fixed gear. It’s the most stable bike I’ve ever ridden. No rear triangle flex, no overlap and a solid front end makes it handle like a Beast. After I got over the initial shock of having a top tube again, I began to throw the bike around. The steep HTA [74.5°] and the longer top tube really increases maneuverability with spin tricks. 180s are easier and anything with a g-turn initiation feels much sharper.

We rode from Williamsburg over to Chinatown, down to DUMBO and further southwest to Red Hook. I rode all day, doing 180’s hitting gaps and all the normal riding we go through and not once did I feel uncomfortable with its movements.

I’m sold. Seeing this project come to life has really made me stoked to ride! Still not sure on availability or pricing, so don’t ask. Once I find out, I’ll post the information.

Pics below and bigger here.







  • duncan

    it looks so nice and sunny in nyc…if we rode for six hours in montreal today we wouldn’t have any toes left..

    that is one slick looking bike for sure.congrats

  • Justin Av

    Sounds like an awesome bike, and it looks very nice! I hope to see some smooth big spins on that thing in the near future…


  • http://olliedoner-blogspot-com arak

    lol at njs

  • Jesse


  • nick pregler

    im really pumped for you man i cant wait to see what you do on this one

  • Cadence

    prolly what rims are you reppin?29ers?

  • Guillaume

    As usual in our Fixed gear community, people are going to love or hate! Personnaly I am on the “love” side ;-). This build looks killer. Also, I am impress of how in such few years, companies like Milwaukee Bicycles has come with such specific products for “tricks oriented” fixed gear biking.

    Keep it up!

    Cheer from Rimouski, Québec

  • Terry B

    I love this frame. All this CMX and still rocking the Sugino 75s?
    I guess you have the support the Milwaukee bash guard.
    I like what you guys are doing on the east coast, nothing but hate over here in SF!
    Keep the progression moving forward!

  • Steve Hartley

    Loving the color John, and how about that weather the other day, ya couldnt pick a better day to ride !

  • COBB

    that frame/fork looks quality. color way is pretty rad!

  • Aren

    That looks Sharp.

  • ryan j.

    Typically not a fan of trick specific fixed gears… until now. Definitely persuaded me with this Milwaukee! Can’t wait to see some shots of you killin’ it on this whip. She’s a beaut!

  • Tracko

    Now that’s a good lookin Tarck bike!


    how do you like those pedals compared to those modified pedals you had before?

  • prolly

    They’re Polycarbonate. Really light and wide enough without giving you pedal strike. I digem.

  • zach

    no overlap as in none while bar spinnin?

  • prolly

    No overlap while riding. I still have overlap when barspinning. Although it is less than my BMW had. I also am riding the large frame, so naturally there will be less.

  • yes

    would you recommend the large size for someone 6″4

  • prolly

    Burd is riding a 57cm and he is 6′-6″. I have about 6″ of seatpost sticking out of mine and my inseam is about 35″. I have very long legs, a short torso and long arms.

  • jason

    looks sick, what size stem are you running?

  • Vas

    great bike. it was nice to run into u again and see this beaut in person.

  • prolly


    Yeah man, fun day!