Golden Saddle Cyclery’s Caps are the Best
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When it comes to iconic cycling products, over the years Golden Saddle Cyclery’s caps have gained quite the following. Chances are, if you go to a bike event, anywhere on Earth, someone will be wearing one. While wearing is part of owning a cap, I recently bought a set to display in my office, because, like all good things, I want to be able to hold onto them for a while.

Golden Saddle has restocked two of the designs, so head on over and swoop a set up. To be sweated in or just for display.

Nov 10, 2014 1 comment
Merckx Mondays
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Photos by Antton Miettinen

Jon Azkoitia has been a reader of the Radavist since the early blogspot days of PiNP and one of his favorite features is Merckx Mondays. When he began riding track bikes, it was due to his father’s love of track racing and Jon didn’t have just any introduction, he was given a Molteni-team Colnago track. For those who weren’t aware, the first few Molteni Eddy Merckx frames were made by De Rosa and Colnago before Eddy began making his own in Meise, a small town outside of Brussels.

Prior to Jon’s father, this bike was owned by Milano-SanRemo winner Michele Dancelli, who raced it for a number of years in the Molteni livery. The bike was then raced by Jon’s father for nearly 40 years! Needless to say, once Jon was handed down the frame, he felt it was time for a restoration, so Jon looked to the original heritage of the frame and did an amazing job.

See more photos below and follow Jon on his Flickr!

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Nov 10, 2014 9 comments
Those TCB Cyclocross Kits Look Awesome!
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Photos by John Daniel Reiss

In the world of cyclocross team kits, you can go a few directions. First of which being the standard issue (and most common), three or four colored panels and a bunch of sponsor logos with a pixelated team graphic. Second, you can go just plain crazy. All-over animals, cupcakes, donuts, cats, pandas, whatever. The brighter the better, more is more, instead of less is more.

From the looks of the new TCB Cyclocross kit, they went the third route: classy, with just the right amount of logos and clearly inspired by Cali surf style of the 1980’s. Now, if they only all piled into a Datsun to get to the races. Ok, or a YOTA.

See more at JDR’s Flickr!

Nov 10, 2014 1 comment
The Col Collective: Stelvio

The Col Collective takes on one of the most iconic climbs, Stelvio!

“As the highest road pass in Italy, standing proud at 2,758 metres, the Passo dello Stelvio needs very little introduction. From Prato its 48 bends carve their way up the mountain in what appears to be an endless road towards heaven, constantly switching back and forth the higher you climb. This was the final ascent of the day after two days in and around the Eastern and Italian Alps, we had a long transfer over to the Dolomites to look forward to but before doing so one last (big) mission to complete. Although warm and bright in the valley when we started the clouds were thickening up above and temperature dropping fast as the sun dipped its head on the distant horizon. Will we make it to the top before dark was the question on everyone’s mind? Watch now to find out. Chasing daylight, climbing mountains, what a feeling, this is definitely why we ride! “

Nov 10, 2014 7 comments
Fixed on Fixed

Melbourne is a rad city and this video just scratches the surface. Here’s what riding fixed gears in Melbourne means to a group of ladies.

Nov 10, 2014 4 comments
WTF Kits: Braaap Sabbath Bottles
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Ok, I know this isn’t a photo of the actual bottle, but WTF Kits is bound to sell out of these before I get mine in the mail to shoot a photo, so just trust me here.

Any given Sunday is race day during CX season. Dirt church if you will. Show up and play some Braaap Sabbath! Each bottle comes with a koozie. In stock now at WTF Kits.

Nov 9, 2014 2 comments
Independent Fabrication: Hot Wheels Pursuit Track
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Themed bikes are usually hit or miss, but I think Indy Fab nailed this one:

“Our Hot Wheels inspired pursuit track bike is currently on display at SEMA in the Toy Store-themed PPG Automotive Refinish booth. This steel frame was painted with a combination of 3 Crystallance paints from PPG’s Vibrance Collection along with a red tinted clear coat.”

See more photos at IF’s blog.

Nov 9, 2014 7 comments
100 Copies: Cyclism
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100 Copies returns with another of their limited-edition prints. This round, it’s entitled Cyclism:

“As a celebration of the beauty and joy of cycling, 300 noteworthy quotes are assembled to create this artwork. Drawn from a wide variety of bike lovers – from presidents to pro racers, scientists to artists – this collection expresses what makes cycling more than a sport. Some quotes are slices of life, while some are deeper musings. But all of them will resonate with, and inspire, your cyclist’s soul.”

Pick one up at 100 Copies.

Nov 8, 2014 4 comments
No 22 Bicycles: New and Improved Little Wing Track Frameset
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No 22 Bicycles’ made in the USA frames are one by one, getting a bit of a make-over, beginning with the popular Little Wing track frame. While the geometry has stayed the same, the Little Wing has some new accoutrement, in the form of new cast-titanium pieces.

See more detailed photos below, along with a break-down of this frame, supplied by No 22.

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Nov 7, 2014 4 comments
CX Hairs: SVENNESS 3.4

For this week’s SVENNESS, CX Hairs takes us to Koppenberg Cross in Oudenaarde, Belgium for some ascending and descending that fabled Flemish pavé and mud.

Nov 7, 2014 4 comments
Austin Waves

I spy Andre – the guy who ships all your orders, Ryan Rhodes – half of LAND and Aaron Ross – pro bmx duder, just to name a few. And yeah, it’s really like this here.

Nov 7, 2014 9 comments
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The Radavist 2014 Calendar: November
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This is the eleventh layout of the Radavist 2014 Calendar, entitled “Take the High Road”. The camera and location are noted on the bottom left of the document.

After all the manure, cattle grates, and potential stampeding you on your ride, cows are good for at least one thing: making ribbon-like singletrack along the sides of country roads. Fun to ride on any bike. Apologies for this one being late!

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2014 Calendar – November. Please, this photo is for personal use only!

(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

Nov 6, 2014 2 comments
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Royal H Cycles: Concerning Show Bikes
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Photos by Eric Baumann

While the 2014 Philly Bike Expo is this weekend. Bryan from Royal H Cycles has decided to share the tale of his show bikes from last year. This is the first time I’ve seen these two bikes, both of which are incredibly unique, so it was nice having a back-story to the framebuilder’s influence and inspiration.

Head over to the Royal H Cycles blog for more!

Nov 6, 2014 No comments yet
Juliana is Seeking Ambassadors for 2015
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Are you a woman that loves to MTB and wants to work with a rad company like Juliana? Well read up:

“Juliana riders reflect a go-getting attitude that inspires us to get on our bikes, go out there, and ride. We’re ready to grow our family, and are looking to support more racers, ambassadors, and juniors in our dealer communities in the US and Canada. If you identify with the spirit of Juliana Bicycles and share our passion for riding mountain bikes, get in touch and tell us about yourself.

We’re currently accepting applications for the following categories: Racer, Ambassador, Junior.”

I hope you sign up and good luck!

Nov 6, 2014 No comments yet
Shinola’s First Titanium Watch: The Black Blizzard
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All the style of a Shinola is now available in titanium for the first time ever with the Black Blizzard

“Shinola introduces The Black Blizzard, the latest evolution of Shinola’s flagship timepiece. Named for the dust storms that swept farmers off their land across the Great Plains, but built in honor of the tenacity and ingenuity of those that persevered, The Black Blizzard is an emblem of the American spirit.”

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Nov 6, 2014 4 comments
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Brooks England: New Utility Bag Colors
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Brooks England‘s tradition of making cycling bags dates back as long as their saddles, over 120 years. In the past few years, they’ve been making a huge push for their bags, totally five lines: Heritage, Transit, Utility, Expedition and Cult.

This year, they are bringing more colors to their Utility line. Check out more below.

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Nov 6, 2014 No comments yet
State Bicycle Co’s Singlespeed Off-Road Division
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First debuted at Interbike, State Bicycle Co’s new singlespeed off-road division is now available for pre-order with a mid-November delivery. Their affordable cross bikes are available with a Reynolds wheel upgrade – which is almost as much as the bike itself, or as frames to be built us to your specification. Blastin into the fat marketplace are two singlespeed fat bikes, one coming in under $500 with an admittedly fun coaster brake setup and another with disc brakes for under $700.

See the full State Bicycle Co Off-Road Division below.

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Nov 5, 2014 26 comments
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Rapha: New Climber’s Shoes
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They’re not quite in stock yet, but I like the looks of the new Rapha Climber’s Shoes. Based off the new Prolight SLX EC90 SLXII sole and footbeds, these perforated cycling shoes shed weight and maintain stiffness where it’s needed. Coming soon (like in a few weeks) from Rapha.

Nov 5, 2014 7 comments
Yonder Journal: Wilderness Prints
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Illustration by Nathaniel Russell

This print from Yonder Journal celebrates and congratulates Wilderness. Here’s an excerpt:

“Congratulations Wilderness. Congratulations Wilderness for being just what you are, not that you need our gratitude. You would be better off without us anyway, the conscious, self-righteous/self-loathing, needy us. You would even be better off without the fawning, in awe, perpetually blissed-out us, the enlightened us, the elevated us. You would just be better off without us, without our tents, our non-motorized vehicles, our horses, our campfire rings, and our buried feces, you would still be you, an even better, cleaner, you, you would be Wilderness just as you were meant to be, absent the blight of consciousness, the acne of sentience.”

You should read the whole piece at Yonder Journal and pick up a print at the YJ Web Shop!

Nov 5, 2014 No comments yet
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Abus’ New 410 Ultra Lock Lineup
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I love Abus‘ locks and it appears their new 410 Ultra products have rounded out the 400 lineup…

“This attractive and easy to use lock fills the gap in ABUS entry level u-lock security at an incredibly pocket-friendly price point and shines by offering an complete collection of locks: the mini; mini with cobra cable; long shackly mini; long shackly mini-u with cobra cable; standard size, standard with cobra cable; and a long shackly version.”

Check out more information below and head to your local shop to order.

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Nov 5, 2014 No comments yet
Yowamushi Pedal

It’s raining cats and dogs in Austin right now, which has me watching all of the Yowamushi Pedal episodes. Surely, I’m not the only one who missed this, right?

Nov 4, 2014 14 comments
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