Cadence 4th of July Sale
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While you Yanks are celebrating your 4th, think of your family who are stuck overseas. I’ll be in OZ this year, so eat some hot dogs for me, hit a rope swing and don’t miss out on all the sales. Check out the special that Cadence is running!

Jul 1, 2014 Comments are OFF
Don’t Forget SAS at Golden Saddle Cyclery!
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Photo by Kyle Kelley

Search and State has printed out hundreds of on-the-road photos from Joseph’s trek out West to deliver a jersey to GSC. It’s going to be one hell of a party, so swing through TONIGHT!

Jul 1, 2014 Comments are OFF
FYXO: Ride On Kit Ensemble
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As per “mates” do down here in OZ, you shoot my kit, I’ll shoot yours. FYXO’s latest “Ride On” kit ensemble is now in stock, including the very popular Ride On beanie. Now, I know it’s blazing hot in the US right now, but you can still pick one up and sit on it until winter comes around.

Check out the entire Ride On Ensemble (jersey, bibs, vest and beanie) at FYXO. Also, see a few more photos below. I hear he’s even doing a promotion via his Instagram for orders over $100…

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Jul 1, 2014 Comments are OFF
Tallinn Bicycle Week 2014

It’s that time of year! The winter cold has thawed and everyone is out on their bikes…

Tallinn Bicycle Week and Tour d’ÖÖ group rides are activities brought to life by a circle of bicycle aficionados in order to bring different bike lovers together, grow ‘the pack’ of cyclists on the streets of Estonian cities and honor the bicycle as one of the greatest thought and action inspiring mechanisms ever invented. TBW is celebrating the cycling culture as a whole.”

Jul 1, 2014 Comments are OFF
Head Shots, Head Tubes and Dirty Butts
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It’s winter here, Down Under and it’s been quite the shock to the system. I was just getting acclimated to the heat of Texas Summer and now I’m riding in nothing but cold weather and pissing rain.

Today Andy and I went riding a few local trails and after our ride, I shot a few photos. Nothing serious, just head shots, head tubes of our bikes (thanks to My Mountain Melbourne for the loaner Yeti SB95c!) and dirty butts. See a few more below.

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Jun 30, 2014 6 comments
Search and State #NYCtoGSC Party in Los Angeles at Golden Saddle Cyclery
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If there was anyway I could be there, I would be! Search and State‘s NYC to LA trip looks like it’s been completely insane. Rider Joseph Holway has ridden for the past 20, some-odd days from the SAS factory in New York to Los Angeles to deliver a jersey. It’s a wild concept that has my interest piqued.

Los Angeles, head to GSC on the 1st of July and welcome Joseph, LA style. Get that man a drink and take him to Smoggy!

Jun 30, 2014 1 comment
The Radavist Redback Kit
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It’s merely by coincidence that I’m in Australia when this kit was completed at Endo Customs in Los Angeles but it worked out perfectly. My original concept for doing the Radavist’s first kit was looking to nature for inspiration, particularly venomous animals you might encounter in the woods or while camping.

The Black Widow spider (USA), or in this case, the Redback spider (OZ) has a far worse reputation than its bite, yet the population fears it. An all-black spider, with a bright red marking on its abdomen will induce your fight or flight response. These kits were an homage to nature’s way of visual coding… The same marking makes it visible in the woods as you’re ripping trails, or on a road climb.

Marked with “Rubber Side Up” on the drive-side leg, the Radavist Jackal on the other, the script logo across the chest, on the lower back and the raidō r-rune from the Elder Futhark on the upper back of the bib, it’s a straight forward, yet classic kit that hopefully will become your staple.

Price is $270 + shipping for the bibs and jersey. I’m only selling this paired for this round. That means you get a medium jersey and medium bibs in each order, along with some stickers and a stem cap. This is not a pre-order, these kits are in stock and will ship this week.

SORRY SOLD OUT but thanks to FYXO for the photos!

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Jun 30, 2014 21 comments
44 Bikes: Lynn’s Huntsman Ultegra Di2
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Kris from 44 Bikes recently completed a cross bike for his wife, Lynn. Pictured above, it’s anything but a standard issue bike. Ultegra Di2, sinister black paint, disc brakes, Thomson, Cane Creek and ENVE, this bike looks great but the back-story is even better…

See more below and check out the entire process at the 44 Bikes Flickr.

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Jun 30, 2014 7 comments
Tim Krabbé on Riding

Bike racing can change your life, no matter how old you are:

“Riding was inspired by Tim’s participation in the Tour of Flanders 2014 cyclo-tourist ride of 245 km. At the age of 71, Tim is still an active cyclist. His novel The Rider, first published in 1978 and translated into English in 2002, is considered to be “the best writing on the subjective experience of cycle-racing”.

In this short documentary we interweave Tim’s moving story with historical photos from his ‘first racing life’ and his participation in the Tour of Flanders, which symbolizes his ‘second racing life’.”

Jun 30, 2014 4 comments
Cannondale’s New 2015 CAAD 10 Mean Green Track Machine
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I could give two shits about “spy” or “leaked” product shots. Personally, I feel like when a product is ready for public consumption, it’ll be posted in reputable sources but seeing this on Tracko got me stoked on production-level track bikes.

The “rumor” has it that this’ll be hitting the boards soon. See more on this Cannondale fan page on Facebook.

If only it was still made in the USA.

Jun 30, 2014 4 comments
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Tallinn Bicycle Week 2014

It’s that time of year! The winter cold has thawed and everyone is out on their bikes…

Tallinn Bicycle Week and Tour d’ÖÖ group rides are activities brought to life by a circle of bicycle aficionados in order to bring different bike lovers together, grow ‘the pack’ of cyclists on the streets of Estonian cities and honor the bicycle as one of the greatest thought and action inspiring mechanisms ever invented. TBW is celebrating the cycling culture as a whole.”

Jul 1, 2014 Comments are OFF
Head Shots, Head Tubes and Dirty Butts
HeadShotsAssShotsHeadTubes-1

It’s winter here, Down Under and it’s been quite the shock to the system. I was just getting acclimated to the heat of Texas Summer and now I’m riding in nothing but cold weather and pissing rain.

Today Andy and I went riding a few local trails and after our ride, I shot a few photos. Nothing serious, just head shots, head tubes of our bikes (thanks to My Mountain Melbourne for the loaner Yeti SB95c!) and dirty butts. See a few more below.

(more…)

Jun 30, 2014 6 comments
Search and State #NYCtoGSC Party in Los Angeles at Golden Saddle Cyclery
SAS_GSC

If there was anyway I could be there, I would be! Search and State‘s NYC to LA trip looks like it’s been completely insane. Rider Joseph Holway has ridden for the past 20, some-odd days from the SAS factory in New York to Los Angeles to deliver a jersey. It’s a wild concept that has my interest piqued.

Los Angeles, head to GSC on the 1st of July and welcome Joseph, LA style. Get that man a drink and take him to Smoggy!

Jun 30, 2014 1 comment
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The Radavist Redback Kit
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It’s merely by coincidence that I’m in Australia when this kit was completed at Endo Customs in Los Angeles but it worked out perfectly. My original concept for doing the Radavist’s first kit was looking to nature for inspiration, particularly venomous animals you might encounter in the woods or while camping.

The Black Widow spider (USA), or in this case, the Redback spider (OZ) has a far worse reputation than its bite, yet the population fears it. An all-black spider, with a bright red marking on its abdomen will induce your fight or flight response. These kits were an homage to nature’s way of visual coding… The same marking makes it visible in the woods as you’re ripping trails, or on a road climb.

Marked with “Rubber Side Up” on the drive-side leg, the Radavist Jackal on the other, the script logo across the chest, on the lower back and the raidō r-rune from the Elder Futhark on the upper back of the bib, it’s a straight forward, yet classic kit that hopefully will become your staple.

Price is $270 + shipping for the bibs and jersey. I’m only selling this paired for this round. That means you get a medium jersey and medium bibs in each order, along with some stickers and a stem cap. This is not a pre-order, these kits are in stock and will ship this week.

SORRY SOLD OUT but thanks to FYXO for the photos!

(more…)

Jun 30, 2014 21 comments
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44 Bikes: Lynn’s Huntsman Ultegra Di2
44lynn_front-800

Kris from 44 Bikes recently completed a cross bike for his wife, Lynn. Pictured above, it’s anything but a standard issue bike. Ultegra Di2, sinister black paint, disc brakes, Thomson, Cane Creek and ENVE, this bike looks great but the back-story is even better…

See more below and check out the entire process at the 44 Bikes Flickr.

(more…)

Jun 30, 2014 7 comments
Tim Krabbé on Riding

Bike racing can change your life, no matter how old you are:

“Riding was inspired by Tim’s participation in the Tour of Flanders 2014 cyclo-tourist ride of 245 km. At the age of 71, Tim is still an active cyclist. His novel The Rider, first published in 1978 and translated into English in 2002, is considered to be “the best writing on the subjective experience of cycle-racing”.

In this short documentary we interweave Tim’s moving story with historical photos from his ‘first racing life’ and his participation in the Tour of Flanders, which symbolizes his ‘second racing life’.”

Jun 30, 2014 4 comments
Cannondale’s New 2015 CAAD 10 Mean Green Track Machine
Cannondale_TRACK-2015

I could give two shits about “spy” or “leaked” product shots. Personally, I feel like when a product is ready for public consumption, it’ll be posted in reputable sources but seeing this on Tracko got me stoked on production-level track bikes.

The “rumor” has it that this’ll be hitting the boards soon. See more on this Cannondale fan page on Facebook.

If only it was still made in the USA.

Jun 30, 2014 4 comments
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David Flores for Division 1: Classic Track Bike Prints
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Everyone loves track bikes and posters. So why not combine the two? David Flores has done extensive work for Austin-based Division 1, including that giant Merckx mural on the side of their building.

For the second chapter of their collaborations, he illustrated three track bikes in prints. A Cinelli, a LOOK and a Moser. Check out the other two below and scoop up these prints at Division 1.

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Jun 28, 2014 Comments are OFF
A Lousy T-Shirt
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Dan Chabanov knows a thing about bike racing. Scoop up one of these “Lousy” t-shirts at his web shop.

Jun 28, 2014 Comments are OFF
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Shredding at L’Eroica Britannia
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Photo by Jack Thurston

As a photographer, I rarely find myself in front of the camera. In this case, I didn’t even know Jack was shooting a photo, I was just ripping and having a blast. Who says you need a 45c tire to shred gravel? Run what you brung.

The Eroica Britannia was a lot of fun. Also, for those who wonder how I carry a camera on rides…

Jun 27, 2014 7 comments
I’m in Melbourne
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… for the Melburn Roobaix. That means I’ll be shooting the event and bikes, as well as doing some rides. I’ll be fairly busy while I’m in OZ, but am looking forward to the event.

Today, after landing at the airport, FYXO picked me up and we dropped off a customer’s vintage De Rosa road bike. Coincidentally, this will be ridden at the Roobaix. While Andy was shooting photos in a cobbled alleyway, I took a few of him doing his thing.

This is totally random but the bike looks great! See a few more below.

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