Kinfolk Cross is Big in Japan
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Photos by Bob Woods

Shawn from King Kog was over in Japan, visiting the home of Kinfolk frames. After visiting Kusaka San, the builder of Kinfolk, he was joined by the Kinfolk Japan team to partake in a cross race. Bob Woods shot some photos of this race, which you can see at his Flickr.

Looks like a fun race!

Oct 29, 2014 No comments yet
Cinelli Rider Collection: Tropicalpus Cap
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Here’s the newest product from the Cinelli artist series:

“Team Cinelli Chrome rider Alfred Bobe’ Jr. and Puerto Rican artist Nepo bring the Carribean flavor for the Rider Collection cap. The creation ‘Tropicalpus’ features Nepo’s grafitti and tattoo influenced illustration style set in the sandy beaches of Puerto Rico.”

See more at Cinelli.

Oct 29, 2014 No comments yet
Bike Kill 2014

Man, it’s been a long, long time since I’ve been to a Bike Kill. Looks like not much has changed, except for that Citi Bike tallbike!

Oct 28, 2014 No comments yet
Sold Out: The Radavist Slipmats
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I’d like to think and hope that a lot of you listen to vinyl, or have always listened to vinyl. If either of those is the case, then check out these new, nifty slipmats. Black logo printed on super dense, somewhat rigid felt (the good stuff), each mat will ship in a padded mailer and easily outlive your tires.

Shipping these is pricier than I’d like, but they’re still $10 Domestic and $15 International. Limited run of 100. Scoop one up below!

Sorry sold out!

Oct 28, 2014 12 comments
Stinner Frameworks is Growing
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There’s been big changes going on at Stinner Frameworks HQ. For one, Aaron moved shop out of his garage and into a brand new workshop and yesterday, Stinner Frameworks welcomed their newest shop hand to the family, Chris Ellefson aka Mini Bear.

Read all about it at the Stinner blog. As eluded to previously, I can’t wait for my new Stinner cross!

Oct 28, 2014 4 comments
Cinelli: Red Hook Crit Milano Replica Frames
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Rounding out the three commemorative frames from this year’s Red Hook Crit series is this RHC Milano Vigorelli frameset. The finish and design of this one is completely over-the-top. I love all the attention to detail. Made in a short run of 20 frames and available exclusively at Cinelli.

Oct 28, 2014 No comments yet
Manual for Speed: RFTD Space Panda Jersey
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I want to call them crazy, but we already know that. Manual for Speed transcends crazy, like space pandas shooting lasers from their eyes… Kinda like these jerseys, for pre-order now, through November 2nd for a late December, early January delivery.

See more at Manual for Speed.

Oct 28, 2014 11 comments
The Athletic: Redrum Carpet Socks
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If you’re a fan of the Shining, you recognize this pattern off the bat. Portland’s the Athletic pays homage to the man himself, Stanley Kubrick, with some of horror’s most memorable carpet.

Pick up a pair of Redrum socks at the Athletic.

Oct 28, 2014 2 comments
Chris King Gourmet Century Sonoma
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Man, one of these days I’m gonna make it out to the Chris King Gourmet Century. The guys just posted photos from the recent Sonoma County event on the Chris King blog. Head over to see what the Buzz is about.

Oct 27, 2014 3 comments
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Sold Out: The Radavist Slipmats
Radavist_Slipmat-2

I’d like to think and hope that a lot of you listen to vinyl, or have always listened to vinyl. If either of those is the case, then check out these new, nifty slipmats. Black logo printed on super dense, somewhat rigid felt (the good stuff), each mat will ship in a padded mailer and easily outlive your tires.

Shipping these is pricier than I’d like, but they’re still $10 Domestic and $15 International. Limited run of 100. Scoop one up below!

Sorry sold out!

Oct 28, 2014 12 comments
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Stinner Frameworks is Growing
stinner-1

There’s been big changes going on at Stinner Frameworks HQ. For one, Aaron moved shop out of his garage and into a brand new workshop and yesterday, Stinner Frameworks welcomed their newest shop hand to the family, Chris Ellefson aka Mini Bear.

Read all about it at the Stinner blog. As eluded to previously, I can’t wait for my new Stinner cross!

Oct 28, 2014 4 comments
Cinelli: Red Hook Crit Milano Replica Frames
2_L_IMG_0179

Rounding out the three commemorative frames from this year’s Red Hook Crit series is this RHC Milano Vigorelli frameset. The finish and design of this one is completely over-the-top. I love all the attention to detail. Made in a short run of 20 frames and available exclusively at Cinelli.

Oct 28, 2014 No comments yet
Manual for Speed: RFTD Space Panda Jersey
Panda_MFS

I want to call them crazy, but we already know that. Manual for Speed transcends crazy, like space pandas shooting lasers from their eyes… Kinda like these jerseys, for pre-order now, through November 2nd for a late December, early January delivery.

See more at Manual for Speed.

Oct 28, 2014 11 comments
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The Athletic: Redrum Carpet Socks
TheShining

If you’re a fan of the Shining, you recognize this pattern off the bat. Portland’s the Athletic pays homage to the man himself, Stanley Kubrick, with some of horror’s most memorable carpet.

Pick up a pair of Redrum socks at the Athletic.

Oct 28, 2014 2 comments
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Chris King Gourmet Century Sonoma
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Man, one of these days I’m gonna make it out to the Chris King Gourmet Century. The guys just posted photos from the recent Sonoma County event on the Chris King blog. Head over to see what the Buzz is about.

Oct 27, 2014 3 comments
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Merckx Mondays
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From time to time, enthusiasts, hobbyists and collectors get an itch. An itch to make a vintage “replica” bike, modeled after any number of liveries or teams. For Andy White of FYXO, he really, really wanted a replica Molteni.

A frame came up in Eddy’s exact measurements, 58cm TT, 60cm ST, but it was from the wrong era, so he filed off the front derailleur hanger and painted the seat stay caps to resemble Eddy’s team bike. From there, fresh paint and decals were applied by Sun Graphics. He’s even got a flat crown fork, instead of the sloping crown.

Then, well, life happened. He had a kid and has to let her go. The frame, not his daughter.

This Molteni replica is available and I thought it’d be a perfect Merckx Mondays post. Holler at FYXO for more info and head to the FYXO Flickr for more photos.

Oct 27, 2014 No comments yet
Bishop Bikes: Jonathan’s Dirt Road Bike
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This one’s a truly unique ride. PAUL cantis, Rene Herse cranks, vintage Dura Ace and a paint job that will only look better with dirt, mud and road dust caked into the nooks and crannies. Jonathan’s dirt road bike is a dream build!

See more at the Bishop Flickr. Chris, this is a fine bicycle!

Oct 27, 2014 2 comments
Hermes Sport Wheels in Aluminum and Carbon
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Made in the USA wheels are one of the most requested products I get emailed about. Now with Velocity making rims in the US, it’s easier to piece together your own wheels or look into options like Hermes Sport’s offerings.

Granted, their freehubs are made in Europe and the carbon rims are made overseas, but the alloy clinchers are made in the USA.

For $1995, you can ride the Hermes Sport carbon wheels and $995, the aluminum clinchers. Both are tubeless ready and built by hand, you guessed it, in the USA.

See more at Hermes Sport.

Oct 27, 2014 No comments yet
Bokanev Goes Snow Yonder on Mt Baker
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Photos by Andy Bokanev

I can’t begin to fathom weather like this, as it’s still 90 degrees here in Austin, but then again, we don’t have giants like Mt. Baker in our backyard and we’re pretty damn far south. Photos like these, taken just this weekend, serve as reminders of how truly powerful mother nature is.

Andy and Kelly decided to try to make it as far up Highway 542 as they could, not realizing it’d be literally under feet of snow. Even that couldn’t keep them from the Mountains of Madness…

See more at Bokanev.

Oct 27, 2014 2 comments
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