Well, we’ve heard your requests and ordered a giant batch of Olive Drab bottles, which are now in stock. Two Olive Drab bottles for $20 plus shipping, worldwide and in stock now. SORRY SOLD OUT! Don’t worry, more products are on the way!
This is the seventh layout of the Radavist 2017 Calendar, entitled “Ring Road” Shot with a Leica M10 and a 135mm lens in Mývatn, Iceland
“If there’s one thing that is both beautiful and wildly intimidating, it’s the Ring Road, a ribbon of tarmac that circumnavigates the island. The conditions of this road are ideal for cycling, yet the weather often has other plans, with sudden changes and high winds.”
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The mobile background this month is from Iceland and is one of my favorite photos from our trip! Click here to download July’s Mobile Wallpaper.
The Urban Racer sure did make waves around here when it was launched back in 2015. Like all of Speedvagen’s bikes, it was a bespoke, handmade-in-Portland frame, with all the details we’ve come to expect from the Vanilla Workshop. However, many people didn’t see the value in the Urban Racer. The debate was heated.
Well, now you can get an Urban Racer as part of Speedvagen’s Ready Made program, with a stock build and base pricing down to $3495. You might be inclined to say “that’s still a lot of money for a coaster brake city bike”. And it is. But for some, it might be just what they needed to get in the door on one of these stripped down beauties.
Check out some more photos below, and get the details on the Ready Made Urban Racer at Speedvagen.
OneUp Components‘ new EDC (short for Everyday Carry) tool set puts a multi-tool, tire lever, chain tool, quick link, spoke keys, and either a CO2 cartridge or a stash capsule inside your steerer tube – or inside their hand pump.
The steerer tube system only works with tapered aluminum mountain bike forks, as it requires the inside of the fork steerer to be threaded in order to use OneUp’s super light hollow stem cap. If you have a steel or carbon fork, you can store the EDC system inside OneUp’s hand pump. Pretty neat!
Argonaut and Abbey Bike Tools are collaborating on a 4-sided multi-tool with 4, 5, and 6mm allen keys and a T25 torx. Abbey makes some of the best bike shop tools, so you know the quality of the 4-Way will be top notch. See more at Argonaut!
Perhaps you remember when my Geekhouse touring bike was stolen from my house in Silver Lake? Well, that happened, for those of you who missed that note. It sucked. I wept and I was very, very pissed off. Especially since we had video of the dude and the cops weren’t being any help. Granted, this is Los Angeles and real crimes happen every day. Then, a few people sent me a link to the app Offer Up where a seller had my bike. I went to the police station, showed them the app – which they had never seen before – and told them I wanted to go down there with a few people and get it back. They laughed. Rightfully so, but they were also assuming I had no “street sense” or something, I forget what they said exactly.
The thing that sucked though was when this popped up, I was getting ready for a flight to London, so I had little to no time to do this. I just wrote it off, not wanting to endanger myself or my friends over a bike. Then a miracle of stupidity happened. Kyle met Geoff McFetridge and Nicholas Haig-Arack for a ride on a Saturday, when the thief rode passed on my bike, prompting Kyle to chase him down, knock him off the bike and steal it back. All while the thief was yelling “I just bought this bike for $500.” A lie. The video footage we had as an identical, 100%, match to the dude riding my stolen bicycle.
A victory! But with a lot of luck. Unfortunately, the bike had a few dents in the TT, parts were missing and other things were wrong with it, so I called up Marty at Geekhouse, who said he’d be stoked to repair the frame and make a few key changes to it, which I believe he’s in the process of doing right now. Stories like this are so few and far between when it comes to bike theft and with the latest surge happening across the US, I thought I’d share some positivity to the mix… Thank you, Kyle, Geoff and Nick for being such rad dudes!
… and new kits! Be sure to check it out.
There’s no doubt that Argonaut Cycles makes one of the best road bikes in the world and now, you can build your own dream bike at their new website, or at least design the frameset’s colors. Try it out for yourself and let’s see your designs in the comments.
Niner just resurrected the popular SIR 9 hardtail MTB and it was well worth the wait. Use this bike as a 29r or 27.5+ shred sled, or load it up with bikepacking bags, by utilizing its 18 mounting options. These boosted bikes are available as completes or as framesets. Holler at your local Niner dealer for ordering and see more information at Niner! If you’d like to see the fully gallery of images, check them out below.
Just in time for the heat! Mission Workshop has restocked my favorite summer mountain bike, camping, touring and all-around short in three colors. I’ve put these things through the ringer and only now, after over three years of heavy use have they been deemed unrepairable by my clothing-repairing wizard of a girlfriend. Good new is they’re in stock and shipping now from Mission Workshop.