Much Love for Hunter Cycles Nugz
NUGZ-2

While most cantilever cable hangers have built in barrel adjusters, some don’t. Since I run the Speedvagen x ENVE Integrated stem, I don’t have an in-line adjuster. Before, I used to just re-clamp my yoke or canti if I needed more stopping power and that’s just not right.

These little things have been floating around on the internet since 2011, but I completely forgot about them until last December…

Hunter Cycles makes these nifty straddle cable barrel adjusters called Nugz and they have made my life on my cantilever brake bikes a lot easier. I’ve got them on my cross and tourer and they’re so simple. Sure, some companies like TRP have a similar design, the Nugz work on Paul canti brakes. That’s all I care about.

All the details for ordering are over at the Hunter Cycles Flickr. I kinda wish Paul would place a large order and stock them though! Wink wink.

Apr 24, 2014 1 comment
Speedvagen: 2011 Road Machine Complete
SV_WHITE_2011_4_SALE2403

One thing’s for sure, custom steel doesn’t go out of style. While most mass-produced frames lose a considerable amount of value in three years, a Speedvagen maintains… This semi-custom, 54cm, Super Record 11-speed Road Machine is for sale. Everything is 80%-90% new and as the photos on the Speedbloggen show, it’s ready to rip. Contact Speedvagen for details – price is $7,500, which is a damn good deal.

Apr 24, 2014 No comments yet
100 Hoopties
Pink-Floyd-DSOTM-Web

I came across this website that uses parts from old bicycles to make famous album covers. This one of course being Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. Head over to 100 Hoopties for more.

Apr 24, 2014 No comments yet
700×33
33-1

I don’t usually gloat about birthdays, but I felt like this year is a special one. 33c tires are a coincidental size but it was worth making a note. Today I’m 33 years young and I look forward to moving up in tire size each year…

Also, my parent’s birthday card is totally a #WheelieWednesdayz

Apr 23, 2014 6 comments
SOLD OUT: The Radavist Talisman Pocket T-Shirt
Radavist_Pocket_Tees-2

In Elder Futhark, the rune raidō means “ride or journey”. It is the mark of the Radavist. This rune is part of the talisman logo featured on the front pocket. On the rear, the spirit animal of the Radavist, a jackal with a scarred back that walks on its tail and the motto “Rubber Side Up”.

These American Apparel pocket tees were printed using natural discharge ink at Industry Print Shop here in Austin. After a few washes, you won’t even feel where the print was. Make sure you wash them before wearing.

Scoop one up below for $25 + Shipping… sorry, sold out!


Please read: packages are always getting lost to Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and China. It is not my responsibility to replace lost goods. Please be sure your address is entered correctly and if you haven’t seen your order in two weeks, head over to your local post / customs office.

Packages are all shipped on Wednesday of each week.

SOLD OUT

Apr 23, 2014 5 comments
Cycling Tips: Thereabouts
TBTS-55331

Is it wrong to think that there aren’t many pros who would do something like this? Or at least, we wouldn’t read about it. This story is so good:

“It’s easy to get wrapped up in the details when it comes to cycling. Distances, wattages, victories and other measures often lead us to forget the simply joy of riding a bike. Brothers Gus and Lachlan Morton (yes, the one who races with WorldTour team Garmin-Sharp), got back to basics in an attempt to recover the lost magic of the sport. This is their story about the 2500km journey from Port Macquarie to Uluru in just twelve days.”

Check out a full gallery and more at Cycling Tips!

Apr 23, 2014 1 comment
Spring Classics: Rapha Shaving Cream
Rapha_ShavingCream-2

It’s spring time, that means for those of you who live in frigid parts of the world, shaving has slowy made its way back into your morning routine – for us Texans, we never really quit.

Let’s be honest here for a second: I enjoy shaving about as much as I enjoy doing product reviews like this and while prior to being gifted this tin, I was more likely to use soap or shampoo to shave with, I do love the way this cream smells!

This Rapha Shaving Cream lasted me a year – almost to the week – and while it’s tough to justify $20 for something that literally washes down the drain, I think that’s a pretty good run. Topped off with the Post Shave Lotion and even my lady doesn’t mind the thought of my legs being smooth (save for the shin scabs).

I know, I know. It’s just freaking shaving cream. But it smells good and I’ve even bought the Travel Set to take with me on the road. I’m not telling you to buy it, I’m just saying I really dig this stuff. If anything, add it to your gift list for a cyclist in your life.

Or just use soap.

Apr 23, 2014 1 comment
Kinoko and Daily Goods Caps
8SC_7943

These look good!

Daily Goods is our rather excellent in store coffee shop, the brain child of  Carter Donnell. We finally made a limited edition collaboration cap, so you can share the love and show your allegiances when it comes to your favourite spot to sup the finest coffee based beverages in all of London town and where to purchase superior cycling goods and apparel. You may also find that this fine piece of Italian made head wear will keep the sun out of your eyes and the rain from disturbing your finely coiffed locks.”

See more at Kinoko.

Apr 23, 2014 No comments yet
Run What You Brung
Birthday

My mom posted this photo on my FB wall this morning along with some sappy message about how I brought skateboarding, BMX and other things to their attention at a young age. Those are my younger brothers. As parents, I terrified them not by being a cut up in school, but by building kicker ramps and dirt jumps in the woods with my friends.

They worried, tried to dissuade me from skating and riding, even though I never broke a bone. Instead, they encouraged soccer… I kept skating until I was 23, when I got serious about riding bikes again. We were broke as shit growing up, but I made things happen – no that’s not a Bones Brigade deck, but it’s what we could afford – hell I think we bought it at a yard sale but I loved that damn skateboard.

Run what you brung.

#theradavist

Apr 23, 2014 6 comments
Rubber Side Up 03
Rubber_Side_up-03


Photo by Kyle Kelley

Last Friday, after posting Tom Robertson’s photo, I wanted to kick myself. There should be a Rubber Side Up post each week. The easiest way to select them would be to encourage you to tag #TheRadavist on your photos via Instagram, but I would encourage you to take the time to shoot a new photo, not just tag all your old shots. Any bike is cool, just try to make it unique.

Or. If you have photos in a hoard drive, send them over

You can only send YOUR photos or photos YOUR friends shot of YOU. I need a photographer’s name and any appropriate links. If you don’t follow those two rules, I’ll just delete the email. Don’t worry, if you send one over, I saw it, no need to follow up!

Apr 23, 2014 1 comment
Manual for Speed: American Criteriums
American_Criteriums_MFS

Did you know that Criterium racing began in the United States in the 1920’s, at a time when track racing was extremely popular throughout the country. The USA CRITS website refers to crit racing as “American Street Track Racing”? Or that “Criterium” is worth 13 points in Scrabble and 16 points in Words with Friends?

Head over to Manual for Speed to read more at their introduction to American Criteriums!

Apr 23, 2014 No comments yet
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Much Love for Hunter Cycles Nugz
NUGZ-2

While most cantilever cable hangers have built in barrel adjusters, some don’t. Since I run the Speedvagen x ENVE Integrated stem, I don’t have an in-line adjuster. Before, I used to just re-clamp my yoke or canti if I needed more stopping power and that’s just not right.

These little things have been floating around on the internet since 2011, but I completely forgot about them until last December…

Hunter Cycles makes these nifty straddle cable barrel adjusters called Nugz and they have made my life on my cantilever brake bikes a lot easier. I’ve got them on my cross and tourer and they’re so simple. Sure, some companies like TRP have a similar design, the Nugz work on Paul canti brakes. That’s all I care about.

All the details for ordering are over at the Hunter Cycles Flickr. I kinda wish Paul would place a large order and stock them though! Wink wink.

Apr 24, 2014 1 comment
Speedvagen: 2011 Road Machine Complete
SV_WHITE_2011_4_SALE2403

One thing’s for sure, custom steel doesn’t go out of style. While most mass-produced frames lose a considerable amount of value in three years, a Speedvagen maintains… This semi-custom, 54cm, Super Record 11-speed Road Machine is for sale. Everything is 80%-90% new and as the photos on the Speedbloggen show, it’s ready to rip. Contact Speedvagen for details – price is $7,500, which is a damn good deal.

Apr 24, 2014 No comments yet
100 Hoopties
Pink-Floyd-DSOTM-Web

I came across this website that uses parts from old bicycles to make famous album covers. This one of course being Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. Head over to 100 Hoopties for more.

Apr 24, 2014 No comments yet
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700×33
33-1

I don’t usually gloat about birthdays, but I felt like this year is a special one. 33c tires are a coincidental size but it was worth making a note. Today I’m 33 years young and I look forward to moving up in tire size each year…

Also, my parent’s birthday card is totally a #WheelieWednesdayz

Apr 23, 2014 6 comments
SOLD OUT: The Radavist Talisman Pocket T-Shirt
Radavist_Pocket_Tees-2

In Elder Futhark, the rune raidō means “ride or journey”. It is the mark of the Radavist. This rune is part of the talisman logo featured on the front pocket. On the rear, the spirit animal of the Radavist, a jackal with a scarred back that walks on its tail and the motto “Rubber Side Up”.

These American Apparel pocket tees were printed using natural discharge ink at Industry Print Shop here in Austin. After a few washes, you won’t even feel where the print was. Make sure you wash them before wearing.

Scoop one up below for $25 + Shipping… sorry, sold out!


Please read: packages are always getting lost to Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and China. It is not my responsibility to replace lost goods. Please be sure your address is entered correctly and if you haven’t seen your order in two weeks, head over to your local post / customs office.

Packages are all shipped on Wednesday of each week.

SOLD OUT

Apr 23, 2014 5 comments
Cycling Tips: Thereabouts
TBTS-55331

Is it wrong to think that there aren’t many pros who would do something like this? Or at least, we wouldn’t read about it. This story is so good:

“It’s easy to get wrapped up in the details when it comes to cycling. Distances, wattages, victories and other measures often lead us to forget the simply joy of riding a bike. Brothers Gus and Lachlan Morton (yes, the one who races with WorldTour team Garmin-Sharp), got back to basics in an attempt to recover the lost magic of the sport. This is their story about the 2500km journey from Port Macquarie to Uluru in just twelve days.”

Check out a full gallery and more at Cycling Tips!

Apr 23, 2014 1 comment
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Spring Classics: Rapha Shaving Cream
Rapha_ShavingCream-2

It’s spring time, that means for those of you who live in frigid parts of the world, shaving has slowy made its way back into your morning routine – for us Texans, we never really quit.

Let’s be honest here for a second: I enjoy shaving about as much as I enjoy doing product reviews like this and while prior to being gifted this tin, I was more likely to use soap or shampoo to shave with, I do love the way this cream smells!

This Rapha Shaving Cream lasted me a year – almost to the week – and while it’s tough to justify $20 for something that literally washes down the drain, I think that’s a pretty good run. Topped off with the Post Shave Lotion and even my lady doesn’t mind the thought of my legs being smooth (save for the shin scabs).

I know, I know. It’s just freaking shaving cream. But it smells good and I’ve even bought the Travel Set to take with me on the road. I’m not telling you to buy it, I’m just saying I really dig this stuff. If anything, add it to your gift list for a cyclist in your life.

Or just use soap.

Apr 23, 2014 1 comment
Kinoko and Daily Goods Caps
8SC_7943

These look good!

Daily Goods is our rather excellent in store coffee shop, the brain child of  Carter Donnell. We finally made a limited edition collaboration cap, so you can share the love and show your allegiances when it comes to your favourite spot to sup the finest coffee based beverages in all of London town and where to purchase superior cycling goods and apparel. You may also find that this fine piece of Italian made head wear will keep the sun out of your eyes and the rain from disturbing your finely coiffed locks.”

See more at Kinoko.

Apr 23, 2014 No comments yet
Run What You Brung
Birthday

My mom posted this photo on my FB wall this morning along with some sappy message about how I brought skateboarding, BMX and other things to their attention at a young age. Those are my younger brothers. As parents, I terrified them not by being a cut up in school, but by building kicker ramps and dirt jumps in the woods with my friends.

They worried, tried to dissuade me from skating and riding, even though I never broke a bone. Instead, they encouraged soccer… I kept skating until I was 23, when I got serious about riding bikes again. We were broke as shit growing up, but I made things happen – no that’s not a Bones Brigade deck, but it’s what we could afford – hell I think we bought it at a yard sale but I loved that damn skateboard.

Run what you brung.

#theradavist

Apr 23, 2014 6 comments
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Rubber Side Up 03
Rubber_Side_up-03


Photo by Kyle Kelley

Last Friday, after posting Tom Robertson’s photo, I wanted to kick myself. There should be a Rubber Side Up post each week. The easiest way to select them would be to encourage you to tag #TheRadavist on your photos via Instagram, but I would encourage you to take the time to shoot a new photo, not just tag all your old shots. Any bike is cool, just try to make it unique.

Or. If you have photos in a hoard drive, send them over

You can only send YOUR photos or photos YOUR friends shot of YOU. I need a photographer’s name and any appropriate links. If you don’t follow those two rules, I’ll just delete the email. Don’t worry, if you send one over, I saw it, no need to follow up!

Apr 23, 2014 1 comment
Manual for Speed: American Criteriums
American_Criteriums_MFS

Did you know that Criterium racing began in the United States in the 1920’s, at a time when track racing was extremely popular throughout the country. The USA CRITS website refers to crit racing as “American Street Track Racing”? Or that “Criterium” is worth 13 points in Scrabble and 16 points in Words with Friends?

Head over to Manual for Speed to read more at their introduction to American Criteriums!

Apr 23, 2014 No comments yet
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Hunting for Monsters Full-Length

I’ve been stoked on this project since first posting about it! Now you can rent or buy the 11-minute documentary Hunting for Monsters at Vimeo!

“Lake Iliamna, Alaska’s largest lake, is home to many native communities, the worlds largest sockeye salmon run, potential site of the controversial Pebble Mine and the elusive Lake Monster – Illie. On a hot mid-July, Bjørn and Brent were deposited to the far shore of Cook Inlet in a landing craft cargo ship and began their human powered journey through Iliamna country to Bristol Bay, hoping to catch a glimpse of the illusive creature and slice of Alaska where monsters can still roam free.”

Apr 22, 2014 1 comment
Stay Strapped Trailer

I used to love Wolf Drawn’s Kvlt Klips and was sad to see that series come to a stop, but after seeing the trailer for Stay Strapped, it’s rad seeing Matt take on a rather large project, highlighting some of the most creative FGFS riders out there. Pick up a copy of Stay Strapped at Wolf Drawn!

Apr 22, 2014 2 comments
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