Category Archives: Berlin
Save Keirin Berlin

Being priced out of your location is not fun and unfortunately, it’s hit Keirin Berlin:

“Last week our landlord informed us, that he will increase the rent by 30% and will try to sell the storefront. This will lead to the end of #KeirinBerlin We don’t have rich parents, nor do we have lots of cash on Swiss bank-accounts. Moving is not really an option, as #Berlin gets sold to investors and it’s only a matter of time till not only #Kreuzberg is the new Brooklyn… When we moved here in 2004, they begged us to take this place and gave us a 50% reduce on the rent. Please share this! And if you have any ideas let us know! We will be working on some projects to not only#savethetrackbike but to keep the first ever cycle culture cafe going and #savekeirinberlin as thisisnotamerica#gentrification sucks not only on #gentrificationtuesdaysPlease won’t let Leonard Cohen’s prediction “First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin…” happen and #rideyourbike everyday, because #cycling not only unites..”

Stay tuned to the @KeirinBerlin Instagram for updates, as I’m sure Mort will develop a plan shortly.

Aug 5, 2015 4 comments
Trackside ’85 at the Berlin Six Day Race – Staffan Jofjell

Trackside ’85 at the Berlin Six Day Race – Staffan Jofjell
Words by Staffan Weigel, photos by Staffan Jofjell

Although it’s far from the spartan life of East Berlin, living in the west part of town is not always easy. The instability in world politics is constantly reminding the citizens of how vulnerable their city is. West Berliners stoically maintain a spirit of normality in their isolation. Their celebrations and manifestations of life before the wall serve as rituals that keep the absurdity of the surrounded city at bay…


Jul 17, 2014 9 comments
Berliner Fahrrad Schau 2014 After Movie

This event always looks so awesome.

“In its 5th anniversary year, the Berliner Fahrrad Schau has established itself once and for all among exhibitors and audiences as a contemporary and influential trend show for urban bicycle themes, racing, bicycle accessories and bicycle fashion, and has already set a course for the year 2015. Next, the trade fair will be part of the planned multi-day Berlin Bicycle Week.”

Apr 8, 2014 1 comment
Ucon and 8Bar Bikes ‘Featherlight’ Track

Ucon and 8Bar Bikes got together recently to take the concept of creating a ‘featherlight’ track bike to the next level. Personally, I think this came out great! I really love the paint and the details down to the collaboration caps and straps. The video is a little long, but you get the idea.

Check out more photos of the bike and the process below!


Nov 12, 2013 12 comments
Zak Kovalcik from Bike Messenger to Six Day Racer

I’m so pumped on this!

“Zak’s racing career began as a courier in Pittsburgh, competing in local courier races, twice winning the North American Cycle Courier “Track King” title. He segued into racing on the velodrome and worked his way through the ranks quickly.

2011 saw Zak winning the Alpenrose Velodrome Challenge points race, the biggest race of the year at his home track, defeating arch rival Jame Carney. At the Fixed Gear Classic in Blaine, MN, Zak and long time madison partner Dan Harm won the madison, competing against long time Six Day pro Franco Marvulli.

Zak still works occasionally as a courier, but his main focus is on moving up to the next level in his racing career. His dream until a year ago? Racing pro six days in Europe. Then in 2013 the all-but-forgotten art of steher racing had a little yankee flavour added during the 102nd Berlin Six Day when reining US omnium champion Zak Kovalcik competed in the high-speed niche event.

And we’ve been lucky enough to follow him during this amazing week in Berlin. ”

Met Helmets

Oct 7, 2013 1 comment