Category Archives: fixed gear
A while back, I posted about Ian Sutton of Icarus Frames trying to sell this prototype track machine here in Austin. Turns out, my buddy – and part time intern – Andre picked it up. Rather than go with a classy, wet coat, he got it painted dark black with a clear sparkle top coat. Something that neither Ian nor myself saw coming…
I’ll admit, both of us were apprehensive, but when I saw the bike in person, I knew exactly what Andre was going for and Circle A killed it!
Andre built the bike up with all Zipp components: seatpost, bars, bartape and stem. For wheels, he went PAUL track hubs to H+Son Archetypes and SRAM Omnium cranks. It’s a standard, classy build on a very unique frameset. Since he works at Mellow Johnny’s he had the mechanics dial everything in.
The Cervelo fork and its tight clearances are right at home with this frame, that barely squeezes in a 23c tire. It’s a mean steed with a bit of sassy sparkles.
Ride safe Andre!
… just another day in LA! Check out more on this collaboration at Brotures.
The guys at Kinoko have been working hard on a newsprint journal showcasing the brands, hands and bicycles that make Kinoko tick. Check out issue 01 above. Don’t miss that DSC x Saffron article!
Wheel Talk and Chop Em Down present the 2014 Red Bull Ride in style video recap.
I saw so many LOW track bikes at the first stage of the 2014 Amgen Tour of California – but only had time to shoot one: Benny’s. Looking at this bike, I could tell this dude takes riding and racing at least somewhat seriously. The setup was dialed.
Turns out, the owner, Benny, races for a BMW development team on the road and works at Mike’s Bikes in SF. He’s also a super nice dude, kinda like his bike, super nice…
A little bit of Salem and a lil bit of freestyle (so rad Dylan!) with a whole lotta hill bombing. This is so sick Mash!
This one’s been sitting on my desktop for about a month, but that doesn’t matter because machines like this are timeless. Check out more photos of this Field Cycles track bike that Crema Cycles had the pleasure of sharing at their Berliner Fahrrad Schau booth below!
I wish I could have squeezed this into my schedule somehow before the ATOC. If you’re in SF, make sure you swing by the Red Bull Ride + Style and don’t miss the Stay Strapped DVD premiere! Check the flier out for that below.
Photo by Kyle Kelley
That has gotta be one of the slickest chainring and crankset combination. The Factory5 Lattice ring and vintage Suntour track. It’s almost like they were designed for each other.
… and this might be one of the best promo videos for the event to date. Check out more information at Red Bull.