Category Archives: fixed gear
Ari’s Bike: A Story about a US Army Vet, PTSD and Cycling

Today’s videos are so amazing…

“This profile film follows US Army Veteran, Ari Sonnenberg throughout the streets of Portland, OR as he describes his 15 years in combat, his transition into civilian life and his struggle with the Veterans Affairs system. Throughout everything in Ari’s life, cycling has been a constant source of therapy and joy.

To view the entire story, please visit Juliet Zulu.”

Thanks for sharing this video, Brenton!

Jun 24, 2014 2 comments
FYXO: Fauxnago Melburn Roobaix Prize Bike
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Wow. The Fauxnago Master of Skids is complete. This very well may be the best Melburn Roobaix prize to date. Head over to FYXO to see all the details and enter for your chance to win this bike at the 2014 Melburn Roobaix.

If you’ll be in attendance, make sure you read this post at FYXO as well.

Jun 18, 2014 Comments are OFF
Andre’s Sparkle Icarus Track Machine
Andre's Icarus Track

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!

Jun 3, 2014 21 comments
The Kinoko Journal 01

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!

May 22, 2014 Comments are OFF
Benny’s LOW Track Bike
Benny's Low Track

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…

May 12, 2014 3 comments