Category Archives: King Kog
Wilis’ Rosko Team King Kog Cross
Beautiful Bicycle: Wilis' Rosko Team King Kog Cross

Ok, ok. I’m playing hookie right now from the interwebs and am probably staring down the rear brake yolk on this beaut, ripping through the limestone and singletrack of Austin. There’s something to be said about a bike that’s usually seen from the rear during a race, which is what a lot of Wilis‘ race companions had the pleasure of admiring. Cross bikes aren’t meant to be dainty, precious objects that you wipe down every day. They’re meant to be dirty, muddy and fast.

Wilis showed up to Austin with his Rosko cross bike and it was too clean to shoot photos. We’ve been riding a lot, #corndogging and just having a blast hitting the local trails and hills. After a couple days of that, his bike looked good and happy, i.e. primed to shoot photos. I love Seth Rosko’s work and was very pumped on his grassroots support for King Kog during this year’s cross season. The team did well and the bikes did exceptionally well, even Wilis’ Campagnolo beast saw the podium on more than one occasion.

There’s something very metal about a black bike and this one’s got battle scars just about everywhere, save for the Cadence bar tape. Oh and the Pearl Velo bottle was my touch! We’re both fans of H.G. Wells.

Mar 5, 2013 8 comments
King Kog’s Ladies Cross Team
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Photo by Wilis Johnson

It’s cross season and King Kog‘s team is out in full swing. Last weekend, Wilis shot some photos of their team, including the ladies! I love this photo so much. I can’t wait to see these two smiling faces in a few weeks. Check out moe muddy action here.

Oct 10, 2012 3 comments
King Kog
Shop Visit King Kog

It’s hard to introduce this shop without talking about how they were one of the first track bike-specific shops in the US. At the time, you could count them on one hand and King Kog‘s been on people’s radar for almost 10 years. In recent years, King Kog went from a tiny space on an industrial block to a large, full-service bike shop, right off Graham avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. While they still cater to track bikes, King Kog also stocks vintage road bikes and cycling apparel. Chances are, if you’ve got a classic build to finish off, King Kog has that stem you’re looking for and maybe the matching jersey.

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May 7, 2012 15 comments
Next Week…
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I’ve still got posts trickling in from my trip to NYC for the Red Hook Crit. One photoset I’ve spent a good amount of time on is my Shop Visit to King Kog. More to come next week and the Necronomicog package will go up soon so save that payday cash!

Don’t forget to ride your bike, hang with friends and take it easy this weekend.

May 4, 2012 1 comment
One of My Favorite Headsets
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Over the past few years, these Serotta track bikes have been floating around NYC due to them being sold at various swaps in the area. Serotta made these frames for the junior track league at T-Town and they came equipped, full Mavic Pista with my favorite headsets. While the tool is notoriously difficult to find, you can’t beat the aesthetic. It’s like a Campagnolo Contax model (Record, Chorus, C-Record) had a bastard lovechild with a Dura Ace 7200.

I’m still going through my photos from my Shop Visit to King Kog, where this was shot. Expect them to be posted shortly!

Apr 23, 2012 7 comments
Wilis’ Daccordi Pista
Wilis' Daccordi Pista

If you’ve known Wilis from Milk Money and King Kog for any amount of time, you’ll know that he has a Daccordi’ction. He can’t pass up a good deal on these Italian steeds. While I was shooting some photos for my Shop Visit to King Kog (still to come), I took his Daccordi pista out for some lens love. The Campagnolo and Cinelli build paired with the monotone frame is one of the more subdued builds I’ve seen come from his stable but I like the simplicity here. Especially with the deep drop of the 3T bars and the Grammo stem.

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Apr 4, 2012 10 comments
Every Bike Shop Has One Photo
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And this is King Kog‘s. Tracko always gives me a hard time about not looking around enough, but maybe he’s into this? I’m adding this to a series of prints I hope to have at the end of the month. Who’d buy one?

Mar 27, 2012 5 comments