Category Archives: Seattle
Tuesday Teardown: Black Breath – Sentenced to Life

“Home of the Grave”

If I could sum up Black Breath‘s newest album up with one word, it’d be “Entombedcore”. Since their debut LP, Heavy Breathing, the Seattle band has really come into their own. Mixing hardcore, thrash and death metal, their newest release Sentenced to Life on Southern Lord really solidifies the band’s sound.

You know how a pair of leather gloves take a little to wear in and form to your hand? That’s how I look at Black Breath over the past few years. It’s like they finally broke in that tough, black leather and the end product is an audio assault. I’ve been listening to the vinyl of the album since it was released and am in love. To be honest, I can’t think of a better Tuesday Teardown at the moment, so read on!

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May 8, 2012 10 comments
Zlog: Sea Town Fix Up 02

Zlog‘s second installment of the Sea Town Fix Up comes in strong with riding from Jackson Bradshaw, Nelson Bell, Kareem Shehab, Zach Hoffner and Chris Clappé.

Apr 20, 2012 Comments are OFF
Pedalers’ Fair in Seattle
PF-final-web

Ryan from Go Means Go has been working hard on the forthcoming Pedalers’ Fair in Seattle:

“Go Means Go is working with Swift Industries and Babecycle on this project in order to shine some light on the talented makers and artisans that live and work in Washington State.  We focused on soft goods for the most part, with 20 vendors attending.  A broad range of goods including custom wool bespoke cycling clothing, leather goods for cycling, caps, bags, panniers and even furniture, we’ve also invited a few custom framebuilders.  ”

Pedalers’ Fair Website

Apr 4, 2012 Comments are OFF
Sizemore Bicycle: Matt’s Patinaed Road
Sizemore

Before everyone freaks out, there is a difference between surface rust and deep pitting. Sure, over time, surface rust leads to pitting and structural failure but a little steel wool, some furniture polish or wax to seal it and you’re good as new. Patina is the best paint job nature can provide with you, as long as you do it right. This Sizemore is a perfect example. Matt’s training bike has seen some miles and it shows.

Apr 2, 2012 6 comments
Jake Ricker: Felix’s Viana Track Bike
Frame

Photo by Jake Ricker

I was talking to a few people at NAHBS this year about how Seattle doesn’t have many builders, especially when compared to Portland, its arch enemy. There’s what? Davidson and that’s about it? Then I saw this beast. Todd Hunt Bertram builds custom bicycles under the name Viana Cycles. His shop is based in Seattle and this particular frame utilizes a rather unique wishbone seat stay bridge. What else would you call it? Take note of that downtube diameter, the sleeved and cleaved seat tube and the bright-ass color. The list just goes on. Check out more at Jake’s Flickr!

For more information on Viana, head to their site and their Etsy profile. That’s a first!

Mar 19, 2012 3 comments