Next week I’ll be embarking on a trip with Speedvagen as we cruise the Cali coast, stopping at key spots and fitting customers for the 2015 Speedvagen Fit Tour. Which, I might add, still has a few spots open. Sign up for a Speedvagen Fit today.
Even if you’re not going to get fit by Sacha, you can come hang in SF on May 2nd and Los Angeles on May 5th at a few choice locations. Our host shops are the Rapha Cycles Club in SF, Mission Workshop’s Valencia store and Golden Saddle Cyclery in Silverlake. There will be group rides leaving from these shops, with special parties at night. Come check out some Speedvagens and artwork from Chris McNally on display.
Check out the full details below.
While en route to Eroica California, we took a pit stop by American Cyclery in San Francisco for some last minute vintage componentry. You know, essentials like 14-28 freewheels, toe straps, toe clips, bar tape and bottles. There were a lot of bikes that needed to be built up for Eroica, each requiring necessary minutiae.
American Cyclery has two shops across the street from each other. One is a bit larger and has mostly new, modern bikes for sale, while the rafters are filled with vintage mountain bikes ranging from Cunningham to Steve Potts. The other is almost entirely vintage road and track bikes, with various bits of cycling memorabilia strung about.
The real honey hole in AC is the basement where the owner Brad keeps all of his various cycling publications. Ranging from the original Fat Tire Flyer zines to his old newsletter, the Bicycle Trader.
We only had a few minutes at American Cyclery, but I liked what I saw and can’t wait to return with a bit more time to shoot some of Brad’s amazing bicycles. Check out a few quick photos in the Gallery.
SF’s TCB Courier always delivers when it comes to their kit offerings. This spring, they went in a lighter direction, using dots and stripes in various pastels. Their pre-order is available in a total kit, including arm warmers, vest, jersey and bibs, or as individual pieces for men and women. Made in downtown LA by ENDO Customs. Head over to TCB to see more.
The House Industries Velo collection is being displayed at the Rapha Cycle Club SF on February 26th. Head over to House for more information.
Opening Party and Design Conversation
February 26, 2015, 6pm – 9pm
at the Rapha Cycle Club, 2198 Filbert St. SF, CA
Exhibition Runs February 27 to March 15, 2015
That dirty, dense urban fabric tears apart to bring in nature, which in turn, allows for trails, all within a few miles of the central banking district but don’t forget to cross the bridge. I betcha all that dirt in Marin is ripping right now.
Here’s another great video from Kitsbow.
San Francisco’s Mission Workshop has been on a steady climb of growth since their first bag was released. Originally on Rondel, an alleyway off of 16th street, they recently expanded their space to continue all the way onto Valencia street, a prominent shopping thoroughfare in the Mission.
The brand’s design aesthetics carry over through a palette of raw wood and steel, as well as stark white walls overlaid with vinyl appliqué and photography. Taking center stage is their high end Advanced Projects and fledgling brand ACRE.
I had the opportunity to photograph this space, prior to the brand’s opening party last Friday… If you have the chance to see it for yourself, swing by. If not, check out the Gallery!
Tuesday – Saturday 10am-8pm
Sunday – Monday 12pm-7pm
541 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Hey SF, come party tonight. I’ll be there!
The Mission Workshop Valencia Street store is now open. Join us December 5th (6-11pm) for the first party in the new space. On display will be an exclusive preview of the F/W 2014 Advanced Projects outerwear and ACRE series apparel. Beer provided by Fort Point Beer Co.
Friday, Dec. 5th 6-11pm
541 Valencia St. Between 16th and 17th.
San Francisco, CA 94110
You might remember this brand from a few years back. Retired Goods started off as Retired Belts, old bicycle tires that were shredded and made into belts. Now the line has grown into dog leashes and blanket roll carriers. Head over to Retired Goods to see more!
Mission Workshop at 541 Valencia is open!
They’ve cut through the back wall of their warehouse on Rondel alley and expanded to Valencia street, creating what can only be referred to as the Mission Workshop Industrial Complex in the heart of San Francisco.
Join the gang for #FreeCoffeeFriday provided by Bicycle Coffee starting 10AM, Nov. 7th.
This Rubber Side Up is brought to you by Dylan and my friends at the Great Escape. I miss Diablo, camping and Erik aka Hellhommus. I can’t wait to get back on the road with that dude.