Category Archives: single speed
If you grew up adoring the Ritchey P20 bikes and later found yourself running your own bicycle company, there’s a good chance you’d wanna adopt their livery. Jeff’s Nature Boy Zona prototype is an homage to the MTBs of the 1980′s and with a paint job like that, who can deny the randess?
I was way stoked on Jeff’s second place finish at the SoCalCross C race during the SSCXWC in LA, so I gave his bike a little bit of attention the next morning. He’s got all the GSC guys racing singlespeed on these bikes, so they’ve gotta be good! Word on the street is that this will be the paint job on the limited Zona this year, so stay tuned.
I love how Ezra can turn an everyday project into a stellar machine like Jason’s Burlington Burner. He describes this as a neo-retro lugged MTB 29r cruiser with a two speed shift-kick. Wow. Check out more at the Fast Boy Flickr.
So now that we’ve seen what Ruckus’ shop looks like, how about a look at one of the frames that Shawn from Ruckus has built. This is his own single speed cross bike, laced with a rather healthy component group, a sick paint job and some of those Ruckus vibes. I love the tag line on the downtube, the painted ENVE components and the cross bash guard. You don’t see a whole lotta flat bar monster cross bikes but when you do, they’re drool-worthy.
With Swobo under new ownership, they’ve taken their single speed and fixed gear line back towards the States. The Divine is their new city fixed gear, made in the USA and shown here, as a PAUL Component build for around $1,800 dollars. They’ll also be offering up a Taiwanese parts build for around $1,200 but who can Resist some PAUL parts? Expect these to hit your LBS’ shelves in 2013. I dig it. Replace that stem, bar and saddle and that’s a nice looking build.
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Year after year, photographing Interbike goes from being an overwhelming and daunting task to me just knowing what people want to see. That and after I get over shooting in the horrible lighting, the yearly tradeshow’s bounty of Beautiful Bicycles just comes easy. This year, Cinelli packed a few punches, starting with the new single speed CX frame, designed by MASH. But the main surprise was the custom carbon Laser road. Wow.
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Oh man, this looks like a lot of fun.
“This past August, Langtown Racing presented there annual Cyclocross race. You can count on a good time every year and this one was no exception. Watch as racers and participants turn themselves inside out all for the glory of Langtown’s Tripple Crown Title. Congratualtionts to Ty Hathaway here at the shop for winning the men’s division and Dot Wong for winning the women’s division. Enjoy this video by The Sleepers.
Video by Ace Carretero”
Golden Saddle Cyclery
I’ve got a bunch of scraps from various film backs that I’ll be posting periodically, starting with these two of Woody, the National Track Champ, Olympic mechanic and co-owner of Golden Saddle Cyclery. Check out one more below.
Yummy! This morning, while trying to knock back a few cold ones (that’s code for emails), I popped onto Facebook to see these three belt-drive beauties staring me down. I like Steel and I like cross bikes. Ritte’s ok too, I guess. Kidding aside, head to the Ritte FB to catch the entire set.
The whole new Fairdale line is really nice. Taj has done a great job designing and marketing his brand. Let’s take a look at the Coaster, the new single-speed coaster brake model.
If you like clean, simple builds and you want a frame made in the USA by Waterford, check out the Orange One frames by Milwaukee. This recent customer build up came out super clean. See more at the Ben’s Cycle Blog. Who else is making affordable production singlespeed, track and road frames in the States anymore?