Category Archives: track bike
Chunks’ Nagasawa – Morgan Taylor
Chunks' Nagasawa

Chunks’ Nagasawa
Words and photos by Morgan Taylor

When we think of building a bike, there’s usually an aesthetic ideal and a finished product in mind. While many of the beautiful bicycles we pore over are works of perfection, the range of aesthetic ideals is as varied as the riders who put them together.

I’ve known Chunks since the early days of fixie freestyle. We used to get together on a weekly basis to do backwards circles and bunny hop converted road frames – sound familiar? That weekly gathering gave us the motivation to ride through winters, sharing laughs and forging friendships along the way.

At the time, the NJS track bike was an aesthetic ideal it seemed we all lusted for. The race-bred, yet street-tough style led many down the path of looseball hubs and B123s in less than optimal conditions. Some went even further, to a carefully curated, freshly imported Keirin frameset dripping in Nitto and Dura Ace.

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Nov 21, 2014 12 comments
The Riviera Wolfpack

Track Bike Total War takes on the streets of Genova in their newest video. If you don’t like reckless street riding, don’t bother hitting play. On the flip side, if you do, this video’s for you. There are some rad shots in here!

Nov 19, 2014 5 comments
Affinity Cycles is Back with New Branding
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Introducing the New Affinity Cycles branding, website and frame colors. Brooklyn’s Affinity Cycles has been gearing up for a bit of a relaunch, in between their riders winning the Red Hook Crit women’s field, various alleycats and even competing in the 6 Days.

To start things off officially, Affinity announces three new frame colors and pre-orders: McQueen Green Kissena, Lollipop Purple Lo Pro and the Asphalt Metropolitan. All the frames now have hand painted graphics and their Kissena is featuring an all new carbon fork with aluminum steerer. Each can be pre-ordered as a frameset, or various build specs, ranging from $1,100 up to $4,400 for ENVE.

Check out Affinity’s new website as well, with a side-scrolling gallery of images, representing the brand’s ideology that a street bike can also be a race bike.

See more photos of the bikes below.

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Nov 18, 2014 5 comments
FYXO: Molteni Fauxnago
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FYXO does FAUX pretty damn well, down to the rim decals. If you like cheekiness and clever flips, head over to FYXO for the full gallery on this Fauxnago!

Nov 16, 2014 No comments yet
FYXO: Turbo
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Photos by Andy White

When Andy White of FYXO posted this the other day, it brought me back to when I first remember seeing it on Fyxomatosis. There’s nothing like a great DIY story with an even better final product.

See more at FYXO.

Nov 11, 2014 No comments yet
Merckx Mondays
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Photos by Antton Miettinen

Jon Azkoitia has been a reader of the Radavist since the early blogspot days of PiNP and one of his favorite features is Merckx Mondays. When he began riding track bikes, it was due to his father’s love of track racing and Jon didn’t have just any introduction, he was given a Molteni-team Colnago track. For those who weren’t aware, the first few Molteni Eddy Merckx frames were made by De Rosa and Colnago before Eddy began making his own in Meise, a small town outside of Brussels.

Prior to Jon’s father, this bike was owned by Milano-SanRemo winner Michele Dancelli, who raced it for a number of years in the Molteni livery. The bike was then raced by Jon’s father for nearly 40 years! Needless to say, once Jon was handed down the frame, he felt it was time for a restoration, so Jon looked to the original heritage of the frame and did an amazing job.

See more photos below and follow Jon on his Flickr!

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Nov 10, 2014 9 comments
Fixed on Fixed

Melbourne is a rad city and this video just scratches the surface. Here’s what riding fixed gears in Melbourne means to a group of ladies.

Nov 10, 2014 4 comments