LOLOLOL this is amazing. I kinda want one. Do they come in all-black?
I’m a firm believer that once a track bike leaves the velodrome, steps can be made to make it slightly more practical for street use. First, off with the tubular wheels and the road pedals, then a gearing change. Maybe even a brake gets added, depending on the skill level of the rider. Better safe than sorry, especially when it comes to a beautiful machine like this.
Joseph is an “intern” of sorts at Golden Saddle Cyclery. He’s a third hand in the mechanic’s area and is learning all he can about bicycle maintenance. Though you wouldn’t think it based on their day to day interactions (you gotta keep kids in check!), Joseph got on Kyle’s good side and managed to swoop up this bike for a song. He built up new wheels – since he’s a bigger guy – he felt that deeper rims would be more durable, added a brake and put on SPD pedals.
While it’s not a purist build by any standards, it’s still a gorgeous machine. On my last night in LA, Joseph brought it out for me to shoot some photos. I wish there had been more daylight because this thing is a beaut! If track bikes are a gateway drug into cycling, this bike is heroin. See for yourself in the Gallery.
Photos by Kyle Kelley
Sean from TOLA recently built up this Heavy Pedal Zephyr and rolled it by GSC to show it off to Kyle, who has been a fan of those frames since they were first announced. It’s easy to see why too. Check out more photos here!
Photo by Kyle Kelley
The Necronomicog knows no boundaries when it comes to two-wheeled sacrifice and as alluded earlier, this insane Cannondale track bike served for plenty of entertainment on my last night in Los Angeles. Of course, Kyle’s film photos do this icon of American aluminum track bikes justice. See more at Kyle’s Flickr!
Affinity is celebrating 7 years with a very special project:
“Affinity is proud to have won 2 World Championship victories in both the match sprints and scratch race. Plus, with over 20 US National and European championships, the Kissena is the most celebrated and trusted aluminum track frame in the industry. We’ve custom designed our exclusive track frame with gold foil rainbow striped graphics, indigo sparkle blue paint and a CNC machined head tube. Only 40 World Champion frames are available, they can be purchased along with the new Affinity World Championship Jersey through the Affinity website as well as select retailers.
The jersey is also available for pre order here for the next 2 weeks and all Affinity frames sets and complete builds are available now.”
See more below!
It’s been a while, but the full BÖIKZMÖIND is now online, for free!
“BÖIKZMÖIND is a 30 minute film about riding fixed gear bikes in beautiful city of Bristol, UK. The film shows the diverse cross section of riders and asks why ride bikes with no gears in a city full of hills. It also shines a light on the community and camaraderie that comes with the simple joy of riding bicycles. This is the full film, released in 2011, which was previously only available to watch as a purchased digital download, but now 3 years after it’s initial debut, we’ve decided to put the full film online for everyone to enjoy!
The film’s soundtrack was curated & provided by Redg Weeks of Bristol’s own Invada Records and features BEAK>, The Fauns, Quakers and more! invada.co.uk You can buy a DVD hard copy of the film though, which comes in a specially designed screenprint-wrapped package with 97-page photobook, documenting the creation of the film. Grab one right here: boikzmoind.bigcartel.com. You can also purchase the digital file + a 20-minute ‘making of’ edit by clicking right here: gumroad.com/boikzmoind“
Man, this is wild!
“Stanridge Cycles is excited to announce our collaboration with en EINE for the Red Hook Crit this year. EINE is a world renowned graffiti artist who has collaborated with Banksy and has work hanging in the White House. Ben will be hand painting the two iconic Stanridge High Street frames that will be raced during this years Red Hook series.
The custom bikes will be piloted by elite cyclocross racer Katie Arnold, and previous Red Hook winner Evan Murphy. Look for more from Stanridge as the bikes are done and race day approaches.”
M-m-m-molteni Monday! While Tracko’s got a sweet Merckx Mondays post up, I’m adding to the bike coveting with this sick Molteni Pista up on eBay. If I had the money and if this thing was a little bit bigger, I’d swoop it up for sure. Some background, this is being sold by a reader, who’s a photographer in need of some new glass. I’ve been there before and it’s a tough sacrifice to make.