Category Archives: track bike
Ari’s Bike: A Story about a US Army Vet, PTSD and Cycling

Today’s videos are so amazing…

“This profile film follows US Army Veteran, Ari Sonnenberg throughout the streets of Portland, OR as he describes his 15 years in combat, his transition into civilian life and his struggle with the Veterans Affairs system. Throughout everything in Ari’s life, cycling has been a constant source of therapy and joy.

To view the entire story, please visit Juliet Zulu.”

Thanks for sharing this video, Brenton!

Jun 24, 2014 2 comments
Jake Ricker’s Agustín Melgar Olympic Velodrome Photos
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This very velodrome is where Merckx set the only Hour Record that ever mattered. The Agustín Melgar Olympic Velodrome was constructed in 1968 for the Mexico City Summer Olympics. During the CMWC, Jake and the rest of the gringos got to rip around this iconic track…

Read all about it and see more photos at Mash!

Jun 19, 2014 1 comment
FYXO: Fauxnago Melburn Roobaix Prize Bike
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Wow. The Fauxnago Master of Skids is complete. This very well may be the best Melburn Roobaix prize to date. Head over to FYXO to see all the details and enter for your chance to win this bike at the 2014 Melburn Roobaix.

If you’ll be in attendance, make sure you read this post at FYXO as well.

Jun 18, 2014 Comments are OFF
Shakopee Velodrome Photos
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I love photos from track racing in the 70′s. You’ve gotta head over to Bike Jerks to see more from the Shakopee Velodrome!

Jun 9, 2014 Comments are OFF
Andre’s Sparkle Icarus Track Machine
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A while back, I posted about Ian Sutton of Icarus Frames trying to sell this prototype track machine here in Austin. Turns out, my buddy – and part time intern – Andre picked it up. Rather than go with a classy, wet coat, he got it painted dark black with a clear sparkle top coat. Something that neither Ian nor myself saw coming…

I’ll admit, both of us were apprehensive, but when I saw the bike in person, I knew exactly what Andre was going for and Circle A killed it!

Andre built the bike up with all Zipp components: seatpost, bars, bartape and stem. For wheels, he went PAUL track hubs to H+Son Archetypes and SRAM Omnium cranks. It’s a standard, classy build on a very unique frameset. Since he works at Mellow Johnny’s he had the mechanics dial everything in.

The Cervelo fork and its tight clearances are right at home with this frame, that barely squeezes in a 23c tire. It’s a mean steed with a bit of sassy sparkles.

Ride safe Andre!

Jun 3, 2014 21 comments
Leader: EQNX – SF to SD

When I first saw the title of this, I thought they were riding their Leader frames from SF to San Diego on track bikes. They’re not, but it’s still a great video.

May 31, 2014 Comments are OFF