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NICKALAS BLADES: Greg LeMond’s Jaune Cinelli Supercorsa Prints
NICKALAS BLADES

Nickalas’ work is something that you simply cannot grasp from photos. The detail is insane. It wasn’t until I saw one of these prints hanging up in the Cub House this weekend that I fully grasped his talent. You too can own one of these triptych prints of Greg Lemond’s prized Jaune Cinelli Supercorsa, or perhaps one of his other prints. The above painting measures 20 5/8″ x 42″, is signed by both Greg Lemond and the artist with an edition number of 60.

Head to Nickalas Blades’ online store for more details.

Dec 7, 2015 Comments are OFF
1994 Fat Chance Shock-A-Billy Full Suspension MTB
1994 Fat Chance Shock-A-Billy Full Suspension

This one’s a strange bird for sure. 1994 brought about a sea change in the mountain bike industry. The world was abuzz with full suspension bikes and suddenly manufacturers like Fat City Cycles found their hands forced to embrace this new technology. It was this year that Fat Chance joined forces with Serotta in New York. This manufacturing move allowed bikes like the Shock-A-Billy to be born, as well as increased production in the standard lineup including: a Ti Fat, Buck Shaver, Yo Eddy, Wicked Lite and the brand’s road bike, the Slim Chance. These frames featured quad butting, an aluminum AMP rear swingarm providing 2.75″ of travel and an optional Rock Shox Mag 21 fork.

How bikes like this survive for over 20 years and remain mostly intact continues to baffle me. Especially with builds like this: Ringle skewers, WTB VelociRaptor tires, White Industry hubs, Moto Ace Salsa stem, Syncros post and a working Shimano XTR group.

Fat City Cycles suffered a fatal blow in 2000, only to return in 2014 with a new plan… They’re back and you can own a modern Fat City.

As for vintage Fat City, if you really wanna go down the Fat City rabbit hole, read up at Mombat!

Dec 1, 2015 17 comments
Dermy’s Ritchey Urban Rad Machine Hardtail
Dermy's Ritchey Urban Rad Machine Hardtail

Dermy’s got it down. He wanted a mountain bike to cruise around the neighborhood on and hit hobo trails throughout this urban sprawl we call LA. The bike itself is fairly “stock” with new bars and a modern Thomson stem added to keep it nice and wide up front. Other than that, Shimano Deore and a set of decent wheels keep this thing rolling. There’s not much that can be done about the clapped out fork but hey, what can ya do?

See ya on the hobo trail, homie!

Oct 30, 2015 28 comments
Bicycle Motocross

Oh man… this is too good! Watch as Corey Bohan, Mike ‘Hucker’ Clark and Leanna Curtis take it back to the 80’s in this bit of rad atavism.

Oct 27, 2015 8 comments
Merckx Mondays
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Artist Chris McNally, like many of us have a long withstanding love for Eddy Merckx, his legacy and his bicycles. Maybe not his modern machines, but rather the years of classic racing. Specically, Faema and Molteni.

As part of a giant undertaking, Chris is working on a new watercolor painting project: a bike shop of life experiences both fiction and non-fiction. Inside this gem of a idea will be bikes he’s owned and bikes he’s yet to own. Case in point: a Molteni Merckx…

There’s more to come from this unique undertaking, but for now let’s just appreciate the detail he put into this classic race steed.

Oct 19, 2015 1 comment