Kanye West on his Track Bike Dec 2, 2008


A while back, I posted about Kanye West buying a Cinelli Vigorelli from Trackstar. Soon afterwards, the internet kinda went nuts and more photochops started popping up all over. Well, there’s been little media coverage regarding the subject and it wasn’t until recently that press photos emerged showing his new ride, a Gangsta Track.

Now there’s this.

At around 13 minutes into his interview, an MTV reporter asks him about his Brooklyn Machine Works that he recently got while on tour. Kanye had the following to say about it:

“I feel very much like my life is at risk when I ride it”

He then went on to state that:

“You would really hope that your businesses would run like a fixed gear. When you pedal, it moves.”

Don’t worry Kanye, you’re not a poseur.

It’s a pretty good interview and at least he’s being honest about his new experience with it.

  • Not bad Kanyeeezy.

  • Don’t all bikes move when you pedal? In fact, wouldn’t you want your business to operate more like a freewheeled bike? Work / coast / work / coast… if you business runs like a fixed gear you’re basically fucked altogether. Good analogy, Kanye.

    But for real, honest answers are good in my books.

  • very true Matt.

    I still think it’s funny knowing that he’s MOST likely seen my OG photochop, since that’s where BMW got the George Bush Doesn’t Care About Track People reference.

  • 5.0

    Well I think he meant when you’re working hard on your shit, you instantly see results. He made the comparison to being topped out in a low gear on a multi geared bike where you work and work and work and don’t see any results. It actually was a pretty good analogy Matt.

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  • jay9

    yea even when the pedals do move it doesnt necessary mean your foot moves it… i agree good analogy.