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Evan Weselmann’s ‘Desert Trip’ for the Radavist

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Evan Weselmann’s ‘Desert Trip’ for the Radavist

We’ve always got something fun cookin’ up over here at the Radavist and recently, Minneapolis-based artist Evan Weselmann reached out asking if we need any illustration work. Once seeing his portfolio, I knew exactly what we could task Evan with. I sent him our Death Valley bike tour photo gallery from 2019 and requested that he take inspiration from that. He delivered an insane graphics package and this illustration is but one tile in his multi-page package. With cooler temps on the way, I thought it’d make sense to ask y’all what you’d like to see from us this fall/winter season. Long sleeve t-shirts? More Nalgenes? You know what products we stock, so let us know what you want and we’ll do our best to deliver. You can ignore the background image, I just wanted to ground the drawing a bit.

We’re all looking forward to the ‘Desert Trip’ capsule collection! Drop us a note in the comments.

Win This Custom-Painted Squid SO-EZ Tracklocross Frameset

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Win This Custom-Painted Squid SO-EZ Tracklocross Frameset

He painted. He drew. Then he painted again. The end result is this one-of-a-kind SO-EZ tracklocross frameset painted by LA artist @cachicken at @itsnotabikeshop.

But what to do with it? Socially minded, intimately connected to the streets of LA through his craft, Cache suggested we find a way to use this frame to raise money for the local LA food bank where he volunteers.

So here’s how to win this frame:
-Donate what you can to the LA Food Bank ($25 = 100 meals, so even $5 helps)
-DM Squid Bikes on Instagram a screenshot of your receipt.
-We understand that times are tight, if you aren’t able to donate, please just DM us a selfie of your smiling face.

On May 1 we’ll collect all the screenshots/selfies and someone* will have a beautiful new one-of-a-kind Cache painted SO-EZ!

*frameset size 54 (it will look great hanging on a wall if it’s not your size) one entry per person, shipping within the lower 48 States – see Squid for details.

Christopher Russell’s Art Rambler is a Mobile Paint Studio

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Christopher Russell’s Art Rambler is a Mobile Paint Studio

Christopher Russell’s Art Rambler is a Mobile Paint Studio
Photos by Krishna Muirhead and Words by Chris Russell

We were on a ride when I told Alex the idea.

Thinking about an art piece while pedaling was nothing new, many of my paintings can be linked back to a long ride or a short bike tour. Spending most of the day in the saddle gives me the opportunity to clear my head, observe the landscape, brainstorm, and talk with friends; it’s the perfect social activity for the semi-recluse artist. I can be silent for hours, and when there is something to say we talk.

“Alex, I want to make my bike into a mobile painting studio so I can bike out and paint the landscape. A custom rack that could turn into an easel would be awesome, and I’m hoping you can fabricate it.” This bike setup would eventually be the narrative foundation of my next art show.

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Mike Giant for Cinelli

Mike Giant was commissioned by Cinelli to design a limited run of RAM bars a few years back. Cinelli has a longstanding appreciation for artists like Giant, so it was only natural that Winged Store would meet up with Mike at his home in Boulder to talk about this collaboration.

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Geoff McFetridge is the Best!

… and I’m stoked to be getting a bike designed by him this year. I first was introduced to Geoff’s work when I used to skateboard religiously, as I’m sure many of you did at one point. Who else had those McFetridge Vandals?

In the 90’s, when skateboarding and larger names like Nike began to look to artists to revitalize their brands, Geoff’s work inspired me. Even in my 30’s I still love seeing what he’s been up to.

Looking good dude and I love seeing race numbers hanging in studios like this.

The Sleepers: High Water by Devon Tsuno

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The Sleepers: High Water by Devon Tsuno

The homies in Los Angeles are always up to some good:

“The Department of Art and Design at Azusa Pacific University presents High Water,a solo exhibition and large scale screen-printing workshop by Devon Tsuno. In his first body of work using risograph and screen-printing processes, High Water is an educational exhibition, inaugurating the first in a series of new Windgate Workshops hosted by the Department of Art and Design.

For over a decade, Tsuno has wandered the San Gabriel River drainage system, a stone’s throw from the APU campus, documenting the disjunctive economic and topographic relationship between streams and rock quarries. The product of this disjunctive relationship has created an area of “hard-rock” quarry mining water flowing through a “managed” natural landscape.

Tsuno will collaborate and create works with students, using a large-scale format 60 x 84 inch screen print, on handmade Japanese Kochi Mashi Washi paper. This will provide students the opportunity to learn through real world work experience. The new workshop is made possible with generous support from the Windgate Foundation and presents students with the unique opportunity to work side-by-side with professional artists like Tsuno, by collaborating, discussing and creating tangible works.”

We all ride bikes but it’s what we do to occupy ourselves in the meantime that defines us. Love this video!

Cadence: Pez Episode 3

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Cadence: Pez Episode 3

Here’s the latest episode from Cadence and Pez.

“Cadence is proud to announce the exclusive release of special collaborative project with PEZ.

PEZ is a prominent street artist and deeply rooted figure in San Francisco cycling and messenger culture. Honored by the opportunity to work with PEZ we wanted to share his story with those who may have yet to hear about him. For the next three weeks we will release an episode on PEZ which we hope sheds some light on his influence and involvement in cycling and graffiti cultures.

Pez x Cadence T includes original PEZ pin and or sticker. Available now at Cadence.

Pez’s Tumblr: straysnake.tumblr.com/

Cadence: Pez Episode 2

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Cadence: Pez Episode 2

Here’s the second installment of Dustin from Cadence’s series with Pez.

“Cadence is proud to announce the exclusive release of special collaborative project with PEZ.
PEZ is a prominent street artist and deeply rooted figure in San Francisco cycling and messenger culture.
Honored by the opportunity to work with PEZ we wanted to share his story with those who may have yet to hear about him.
For the next three weeks we will release an episode on PEZ which we hope sheds some light on his influence and involvement in cycling and graffiti cultures.”

Pick up a PEZ x Cadence shirt here!

Mike Giant’s Philosophy on Life

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Mike Giant’s Philosophy on Life

Mike Giant is an artist that a lot of cyclists admire. His work has been shown around the world and his love of track bikes and the imagery associated with them pops up in his illustrations frequently. Check out this recent interview with the SF-based artist.