With the snow melting and the season ripe for desert ramblings, Kyle Klain took his 2016 NAHBS-built Sklar fatbike and converted it to 29+. After spending all winter with fatbike 26+ tires, the bike has undergone quite the transformation. This weekend while celebrating my 40th birthday in Southeastern Utah, I documented this stunning build in the morning sun. Check it out in detail below…
A bike can be a liberating tool for a youngster. I got the first bike that I could travel distances on when I was 14. Granted it was a beach cruiser but hey, we lived at the beach. I’d carry my skateboard and even a surfboard to spots after school and on the weekends. It was a vessel of adolescent liberation.
For Jonah, a local of Santa Fe, and an employee at Mellow Velo, the bicycle has helped develop his independence as well as a vehicle to meander around his homeland. His family is one of the deeply embedded heritage households and have been in the area for hundreds of years. Just north of Santa Fe is the town of Chimayo where his family has been weaving for generations under the brand Ortega.
This week for our Readers’ Rides post, we’re featuring Krishna‘s 1991 Schwinn Paramount PDG Series 90 in all its early 90’s glory, so read on for words and photos by Krishna below!
The poet Basil Bunting, while poring over an antiquated German-Italian dictionary, found the German verb dichten (to write poetry) translated as condensare (to condense/shorten). This became one of the guiding principles of Modernist poetry; which would state; “Great literature is simply language charged with meaning
Over the past couple of months, we’ve looked at a few bike shops with very unique business models. From opening their stock up as a rental fleet, to stocking only Rivendell and Bob Dylan, and roadside attractions, looking to recycle as much as possible, we’ve run quite the gammut of business models this summer here on the Radavist. Another shop that I recently documented was Santa Fe’s Broken Spoke and they’re doing something unique in the modern internet sales versus the Local Bike Shop climate…
Any brand that can have fun, especially in a borderline self-deprecating manner like this, gets an a-ok in my book. Luckily, Oveja Negra‘s bags rule as much as this video!
Oveja Negra’s Hip Packs feature a roll top construction, made from lightweight XPac and while the standard colors sold out super quick, there are a few of these in “Wack Pack” colors. What is Wack Pack? Wack Packs are constructed out of random colored fabrics and materials. They’re guaranteed to be one of a kind and are tastefully mixed and sewn from scraps and miss-matched cuts. Although scrappy, all Wack Pack’s are made from first quality fabric and materials.
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