These jerseys Team Dream designed to commemorate Circles Japan’s 10th anniversary came out great! Getting your hands on one might be a bit of a challenge, but we can all dream, right?
A few months back, the guys at Team Dream Team came up with the idea of doing a bicycle show during their next swap meet. The call went out to all of Los Angeles for cyclists to bring in their best bicycle for display. Coinciding with a swap meet, people would be able to haggle for new parts, BBQ, and ogle the many noble steeds that would parade their way to South Pasadena for the show.
On Saturday, the event went down, bringing in some serious beauts. Including, but not limited to Tinker Juarez’s old Klein, a resurrected De Rosa Joe Bell restoration, a 1993 Chris Carmichael Motorola Merckx TT bike from the Tour, road bikes, all-road bikes, vintage road and kooky, one-of-a-kind show stoppers.
Many thanks to the folks at the Cub House for throwing this shindig and to everyone who made it happen!
There’s a whole lotta new happening over at Team Dream’s webshop, including purple compression bibs, pizza-grease tie-die Pizza Strava and more. Head on over to Team Dream to see the full fall launch.
“We’re heading to the Cub House in Pasadena, Saturday April 30th to check out the local riding and to hang out with the Ringtail and Team Dream Crew! We’ll be converging on theCub House at 8:30 AM and leaving at 9 AM to go for a 35-ish mile ride across mixed terrain along Highway 2 in the Angeles National Forest. Look for about 3,000 feet of climbing. The ride will be doable on a road bike, just bring flat repair! At noon, we’ll be meeting back up at the Cub House to drink beverages, eat food, hang out, talk bikes, and talk Stinner. Come join us for the ride and mingle, just the ride, or just the shop talk afterwards, we’d love to have you!”
I’d suggest a cross bike, but it’s been done on a road bike before. I’ll be there, so come along and join in on the fun!
9am roll out
The Cub House
1412 El Centro
South Pasadena, CA
Emilio Santoyo-Illustrated Team Dream All City Macho King Disc
Words and process photos by Sean Talkington, bike photos by John Watson
Custom bikes are one of the coolest traditions continued within modern cycling (IMO). The idea of having a bicycle custom tailored to your specific needs is pretty amazing and being able to (sometimes) participate in the finished aesthetic is the big fat cherry on top. I have always been drawn to the idea of having a bike that looks nothing like the ones my friends are riding. Its the reason why people like all of us visit sites like The Radavist. We come here to see cool bikes (generally speaking of course).
Team Dream loves tie-dye fabrics, but the thing about jerseys is you can’t tie-dye those nice Italian fabrics. So Sean and Bobby from ENDO worked on a print, especially for the ENDO CNCPT team. These jerseys are available for pre-order now, just in time for summer. Head to ENDO for more!
“Again, I am not the inventor of the gradient jersey design and Rapha is 100% entitled to do whatever they wish. I reference a ton of soccer jerseys, iconic designs, fashion and anything else that strikes my fancy. I also do my best to be honest and, most importantly, bring something new to cycling. These fades have been on my radar since the beginning stages of Team Dream.
We (Endo Customs & myself) could never really get the fade “just right” so it took a long time to produce a finished piece that lived up to our standard. We played with different ideas until pinstripes came up & there you go! The gradient, much like the stripes or polka dots cycling companies regularly visit, are one of the most basic graphic options available. The simplicity of the gradient jersey means that the concept is very easy to replicate… and I am cool with that!”
Continue reading at Team Dream!
We’ve seen the new collection from Team Dream and now here’s a video showcasing the new color combinations to be had by mixing the Back To Basics jerseys.
The kit pre-orders end Monday at noon PST.
Everyone was wondering what was up with those crazy All-City Cycles bandanas from the Crash Nationals coverage – where’d that go, anyway? Well, All-City finally added these new Team Dream Bicycling Team collaboration – collabro – bandanas to their stock, so head to your local deal for ordering and to the All-City product page for more information.
Photos by Ryan Wilson
I love this jersey so much. Sean really nailed it. The new Dots What’s Up long sleeve jersey is now in stock at Team Dream’s web shop. Made by Endo Customs in Los Angeles, this jersey looks great with the Sacre Bleu! Navy Compressor Bib.
I finally got all my film back from the #RadGoldenDream road trip that Golden Saddle, Team Dream and I went on. These two photos are some of my favorites and best represent the vibes on the road.
“Ask Sean Talkington how he got his 1970 Volkswagen van ready for a 550-mile road trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and he and his traveling partners will bust out in laughter — we’re talking good, hearty guffaws.
He changed the oil, and checked the brakes, “but nothing too major,” Talkington says. In other words, hardly anything, and the team that was headed for Interbike on behalf of Mission Workshop and Acre, piled it up with bikes and camping gear (including Talkington’s Tempur-Pedic-style packable mattress), took the gamble and headed for Sin City.”
Check out more at Mountain Flyer and Sean, let’s do that again!
Waking Up for Topanga Creek Cycles’ Saturday Morning Ride
Photos and words by Sean Talkington
Its official. I have now packed my bags (and bikes…and cats) and made my way to South Pasadena. 3 years is a pretty good run for most anything. 3 years is longer then I lasted in college! It was one hell of a party in Topanga but the time has come.
I’m writing this now in my new living space w/ boxes piled high and internet freshly installed. It feels good to start fresh in another town, and there is still killer bike riding in every direction out on the east side of LA, but I will always have a soft spot for “Topanga Life” & the people I was lucky enough to meet there…
So… I scheduled that Rizzle video for today, thinking it was for yesterday (I’m still in OZ, where we’re about 17 hours ahead of you in the States) and I forgot to mention all the other Team Dream products in stock… Personally, I like the FFF kits, but there’s also CMYK socks, new SWRVE collaboration shorts – these rule – and other products.
See some more photos below and the full scoop at Team Dream!
Team Dream has a few new goodies in stock at their web shop, including a re-up of their popular cycling caps, along with the PiNP cap, Chubby Bobcat Raglan and this new USA Trucker. These hats are made in the USA and fit all sizes (I have a large dome and it fits me).
Scoop one up at Team Dream for $20.
I know this came after the holidays but Team Dream and PiNP wanted to welcome the new year with a new kit. The pre-order closes tomorrow, so get on it! Pre-order the vest here, the short sleeve jersey here and the long sleeve jersey here.
See all Team Dream products and pre-orders here!
I’ve said numerous times in the past that I’m really stoked on Team Dream Bicycling Team. So stoked that I worked with Sean on an extensive PiNP collaboration kit, beginning with these Pream Team Viking Socks! Made by DeFeet in North Carolina, these socks are $15 a pair and in stock now at Team Dream Bicycling Team!
Also be sure to check out the other sock and cap offerings from TDBT!