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Come Ride with Stinner Frameworks and Ringtail at the Cub House this Saturday

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Come Ride with Stinner Frameworks and Ringtail at the Cub House this Saturday

“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 – Sean Talkington

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Emilio Santoyo-Illustrated Team Dream All City Macho King Disc – Sean Talkington

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 for Endo CNCPT Tie Dye Jersey

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Team Dream for Endo CNCPT Tie Dye Jersey

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!

Team Dream on Their Fade Jersey

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Team Dream on Their Fade Jersey

“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!

That Was Such an Amazing Road Trip

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That Was Such an Amazing Road Trip

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.

Mountain Flyer Magazine Featured Our Road Trip

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Mountain Flyer Magazine Featured Our Road Trip

“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 – Sean Talkington

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Waking Up for Topanga Creek Cycles’ Saturday Morning Ride – Sean Talkington

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…