Finally! I’ve been using my Chris King ceramic PF30 BB on my Argonaut and all I’ve wanted is to be able to put one on my Bishop as well. These things are legit and if the word of a raconteur isn’t good enough for you, they’ve been raced exclusively by United Healthcare.
100% made in the USA, with a 5-year warranty, available for 24mm or 30mm PF shells, fully servicable bearings, available in ceramic or stainless and of course, in all the colors of the Chris King rainbow!
Here’s the press-release from Chris King:
“Introducing Chris King Press Fit 30 and Press Fit 24 Bottom Brackets. Equipped with our legendary in-house made angular contact bearings, compatible with our precision grease injection system and backed by an industry leading 5-year warranty, this is the only Press Fit bottom bracket you will need to install in your frame.
We have created our Press Fit Bottom Brackets to uphold the Chris King standard of precision craftsmanship and high-performance function. Based on our phenomenally successful Threaded Bottom Bracket system, our Press Fit Bottom Brackets will give your customers the same performance, serviceability, and dependability that they have come to expect from every Chris King product. With a range of additional conversion kits we are proud to offer a Chris King solution to your Press Fit needs.”
The time of disposable PF30 BBs is now gone. Pick one up today from Chris King!
I really enjoyed this video from Made by Hand on Fast Boy Cycles!
“A project from bureauofcommongoods.com, Made by Hand is a new short film series celebrating the people who make things by hand—sustainably, locally, and with a love for their craft.
Our fifth film turns to bike maker Ezra Caldwell (Fast Boy Cycles), who was diagnosed with cancer in 2008. When the cancer threatens to shatter his love of bikes, Ezra survives by documenting his illness as thoroughly as his craft.”
I’ve seen a lot of Merckx photos, but this one is still one of my favorites. The photographer (whoever they are) really captured that Merckx moment. Happy Monday.
I have no idea who the photographer is, if you do, please share.
Photo by Matt Lingo
Matt has been dropping in on the track racing in San Diego this season and has caught some great shots. Head over to Rec Fail to see more!
This is too good to not share. Keep it fun, Firefly. So where’s the Instagram shot of this one?
Correction, it was a Vine!
It’s been a long couple of days on the road for the ATOC this year. Mostly filled with the riding to blogging ratio tipped towards saddle time. The trip has been very productive, while veering a little to the left of the norm. I didn’t find myself in a neutral support car, or scouring the crowds at the start of the race. Instead, we soaked up the riding that the various host cities had to offer.
Tomorrow morning (read: in 7 hours), I’ll be at the start of the 2013 ATOC in SF and then at the Rapha Cycle Club for my photo show all day. Swing by both to catch up!
So as you can tell, there hasn’t been much coverage from the ATOC. Instead of following the race each day, we’ve been riding in the cities that are hosting the race. Today, we woke up and hit Gibraltar. Or rather, Gibraltar hit us. It was amazing and there will be more details once my film gets developed. For now, this iPhone photo looks mad decent.
The Mountains of Madness…
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Ok, brace yourselves here. This bike is absolutely stunning. It’s no secret that Jordan Hufnagel made some Beautiful Bicycles in his days as a frame builder and I feel like in the last few months of his torch time, the bikes he built were so full of class and character. Ty’s cross, his own porteur and Jesse’s “Fire Road Racer”.
When you are from LA, you’re very familiar with the various fire roads and singletrack off-shoots. After spending time on his road bike, carefully descending down these rutted and rocky descents, Jesse decided it was time for a more fitting vehicle… See more in Gallery!