I know it’s already been posted everywhere, but there’s something I want to emphasize here…
Look, everyone is into this new cool thing called fixed gears and it seems like in the past few months, we’re seeing more and more people express their love for it in various ways. Some people blog, some photograph, some videotape, some write articles, some build, some create and some market. It’s really great and we need to support this! Hell, if you have an idea, run with it!
This project is the by-product of real man hours. That man is “Super” Ted James. I’ve yet to meet Ted, but one day I’d hope to. As always, I extend a welcoming hand to NYC anytime Ted!
14 Bike Co is a recently opened shop in London. Super Ted is building 14 bikes for the shops 14 riders. Those chain gang guys and gals are slowly receiving their frames at the mo’ [how's that for vernacular slang?] and even though that’s not the final fork [in fact, that's an aftermarket fork], Ted’s busy designing and cranking away at these bikes. You can see more pictures here and follow their updates here, at their blog.
Ted, FGLDN and 14 Bike Co, I commend you. GREAT JOB!
There’s no better way to justify a night of comradery at a bar downing beverages than to know that you just spent 4 hours on a Friday racing through the industrial sections of Northern Brooklyn. CK took it back to the streets with a $5 buy in race pot. Messengers, city bikers and “track heads” came out to show their speed last Friday.
It was a great time. Seriously impressed by the turnout and general atmosphere. It was great seeing Kennedy take both events, the 200m sprint and the Miss and out. Good job man!
Keep watch for the next one coming up soon!
I have some pictures, mostly of the crowd here and Dollparts has a ton uploaded here.
Kareem from Death Pedal did a bike shop check for Velo Cult in San Diego. We seriously need more of these. It’s great to see new shops opening up across the world and documenting their roots and rise is always something I’ll support. Great job man! Keep them coming!
Wow! Dick jokes aside, Sasha, this is by far your classiest build to date!
Correct me if I’m wrong, but the build looks like:
-Titan Bar / Stem
-Titan Seat post (pillar)
-Chater Lea bottom bracket
-Williams Cranks + Ring
-Diamond Inch Pitch
-Chater Lea sprint pedals
Beautiful! New York framebuilders!!!!!! This bike won “Best NY Bike” at the Brooklyn Jumble.
In 4 hours, the collaborative effort between Adidas and Hypebeast will be released to the Hypebeast online store. Only 100 pairs were made: 50 went to friends and family and the other 50 are to be sold online. I was lucky enough to have Hypebeast send me a pair and have been riding in them for a bit now. What I can say about the shoe is that they fit better than most Adidas shoes I’ve tried on recently.
In my recent quest for a stiffer outsole / insole, I’ve tried on a ton of sneakers. Most of the Adidas that I tried on were super wide at the heel and ankle, while being too narrow at the toebox. These actually fit consistently. They fit into toeclips rather easily and have reflective accents all over. The laces tuck inside a flap on the tongue to avoid being snagged by your drivetrain. Some improvements I’ve suggested to Adidas is to stiffen the sole. As of now, it’s a pretty grippy surface that holds well on platforms and track pedals, it just needs to be a bit stiffer to make longer rides comfortable.
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Prolly is not Probably started in 2006 in Brooklyn, New York. For over 6 years it has thrived as John Watson, the sole author, documents multiple facets of cycling. With the boom of urban cycling, Prolly is Not Probably has grown to be the number one blog for the culture surrounding it. In recent years, a large push for original content has spawned a steady flow of photosets, profiles and portraits.
Known for his A Day in 10 Photos, Merckx Mondays, Recent Roll, Shop Visits, and Beautiful Bicycles features, John continues to document bicycles of all kinds and his daily life through photos. Over the years, Prolly is Not Probably has been cited in the New York Times, COG Magazine, Urban Velo and other notable publications. In March of 2011, John moved to Austin, Texas where he continues to cover a cross section of cultural influences.