Photos by Andy Rogers
Australia has its share of frame builders and the younger generation of riders have started to seek out and support these artisans. One of which is Kumo Cycles. Andy’s new steed is a Columbus Life track frame. Laced with a mix of vintage and new components, this will be a joy to ride. Head over to Fame and Spear for more photos.
I have a couple of the standard merino tees from Outlier and they are the best. I can only imagine these Ultrafine Merino Tees will live up to the Outlier standard. Pick one up here, while there’s still stock.
I’ve already showed you the rough version of this new detail during my last Shop Visit to Low. For an extra $50, Andrew is now offering stainless facing on his track ends. This looks so good and I know a lot of people were asking why he didn’t offer this. Head to Low for more information on pricing.
We’ve all had an encounter with a bee while riding a bike. I got stung last week on our Cloud Burst ride and just recently, Bobby from Full Factory Distribution got a little more than he bargained for. Read up on the story and check out more of Taj’s killer illustrations at Fairdale.
This was a nice surprise in a rather large package that arrived from Australia the other day… More to come. Now what to do with it?
For the first time in like 6 years, I won’t be at the NYC BFF, which is a huge bummer. If you can make it out, DO SO! Check out more details below.
Fyxation is extending their sponsorship reach to potential photographers. Here are some details as to how you could land it:
“Photos of cyclists and their gear have the ability to inspire us, but behind every great rider or gear photo is a talented photographer. We wanted to put together a contest for the person behind the lens. This is a chance for a select group of photographers to showcase their talents, win cash and gear and become a sponsored photographer for Fyxation.
How do I enter? Submit a portfolio of your work and a bio to email@example.com by July 4th. From these entries, we will select up to 10 finalists that will be eligible to compete for over $1000 worth of cash and gear.
How do I win? Once you are selected as a finalist, we’ll send you out free Fyxation gear for you to photograph or use in a video. You’ll then have 2 weeks to post your work to our Facebook page. Winners will be announced on July 18th.
What do I win?
1st place: $300 in cash / $150 in gear / Fyxation sponsorship
2nd place: $150 in cash / $150 in gear / Fyxation sponsorship
All finalists: You get to keep the gear we send out for photos. (As a finalist, you are also eligible for ongoing product sponsorship)”
See more at Fyxation
I was wondering why Jahrome has been so damn quiet on the internet these days. He’s been working on a Mashafix movie and here’s the trailer.
Even though I’ve had a terribly shitty day, this photo puts a smile on my face. You can now own a copy of Brian Vernor’s “Underage Drinking” photo from the Tour of California. Pick a 11×14 print up now for $25 exclusively at TRACKO.
As someone who only rides bikes that were made in the States, Kyle‘s collection of steeds is quite impressive. Calfee road bike, Riv Saluki, S&M BMX, FBM Sword, Santa Cruz Stigmata cross and this Andy Gilmour track bike. When he picked this up from Anthony at Velo Cult, the allure of brakes and bottle cages took over. When all you do is climb on your track bike, hoods are the best thing you could ask for. The 44:17 gearing is ideal for the hilly rides of Los Angeles and tackling Griffith Park with ease… and the Campagnolo C-Record Pista group is just an added bonus.
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