Woody, co-owner of Golden Saddle Cyclery, National track champion, actual US Olympic team mechanic and just all around good dude was recently hurt while mountain biking in Sedona, Arizona.
This post is dedicated to putting a smile on your local shop mechanic’s face. So make sure you tip! It doesn’t even have to be money, the gift of a cupcake, a beer, a coffee, or even a bottle of booze will make even the surliest of mechanics smile. I don’t want to ignite a Reservoir Dogs debate, I just want to let you know that they appreciate it!
In the meantime, let’s send Woody some good wishes. He’s all broken. Read up more at GSC.
Miss ya buddy.
If you grew up adoring the Ritchey P20 bikes and later found yourself running your own bicycle company, there’s a good chance you’d wanna adopt their livery. Jeff’s Nature Boy Zona prototype is an homage to the MTBs of the 1980′s and with a paint job like that, who can deny the randess?
I was way stoked on Jeff’s second place finish at the SoCalCross C race during the SSCXWC in LA, so I gave his bike a little bit of attention the next morning. He’s got all the GSC guys racing singlespeed on these bikes, so they’ve gotta be good! Word on the street is that this will be the paint job on the limited Zona this year, so stay tuned.
The Bandit Cross series has been Jeff from All-City‘s baby and here’s a great video showing all of us what it’s all about.
Photo by Kyle Kelley
It’s been real fun hanging out with Jeff from All-City. We raced together, we partied together and even got sick together. Jeff knows how to live the life as the manager of a party brand. But sometimes it gets too much for him to handle. We were supposed to go touring but the urban #campvibes got the best of him.
Don’t worry Salsa, this is an urban adventure. Thanks to Grandpasaurus Rex for the photo.
The first aluminum bike in the All City catalog is their new Thunderdome track frame. These race-ready machines are pre-booking now at your LBS for $650 frame and carbon fork. Get on it! Check out more specs here at All City.
Bryan from Bicycle Revolutions in Philly has some of the most unique builds I’ve ever seen. The man is not afraid of a little color, to say the least. This limited edition All City Nature Boy Zona prototype with custom paint just kills it, so I had to give it some lens love. Check out more colorific photos below.
Jeff from All-City sent this my way. The new All-City Photo Annual is out (V3 already?!) and the new All-City product catalog. Each year it gets better and better. See more here. I’ve even got some shots in there this year.
I’ve got a bunch of scraps from various film backs that I’ll be posting periodically, starting with these two of Woody, the National Track Champ, Olympic mechanic and co-owner of Golden Saddle Cyclery. Check out one more below.
I showed you this sprocket in February of 2011 and it’s finally seen the light of day. While I’ll always support TREE, the originators of the splined sprocket, these All-City Def Stars are looking damn fine and at $65, no one can complain. Here’s the scoop:
“Our big twist is the clocked splines which allow for weight savings, while still maintaining exceptional strength. A cutout on one side, means a spline on the other and vice versa. In addition, rather than the standard 6mm thickness, the Def Star is 8mm thick.
Basically it was made to handle whatever you can throw at it and still only weighs in at 147g for the 33t version.
We’ve been working on the design for over two years, and it’s telling that all of our original proto’s are still being ridden today. We believe that this is definitely the best sprocket on the market and invite you to check it out.
P.S. Yes we have a 28t version on the way.”
Pick one up at your LBS and check out more at All-City.
I very rarely wear low socks, but if I happen to feel like exposing my ankles, I’ll put on my Sock Guy merinos. They’re great socks on or off the bike, so I can see why Jeff at All-City would pick them to make his socks. Pick some up now at your LBS for $16.50.