For once, I’m actually sitting on some great Merckx Mondays content, so I’m going to let it float me for a few posts. This week, we’ll start off with Cooper Ray‘s lovely photos of Jay’s Colorado Merckx road. These photos were taken for Cultivar, a new enterprise arising in Brooklyn. More on that later, for now, let’s check out these lovely photos, taken on a Brooklyn rooftop, just before a sunset. Shots like this make me miss NYC.
Photo by Eisuke Sekiguchi
I think this is my favorite photo that anyone ever shot at the Peel Sessions. Eisuke, or Sexy Sushi as he’s known, shot Jeremiah from Hold Fast tire-tapping this column, before there was a Hold Fast strap. It’s been years (2008) since people rode 700c with 28c tires and well over two years since Peel Sessions. I really miss those days but I’m glad Eisuke re-upped this photo. Nostalgia dies hard.
Having been friends with Abe and Tyler since the very first prototype Outlier pants, I can say that I’m extremely proud of their accomplishments. Here’s Abe talking at the recent PSFK Conference in NYC:
“In this talk from PSFK CONFERENCE NYC, Abe Burmeister explains how a punk-rock ethic helped him create a business building a new niche in a market he had no experience in. Abe just wanted a pair of pants he could both ride his bike and go to work in – and all his partner Tyler needed was a shirt that stayed fresh despite his pedal-powered commute. The Outlier co-founder describes how the duo paired intensive research in New York’s garment district with the connectivity of the web to create Outlier – a performance fashion business that only sells over the web.”
It’s hard to introduce this shop without talking about how they were one of the first track bike-specific shops in the US. At the time, you could count them on one hand and King Kog‘s been on people’s radar for almost 10 years. In recent years, King Kog went from a tiny space on an industrial block to a large, full-service bike shop, right off Graham avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. While they still cater to track bikes, King Kog also stocks vintage road bikes and cycling apparel. Chances are, if you’ve got a classic build to finish off, King Kog has that stem you’re looking for and maybe the matching jersey.
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It’s about time someone made a 2012 Red Hook Crit video!
Thomas from Horse Cycles did a little step-by-step photo series on how he masks his logos on his bikes. Check out more here at the Horse Flickr and see this bike in person at the New Am Bike Show this weekend.
MacNeil and Defgrip worked on some incredibly well-branded grip packaging. Oh and I’m sure the grips are solid too. Pick up a set at your local BMX shop.
World Junkies put together a video for PR Fixed, featuring their trip to NYC for Monster Track. This post went up yesterday, but they were adding subtitles to it. Thanks for that guys!
Kinfolk Studios is a space that change every time I visit Brooklyn. I remember when Maceo and Ryan ambitiously signed a lease to the space and began the lengthy process of construction. They busted their asses for a year, getting the space ready. With the Kinfolk Studios bar and restaurant open and cracking, the design offices upstairs are bustling with new creative projects.
While most of the space was a bit cluttered with work, the stairwell and Maceo’s Kinfolk track provided more than enough inspiration to get some lens love. I still love that Kinfolk Brooks saddle…
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The Dosnoventa Montecarlo, at first glance, looks like the Cannondale ’92 track bike. But this frameset uses Columbus Airplane tubing, a carbon fork (or steel) and a 1″ steerer. Its cousin, the Dosnoventa Detroit, has an integrated headset for those seeking modernity. They shortened the rear end and removed any brake hole drillings. Basically, if Canonndale took a return down memory lane, chances are, it’d look like this.
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