The Urban Cycling Hall of Fame committee met last week in Chicago to select the first year’s inductees, as well as next year’s board. I still can’t believe I was in Chicago for two full days and only got to pedal around for an afternoon. But hey, work is work and sometimes I fly into a city without getting to fully emerse myself in it. There are dozens upon dozens of rad shops I wanted to check out but didn’t have time. Even though we only went to one shop, I have to say, I’m pretty stoked on visiting this one in particular.
Cycle Smithy has so much eye candy hanging from the walls and ceiling of their space. It’s overwhelming and was totally unexpected, mostly because I had never heard of the shop before. With the short amount of time we had there, I managed to shoot a few (quick) detail photos of this Cinelli Laser pursuit track. It’s a bit of an odd-bird build, with a mix of Italian and Japanese components (that seatpost) but I’m not complaining. Nor was FYXO. I wish it wasn’t raining so I could have taken it a block or so away to shoot better photos but this is what I got.
Check out more photos in the Gallery!
Here’s the latest from State Bicycle Co, in Chicago!
“The State Bicycle Co. – Undefeated is a 7005 Aluminum Track Bike with Full Carbon Fiber Fork and intergrated FSA Headset. This race ready machine feature SRAM Omnium Cranks standard. We’ve partnered with Ritchey Components on the cockpit and seat post.”
See moe at State and a few photos of the completes below!
If you’re in Chicago this weekend and you’re looking for something to do. You might wanna check this out. Toronto-based photographer Todd Mclelland has a knack for disassembling everyday items and cataloging them through his lens. Right now, he has an exhibition up at the Museum of Science and Industry until May 19th.
The Museum of Science and Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
Photo by Jake Ricker
With everyone finally detoxing from CMWC, it’s great to see the first runs of film photography making it out of the processing facilities. Jake’s photos from Chicago (and the ride to Chicago) are great. If you really want to see a behind the scenes look at the comradery that goes down at events like this, check out his Flickr photos here.
Photo by Peter DiAntoni
From the velodrome to the streets… CMWC was last weekend in Chicago and while there is more coverage coming to the site shortly, I had to post up this photo Peter from COG magazine took of the classic LeMans race start. I love the energy these starts create. Great photo Pete!
Photo by Rick Anderson
I don’t think this photo could get any more dialed, just like Tom’s legit as hell 360 from the Chicago video. Rick, he’s perfectly centered on that wall. Well done man!
Sorry about the lack of updates guys. It’s been a blast here in Bali and I didn’t mean to leave you hanging but I needed some away time. To hold you over until the torrent of updates roll through, check out these two videos from Chicago. Tom LaMarche is a fucking beast. That last clip is big. I’m so proud of you man. Very inspiring.
Check out Clit Clips 02 below.
Photos by Rick Anderson
All of Rick’s photos from this trip look great, including these two. I already commented on Rick’s Flickr that the second photo would be even better if the horizon and the shadow edge aligned. Regardless, these are great photos.
Today, Chrome announced their New Era 59-Fifty snapback caps. Each was modeled after their Chrome HUB locations: Chicago (pictured above), NY and SF (both below). You can pick these up now at Chrome. Check out the other two colorways below.
“Honestly I get to work in like 10 minutes” “It’s a lot faster than fuckin’ takin’ a bus”. Well said. Let’s all celebrate the ride to work. It is a lot better than anything else. But can we please bury that song? It’s been used in every video like this!