Espresso is a cyclist’s manna. I once heard someone say “so what does coffee have to do with cycling anyway?”. The E61 is one of the most famous espresso machines. Made by Faema, the team that sponsored Merckx in his early days, when he rode a De Rosa. So what does this have to do with a Mongoose grip on an E61 handle? Absolutely nothing. But it’s rad. Radness made by the Gonz in Melburn.
Follow @Gonzlab on Instagram for more intriguing creations and lots of bad grammar.
When small companies spring up in a city like LA, people take notice. Throw a little bit of bicycle branding in there and you’ve got a successful business model. Pump Cold Brew is popping up throughout the local shops in LA. If you get a chance, pick up a bottle from Golden Saddle Cyclery.
Kevin Porter is a character. A can-can, coffee cup-carrying, BMX ripper. Defgrip dives right into Kevin’s morning brew with a great Q&A about his new endeavors with Bow Truss Coffee Roasters. It’s a great interview! Check it out here.
This bike, or this Camera. I’ve been using the hell out of both as of late and while there’s not enough medium format content to make it an official Recent Roll post, there have been some gems coming out of this lens. The biggest challenge has been using this Distagon T* 50mm with its dual focusing rings. That and general exposure. Shooting with a Hasselblad has really changed the way I look at film photography. I don’t see myself picking up my AE-1 for a while.
It’s the last day before the #RideNStyle competition here in SF. I rolled out the the #fixiefamous crowd from the Mission, out to the Embarcadero to see the course and bumped into all the fixed freestyle guys. The following set is all over the place but there are some gems in there!
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Fat Burly Mermaids just put up their East Coast Roast video from last weekend’s event. Who knows how to party? Those guys. Featuring Van Homan, Kenny Horton, Eric Holladay, Dillon Leeper, James Lukas, Neil Hise, Rob Tibbs, George Dossantos, The guy from the Colombian coffee can and many more…
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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.