Oh man. I saw this on the Signal Cycles Instagram yesterday6 and was wondering when they were going to post photos. This bike is oozing with style and that box lining is sharp. Check out more at the Signal Flickr. Man, these guys are getting some love on the site this week… Must be the rainy season.
Seeing a show bike in a booth, at a convention center is one thing but bumping into it on the street is another treat. While I was in LA, I met Andy, the owner of this beautiful robin’s egg blue Signal Cycles commuter. I had seen this bike before, at the 2012 NAHBS but being able to actually take it for a spin around the block, as I looked for a photo spot, was an honor. It really did ride like a dream and it’s been everything Andy asked for, and more.
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So you just moved to Portland and you sold your car, looking for a more efficient way of getting around. Time to buy this Map 650b Disk-ville. $6,800 gets you this complete bike, locked and loaded with the nicest quality parts. This was at the 2012 NAHBS (as a raw frame) and is quite the looker. I bet the ride is worth every penny… See more details here.
Wow. To think that Fairdale started off last year with really simple singlespeeds and have branched out into everyone’s soon-to-be-favorite commuter bikes… The new Fairdale line is looking great. From the simple chromed Coaster, to the Flyer 26″ cruiser, Step-through 26″ (check out the top tube flip!) and the Weekender Disk, the whole line has something for everyone. Your local Full Factory-distributed shop will have these in stock at the end of the month.
The coolest thing about the Weekender is that Taj is about to embark on one of the best touring routes in the country on Saturday. He’s taking his Weekender from Portland to SF on a two-week tour with Sandy Carson. Jealous!
Expect more from that trip soon, but for now, head to Fairdale and check out the offerings… and on a related note, the 2012 Sunday! collection is up at Defgrip. Check that out too.
Seriously. How good is that?
Mr. Damien Riehl makes a cameo in the newest video from Sweatpea Bicycles, featuring their newest model, the Farmers Market. Aptly named for its front-end cargo capacity and still being zippy enough to handle some road rides.
Thanks for the heads up DPow!
Fairdale has a fresh new website and a bunch of new posts up to boot. Taj has even featured my post on the new Parser Roger Edition, so head over and check it out.
Edit: also, check out the Roger x Fairdale video I just added.
Mmmmmm. This Signal Cycles Saltzman is dreamy. See the full thing (love the Edelux mount) at the Signal Blog!
I’ll admit, I saw neon and thought “oh pretty”, then I read up on Nicolai’s Argon road / touring / tracing frameset (yes, I have no idea how those geometries overlap). But the color, named “alarm dizzy camou”, is probably what caught Death Spray Custom‘s eye. As far as the bike is concerned, it’s Gates compatible and their description seems very, um, German:
“It has to be said that the Argon Road is not your conventional road bike. There are no smooth welds, no intricate lugs and no carbon tubes. However, you can not fail to be convinced by its superior stiffness to weight ratio. Indeed, both the torsional and the longitudinal stiffness of the Argon Road are almost unrivalled and it significantly outperforms carbon competitors in this respect. (Test EFBe Institute 2006) So how does a rider benefit from this? On long climbs in the mountains the Argon Road saves energy. On long Alpine descents the rigidity allows unparalleled tracking – it corners like it is on rails. After all, what is better when road-racing than being just that little bit faster? ”
I just like the paint.
Michael Sieben and Taj Mihelich have been friends since the early days of T-1. So it only made sense that when their respective companies, Roger Skateboards and Fairdale blossomed, they should do a collaboration. Skateboarding is a great way to get around but by the time you get to the spot or the park, you’re already toast, especially in the Summer heat. So these two businessmen thought, hey, why not make a bike that embodies both of our brands and add some pizzazz to it?
The Fairdale Parser Roger Skateboards edition is just that. A simple commuter, stripped down to the basics and with a little extra bounce for the buck. This limited run of 50 will come in Fairdale sizing of 10 small completes, 30 medium, and 10 large. They’ll be built, as shown, minus the hand brake (production model will have a coaster brake), will feature the new Fairdale Archer Bars, a complete Roger skateboard and the new Fairdale Cargo Skaterack.
This is their final sample, done in-house with spraypaint, so expect a much nicer production paint. Retail is $800 and they can be ordered through Full Factory Distribution via your LBS, late May 2012.
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