Sandy Carson posted up this awesome article from the Fairdale pacific northwest tour that he and Taj embarked on earlier this year. The entire story made it to Paved Magazine, with words by Taj Mihelich and photos by Sandy Carson. Either pick up a copy of Paved or check out the article at Sandy’s blog.
This is what riding a bike is all about and the Fairdale Weekender looks like a perfect mate for some Maui fun!
When I first met Taj, we were talking about what kind of bikes Fairdale should do. I told him a 1×10 or a 1×9 is what most people need (or don’t know that they need, yet). They’re perfect for commuting and are relatively low maintenence. Taj and the Fairdale team worked their magic, creating one solid bike. Hell, he even rode Portland to SF on his!
See more information at the Fairdale Weekender page.
The whole new Fairdale line is really nice. Taj has done a great job designing and marketing his brand. Let’s take a look at the Coaster, the new single-speed coaster brake model.
The northwest offers up some superb riding, best tackled via touring or credit card touring. The long, arduous days clear the mind and purge all weight that found itself on your shoulders. Sandy Carson, Taj Mihelich and Seth Holton have an excellent Photogallery up on Defgrip from their recent tour. You’ve gotta check it out! As a side note: Taj did this on his Weekender, a great 1×10 “light tourer”.
We’ve all had an encounter with a bee while riding a bike. I got stung last week on our Cloud Burst ride and just recently, Bobby from Full Factory Distribution got a little more than he bargained for. Read up on the story and check out more of Taj’s killer illustrations at Fairdale.
Riding a bike in SoCal can be a blast and this new Fairdale video featuring Tom Perry captures a little bit of that. I love the Salk Institute fountain “gap”.
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.
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.
Raddest flier ever? Maybe. This in from Fairdale:
“SANDY CARSON has organized a near 1000 mile bike ride from Seattle to San Francisco to raise money for the Humane Society.
Check out this LINK if you’d like to help some poor little puppies and kitties. We’ll be heading out for the pedal in June so look for daily updates then.”
Sick! Taj, keep me posted, I’m down!