Rai loves Bianchi track bikes. After buying various models like his old RCD2 Pista and his 2006 Concept, all he really wanted was a black 2004 Concept. When Kyle from Tracko / GSC posted this frame for sale on his Instagram, Rai jumped on it, built it up with his parts and began riding it immediately. For dudes like Rai, the black Concept represents the track bike’s heyday in SF. It’s iconic and while this bike certainly has street cred, it is going to start seeing some time at Hellyer in the near future. Of course, he’ll have to replace his booted tire first… Check out more shots of Rai and his 2004 Bianchi Concept in the Gallery!
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“When we’re not busy on the streets, you can find the riders of TCB keeping it real and always looking it fresh in SF. Support us in raising money for a new cargo bike by picking up a TCB kit, so we can bring more food to you faster! The kit, produced by Endo Customs, is available now in our web store at tcbcourier.bigcartel.com. Pre-order ends June 30th!”
The Needle Gate Project just exudes good vibes. A group of riders are pedaling from Seattle to SF (the Needle to the Golden Gate) for She Dances, an organization that provides holistic restoration for young girls who have been trafficked and sexually exploited…
Check out their video above and click-through for more info.
It’s been real fun. There will be much more coverage on the way, but I’d like to say thanks to some of the people who made this trip such a unique experience:
-Mission Workshop (you guys rule!)
-Geoff at Box Dog Bikes
-Victor from Archive Bags
-Chas and Lindsey from TCB Courier
-John from Rapha
-Kyle and Adria from Golden Saddle Cyclery
-Garrett from Strawfoot
-Steve from Godspeed
-Extra Bigger / DNO
No cone-kickage, outlaw behavior in the latest from MASH. Nice video guys!
Here’s the second installment of Dustin from Cadence’s series with Pez.
“Cadence is proud to announce the exclusive release of special collaborative project with PEZ.
PEZ is a prominent street artist and deeply rooted figure in San Francisco cycling and messenger culture.
Honored by the opportunity to work with PEZ we wanted to share his story with those who may have yet to hear about him.
For the next three weeks we will release an episode on PEZ which we hope sheds some light on his influence and involvement in cycling and graffiti cultures.”
Two years ago, Chas and Walton from MASH sat down with the designers at Cinelli in Italy to work on the next track frame. After years of riding track bikes both on the street and in races, the two of these athletes knew exactly what they wanted. The end product was something unlike any track bike Cinelli has made before: a mixture of new technology with performance and practicality in mind.
Last year at Interbike, Cinelli handed over two of the prototypes, which were spraypainted with Montana outside Mash’s flagship store in SF (in fact, you can still see blue and green overspray all over the sidewalk). Chas’ green track bike has traveled the world and seen its share of the fast n loose riding lifestyle. It’s been in multiple Red Hook Crits and bombed the streets of SF and NYC alike.
The most noticeable difference in this frame, versus the older MASH frames include a tapered fork and head tube for added stiffness and proprietary hydroformed Columbus tubing. A level top tube and traditional track geometry add a confident stance to this bike’s profile. In short: the Mash team is very happy with their work and with new paint samples on the way, I had to shoot photos of this bike while it was still built up….
Many thanks to Chas and Lindsey for recommending the sunset bike shoot location and Bucket for showing his appreciation.
Matt’s just providing jobs for construction workers here. This is too good! Nice one Mash.