Posts in the category Fixed Gear/SS

Red Hook Crit Inspires Fresh Goods from Cinelli, Chrome & Stanridge Speed


photo: ©caroline pauleau

The 2014 Red Hook Crit raced through NYC this past weekend, and Stanridge Speed, Cinelli and Chrome were on hand with special edition bikes and goods.

Shown above, past winner Evan Murphy was rockin’ a Stanridge Speed bike painted by artist Eine. The graphics are a play on the fact that even street art, as rebellious as it may seem, is nowadays nothing more than advertising for the artist, and simply repeats “We Hate Eine”.

Murphy and a teammate rocked identical bikes and took top ten finishes for men’s and women’s fields in the rainy event. Check her bike, and stuff from the other brands, below…


NAHBS 2014: Festka Shows Amazing Artist Series Bike, New Titanium Frames & Much More!


We got the story of Festka’s new titanium frames in our pre-NAHBS interview, which took a deeper look at the new material and their nabbing of Morati’s founder to head things up. Now, we’ve got eyes on with the new frames plus so much more. Festka’s been quite busy.

This Zero, which is their lugged carbon fiber frameset, is the first one from their Art Collection. The base color is white, and every other bit of color, including the blue underlying tone, was painted by hand. It took seven days. This one gets stainless dropouts and an eccentric BB so it can run a Gates Belt Drive. Only four will be done with each Art Collection paint scheme, but they can be ordered in any frame style you want.

Closeups of this, plus steel, ti and more carbon bikes (and wheels!) below…


Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

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  • Halo Belt 2.0, seen above, has been successfully funded on Kickstarter and is still taking orders for it’s USB charged glowing belts in an effort to reach $100,000 so they can redesign the belt to be 100% waterproof. They even have a Halo Belt Mini for your dog’s collar.
  • Stolen Bikes.UK is celebrating their 2nd year in operation and the recovery of 140 stolen bikes by offering you a chance to win £500 to spend in a local (UK) bike shop or one of two Hiplok D’s. Enter to win on their FB page.
  • John Moss, the founder of Stolen Bikes.UK, was inspired to create the site two years ago when his own bike was stolen. Now, he is trying to close the bike theft circle with an additional website called Check That Bike! - for buyers of used bikes to make sure the bike they are going to buy is not stolen.
  • BuddyBike is pleased to announce that 10 of their bikes will be given away in the Great Bike Giveaway through the Friendship Circle. See the stats on all of the adaptive bikes in the giveaway and consider donating so more special needs children can enjoy the freedom of riding a bike!
  • Bicycle Retailer reports that Bob Stapleton, former owner of the Highroad cycling team, has bought Mad Fiber wheel’s intellectual property assets.
  • The 24 Hours of Booty is returning for its third year in Philadelphia, kicking off on Friday, June 27th. Check the website for more 24 Hours of Booty locations.
  • BMC has recalled it’s Stromer Electric Bicycles due to possible fork failure. See their website for more details. (Kudos to them for having fork recall information on the front page!)
  • Tomorrow is World Water Day and in celebration PureFix Cycles is giving away $100 to charity: water for every Uniform or Yankee bike sold.
  • The 2014 USA Pro Challenge is looking for you to design their official commemorative poster. Enter your submission via their FB page through May 2nd.
  • Bell Helmets has announced the 12 finalists for they IMBA-Bell Built grants. Voting is open to the public April 7th – May 18th on their FB page.
  • Looking for a smaller grant, from $400-$1000, to finish a project on your local trails or pump track? IMBA has just opened its Small Grant Program for applications. Deadline is May 30th.
  • Domahidy DesignsKickstarter Campaign has just five days to go, so he’s upped the ante to help close it successfully. What’s new? How ’bout a 650B bike as an option and a full lifetime warranty on all frames. He’s also added Small and XS sizes for the 650B frames, helping fit more folks.

Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Brings Upgrades to Affordable City Bikes

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We saw the Brooklyn Bicycle Co. range last year during the trade show rounds and were interested in their well put-together package at a great price level. Following up with them, it looks like things just keep getting better. Same price, but with some across-the-board improvements to spec since we last talked to them.

Join us across the break for more breakdown and pics if the bikes…


DOIY Design Presents a New Bicycle-Shaped Pizza Cutter

DOIY fixed gear bicycle pizza cutter

The pizza cutter is an indispensable kitchen implement – cutting pizza with a knife simply doesn’t yield the clean cut and topping-retention that any pizza enthusiast demands.

However, along with its cousin the ice cream scoop, the typical pizza cutter doesn’t play well with the the other more stackable items in the kitchen utensil drawer. For a long time Park Tool has held a monopoly on a brilliant solution to the problem – cast the pizza cutter as a displayable item so it can live proudly upon a shelf rather than getting dull knocking about against your forks and spoons.

British design firm DOIY now challenges Park Tool’s monopoly with their new Fixie Pizza Cutter.  But does in come in enough colorways to call itself a fixie? Slice past the break and find out…


Pure Fix Goes Upscale w/ New Coolidge 4130 Chromoly Fixie


Until now, Pure Fix has traded in inexpensive, ready-to-roll fixed gear bikes in an array of colorful builds.

Now, they’re going (slightly) more upscale with the Coolidge, a double butted 4130 chromoly framed bike with upgraded parts spec. That means a lighter, stiffer frame than their usual hi-ten steel, plus stiffer cranks, pre-wrapped drop bars, 700x25c ThickSlick tires on 30mm deep rims and sealed bearing hubs. Like the others, it comes with pedals so it’s ready to ride outta the box.


Friday Features: Fixed Gear Fun, Fork Tuning Tips, And Why We Want A Volvo

Sometimes riding your bike entails sacrifices, like walking up at 3 AM to fit a 30 mile training ride into your schedule.

Limited Edition Adidas Bombtrack Bicycle

BombTrack Adidas FixieAdidas has been hard at work creating a beautiful new line of bags and accessories, and to celebrate they approached Bombtrack Bikes about doing a collaboration. The limited edition bikes will be on display in a select 32 flagship stores across Europe and Asia. READ MORE ->

Found: Roll up or Roll Out with the Minimalist Musguard Fender for Fixies

Musgaurd Bike Fender

Love it or hate it, Kickstarter has given the cycling community dozens of great projects. Among them is the Musguard, a super minimal fender that attaches to your seatube with velcro, and can be rolled up and stashed on your frame once the sun comes out to play. The only caveat is that it’s low slung profile works best on bikes without a rear brake. READ MORE ->