Thursday, December 31, 2009

Prolly x Tokyo

I personally love reading and seeing pics about people's trips to major cities that I haven't had a chance to visit yet. Prolly's account of his recent trip to Tokyo with Mishka is excellent, I would highly recommend taking a look at it if you have a few free minutes...

Part 1
Part 2

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The JAN crew in 2009

This is great, these guys make everything look like so much fun...

Monday, December 28, 2009

Tyler Johnson

From Zlog.

Fast Pace 'Zine

OK, so I'm friggin' old school I guess, because back when I first started doing tricks on bikes we didn't have the internet, all we had were 'zines to tell us what was going on. Therefore, I'm always down to support someone who's putting out the paper.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Mike Schmitt screenshot

Been breaking down some of the BSv.4 footy from RVAFixed over the past few days... great stuff, especially from Mike Schmitt. Mike can go big or tech and he's super creative in his approach to riding...

Mike is definitely going to turn some heads.

Monday, December 21, 2009


Spotted these photos of Laila Ghambari from BSv.2 on Pedal Consumption...

Saturday, December 19, 2009

All-City Dropout round 2

Check these photos of the second prototype for the All-City Dropout frame...

Lots more pics and info here.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Tony Fast x 14BikeCo

It's official, the infamous Tony Fast is now riding for London's 14BikeCo. It's sad to see him leave the MKE fold, but I'm stoked for him and this new opportunity.

Check out his new frame...

And speaking of 14BikeCo, you can download their absolutely killer new catalogue here!

Pics from Prolly's.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tom LaMarche screenshot

Here's a screenshot I pulled from some of Tom's BSv.4 footy. I can't even begin to explain how much Tom is killing it right now... I don't think I've ever seen him this motivated.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Aloha Fixed footy

Aloha Fixed footy
Originally uploaded by burdphil
...and so it begins.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Dual Cable Pull

Just saw this on the MKE blog...

I've seen plenty of flatlanders (most notably the legendary Paul Osika) run a set up where both brake levers operate the front brake through a joined cable, but this is the first time I personally have seen a single lever that operates both the front and the back brake. Obviously this would be very handy when playing polo. Pretty ingenius if you ask me.

Full details here.

BSv.4 update

We're starting to get the footage in and I've been seeing lots of sample clips from different riders who are going to be involved in the Bootleg Sessions v.4 project, and I have to say that things are looking amazingly good thus far. The Aloha Fixed and RVAFixed crews have been killing it, and the Philly footy promises to be as mind blowing as ever. Lots more stuff coming too, including a potential guest edit from a crew that we all know and love, but that's all I'm going to say about that for right now...

More news soon!

Friday, December 11, 2009

3Bancho part 36

Love the bail near the end...

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Profile Fixed hubs with True 3/8" axles

Got a set of the new Profile Fixed hubs with the True 3/8" axles today. Holy crap these things are nice. I've never had even the slightest problem with any of my original Profile Fixed hubs, but I'm pretty sure you could run these on a Boeing 747 and they would work just fine. In other words, these will be the last hubs you'll ever need. And if you think indestructible hubs aren't worth the extra cost, you're wrong. Trust me, I know.

They also come with knurled hardened steel washers that will bite into your frame to prevent slippage, which is a nice touch.

These bad boys are going straight on the red Bruiser...

Huge thanks to Christian @ Profile for the assist, as always!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Mike Schmitt

This is Mike Schmitt from Richmond, VA. This is a photo of a missed barspin air. The make will be seen in Bootleg Sessions v.4, along with lots more from Mike and the rest of the RVAFixed crew...

Pat Laughlin vs. a fixed gear bike

BMX rider Pat Laughlin, aka "Big Daddy" (and about 50 other nicknames), is a funny guy. Watch this vid, particularly at about the 3:50 mark where he describes the first time he tried riding fixed...

Gotta love NYC

Monday, December 7, 2009


This is what I love about the MKE Bruiser (and other similar new fixed gear frames as well)... you can set them up any way you want and do pretty much anything with them. Brad from Urban Velo set his Bruiser up for cyclocross and/or winter commuting...

That's a damn fine looking setup. Via Prolly's.

14BikeCo's new 14R

Andy from FixedGearLondon is always getting into something, and trust me when I say that it's always something amazing. This is no exception. He recently announced a new frame/fork project from 14BikeCo, the 14R. All Reynolds 853, all gorgeous. Lots more info here.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Delco in NYC

The boys from Philly were up in NYC this weekend, and naturally they did a bit of filming for Bootleg Sessions v.4 while they were there. Here's one little clip they captured...

Tom's nose manual across a 15' box. I don't care who you are, that's a long ass nose manny. Lots more about this and the entire weekend at Prolly's, of course.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Ares Bykes "Loope Hole" fixed frame

Japan's Ares Bykes has long been my favorite flatland BMX manufacturer, I've always had a strong appreciation for the way they operate. It now looks like they'll be coming out with a fixed gear frame in 2010, and why not? Everyone else is. Theirs will be called the "Loope Hole", and it has a pretty interesting design. No comments on their blog as to what it's intended purpose is, but with the bend in the downtube it appears that they may have had some trickery in mind...

Skidaddelisco Alley Cat

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

MKE Nickel Bar Ends

Got home from Boston yesterday and found a pair of the new MKE nickel bar ends waiting for me from the guys at Milwaukee Bikes. They went straight on the red Bruiser of course...


More Eurotrip videos

Tony's Circus act

Teds curved grind. Sick!

Nose Manual

One of the most innovative tricks ever done on a fixed gear ^

Thanks for uploading Andy!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

3BANCHO part 35!

Kyoichi Ozaki has been somewhat under the radar recently, but thankfully he is still riding and still making significant contributions to the Bootleg Sessions project and the rest of the fixed gear scene. He just put out his first mini-edit in over a year...

More details about the weirdness that when down here at the 3BANCHO blog.

Monday, November 30, 2009

I would wear these

I'm typically not a huge fan of shoes that have catch phrases written on them, but I actually like this particular phrase, and the overall styling of the shoe suits my taste as well...

Undefeated x Nike "Livestrong" Air Force I

Friday, November 27, 2009

Tokyo Fixed Gear shop opens in London

Tokyo Fixed Gear opened a new brick and mortar shop in the SoHo district in London. Looks like they had a killer party to celebrate the event... lots more photos here.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Visit to Open Bicycle

Since I'm in Boston for the week, I took a day to go check out Boston's own Open Bicycle. Every city has that one bike shop that you absolutely need to check out if you're in the region, and for Boston there is no doubt that Open is that shop. It has a boutique feel with a neighborhood shop sensibility, and the guys running the place have great ideas (like the promo vids they've been putting out) and even greater attitudes.

Check this Flickr set for full details of the excursion.

Aloha Fixed BSv.4 screenshots

Wow. Nothing else to say, just WOW. More at!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Boston is down there somewhere...

...and I will be too very shortly.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Sprockettes

The Sprockettes
Originally uploaded by burdphil
Saw this on a tee at a show tonight.

Friday, November 20, 2009

MKE Nickel Bar Ends

Possibly the most ingenius idea for a set of bar ends ever, hands down. Who hasn't, at some point in their bike riding life, jammed a nickel inside their grips to help them last longer? The nickels are even included!

$12 gets you a pair at Milwaukee Bikes.

R.I.P. Sean Callahan

I just found out today that Chicago's own Sean Callahan is no longer with us. Sean was originally supposed to have a part in the very first Bootleg Sessions vid. It didn't work out, as these things often don't for various reasons, but through the few communications I had with him I came to know him as a super nice guy.

Right now my thoughts are primarily with Kyle Kelley from Tracko. He and Sean had a ton of history and were great friends, so I know he's really feeling this right now. Hang in there, Kyle.

You can check out the profile page that we originally put together for Sean for the main Bootlegs site here.

This is a video that Sean was in way back in November of 2007. He's the one on the Bianchi.

R.I.P. Sean...

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Phoenix with Tom and Wonka

Tom and Wonka, in Japan, doing what they do.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sean Milnes for Open Bicycle

I met Sean in NYC this summer, and besides the obvious bike skills and style for miles, he's also a super nice guy. Hopefully I'll be able to drop by Open when I'm in Boston next week...!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Kai Nashimoto

Bootleg Sessions alum and Milwaukee Bikes rider Kai Nashimoto, also known as Fixika, has been heavily in the mix recently. He made an appearance in this month's Loop Magazine...

...and I just saw on Pedal Consumption that he has also done this crazy strap collaboration with CRANK...


Kant BFF Japan trailer

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Like I said, Japan...

...LaMarche is coming.

From Prolly.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Heads up, Japan!

LaMarche is coming. That is all.

Bike lanes are coming...

Bike lanes are coming...
Originally uploaded by burdphil my town. They're tearing up the streets and will be completely revamping the layout. Or so I've heard anyway. If it's true, then that'll be pretty damn fantastic.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

More Jookabox

This time it's an animated video for their song "You Cried Me"...

Great stuff as always. These guys are on tour in the States right now, so if they hit your town, make sure you get some tix!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Zach Renner

I've been doing some filming with Indy's own Zach Renner for BSv.4 over the past couple of weeks. Zach is damn solid on a fixed gear, and he also absolutely murders a skateboard. Here's some footy of him skating that I found on the 'Tube...

Photo: Brad Pickens

Gotta love those two sport stars...!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I can't not post this

This kid pretty much kills the spinning stuff dead. Super solid.

Urban Velo #16

Urban Velo #16
Originally uploaded by burdphil