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

JANoramic view

Check out this panoramic view of the exterior of the old Horikiri JAN shop. Very cool stuff from Kyoichi, as always. JAN has moved to a new, much bigger location Ueno, Tokyo. Congrats guys!

JAN - track bike shop in horikiri, tokyo in Japan

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

A.J. Austin

Killer photo of Milwaukee's newest rider, A.J. Austin...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Gina from King Kog in Tom Tom Magazine

I met Gina from King Kog the last time I was in Brooklyn and discovered that we share a love of all things Kill Rock Stars. Gina plays drums in a band called either Ina! Ina! or Guts for Garters, and recently she did an interview for Tom Tom magazine...

Profile True 3/8" axles for fixed hubs

These bad boys will be available starting tomorrow, Nov. 6th...


The True 3/8" axles for our Fixed hubs will be available starting on Friday, November 6. They feature an oversized aluminum center female style axle, and your choice of CrMo or Titanium axle bolts. This axle was derived from the axle in our best selling BMX Mini hub, and should make our axles virtually indestructable. The conespacers are made from aluminum, with a knurled hardened steel washer pressed on to bite into your frame.

The True 3/8" axles fit into virtually every frame track end that I tried them on, from a Cinelli-Mash Vigorelli to a 1986 Peugeot PX-10. You might need to file your fork dropouts to fit the axle, particularly if you have a lighter fork, but they will fit a Volume, FBM, or Milwaukee fork with no modifications needed. It just depends on the fork- you need an axle slot of about 9.5mm to fit the True 3/8" axles. If you don't know what you're doing, don't file your own fork- take it to a bike shop who does know what they are doing. Trust me. Paying the bike shop 15 dollars is a lot cheaper than paying the hospital to rebuild your face because your dropout snapped off.

If you are doing any Fixed Gear Freestyle, these are the hubs for you. If you're a larger rider, or you ride like a larger rider, then these also for you. They are compatible with all Profile Fixed hubs, so you can retrofit them to your hubs if you already ride Profiles.

The original axles will still be available for the forseeable future. Pricing will be the same for both axle styles.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New Jookabox Album - "Dead Zone Boys"

The band Jookabox, who provided the music for my part in BSv.1 and Dre's part in BSv.3, have just released their third studio album on the Joyful Noise Recordings label. Killer stuff as always, gotta love those infectiously dirty, heavy rhythms. Maybe show them a little love for being so willing to support the fixed gear set and grab "Dead Zone Boys" here.

First you can check out a sample track here.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Ghoul's Night Out

Stopped by this event last night (it was originally scheduled for Friday but was postponed a day due to rain)...

...and had a great time riding with everyone. Lots of the Indy locals are really coming up, hopefully we'll have a little edit from the event out in the next week or so. I also saw lots of these IN FX (Indiana Fixed) shirts floating around...

Looks good fellas!