Monday, August 31, 2009
No US release yet apparently, which is a bit of a bummer. This set is pretty colorful though and things over here are trending back towards much more subdued colorways, so I wouldn't be surprised if they only market this in Asia...
From Streething.com, via Prolly.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
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Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
SKATEBIKE Presented by FM Magazine
When: 2 p.m. Saturday, September 5, 2009
Where: Emage, 1620 Platte St. (in the courtyard), Denver
Contact: Anthony Farfalla, firstname.lastname@example.org
WE SKATE. WE BIKE. AND SO FM MAGAZINE CREATED SKATEBIKE.
DENVER, CO.—SkateBike is an annual day-long, outdoor event that mashes up skateboard and fixed-gear bicycle culture. It is free, all ages, and includes bike/skate competitions for all levels with cash and product prizes. Additionally, there will be a vendor village, live music, food, and a pop-up art gallery with dozens of works by local artists.
Arts: Pop-up skateboard deck gallery featuring the work of local artists, live screen-printing from Indy Ink, plus a collaborative mural installation by local graffiti legends.
Live Music: Speedwolf, Input, DJ El Brian, DJ Ear Attent, DJ Cavem (of Moetavation), and more.
Culture: Skaters vs. bikers water balloon fight, four-square competition, and 42 Below fixed-gear gold sprint races.
Competitions: Best Trick (skateboard), PBR King Of The Ollie (skateboard), Track Attack alleycat race (bike), PBR Pick-up (bike).
Sponsors: Emage, Pabst Blue Ribbon, RedBull, Speakeasy, The 400, Track Shack, Salvagetti, A Family Affair, Indy Ink, Newspeak, The Fabric Lab, The Shoppe, Sexy Pizza, Wax Trax, Chrome Bags, Jiberish Clothing, DVLP, Use Octane Coffee, 42 Below Vodka, Forest Room 5, The Onion/A.V. Club, XRocksTheSpot.com.
Monday, August 24, 2009
"Our 4th issue will be out next week. If you are at Eurobike or the CMWC in Japan or even in London, look out for free copies of the mag. The online free PDF will be released at the same time as the physical issue. Thank you for reading!!"
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Here's my submission of course...
Full details here.
Seems like everything I've ever been involved in has been supported by the 'zine culture, from freestyle in the '80s to punk/hardcore in the '90s to the fixed gear thing in the 2000s. I'm not sure what that says about me, in fact I'd rather not think about it.
To be honest though, I consider the Bootleg series to be in the 'zine family in a way. 'Zines are all kind of patched together and printed on the cheap, full of people/bands/whatever that you've never really heard of, and usually vanish into oblivion after three issues or so.
Maybe I'll put together a 'zine full of random interviews with all of the Bootleg riders just for the hell of it...
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Got a copy of Up Up and Away by Sunday Bikes when it came out a month or two ago. Good stuff. My two favorite riders are Ian Schwartz and Eric Lichtenstein, both of whom are guys who, interestingly enough, don't run pegs.
Even in BMX (street riding that is) I much prefer the pegless approach because it forces guys to think completely differently about how they ride. I guess that's why I was so into the fixed gear stuff initially, the format generated a ton of creativity and new ideas, and that's really what it's all about for me. I love seeing guys come up with things I've never seen before, no matter what kind of bike they're riding.
This web edit by Ian Schwartz came out about a year ago and is included in the bonus features...
Chances are you've seen it before, but it's still one of my all-time favorite edits...
Monday, August 17, 2009
Oh, and the frame itself looks to be tops too, love the changes to the bottom bracket cluster. I'll provide more info on how it feels once I have it built up... stay tuned!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Our man Shawn Wolf was there cranking around... check out his initial flying lap where you can hear the announcer cracking on him for running clips and straps...!
This is Shawn's Kinfolk. Gorgeous.
To top it all off, the great-granddaughter of Major Taylor himself was hanging out in the infield during the races. She happened to be in town for some sort of plaque dedication so she stopped by to check out the facility. She's the woman sitting on the right...
All in all it was a great evening. Hopefully I'll be able to make it out at least one more time before the season is over...
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
This is the biggest event I throw all year (200+ riders) and this year I'm going balls out to make it the best bike party of the summer. Four days of events, a party in a downtown alley, tricks, sprints, alleycat, booze cruise and polo. Please let you readers know that if they can get here they really should. It's going to be a special weekend.
More info at bikejerks.com.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
This longboard was my personal favorite. Wish I could have gotten a better pic of it...
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Damn that brings back some fantastic memories. I feel extremely lucky and priveledged to have gotten to know these guys, and everyone else that I've met over the years as well. It has truly been an amazing ride...
Friday, August 7, 2009
Huge thanks to Drew and the rest of the Milwaukee crew, as always!
Prolly has a new Bruiser frame on the way as well... check it out here.