Wednesday, March 31, 2010

BSv.4 update

We were hoping to have everything ready to go by April 1st so that we could release the full trailer and open up for pre-orders, but unfortunately that's not going to happen. We keep finding little things that we want to tweak... since this is the last Bootleg Sessions video, I guess we're getting a little anal about things. It's very close though, so be looking for the trailer to drop sometime next week...!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Seattle still has it going on...

...and the upcoming Resurrection Race stands as proof. I keep saying this, but I really have to get my ass back out there someday.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Macaframa tees

New threads from the Macaframa crew...

Thursday, March 25, 2010

New Bike Day - Cinelli Mash

Apparently my new build has been plastered all over the internet and I haven't had a chance to post anything because, well, I've been out riding it. When it comes down to it, I just wanted to get a new bike. So I decided to swap out my '04 Fuji Track Pro for the Cinelli Mash.

Deep down I am a MASH fanboy. Those dudes really set the stage for fixed gear bikes to be documented. I suppose there is a chance this blog wouldn't exist if it wasn't for the MASH guys did. Also, Gabe and Mike's extra parts still stand out as two of my favorite fixed gears videos on the internetsssss.

In my estimation, at the NYC MASH premiere the first true trick comp was held. I'm not referring to little side events at your local alleycat. At this comp there were close to 200 or 300 people. It was the best fucking vibe. I met so many amazing people that day. Hell I even met John Prolly when he was nothing more than a blogspot.

It would be hard to disagree that a lot is owed to what MASH has done. They even designed a reasonably priced Cinelli frame, a brand I have lusted after owning since I started riding.

Fuzzy from Bike Rev did the build for with some parts his personal parts bin (FSA 50t chainring, EC90 Seatpost). Threw on one of those swanky Shop 14 Concor saddles. The wheels are some Profiles that I had tried to doing tricks on years ago then fortunately wider rims became all the rage so these wheels got swapped to the Fuji.

Frame : 55cm Cinelli MASH
Fork : Cinelli MASH
Headset : Columbus integrated
Stem : 110 Ritchey Pro
Bars : 31.6 Deda track drops
Grips : Charge Plunger grips
BB : something
Cranks : 165mm Sugino 75s
Chainring : 50t FSA track chainring
Cog : 18t Profile cog
Pedals : Odyssey Twisteds
Straps : Hold Fast jawns
Seat : Shop 14 Concor
Seatpost : Easton EC90
Rims : Sun Venus Urban Camo (Fuck the haters)
Hubs : 32h Black Profile Fixed/Fixed
Rubber : 28c Randos

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Taliban Tom & Juliet

wow, fucking sick.

stolen from Hell Yeah!

Speaking of PROPS

A Day In The Life: Matt Beringer

Props Video Magazine

I have a feeling that a lot of the fixed gear riders out there, even moreso the trick kids, grew up on BMX. Well I certainly have a soft spot for nostalgia and recently I have been able to take some trips down memory lane. Props Visual has launched their website where they are posting videos from recent and past issues of their video magazine.

I'm sure many of you have come across the banger filled Garrett Reynold's Props bio. This was hosted on the new website. What I am far more interested in is the older videos. I spent most of the morning watching Road Fools 5. This brought me to thinking that not only have bikes been great to me, but they were my foray into awesome music. Every new props video introduced to one if not multiple awesome bands.

Road Fools 5 has some awesome Jade Tree bands on it and looks like today I am going to have dig up "The First Five Years" Jade Tree comp.

Monday, March 22, 2010

COG Magazine #08

Got my copy of Issue 08 of COG Magazine in the mail today. So much good stuff in this one, including an article about Empire, a recap of the development of of the Milwaukee Bruiser, and an interview with Wonka.

Milwaukee Bikes used one of my photos in their ad on the inside cover...

Huge thanks to Drew at MKE for hooking that up!

Friday, March 19, 2010


I'd like to see this when it comes out...

Based on the manga of the same name which is very good. Hopefully they never make an American version of this because it will star Hillary Duff and it will suck to the deepest depths of the hottest hell.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Charge Bikes: Fixed 4 with Tom LaMarche

It's Tom, so you know it's going to be amazing. The kid has so much style it's ridiculous. I could watch him ride all day long. In fact, sometimes that's exactly what I do when we're editing his footage, and it never gets old...!


Zach Renner, throwing in the barspin for good measure...

Photo by Jason Smith.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Pedal Consumption threads

Just got a note from Patrick @ Pedal Consumption that they have a logo tee dropping in the near future...

Subtle and clean, looks sharp.

Ride / Relax !

This video is awesome. period.

Bikes Aren't Fun! from North of Ten on Vimeo.

via krillz

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Our man Mike Carney takes a tough one. Heal up quick Mike!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

New W-Base rig

The W-Base Durcus One Stylin' will hit the market soon according to Prolly. Marco absolutely kills it on one of these bad boys in his Bootleg Sessions v.4. Keep your eyes open for both!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

COG Magazine #8 hits the racks

The new issue of COG magazine has dropped. Lots of great stuff in there, including an articles about Empire and the development of the MKE Bruiser. Grab it at your local shop while you can...!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Fixed Mag #5!

This is a killer cover. Tom LaMarche doing what Tom LaMarche does.

There's an interview/conversation between Tom and myself in this issue, so don't miss it! Huge thanks to Andy Ellis @ Fixed Mag for hooking that up!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Super Ted

Spotted this nice interview with London's Super Ted @ Prolly's...

We're just finishing up the London portion of BSv.4 where Ted displays some of his killer riding and his ability to concoct what has to be the most vile alcoholic mixture known to man. Here's a quick screenshot from his section...

Monday, March 8, 2010

Antonio from MKE

MKE's Antonio doing his thing at the Four Seasons skatepark...

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Bootleg Sessions v.4 update

It's been awhile since we've posted an update about the upcoming Bootleg Sessions v.4 DVD, so I've decided to post a rundown of the different segments and their current status. These are listed in no particular order at the moment...

Main Section
Marco - Done
Minneapolis - Done
Richmond, VA - Done
Indianapolis - Mostly done
William Buntas - Done
Group Therapy (London/Japan/Philly/Denver/etc.) - Not started
Riding High - Done
Tanner Monmaney - Done
Lindsey Bode - Done
Philly - Done

Bonus Features
Outtakes - Not Started
Prolly does Japan - Not Started
The Making of the "Here Comes Papa" Skid - Done
Alternate Intro - Done
Trailer #1 - Not Started
Trailer #2 - Not Started

So as you can see, we're definitely getting close. We're very stoked on how this one is turning out... crazy riding, filmed in full HD, lots of fun/funny personalities (both old and new) involved... it's going to be the best one we've done I think. Hopefully we can have everything ready to go in the next couple of weeks... stay tuned!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Tom LaMarche in Pedal Speed Magazine

Spotted this @ Prolly's... Tom L. did a photo shoot with Pedal Speed Magazine when he was in Japan...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Villains & Co. March releases

New gear from the Villains crew this month...

Digging the 5 panel!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

NAHBS edit

Lots of BSv.4 heads going off in this vid...