Saturday, December 13, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

How to keep your seat on your bike (a deterent)

1. Get an old bike tube.
2. Get some old chain.
3. Measure a length of chain that is long enough to loop through your seat rails and seat stays of your frame.
4. Use a chainbreaker tool to separate the chain at the appropriate length.
5. Do the same with a length of the old tube. Use enough to cover the chain fully as to not have it wear against your frame (if you care).
6. Lower your seat slightly to give you some slack when you reconnect the ends of the chain using your chain tool.
7. Raise your seat back to the appropriate height and Voila!

This is a fairly effective and virtually cost-free way to deter seat/seatpost theft. It will also get a lot of questions from people who can't logically deduce its purpose. Have patience with them and drop some knowledge.

Here are some pics stolen from HKFIXED

Monday, December 8, 2008

So I was thinking about buying a Mac..

...until I saw this video. Now I'm not so sure anymore.

It is pretty funny though. Found it on MASHSF

Videos of the Day! Today!

So Much stuff coming out from everywhere...

From Prolly with his Grind Fetish

NYC NIGHT EDIT EDWARD LAFORTE from Edward LAforte on Vimeo.

Bromance in Seattle. So good.

Bromance from Laali on Vimeo.

Twelve tribes falling off the stage

Twelve Vibes 08 part 2 from esehama on Vimeo.

Drome Dome Fetish

6th SBYL - Via Velodrome from licenseoul on Vimeo.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Videos of the day! Again.

I've been super busy with schoolwork. Sorry about not posting much for those of you that care.

Boring video of a dude bored on his bike. Nice move though.

From Prolly

"Just a simple video we shot for Milwaukee Cycles, to promote their chainring guard, the Stout. I know a lot of people don't like the way chainring grinds look on fixed gears, but man, it's a lot of fun. When you can dial in a long-ass grind on a nice waxed ledge, on the same bike you ride to work on and pretty much spend most your time on while riding, it's worth something!"

Ground Black from Luke Stiles on Vimeo.

Really really really tight... that popping sound at 00:12 makes me nervous

yfg nasty 3! from kr!$+@1k? on Vimeo.

Soo smooth...

Spinning Seattle from ZLOG on Vimeo.

More from Zlog

Tyler's day out. from ZLOG on Vimeo.


FAIL! from ZLOG on Vimeo.

Monday, December 1, 2008


I Heart My Beard

Tsurumi Crew from Osaka.

3 Bancho Covers "Twelve Vibes" show

Via 3Bancho

Holy Shit

Bike Hero

From Urban Velo

"This seemingly amateur video was created with the intention of promoting Guitar Hero World Tour via viral internet marketing (or murketing, if you will). Not surprisingly, it’s a hoax, in that it features computer generated imagery courtesy of the Droga5 agency."

Thursday, November 27, 2008

New Amsterdam Project

Human-powered delivery.

The New Amsterdam Project replaces internal-combustion vehicles with human-powered transportation to provide green delivery solutions that support energy independence, public health, and local community.

Oldtime+Bikes+ X =Yes


Forever Pogo

Fixed Mag #2

Fixed Mag

Friday, November 21, 2008

Monster Bike

Thanks Sean!

Check out this killer tank of a fixed gear. I saw something like this a while ago but this one is different.

"This is my latest build, I wanted to make bike to have fun in snow and soft sand. Bike is also fun for tricks and small city rides. Bike is not very light but that was not point of this bike anyway. Pursuit style frame and forks are home made out of recyled material. Idea of bike came from those 80mm rigida rims what I won from one bicycle building competition. Tires are Nokian Gazzaloddi's, size is 24x3". Rear hub is NOS Phillips fix-fix from 50's. Front hub is alloy drum brake, I wanted to have brake because of weight of bike, but actually its not really important. Handle bar is home cut bull horn whit black grip. Seat is old leather one. Rear cog I needed to make by my self because of wide tyres, it has 23 tooth. Front sprocket is 46, so gear ratio is 1:2."

More pics you find from my site


Videos of the Night [A Fucking Ton]

Fixed 2 from Charge Bikes on Vimeo.

MPLS Sunday from Andrew Gruhn on Vimeo.

Bike Jerks Weekend from BikeJerks on Vimeo.

Track Bike Times Edit #1 from Matthew Rice on Vimeo.

TOMONI BBQ from Eli Tokyo Jitensha-Jin on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Jerksgiving TwoThousandEight!


Jerksgiving Two-Thousand and Eight!
Saturday November 29th

Registration: 2pm behind the Albright Knox art Gallery at Hoyt Lake
U-lock pick up and trackstand twister.

Start: 3pm at Positive Approach

Racers need to bring:
-$6.50c dollars

Racers receive for $6.50c:
-Special Shirt made for the race.
-Spoke Card

Ridden Shirts Printed

From Delicious Fixicious

Positive Approach has two shirts printed for the ridden line with many more to come in the near future. Contact them at ( to order a shirt.

Cog Bomb


Quick Edit Of Bill and Eric in Canada

Check the Buffalo skyline in the background.

Eric and Bill in Canada from Bill Bottriell on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Positive Appraoch Open!

Run down to 611 Elmwood and check out the new store.

Positive Approach

Saturday, November 15, 2008

City of Crank

City Of Crank 3.5 from Blackgoldcycling on Vimeo.

Ridiculous Italians

Nose Wheelie

Mishka Spetsnaz Mark II

Via Prolly

NYC plays hosts to every weather condition imaginable! From blizzards, torrential downpours and heat waves, this variety of conditions creates a unique and challenging riding climate for cyclists.

Last Fall Mishka introduced the Spetsnaz Tech Jacket as an all-purpose, functional jacket against the elements. This Fall we went back to the drawing board to up the ante with the Spetsnaz Mark II, creating a better fit the jacket to the needs of NYC's cycling community! In addition to the already taped seams, the jacket was made waterproof and coated to withstand a whopping 10,000mm of water pressure and treated to not only be wind-proof but also breathable by wicking away sweat your body heat creates. Coupled with undearm arm ventilation zippers, the jacket offers up the perfect comfort control for cyclists plowing through NYC streets. And for those messengering, the jacket features a generous 13" x 10.5" back pouch to safely store any and all important documents that need delivering, while keeping your hands and torso free of a cumbersome bag.

But don't just take our word for it as we let these jackets get tested by some of NYC's most dedicated riders.

"Riding in NYC is no joke. Especially this time of year, one day it'll be sunny in the morning and cold and rainy come mid-day. When I ride to work, I want a jacket that keeps me warm and breathes well and this jacket does just that. It's got enough pockets to hold what you need and keep those items protected from the elements. Things you want in a jacket."
- John "Prolly" Watson
Trick Cyclist/Mishka DART Sponsored Rider/Web Celebrity

"I messenger in this thing all day in any weather. I have put in 12 hour days in the pouring rain and when everything else is soaked, my shirt is dry. All I need to stay warm is a base-layer and this jacket. No need for anything else. "
-Wilis Johnson
Messenger/Mishka DART Sponsored Rider

Unfortunately, taking all of these technical features and coupling them with very small production runs results in the unfortunate side-effect of a hefty retail-price. We at Mishka are not oblivious to the fact that this may very well boost the jacket to an unaffordable price for many people whose livelihoods are dependent on their bicycles.

We would like to offer a 35% savings on our Spetsnaz II to those out there who can not live without their bicycles and use them as their primary means of transportation.

Simply use discount code: GETPITTED for 35% off your purchase of a Spetsnaz Mark II

Positive Approach Shop Opening Party Today!

Jo and Charlie have been working so hard on this place. Come out to have fun and party. They are going to be debuting a few shirts and selling them for a little below there normal cost. One of those being the Ridden shirt!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tom Mosher's Keo Spin Tutorial

All you new riders check it out. I wish I knew about this when I was trying to learn them. It would have made my life so much easier.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Uncritical Exuberance? Judith Butler's caution on Obamamania

I wholly agree with the points Judith Butler makes in her salient and important analysis of the left's hyperbolic characterization of Obama as a prophetic symbol of "redemption."

"...if we subscribe to the heightened modes of identification that he proposes ("we are all united") or that we propose ("he is one of us"), we risk believing that this political moment can overcome the antagonisms that are constitutive of political life, especially political life in these times. "

Via Angry White Kid

Monday, November 3, 2008

Starfuckers Build and Fork

Spotted at John Prolly's New Blog

Starfuckers has some fucking Japanovative shit.


They have fashioned a dual-dropout system for adjusting your rake depending on your riding style (tricks vs. fast)at the time. Its look hella heavy though.

Valve lights.

Get ready for Disco bike 2009.

Check em out Here

Steampunk Toestraps

They have buckles! Via Freeman Transport

This look great and seem highly functional.

Videos of the Day

Shawn R 360 Via HKFixed

Video Diggin' via Zlog

You go grrl.

Haha (professional fixed gear rider) Ted Shred! I heard of him when I was out in SF. Apparently he used to ride a single speed with no brakes. To stop he would wedge his back foot between his tire and seat stays BMX style.

My kind of riding. Fast and Dangerous as fuck.

Viktor from Viktor Vauthier on Vimeo.

Fixed Noir

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Obama Bikes WTF?

Animal Link

"There's only 20 days left until Election Day but the race is still far from over. To keep the momentum moving forward and promote the candidate offering a more progressive energy policy for the future than that frightening cackle of "Kill, baby, kill" "Drill, baby, drill," ANIMAL brought Geekhouse bike builder Marty Walsh together with pattern reworking genius Dan Funderburgh to create this ONE OF A KIND ObamaBike. The hand-built track cycle was put up for auction on on eBay beginning today, with proceeds benefitting Barack Obama's victory fund. The fixed gear masterpiece measures 55cm, sports a curved seat tube, custom sublimated graphics on the Geekhouse Custom 'Rockcity' frame/fork, and Velocity Deep V wheelset, plus an exclusive 'Obama Chainring' logo on the front. It comes race-ready with a nice selection of parts (Thomson Steam and Post, SDG Saddle, Tioga Headset, Sugino Messenger Cranks/Chainring, MKS Sylvan Track Pedals/Clips, Continental tires). Close-ups and details of the carbon footprint reducing mode of transportation below. UPDATE: sold for $1425. "

Another Animal Link

"In an effort to promote, a campaign aimed at motivating "lazy ass" 18-35 year-old tastemakers on Election Day, vinyl toy designing auteur Tristan Eaton, partnered up with Barack Obama and the candidate's youth marketing agency, SS+K, to create this over the top fixie. Unlike the more subtly branded ObamaBike we put up for auction and sold, this one's slightly more predictable flashy with its riser bars, Obama logo'd rear disk, Aerospoke front rim, and custom lefty graphics. Had Obama been an old school BMX brand, this would have actually meshed perfectly with those Trackstar x DQM track bikes. We're not sure how they're going about giving this baby away, but whoever wins it better be damn confident about backing the Democratic candidate—especially if the polls are wrong. Jump for a close-up.">

Van and Fixed Gear London 'Collabo'

"Fixedgearlondon was founded by Andy and Ted in 2005, riding fixed has since become our lives – and more. This frame is the first that Ted has built from scratch and is Fixedgearlondons’ interpretation of what a Vans fixed gear bike should be like."

Image by GregFalski©

Looks like it cut through the darkness, burn churches and stab people to death. I want it.

Fuck 650c I'm getting a 405b


This wheel comes with its own service manual...

Sugino were just being assholes with this one.What the fuck guys?

Saw it over at Riding in Circle

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Videos of the day [fucking sick seattle]

Funday #2 from Laali on Vimeo.

Toronto Track Tricks from Tom Mosher on Vimeo.

2 tricks today at de young from Matthew Rice on Vimeo.

Positive Approach! A new store in Buffalo!

These are some crucial times!

From Delicious Fixicious">

"Hey guys. So what seemed to be a wild plan to open up a store/ custom screen print shop (one of many over these months) is quickly becoming scary real and serious. It is probably one of the most exciting things in my life. I suddenly realize how important it is to make this happen. It has way too much potential to be successful to not happen. The point of the story and relation to posting this update on a bike blog is that this was mainly influenced by the FAST FRIDAY video. Dustin's (owner Cadence Clothing) success in the Seattle bicycle scene is very beneficial. With full DIY mentality in play, this shop will be based around positive living, bikes, and green life. I will keep you updated. Stay tuned. Love, Joe "

This is going to be so tight!

Positive Approach

From Charlie:

"Check out the first shirt Joe and I have put together for the Ridden/ Delicious Fixicious Line. You will be able to pick one of these up at the store Positive Approach we are opening up at 611 Elmwood."

Stay tuned!

New Blog! Delicious Fixicious

Joe Charlie and Steve have set up a sick new blog dedicated to fixed gear riding here in Buffalo.

Sick Fix Pix

Local Rider Charlie Reinagel takes some rad shots of our crew of riders here in the queen city.

Check em out:

Filming Joe

Joe Wall Bunk

Joey P Car Tap


Joe about to get some air

Bill wheelie grab

Matt Skitch