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