You want to ride behind this guy when this wheel decides to bounce out of the shitty half effort the rider made to covert the drop outs to horizontal ones effectively eliminating the drop out all together. I hope the blue duct tape is for looks and not holding the chain stay together after his last incident.
Monday, March 31, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
A classic piece from Ironman #85. CHOOM! indeed.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
I first came across a couple of bikes he had posted on LAFIXED.com
here is the picture he posted of his fixed gear bikes in his garage.
Needless to say the normal posters at LA were not as impressed with him as he seems to be of himself. Here is the followup to his post:
Fuck those bikes and fuck that car.Seeing shit like that makes me want to strap dynamite to my frame and intercept that plastic piece of shit at the Velodrome. The car looks like it needs a gentle nuzzle with a sledgehammer wielding tweaker.I could give a flying anal cum spurt if those bikes are the height of technology. All they look like to me is if some asshole decided to make a bike model out of his excrement. Good fucking Crust, those frames are designed specifuckingly for the track, putting risers on shit like that is the epitome of idiocracy.What's next? We're going to see a picture of some peroxide cocaine whore modeling in front of the frames before Rocco Siffredi shows up to sucker punch her ass? Fucking show and tell time for upper fixster crust.Jesus Fuck.
A better response could not have been crafted.
A later poster provided the link back to this guys site, http://ameblo.jp/krh-group
Where, if you find you have the time and stomach for overindulgence, can peruse the life of a multi-million dollar japanese kid with too much time on his hands.
A garage full of not only "bike models made out of excrement" but F1 cars, Super cars, and single production modern prototypes.
Jet flights to snowboard in Switzerland
Race car development parties in Spain
Custom made snow board clothing from Tokyo.
Diamond encrusted cellphones, and tissue boxes
I dont speak martian so i cant make out all of the wording on the site but it appears to be nothing more than someone following around this rich kid as he spends his familys fortune. Paris Hilton style.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
I come across this picture on a bike forum based out of San Francisco.You hear a lot of the time in situations like this that: "The picture doesn't do the bike justice." However in this case, I think justice has been served. And in this case its served on a bouncing top-tube and a saddle angle only a masochist could love.
The post was followed by this response:
soffrides are sick for old dudes with bad backs. before i had my fixed i was
riding up pch and some super old guy with cinder block thighs was trackstanding
on a geared soffride. i tried to draft off him but he was holding a steady 25+
mph in a headwind, i couldn't do it.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
You have a set of hubs you would like to sell. Maybe you just got your tax return or you just pawned your roomates stereo while he was away at spring break, either way you have a little loot to upgrade the old fixed gear and you decided to start at the hubs and have your eye on a pair of high flange chrome 32 hole hubs at the local bike shop like these beauties:
Lets say you choose to list the hubs you currently have on a reputable online site with a modest but fair asking price. you signed up for a different email address so you dont have to be embarassed by listing firstname.lastname@example.org Now we just have to come up with a good description.
You could say something like: Easily removed American bolts, chrome-like, $50 obo.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
There are a dozen or so good shots of this guy (he looks russian to me for some reason) in a fit of rage, wrestling with the female courier and attempting to stomp her bike. The road rage incident ends with a group of men giving him the business hockey style with the jersey over the head treatment. See below The complete story and pictures.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Yes there is a movie out with the title Street Kings. No it has nothing to do with the hip, stylish fixed gear crew out of Arizona. It involves the piss poor acting of Keanu Reeves.
I was hoping he would reprise his role as Jonny Utah, FBI agent from the classic Point Break
Only this time Bodhi figures out he is an "FBI AGENT" and douses him with gasoline and lights him on fire. I think it would make for a better ending.
No such luck . I watched the trailer. No rubber presidents masks, no red hot chili peppers, No Kung Fu, no evil computer created robots, no Lawrence Fishbourne. No f*ing bikes. I am not pleased.
This is the bike Keanu would be riding if he was in a movie with bicycles, a non-driveside picture with monochrome flame red paint and a seat angle ony a masochist could love.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Lost...This damn fool lost his mind if thinks he can take on the StreetKings
Monday, March 17, 2008
Craigslist dredge. GO devils!
Big Tuna is an animal lover. There is no doubt in my mind he would bolt a pair of these on his bike if he thought it was aiding a defenseless deer somewhere from being killed.
Bucket has a shoe fetish. The StreetKings doint do interventions.
Friday, March 14, 2008
April is shaping up to be quite a busy month. Tour de Phoenix, Cruiser ride, Buckets b-day, and a looming date for the Street Kings alley cat race are all expected events. But there is still plenty of riding days in March. The weather is perfect. The trails (if you mountain bike) are buff and green, and the spring air even has the bumper to bumper drivers commuting with a smile on their face.
Street King meeting minutes dated 3/6/08:
A motion was presented by XXI to schedule rides every two weeks versus once monthly. The motion was seconded by SK and was not put to popular vote due to the fact a lot of the other members present had to “check their schedules”.
Three (3) demerits were assigned to Bucket due to his flagrant disinterest in the possibility of damage to XXI’s bike “double down”. This brings his total to 5. He is the sole Street king with any demerits.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Che is dead in Phoenix, the only cause people in this state are interested in is illegal immigration and how to get out of their personal mortgage crisis. When Phoenix does make a stand, and it will, the Street Kings will be there, bananas blazing.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
“Be still my dog of war, I understand your pain. We all lose someone we love. But we do it my way! We do it my way. Fear is our ally. The gasoline will be ours. Then you shall have your revenge.”
“We all lose someone we love.” Twenty seven years later, I reminded of this quote when looking over my vanilla-shake beauty “lucky” as she rests in my garage.I believe she and I have possibly come to the end. Not that I would take her out back and shoot her, or subject her to the embarrassment and torture of an online auction house or worse yet sentence her to a lifetime of languishing on the never updated webpages of craigslist. But I feel the time has come to replace her with another model. As my eyes light on her slender and impossibly tall seat tube, and the lack of anything remotely considered track geometry, I can still get a bit choked up. Sure she doesn’t have any toe overlap and the fork has a bend that resembles an over ripened banana. But she does have class. And that has to count for something. Needless to say I am in the market for something with a little more aggressive geometry, a true track drive train, single chain ring spacing on the crank, a manageable distance to the rear stays, track dropouts, clean tubing, and a low slung BB. In short, everything lucky is not. Keep your eyes peeled. SK is ready to fire.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Obviously they haven't read 7 time tour de france winner Lance Armstrongs book: Its not about the bike. Where he explains it indeed isn't about the bike, turns out it might be about being pumped full of anti-cancer drugs. (The debate rages on)
If you decide not to race, i understand. There are times i have used every single one of these excuses, sometimes not fully being honest with myself. But the one thing that keeps me rolling back to the line is...well the idea that these cute little SRAM red riding hood chicks dig racers for one.
My what big breasts you have.
Monday, March 10, 2008
The very term "bling" brings into question, who made up the term? Who is biting whos rhyme? Who fired first, who is the trendsetter and who is the sheep? Difficult questions i can assure you. Style seems to follow function that, for the most part, appears to be born in the urban environment. The streets. Like the birthplace of this frankenstein of brass plated chromolly and rattle can blue.
Some 0f the highlights of his list of numerous trends set in the planet, and not just rapping;
#5 HOW I FOLD MY BANDANA
#21 NO MORE JEWELERY, RIMS, OR LIFESTYLE OF THE BEAST. HOW DARE YOU QUESTION MY TREND SETTING, LOOK AT WHAT I BRING TO THE TABLE.
#26 I COULD JUST KEEP GOING BUT NOW I’M TIRED… HOW DARE YOU QUESTION MY TREND SETTING, LOOK AT WHAT I BRING TO THE TABLE
Recently Monster track, a large scale alleycat race was cancelled due to what the organizers called "safety concerns". They cited that a number of people were expected to race that were not messengers and not versed on track bike etiquette and technique. They had concerns for their ability to complete the unsanctioned race in a safe manner.
Lets see...an unsanctioned open race course that sponsors a race fashioned around a culture that eschews safety including helmets in the first place. this is starting to sound like a USA cycling event instead. Who is biting whos rhyme?