According to the upright sign, to become a member, one either needs to download the free Zagster app, or visit their website. Looks pretty cool, the first 4 hours are free, but not sure why the phone number is a 202 area code for a service based in NYC?
While some might view this as another sign of gentrification, at least this seems like a step ahead for city cycling, while only a few years ago, a bicycle parked in front of luxury high rise was the scourge of the neighborhood. Let’s see how long those bicycles last?
Here is a brief article on everyone’s favorite fixed gear street race by Nick McManus who took some cool poloriod group shots of the MT scene.
Speed Demons Were Out In Full Force For The Monstertrack Fixie Race
MonsterTrack pre-registration party at Legion Bar in Williamsburg hosted by Le Noize karaoke, 3/16/17. (Photo: Nick McManus)
By: Nick McManus
March 20th, 2017
While everyone else was working off their St. Patty’s hangovers, the city’s fixie fanatics were gearing up for the eighteenth annual Monstertrack bike race. The unsanctioned, fixed-gear-only messenger-style race is a favorite of both local and out-of-town riders from all over the world. (This former messenger took 22nd place in 2009.)
Read more Here.
Videos are starting to surface from the race showing a wet and wild time.
Here is one from Pedal Strokes-
I was looking up some random media on MT and discovered this great interview in a podcast with Domincan Chris, this year’s MT winner. Whaaaaa? A cycling culture podcast I hadn’t heard of? Where have you been all my life?
Check this: A crew of street racing, track bike enthusiasists, consististing of Gabe “Electronica” Diaz and Jason “Buckets” Colon-the hosts, and Cisco “Free Agent Frank” Colon on production-have this amazing podcast often recorded in their favorite bowling alley.
Now heading into their second season, which mean there is this amazing archive of interviews with some of the biggest names in NYC bike culture and some you need to get to know. There stories are really amazing especially Dominican Crihs as he talks about racing, fighting accusations of. cheating, and battling it out on the streets for respect in the world of alley cat races.
Check out their site: cat6chismes.com
The full archive is on SoundCloud: SoundCloud.com/Cat6Chismes-Dominican Crihs
Alternative bike share sighted today at 66 Rockwell, and new high rise at the corner of Rockwell Avenue, and Fulton Avenue in Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Mission Workshop makes really great bags for the urban cycling lifestyle. They’ve been doing it for over 20 years based out of the West Coast messenger bag making hot bed of downtown San Francisco-home to heavy hitters like Chrome Industries and Timbuk2. Whenever I see someone with one of their slick classic Rolltop back packs, I get a little jealous…”Did you get that in SF?”
Now they have a Pop-Up Shop open in the Lower East Side.
2 Rivington St.
Their showing off their 2017 collection with classics and rain gear with technical fabrics, good for those on the go, on bikes.
Check it out, until March 21st.
It’s that time of year again…New York City’s longest running, fixed gear only (no hand brakes) messenger style alley cat race.
Monster Track, now in it’s 18th year. WHAAAAAA???
Who will get bragging rights to being the fastest on the streets and win this awesome prize bag from Reload Bags. As well as Cash and other prizes.
The weekend offers parties and racing for four days of bicycle lore.
Thursday, March 16th (ya missed it) I’m behind.
Pre-registration at Red Lantern Bicycles
345 Myrtle Ave-BK
Hosted by Le Noize and all female racing team: Spin Peaks.
Karaoke party at: Legion 790 Metropolitan in Brooklyn.
Tonight-Friday, March 17th-2017
Dress up, get a date–or not and come to the Bike Messenger Prom—aw.
Area 51 NYC-event space
291 Hooper St.-BK
55 Beaver St.-NYC.
Party at Beast of Bourbon-710 Myrtle Ave.-BK
Sunday, March 19th, 2017
Monster Track event page on Facebook
Több éve rendszeresen mérjük a kerékpárosok kivilágítottsági arányának változását, ezért március 23-án, 19:00 és 19:20 között - a Magyar Kerékpárosklubbal és az I bike Budapesttel összefogva - 13. alkalommal hirdetjük meg a Nagy Országos Lámpaszámlálást. Kérünk áldozz erre pár percet, segíts nekünk! A feladat egyszerű: településed tetszőleges, de forgalmasabb pontján kell megszámolni az elhaladó bringások lámpáit. A 20 perces mérések eredményét összesítjük majd közzétesszük a végeredményt. A mérést minden tavasszal, az óraátállítást megelőző csütörtökön ismételjük, hogy a változást is lássuk. A legkisebb település számai is hasznosak. A kapott adatokat e bejegyzés alá, külön hozzászólásként várjuk. Ha az oldal lefulladna éppen, a facebook eseményünk alá is írhatod, de csak az egyik helyre. Légyszi a hozzászólásodban csak ezek az adatok, és ilyen sorrendben szerepeljenek :
Lélekszáma (Wikipédiáról) :
Helyszín (kerület, utca, kereszteződés):
Kerékpárosok száma összesen: xxx db
Ebből első + hátsólámpás: yyy db
Csak első lámpás: zzz db
Csak hátsó lámpás: hhh db
Úton és járdán haladók ugyanúgy számítanak.
Pontosan 20 percig mérj, és minden haladási irányt!
Olyan pozíciót keress, hogy jól lásd az első és hátsó lámpát is haladási iránytól függetlenül!
Csak a világító lámpát számoljuk.
Mindegy hogy villogó vagy folyamatos fénnyel ég.
A világítás fényerejét nem mérlegeljük.
Használj papírt és tollat, mert sok bringásnál
könnyű belezavarodni. Forgalmas ponton inkább kérj segítséget.
Ne torzítsd, becsüld vagy kozmetikázd az adatokat, legyél pontos.
Ha elrontottad, inkább kezdd újra a 20 percet, de 19:40 után már ne fogj bele, mert torzíthatja az eredményt.
Az eddigi mérések eredményei:
Ez a facebook esemény, amit megoszthatsz, meghívhatsz rá más bringásokat:
Az eddigi 12 alkalommal 31 005 bringás lámpáit számoltuk meg.xlampaszamlalas_0.png
Pesterzsébeten a VEKOP pályázat kapcsán ötletelnek mindenféle kerékpáros fejlesztésről. Ehhez a főépítészi iroda csinált egy kérdőívet. Február 22-ig lehet kitölteni:
According to CNN (this must be #fakenews?!?!), 78 year old great-grandmother, Ethel MacDonald, (no, not the famous anarchist) has cycled solo more than 10,000 miles across Europe, and North America since 2003.
Video from Wochit News
According to the CNN article – “MacDonald only began cycling in 1979, when she moved town following her divorce and her bike became her main mode of transport.”
“For anyone who wants to follow in her footsteps, her advice is simple. “Just do it.””
Cégünket is sújtja a munkaerőválság. Szolgáltatásunk minősége, megbízható és megfelelő létszámú csapatunk fenntartása csak komolyabb béremeléssel oldható meg. Ennek biztosítására március 1-től 9%- kal emeljuk árainkat, az így befolyó összeg egészét futáraink fizetésemelésére fordítjuk. Megértésüket köszönjük.
At a glance, this chop-job might actually appeal to some of you. Hey, it’s got everything you need. Low-riding porteur rack, shifting options, multiple paint finishes, massive tire clearances, rim options, disc brakes (hydro or cable) and a reasonable saddle to bar drop.
Doing this little exercise made me realize one thing: damn, there were a lot of disc brakes at NAHBS this year!
While I enjoy detail photos, the drive side of a bike lets you see so much, especially when it’s shot at a nice and level side profile. You can see clearances, BB drop, overlap, trail and reach.
The drive side photo is the most important portrait you can shoot of a bike, in my opinion anyway… This Gallery breaks it down. Flip through for easy comparison and if you missed any of these photosets, check out the 2014 NAHBS archive.
Photo by Adrian Marcoux
Here’s a feel good flick from Rock Shox, featuring that RS-1 inverted fork:
“They’re the future of XC mountain biking—in more ways than one. Kate Courtney and Russell Finsterwald are classic overachievers: She’s a NICA alumnus gone World Cup hopeful (and is a Stanford undergrad in her spare time), and he’s a former U23 National and Pan Am champ ready to compete in 2014 at the pinnacle of our sport. Stripped of team logos, and outside the boundaries of course-marking tape, however, both are simply mountain bikers with a passionate penchant for new trails and eye-opening adventures.”
Basically, this video makes me want to go ride some more desert.
Photos by Kyle Kelley
I absolutely love everything about these photos. Greg from Cuppow brought his Chris Chance road bike to the west coast for a little R&R&R (riding, rest and relaxation). While he was in Los Angeles, Kyle took him to the blacktop for breakfast and shot some photos of his rad ‘Chance.
Check out more here!
When I saw these frames from Ruckus, I kindly requested higher res files. This is so good. While I don’t have a whole lot of information, I’m sure if you go bug the dudes over here, they’ll explain the origins of the cloning process they used to bring these carbon beasts back to life.
This came out so rad!
“Ohio based Stanridge Cycles is excited to announce the arrival of Katie Arnold to the team as it heads into it’s 3rd season competing in the Red Hook Crit Series. Arnold will join previous Red Hook winner and Cat 1/Pro, Evan Murphy at the start line in NYC this weekend.
This years Red Hook Crit program began in October of last year while in Shoreditch, London visiting Deathspray Custom. Ben Eine’s work on Mother London caught the eye of Stanridge Cycles Owner Adam Eldridge. After returning to the states Ben was contacted and it was on. Ben hand painted both frames for the event.
This year Enve Composites Paul Components and Vittoria Tires have joined as new team sponsors while Endo Custom remains as the jersey maker. Riders will use a variation of the iconic Stanridge HSP MkII (pictured) during the series to showcase a team that competes at the highest level of fixed crit racing.
“I enjoy creating bikes for this series. Having these frames used under race conditions means much more to me than hanging them on display at a bike show. They’ll get beat up, scratched and used which is perfectly fine with me”. - Adam Eldridge, Owner of Stanridge Cycles.”
The boyz over at Manual for Speed have some restocked their bottles and added new designs to the mix. Head on over to scoop!
Wilis recently built up a No 22 Little Wing track bike to race at Red Hook Crit. These bikes look even better in person. I’d highly encourage you check one out!
In my groggy state at this year’s NAHBS, I met Casey Sussman, the builder of Mars Cycles, a small frame builder out of Oakland. His bright magenta track bike caught my eye but in a world of mail-order “fixies”, I didn’t initially register the bike as a hand made frame.
Once Casey introduced himself, I quickly realized that was no mail-order, made in Taiwan bike. It’s a legitimate, hand made track bike. Clean fillets, racing geometry, non-nonsense details and that 44mm head tube. Mars Cycles’ work, at this point, is focusing on crit-ready track bikes and Casey’s bike is a prime example.
Mars Cycles will have a few racers rolling these frames at this weekend’s Red Hook Crit in Brooklyn, so if you see them, make sure to wish them luck!
I don’t have a link for Mars Cycles but leave a comment in the Gallery with any comments or concerns.
Let me preface this by saying the Guest Gallery you’re about to click through (hopefully!) was no easy feat. Photographing macro details in a convention center isn’t easy, especially when you’re toting around a Hasselblad 500cm, equipped with an 80mm lens, an extender tube, a Phase One back and lighting the scene with an LED lamp. It doesn’t matter how much you know about cameras, that last sentence probably made you scratch your head a bit.
Why would any photographer go through that much of a hassle to shoot NAHBS? Well, because the photos produced by such a rig came out stellar, that’s why.
Photographer Atom Moore had the most unique camera setup at NAHBS. When I saw him toting it around, I had to see what he was working on and after flipping through his submissions to PiNP, I gotta say that I’m so stoked on how they came out!
Check out some incredible macro shots from the 2014 NAHBS in the Gallery!