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All new 8bar TMPLHOF x 8bar team Edition 2018 The 8bar TMPLHOF is our new team bike that will be raced all over the world! This bike is all about lightness and performance. A real racing machine with no compromises and of course coming in the brand new look! Compared to the previous KRZBERG we moved away from the low-pro geometry towards a sloped frame giving you a lighter setup.
A community blooms around fixed-gear freestyle riding A reunion of old friends has sparked a resurgence in Portland's fixed-gear freestyle scene. Matt Reyes, Ramon Antonio, and Devin Tolman first met through the San Francisco Bay Area cycling scene.
The life and death of the Wolfpack Marathon Crash Race The Wolfpack Marathon Crash Race didn't live a long life, but it might have been the most captivating competitive event - the most inclusive and deliciously bat-shit crazy bike race - in the history of the sport.
8bar crit 2018 - Fixed Gear Bike Race This year the 8bar crit will be held within the VELO Berlin bike show program on Tempelhofer Feld. While the VELO is running inside the old terminal building we will occupy the field in front and bring you exciting race action! You can still sign up as a rider via: bit.ly/8barCrit18Tickets.
Rad Times Issue 3 Out Now RAD TIMES - Issue 3 OUT NOW - Official Dealers are here. Thr 3rd issue of our own cycling magazine RAD TIMES is now printed and released. You can order it here for free. Also here are all official dealers.
Land Run 100 Rides: Dani and Her Firefly All-Road SHRED SL3D - The Radavist I last saw this kick-ass woman at the first Grinduro. That's over three years ago and in that time, she's continued to crush races with what always seems to be such finesse. Hell, even at the start of this year's Land Run 100, I hooped and hollered at her in the first few miles, to which she returned a smile and pedaled off into the dusty abyss.
Pi-Shaped Bicycles Martijn Koomen and Tadas Maksimovas Create the Functional Pi Bike In celebration of Pi Day on March 14, which also coincidentally happens to be Albert Einstein's birthday, Martijn Koomen and Tadas Maksimovas have designed the completely functional Pi Bike.
Justin Theroux bikes in NYC amid claims he is dating Petra Collins He is reportedly dating 25-year-old artist Petra Collins. But Justin Theroux, 46, took some time for himself as he was spotted bicycling solo through New York City on Thursday. The Leftovers actor bundled up in a hip ensemble as he pedaled his gold fixed-gear bike just weeks after announcing his separation from Jennifer Aniston.
The Best Multi-Tool for Most Cyclists If you are a recreational cyclist who rides on the road or bike paths and needs a compact tool that can handle the most common roadside repairs, then this is the choice for you. All of the Mini 9's tool bits are of high quality, made of hardened steel, and long enough to give you enough leverage to do common repairs.
90% of bottled water contains microplastics prompting WHO review Concentrations of up to 10,000 plastic pieces including polypropylene, polystyrene, nylon or polyethylene terephthalate were found in every litre of water with very few bottles free of plastic altogether, according to the study.
Pi-shaped bike launches just in time for Pi Day Originally conceived by Malaysian illustrator, artist, and graphic designer Tang Yau Hoong, the Pi Bike was brought to life by London-based artist Tadas Maksimovas and Dutch designer Martijn Koomen, who ultimately crafted the whimsical vehicle from carbon fiber.
Just Ride LA reopens as a Giant Partner Store LOS ANGELES - Just Ride LA, a store that started in a garage in 2006, has been remodeled and has reopened as a Giant Partner Store. The store is located in a downtown LA neighborhood. Owner Danny Farahirad said, "What started as a hobby turned into one of Los Angeles' friendliest shop with a focus on all things city cycling.
The Pi Bike Is a Fixed Gear Bicycle in the Shape of the Pi Symbol To celebrate Pi Day, we're bringing you a fixed gear bicycle with a handmade carbon fiber frame that's in the shape of the π symbol. The Pi Bike was designed and built by Martijn Koomen and Tadas Maksimovas over the course of a year after being inspired by an illustration of a pi bike by Malaysian artist, Tang Yau Hoong.
Slavic Village One of Cleveland's most historic neighborhoods was ground zero during the housing crisis, but Slavic Village is slowly but surely climbing out of the hole. It might not get the love that some of the other inner-ring neighborhoods get, but that doesn't mean there isn't a whole lot to love and discover.
Newly-single Justin Theroux rides his gold fied-gear bike in New York The actor and director, 46, was seen navigating his way through a New York neighborhood on a black and gold bicycle with a red Supreme sticker. The Leftovers star kept warm in a black sweatshirt and pants, and wore a black hat and aviator sunglasses. He kept his personal belongings close to him in a Louis Vuitton backpack.
Greensville's Mia Till strikes gold at Provincial Track Cycling Championships Greensville's Mia Till took home the hardware from the 2018 Ontario Cycling Association Provincial Track Championships March 2-4 at the Milton Velodrome. The 13-year-old Till, who has been cycling at the velodrome since 2015, won three individual gold medals and two team medals at the event.
Replacing the Lockring and Cog on a Fixed-Gear Bike I personally use this one. Above: loosening the mounting nuts on the rear wheel; removing the chain from the cog; removing the rear wheel from the frame. Before you're able to access the lockring and cog, you'll need to get the back wheel off of your bike.
Making a fashion statement Human behaviour, as Björk pointed out, can be confusing. People who wish to be perceived as wealthy often wear clothes known to be expensive. This helps explain why Ralph Lauren Polo Shirts are popular with the aspirational throughout the world.
Venier customs transforms motto guzzi V7 into tractor 05 scrambler The fifth and last piece of the series of tractors by stefano venier of venier customs is 'tractor 05', a scrambler that features the new generation of company's handmade aluminum bodywork. the donor bike moto guzzi V7 is reshaped with new handmade parts, yet the frame is not touched.
This Hat Is the Nail in the Coffin of the Man Bun The oh-so-self-aware inventors even seem to have predicted this very article, because among the many fake quotations on the website is this one: "Man buns are so… like… out." But the fact is that one doesn't, I think, typically want their hairstyle to be the butt of a very involved joke that involves selling hats on the internet.
A new mini-guidebook for seeing Los Angeles on two wheels "City Cycling USA: Los Angeles" provides maps and itineraries for five of LA's cycle-friendly neighborhoods.
Mash Steel Ss Frameset 2018 is an exciting year for us. For the past 8 years, we have designed framesets and components, and in partnership with Cinelli, had the opportunity of distributing them to riders around the world. As the years went on, it became clear to us that we wanted to manage it all, and the experience has been invigorating.
With wheels rolling, HiFi Components is on track for success And like many pieces of our vibrant local cycling industry, the story of HiFi is also the story of how our community cultivates talent and works together to help businesses succeed. The headquarters where they do all their wheel building and assembly is in the same building as Horacek Dental.
Plans for new 'dangerous cycling' laws which could carry life sentence criticised by campaigners Cycling campaigners have criticised plans for new laws to tackle dangerous cycling, saying that the government is wrong to focus purely on cycling and should instead instigate a full review of traffic offences.
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