Thursday, September 25, 2008

BAC TO THE FUTURE - Boulder Alley Cat Updates

So we had a great race on Sept 20th, Peter Cook won by a minute and some change, and is also now tied for King of the Mountains. Since Betts was unable to show up due to his bike getting stolen, Cook is now the Overall Leader going into the last race, and 2nd place is Mork with Scott P. close behind. Points classification has Casey in the lead by 10 points. Young Rider and Fixed are with Cook. Click for Full Results \\v1.2

Next months race will be on Oct 18th. click for more info on BAC TO THE FUTURE part III

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Kendo Silver Saddle - 50$ (Like a Concor)

"Saddle designed by Yuki Kusaka, owner of Kendo Cycles in Japan. Very similar to the old Concor with a big curve. Not much fore-aft adjustment so it has to be run fairly forward. Synthetic cover in shiny smooth silver. Cromo rails."

keirinculture 50$

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Best Fixed Gear Tires

Continental Touring Plus 28c

Conti Touring Plus - "Sticks and stones and other sharp, pointy objects won’t stop Continental’s Touring Plus tire. It's armed with Continental’s stalwart Security System, a tough sub-tread that prevents punctures. This layer is highly elastic, too, so that the ride remains light and lively. Plus, this tire sports Continental's Reflex sidewall striping for high visibility and safety."

.\\ These Touring Plus' make excellent rear wheel tires. They are durable and great for skidding. Also, for a 28c it feels really responsive. Not to mention reflective sidewall, and only 28$ (sub tread is orange)

Vittoria Randonneur 28c

"Vittoria Randonneur - This tire is suitable for city and light trail use, with puncture-resistant technology for long-wearing durability.
  • Aramid fiber-reinforced rubber makes tread strong, stiff and cut resistant
  • Double shielding technology places a hard rubber layer under the tread's middle section and a high-density nylon fabric layer under the tread
  • A puncture-resistant tread is placed under the treads for maximum puncture resistance
  • Deep tread grooves allow water to escape quickly"
.\\ Super Strong, Ridiculous Durability ( 12 layers of tread ). Stiff, and fast. Also only 29$ REI

Friday, September 5, 2008

Sturmey Archer 3 Speed Internal Fixed Gear Hub - S3X


S3X Fixed Gear 3 Speed

So I know there are many of you out there that are very interested in the little bit of info I recently got my paws on.

The first batch of prototype Fixed Gear 3 speeds is finished. The new hub will be called the S3X. The hub will be made using a much stronger aluminum hubshell. Overall gear range will be 160%.
  • 1st Gear -37.5%

  • 2nd Gear - -25%

  • 3rd Gear - Direct Drive

  • Gear step gear 1 to gear 2: 20%

  • Gear step gear two to gear 3: 33%

Shifters are still up in the air but we have had many requests for a bar end style shifter. Also we are still planning on the possibility of doing some anodized colors with laser etching instead of screen printed graphics. Please comment on what you would like to see in the way of shifters or color choices."

via Sturmey Archer Blog

Thursday, September 4, 2008