Sunday, January 31, 2010
Coastless is Ross, Casey & Matt. They started Coastless a few months back to make fixed gear inspired clothing here in Boulder. The company is still getting started so be patient if you keep seeing "Coming soon" all over their online store. Ross and Casey were a tremendous help in organizing the event last night and we couldn't have done it without them. Casey, who does most of the design work for Coastless, gave away some really nice one-off prints and shirts he made for the event last night. Casey also designed the flyer for the event, which is pretty big, gotta give props.
Snarfs is a sandwich shop with 6 locations in Boulder and Denver. Their sandwiches are amazing, I'll eat a veggie snarf any day of the week. Also, they are a zero waste business -- they compost or recycle everything, no trash!
Satellite is THE skate & snow shop in Boulder, they're also one of four Snowboard Magazine Supershops. Satellite also carries the coveted & limited Vans Syndicate lines. Buy your sneakers here or at Installation Shoe Gallery
Installation is one of a kind. They sell sick shoes, headphones, sunglasses, hats and streetwear. They carry brands like The Hundreds, ALIFE, Nike SB, and Supra that are otherwise hard to find in town. This is THE sneaker freaker store in Boulder.
Ace Metric is a track/tarckx bike shop in Florida. We got set up with some bike parts from these guys through our friend Nick, who recently moved out here from Orlando. Unfortunately, the package didn't arrive quite on time so well have to get parts out to Trick Comp winners later this week.
DVLP clothing is a streetwear company based out of Denver. I like their clothes a lot, they don't just make t-shirts either. They've got sweatshirts, jackets, denim, shorts -- all sorts of styles. Noah, one of the partners of the company, contributes a lot to the Denver bike community through sponsoring events like this and hosting the pre-loops meetup every week at his coffee shop Crema Coffee
Crema Coffee is a sweet new coffee shop in Denver, located in the 5 points neighborhood at 29th and Larimer. The space is really well designed, its a garage that was transformed into a coffee shop. Loops, a Tuesday night bike ride, meets there beforehand. Also, the coffee and juices are delicious.
Buffalo Exchange is a new & used clothing store. You can go there to sell clothes if you need cash, or to buy clothes if you want some new ones. The Boulder location has recently had a lot of good stuff come through. Also, if you're interested, they sell SE and PK Ripper bikes at pretty good prices.
Our host, Boulder Indoor Cycling
The upstairs section of this short, quick, steep, wooden velodrome was where we showed the Revival. Part of the indoor trials/mountain bike course was where we had the trick competition. Steven, the cycling manager, was really good to us and we hope to have more bike events here in the future.
Fake Diamonds Clothing
Last but certainly not least, Fake Diamonds. Fake Diamonds is a clothing company run out of Boulder by Dillon Morton. They have a good selection and a pretty unique style. Dillon also DJed for us and threw it down hard at that. Check out their clothes, those sweaters are the bees knees.
Expect an event recap later tonight or tomorrow.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
(click to enlarge! and print off if you want)
This Saturday we'll be co-hosting the Boulder Premiere of The Revival at Boulder Indoor Cycling, the film will be shown at 9pm. If you haven't yet seen the trailer, or have seen it and want to see it again, here it is:
We'll be hosting a trick competition beforehand, which we'll meet at 7:30pm for. I've just received word that we will have access to Boulder Indoor Cycling's indoor mountain bike track/obstacles for the competition!
In addition to "best trick" there will be a game of Beer pickup, a wheelie contest, a fakie-riding contest, footdown and possibly bracketed street sprints. The winners of the individual events will receive prizes and the overall winner(person who did best in the most events) will get a super sick prize package. I'm sorry to everyone who wanted to ride the track but we couldn't afford to rent the track for pre-movie racing.
We've also got door prizes for those of you who don't want to do tricks or have fun on your bike.
We will have awesome prizes from these awesome sponsors:
Installation Shoe Gallery
Fake Diamonds Clothing
We look forward to seeing you all there! Feel free to ask any questions.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
If you don't know already, we will be presenting the Revival, along with Coastless Clothing, at Boulder Indoor Cycling on January 30th at 9pm.
p.s. if you would like to sponsor the trick competition, contact us (fm.produktions at gmail.com)!
Cicli Dodici opened up an actual shop awhile back. I know were a little late to jump on this but I think its interesting because we've dealt with them before, not as Cicli Dodici, but as Vintage Pista. Anyway, since we last wrote about them awhile back they've started making their own house branded track frames, which all look pretty high quality.
This is the Gara, welded Aluminum frame & Carbon fork. €400.00
The Veloce, lugged not welded, made of Columbus Zona. €500.00
The Leggero, welded, made of Columbus Spirit. €650.00
Finally, the Super! welded, made of Columbus XRc -- Columbus' Stainless Steel tubeset, which was introduced relatively recently and has numerous advantages over traditional steel tubing -- lighter, stronger, more corrosion resistant, etc... Hence the €1200.00 pricetag.
And also, as usual, these guys have a grip of Vintage & NOS parts.
Cicli D Website/Blog & Flickr
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Spotted this Guerciotti for $1000 on Denver CL, which is a steal for a compete vintage bike: 58 cm, looks like its built up with mostly Nuovo Record Pista parts, Cinelli 2a Track Stem & Cinelli Pista bars, lots of pantographing, custom (unicanitor?) saddle, Nuovo Record low flange hubs on old tubular rims. Its hard to be sure about any of this because the pictures look like they were taken through scratched glass.
Mike Kone has this to say about Guerciotti:
"Some examples are great, but be cautious of the few that look like high school metal shop projects gone horribly awry. Many Guerciotti bicycles have the added appeal of wonderful pantographed components. The tale goes that the Guerciotti brothers entered the world of frame building with the guidance of Cino Cinelli. This makes plenty of sense - the frames bearing their name ride superbly! In the early 80's Ten Speed Drive Imports brought unpainted Guerciotti frames into the U.S and painted them with Dupont Imron. The idea was to have Italian frames with more desirable U.S paint. values of Guerciotti bicycles depend on condition, quality of construction, and interesting pantographed components."
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
This Ohtaki, for instance, has Campagnolo fork and rear ends.
After further looking, I spotted this Uno on NJS export.
I'm not quite sure why the ends look different, maybe the builders shaped them differently. Either way, either of these frames would look super pimp with Campy/Cinelli NJS parts.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
My friend Fran, is trying to sell his immaculately setup Samson. This thing is the tits, top of the line everything. The wheelset alone could easily go for +700$ it was built two weeks ago, Gipiemme 428 rear rim - laced with bladed spokes - to a chrome phil. Front wheel is a 650c Shamal laced radially with bladed spokes to a chrome low flange phil. It doesnt stop there, titanium chris king, sugino 75's with a custom anodized zen chainring, custom anodized crank bolts, MKS Custom Nuevo's with kashimax double straps.
Monday, January 11, 2010
who told me it was my fault for not noticing him (I was going in a straight line in the bike lane) and refused to pay for a new wheel. If you know this guy tell him he's a bitch, he was riding a black Surly 1x1 with red ourys.
I know that it wasn't the best wheel, sort of a temporary until I got something stronger but I didn't expect it to go like this. Now I'm starting to understand why some people are trying to crack down on campus bike use.