30 November 2010

Livestrong Kicks

Yellow shoes have never been an easy one to pull off but I'd say most of these are damn near impossible. One pair near the end look a little like the yellow/grey Koston 2's but not quite as rad...

Big Pimpin'

Ric models the latest in cycle specific eyewear. So hot right now...

Ric (from 44/16) has uploaded a load of shots from his travels and at the Grafa party to the 44/16 flickr.

Build and Bomb

Los Boyz - Teaser from el Poet on Vimeo.

via Prolly

SE x UVT Freestyle

This frame from SE and Us Versus Them is real pretty - rear bridge and cutout look awesome and the fish-scale style detail really works.

Spotted at PC

Crappy Taxidermy

From Deaf Pigeon straight to Dead (flying) Dog. The images on CrappyTaxidermy span from the macabre to the down right weird.

29 November 2010

Deaf Pigeon ReUp

Blending form and function is key to creating something good. Perki has just launched the new DeafPigeon site today and it's looking damn good. Also cam across flux by Sam Moon, who is a preston rider currently living in Leeds. Missed this one completely! Good work man.

Flux from Sam Moon on Vimeo.

Metal Monday

Some nostalgia involved with this band, as they were probably the first band i saw live upon arriving in Leeds, and they certainly set the bar high. The new offering from the German hardcore four piece certainly doesn't disappoint. The new record oozes with the usual thrashing drum lines, vehemently powerful vocals and screeching riffs, alongside a more down-tempo, stripped down sound in tracks like 'Mt Ashtray'. Definitely worth a listen, i can see it being a regular on my riding playlist, as was Glasses, the self titled record.

I have only managed to get hold of the MP3 version at the moment, but i'll be sure to pick it up on vinyl, as soon as this skint pre christmas interim period is over.

Heres a personal favourite from Glasses.

You can check out Glasses on MySpace here.

Yon can also visit there Facebook page here, which contains a link to the free download of The Ills of Life.

The merch store can be found here.

Frame: Eighteen

[FRAME] Chapter Eighteen from FLWRIDER tv on Vimeo.

Flwrider have released the latest instalment of the Frame series focussing on ex-pro cyclist Richard Wang. There is also a pretty awesome flickr set composed by the cyclists son Ricardo - check that out here

Linotype: Trailer

"Linotype: The Film" Official Trailer from Linotype: The Film on Vimeo.

I'd say that thanks to the simplicity of producing and printing documents at home now, the public understanding of print process is probably at its worst. Beyond about the current use of process colours lies Linotype, an advancement of typesetting that is explained in this film. The machinery itself is a thing of beauty, never mind the outcome. I cant wait for the release of this...

Mountain Bombing

Bumsteads Crew Rides Glendora Mountain Road from garrison Bumstead on Vimeo.

2000ft in 15 miles. via Tracko

Fixed City Available 13/12

fixed city | Trailer [subtitled] from e r t z u i ° film on Vimeo.
Fixed City has been a long time in the making and is looking real good. Starts shipping on the 13th December. Head here to read a little more and reserve a copy - only €13.50 shipped to the UK.

FixFixFix Calendar

Nother set up at FixFixFix - this one is of Kemper Suicide promoting the 2011Calendar

28 November 2010

Foot Down Tees

Ty has some more tees for sale over at TheFootDown - new logo tees plus a restock on the 'wish my boyfriend could skid' tee. Go scoop here

Broadway Bombing

Broadway Bombing 2010 from crihs on Vimeo.

Cadence Lorem Ipsum

There's no doubting that the latest collection from Cadence is a banger - more refined application and well developed products. I'd like to know the reasoning behind the title of the collection though....

26 November 2010

Ellis Build

Tom showed me these pics of this Ellis and it has certainly stoked the 'buy a road bike' fire. Simple yet individual, the details and finish really make this something special.

There's not a chance in hell that I'd be able to afford anything like this but a guy can always dream!

Brown Bread Films


This is completely off subject but the Brown Bread showreel is well worth a watch. For those who don't know, Leeds skaters (and part time riders) Tom Harrison and Rory set up this company after graduating and have already put out some banging work. The new site designed by Workshop is up and running here.

25 November 2010

Ginnel Whippet Roller Racing

A few Leeds heads have probably heard about this on the grapevine but I thought I'd better announce that the first Ginnel Whippet Roller Racing night will be going down next friday (3rd Dec) at Hukaz in Hyde Park.

It's kind of a test night, to see how we're gonna work this but should be a laugh whatever happens! Thanks to the guys at 14 for hooking us up with some tiny sprockets - I can't wait to get spinning!

Downtown from Behind

Read about this over at It'sNiceThat. I thought rather than try to explain, I'd let the projects creators speak for themselves:
downtownfrombehind is a photographic project capturing subjects riding their bike from behind on every street, some 200+ streets, avenues and lanes below 14th in New York City.  
The concept is an environmental portrait for each street and its subject.  The goal to highlight a unique set of individuals who have had an impact, previously or currently on downtown New York City, making downtown what it is today.  
Subjects photographed to date have included designers, musicians, artists, restaurateurs, entrepreneurs, hoteliers, academics and celebrity activists. 
As well as highlighting some of downtown’s most dynamic individuals in their respective fields, downtownfrombehind is passionate about sustainability and a greener environment. downtownfrombehind supports Little Ambitious; a philanthropic initiative supporting Young Designers & Inventors who are focused on green innovation that will have a positive impact on our environment. Design Will Save The World. 
Check out more images after the jump or head to downtownfrombehind

BFF Beach Party Gold Sprints

BFF - psycho beach party gold sprints from Skeleton Key on Vimeo.

Looks awesome!


I may have posted this before but I'm not too bothered.
Bit of boom in your afternoon.

Unabomber Pro Party

Unabomber are throwing a party tomorrow night at Nation in Leeds to celebrate Manhead's pro deck release. Tom and Ollie from Workshop are responsible for the fine typography.

Charles Bronson Kills Hipsters

Leeds Leeds Leeds

Check that race number from a Leeds Classic - reminiscent of the oh-so-original LUFC chant?
Also this shot from just near the art gallery where both the alleycats have begun. Thanks for the links Nick!

In The Field

In The Field - Greg Hunt from Joshua Zucker on Vimeo.

Slightly off topic, saw this over on the MASH SF blog, makes an interesting watch. About the inspirations/career of skate filmmaker Greg Hunt.


DEFRAG from Hayoung Jung on Vimeo.

Nice and chilled - bit of riding and some sliders. Easy

via Flwrider

24 November 2010

A Conversation with Paul Smith

Rapha + Paul Smith - An Interview from RAPHA on Vimeo.

Not had time to watch this through yet but Rapha don't usually disappoint...
Check the collection here

Icelandic Roads

I read this post on FGSWitzerland at lunch and it reminded me of some photos I'd looked at whilst sourcing some images for a mock-up at work. I'd love to ride these roads in Iceland, especially the long one that drops into the green valley. Photographs all from YstenesFlickr

Marc Jocobs x Juergen Teller

Like a classy, high fashion version of those supreme decks.

Nike SB P-Rod

These look damn nice - those toes will slip nicely into a set of cages.

23 November 2010

Slay(er) bells ring...

Amazing. Thanks Ian

Dundry Hell CLimb Bristol

11 December - 1pm
Head here for more info...

Glass Tiger Surfboards

I don't surf but I love the sea and good innovative craftsmanship so posting these boards from GlassTiger was a no brainer. Hand shaped in Cornwall by Mark Roberts - if I was after a custom build, I'd be straight onto this guy!

Death Spray Custom

The Guys at DSC have worked on some pretty amazing projects and the upcoming TokyoFG project looks real exciting. This rider awareness ribbon looks pretty rad - I wonder if these will be released? I'll wear one with pride.

In other DSC news, looks like ChopperCrizy straight jacked the 1 logo!

The Ace of Spades

Chrome have just released the Citizen Motorhead print bag. Good for when you cover up that patch on the back of your leather vest!

We Love Colorado

T-1 "We Love Colorado" 2010 from joe rich on Vimeo.

This one has popped up all over the internet - I watched it via facebook earlier and slept on posting it - this is too good to miss. Thanks for the heads up Matt James

Tokyo Drrrrrrrrrrop

More new stock in at TokyoFG. Those T-level bags are rad!

22 November 2010

Haters gonna hate

Cav has gotta be one of the most hated figures in modern cycling and this video is either going to change your mind or make you hate him more. Released as part of Nike's Destroy to Create series, a short film with Mark explaining his logic behind his aggression. I like Cavendish, I think most of the time just to piss Treanor off when we were watching the tour - see what you think...

via Tracko

Fixed 6

FixedMag 6 coming soon - Oscar Khan / Mash / Kalavinka / Death or Glory plus the usual features.

Kid's ain't that cool no more!

For once a bunch of kids in a music video aren't riding fixies! Enjoy a great video to an awesome tune.

21 November 2010

The Good Old Days

Nearly every time I've visited Fixed&What recently, I've come accross an interesting post focussing on design in or around cycling. Today I found these designs promoting pirelli bike tyres (originally from Display) love the simplicity and the use of print process. Photoshop really fucked things up for us.

Mash Map Tee

Really like the latest drop from Mash - this treasure map rendition of the streets of SF. Cop one here

20 November 2010

Worldwide Wozza

I little update on Warrens world tour. These photos are from a six day off-road journey from Bolivia to Chile. So Rad man!

Pretty Funny

PAPADOPOULOU GEMISTA - PODILATO from Le Spot Productions on Vimeo.

Ahhhhhh. So thats what contador was eating...

via LockedCog

Kenzo Minami for Affinity


Prolly posted that video of the disc wheel last week and then this collab between KenzoMinami and Affinity pops up this week. I'm from the swiss school of minimalism so this is a bit much for me but all in all, a pretty awesome job. The bike is a limited run of 20 and is available for $5000.

18 November 2010


Sprintmeister AD Clip from VM PROJECT on Vimeo.

Hard to keep up with all the good videos/events coming out out of Seoul City. Nice short edit here from VM Project.

Pristine x San Marco

Pristine have teamed up with San Marco to release the Concor X, a vegan microfel saddle limited to 200. I'm over the white saddle look after my 2009 regal looked like a smurf had been groin rubbing on it but there's a time and a place...

A New York Minute

A New York Minute in the New Yalta by Chrome from Chrome Bags on Vimeo.

Chrome released this short a little while back but the Yalta and Brigadier bags just dropped so thought I'd hang on for the dual post. That and the fact that my internet connection at work is slow as hell!

TFG Frame sale

TokyoFG has dropped more frames into the sale - check the site for more info.

Also they have announced a refurb at the end of this month. I wonder what the plan could be...