All posts by Brian

  • XIAO HU

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    Last week, my buddy Theo Paul Santana and I went out with our young buddy, Xiao Hu, to film a couple lines and shoot some photos. With Xiao Hu being a young Chinese metal-head, we figured we’d have some fun with these clips and asked him to get all metal and corpse paint his face. He was down and here’s what we came up with. More photos below from Theo.

    Enjoy.

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  • The Godfather of Lowrider Bicycles: Joe Manny Silva


    We’ve all seen the famed “lowrider bicycles” in countless west coast rap videos, but did you ever wonder who was responsible for the vast majority of them? Manny’s Bike Shop in Compton, California is the home to these blinged-out rides, with Joe Manny Silva as the lowrider bicycle godfather. This short is a good watch for sure!

  • Brooks 150th Anniversary Saddles & Pickwick Backpack / Rucksack

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    In honor of their 150th anniversary, Brooks England has released a new set of anniversary saddles as well as a new Pickwick Backpack.

    The saddles have copper plated frames with hand-hammered copper rivets and black leather which displays their commitment to excellence and quality craftsmanship. The available models are the classic best-seller B17, the Flyer, B67 for city bikes, B33 for heavy duty, and the Swallow for racing all delivered with Special Edition packaging.
    The popular Pickwick Rucksack comes in all black with copper plated details and is a robust handmade bag made in Italy using a water-resistant cotton canvas and finished with vegetable-tanned leather details. Crafted from the highest quality materials by craftsmen with a lifetime experience.
  • ABUS Bordo Centium Folding Lock

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    With the Bordo, ABUS has completely re-imagined the bicycle lock and created something totally different – the folding lock. The Bordo family of bike locks offer totally unique features within the field of locks that all share a similar shape. While I don’t exactly think there’s anything wrong with a U-Lock, the folding style of the ABUS Bordo lock is unique and definitely has some appeal, especially when it comes to locking to odd or over-sized structures.

  • Irreverent Road Ride 5.0


    Attention Vermont (& beyond): If you ride bikes in Vermont, you might have already heard about the Irreverent Road Ride. If not, I’ll let this video explain it for you.

    Mark those calendars for July 30th and come out for the toughest, most rugged dirt road ride in the country.

    More info on the ride at Short Handled Shovel.

    If only my travel plans had me stateside for this…I’ll just barely be missing it. After 10 months of nearly zero off-road riding, there’s nothing I’d like more than to have my ass kicked for 120 miles by VT dirt roads.

  • Atelier Cycles Custom Multi Tool

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    I’ve said it before, but getting yourself a good multi tool is one of the best and most underrated investments.

    Atelier Cycles, makers of custom multi tools, just launched their Kickstarter campaign today with a simple mission: to provide you with the exact tools you need out on the road in a neat, high quality package. You can pick and piece together your own multi tool with everything you need and nothing you don’t.

    Nelson Trees, founder of Atelier, came up with the idea for a custom multi tool while riding the Transcontinental from Belgium to Istanbul and found that his tool was missing a certain sized Allen wrench he needed and had another size that he had no use for. If you’ve ever done any touring or self-supported racing, you know that any piece of unnecessary gear or extra weight is something you want to avoid. So if you think a multi tool with functionality tailored to your needs is something you’d like, then head on over to the Atelier Kickstarter and help them get production rolling!

  • H.A.G.S. – Have A Good Summer, A Short Skateboarding Video via Shanghai


    Piggybacking on the Nuge bombing Baxter street, I figured I’d share a short skateboarding video that I just finished filming out here in Shanghai. The video, titled H.A.G.S., features a bunch of my buddies out here and was filmed over the last 5 months or so.

    Skaters featured: Edward Chang, Edan Qian, Brian Kleiber, Justen Snyder, Per Asplund, Alex Greenberg, Johnny Tang, Wang Di, Richard Specht, Mikey Cheah, Juhani Salo, Oscar Swales, Xu Zhao.

    My homie Jack Moore was kind enough to supply me with the illustrations for this video. Go grab yourself a tee shirt and some stickers from him: jmosnakes.bigcartel.com/

     

  • NUGE Bombing Baxter Street


    It’s been a minute since I posted anything skateboarding-related; this is just too good not to pass along. Here’s NUGE ripping down Baxter Street in LA, the 5th steepest street in America with a 32% grade! Now I’ve bombed hills on both my skateboard and bike in SF, but this is on a whole ‘nother level.