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  • Contax T2 / Kodak Tri-X 400

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    I’ve been in a bad habit if hoarding film. It’s one of those habits that kind of sucks, but at the same time is kind of nice. Part of the allure of shooting film to me is the suspense you feel after finishing a roll and waiting to get it back. In my case, I shot quite a bit of film this summer and waited months and months to have it developed; partly because I kept forgetting, but also because I wanted to look back on the warmer months all at once. At least, that’s what I’d tell myself after finishing each roll.

    Here are some non-cycling related photos I shot on my Contax T2 with Kodak Tri-x 400. I have a TON of photos from the summer/fall, so once I get those sorted and uploaded maybe I’ll toss a link here. Until then, check out a few B&W snaps below.

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  • Amaro Bertini Divorzio ESB1 27.5 Mountain Bike

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    Well, doesn’t this thing look fun? I’ve always loved a 650b / 27.5 mountain bike, but I’m not sure I’m fast enough for this paint job. Head over to the Amaro Flickr for a couple more angles.

    photo: Álex de Pedro Izaguirre

  • Bishop Columbus Hexagonal Track Bike

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    Always a big fan of the work of Chris Bishop, and this track bike built with hexagonal tubing from Columbus is no exception. Aside from the tubing, this track bike was built with first generation Rensho 3-point lugs and features a modified finned BB shell. Up front, you have a Samson fork crown holding matching 24mm round Columbus Pista fork blades and Cherubium f/r track ends.

    The rear end is composed of Columbus Pista Sprint 22.2-24mm bulged chain stays, Columbus MAX seat stays and Columbus Gilco fluted bridge. Bryan Myers of Fresh Frame took care of the lovely autumn-appropriate paint.

    Give your eyes what they want and check out the rest of the photos below.

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  • Purple Paul Components

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    The 80’s are calling and Paul Components picked up the phone. I’m a real sucker for bright-colored, anodized components and if you are too, hurry up and get your paws on some of these purple Paul parts before they’re gone.

    Now Available:

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  • Stateside

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    If you couldn’t tell from the lack of posts and content, I’ve been on a bit of a vacation. In the past, vacation to me has been a time to get a start on new projects and catch up on others that have been slightly neglected. This time around, I’ve been trying to relax as hard as possible and disconnect myself for a few weeks. I’ve been shooting film more than digital, reading books more than cruising the web and generally slowing things down while being home.

    Life in Shanghai can be hectic; the same goes for coming back to the states for a visit after living in China for two and a half years. For the past three weeks, I’ve been between Vermont and New Jersey just trying to take in the beauty surrounding me: nature, bicycles, skateboarding, yard work, chores and a plethora of other simple things I dearly miss as an expat in Shanghai. Anyway, just wanted to give a little update to you all and let you know I’m still alive.

    Hope everyone had a happy 4th and has been enjoying the summer riding!

  • Islabikes Launches Pro Series Premium Children’s Bikes

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    Man, these aren’t your everyday kid’s bikes that’s for sure. While I don’t have any kids myself and don’t plan to, I can definitely appreciate that the folks at Islabikes are doing. I’m happy to share the release of the Islabikes Pro Series range with you all.

    When I was a youth, the first bike I got that really had a pivotal effect on me was the Gary Fisher Joshua 24″. I was already obsessed with riding before getting this bike, but the Joshua was what inevitably led me to my first job at a bike shop.

    You see, I rode the piss out of that bike and eventually broke the rear triangle. When I broke it, I remember taking it to the local shop and figuring they’d just order me a replacement rear triangle. Well, this wasn’t the case…they were actually able to set me up with a 100% brand new complete bike! I couldn’t have been more excited and was even lucky enough to get a job at that bike shop the week after my 14th birthday.

    Anyway, this post isn’t about me, it’s about the Islabikes Pro Series for children. I guess what I’m getting at is this: kids remember the bikes of their youth, regardless of how rad or not rad they are. If your kid has that twinkle in his/her eye and is destined to shred for life, have a look at the latest from Islabikes!

    Get a closer look at their offerings below.
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  • State Bicycle Co. Megalith Fat Bikes

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    If you’re like many folks out there who toy with the idea of joining the fat bike wave, but balk at the barrier of entry (price), then these new fatties from State Bicycle Co might just push you further embrace the N+1 mindset we all know so well. What I’m saying is, these are priced to leave you some leftover cash while still being highly shreddable. If you don’t already have a fat bike, then the Megalith Fat Bike would make a great first.

    Available in two colors and either configured as a singlespeed or 1×8 drivetrain, these steeds can be yours for  $699 for the singlespeed or $829 for the 8 speed.

    More info over at State Bicycle Co.

  • Introducing The Speedvagen OG-1

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    The Speedvagen OG-1 is finally available after being a work-in-progress for over a year. Sacha has been working hard to get the Speedvagen Ready-Made program dialed in and the OG-1 road bike is the first model to be added to that family. The OG1 is fully designed, built, painted and assembled in The Vanilla Workshop, bringing a new definition of handbuilt bicycle to the market.

    The Original Gangster OG1 is designed to be a minimalist, no-frills machine that’s bombproof and race-ready while still giving you a nice, smooth ride. You’ll be able to finally get your hands on a Speedvagen without such a long wait now! Their goal is to have the bike delivered to you within 2 weeks of ordering…wowzers.

    Here’s the nitty gritty:

    5 standard sizes ranging from 50 to 58 (50,52,54,56,58).
    2 iconic color options – Matte Army & Matte Lavender.
    Painted in house, utilizing Speedvagen Ghost graphics.
    Berzerker dropouts.
    Integrated seatmast.
    Super light custom drawn steel tubing. (Columbus and True Temper)
    Strategically placed stainless steel reinforcements.

    Componentry:

    Shimano Dura Ace mechanical shifters and rear derailleur.
    Shimano Ultegra front derailleur, cranks and brakes.
    Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels & tires.
    Fizik Antares saddle.
    PRO handlebar wrapped in Cinelli cork tape.
    Ritchey seatpost head & painted PRO PLT stem.
    Painted ENVE 2.0 road fork.

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