• Contax T2 / Kodak Tri-X 400


    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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  • Cornerstore Bodega: Good Times, Bad Times

    A solid release from Cornerstore Bodega: Good Times, Bad Times – VX1000 skate video out of Syracuse, NY by Nick Wnorowski with help from Nolan Shewfelt, Jay Emert, Herb Harris, Chris Moore and Keith Brown.

    Featuring: Jay Emert, Mike Fagan, Tom Ward III, Cody Backus. Herb Harris. Julius Harpending. John Edinger. Nolan Shewfelt. Keith Brown. Alton Lawson. Andrew Grabowski. Pat Cunningham. Kodi Napolitano. Mike Edinger. Brian Cunningham. Javaris Williams. Brandon Burch. Brandon Burch Jr. Nick Wnorowski. Brett Reif and Steven Russell

  • Cruising With Cooper Ray

    A “coffee ride” with Cooper Ray.

    You might have already seen this, but man, watching this makes me miss the city so much.

    video by: Terry Barensten

  • New From Silca: T-Handle Folio & Tattico Mini-Pump


    Just in time for those wintertime projects and training rides, SILCA drops the T-Handle Folio and Tattico Mini-Pump. TheT-Handle Folio hex set and the Tattico Mini-Pump are part of an early teaser to SILCA’s 2017 line of products. The Tattico & T-Handle Folio hold true to the SILCA brand, which is celebrated by cycling enthusiast that demand high-quality, dependable, and beautiful products.

    The sliding T-Handle Folio is an essential hex set for the pro-mechanic’s toolbox. These tools combine fully forged single piece main bodies with sliding, oversized cross members featuring end stops. The T-Handles includes 3 position sliding cross bars allowing the tool to quickly move from high speed spinning to high leverage. Unlike traditional sliding T’s, these also detent in the center for greater control when spinning fasteners in or out at high speeds.
    The kit contains 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10mm and T25, T30 T-Handles in a hand-sewn waxed canvas folio bag for easy transport and storage. The 8mm has been specifically optimized for Pedal installation and removal, reducing overhang to an absolute minimum. The 10mm is designed for the Campagnolo Ultra-Torque BB bolt, with perfectly sized cross-bar length, as well as the addition of hard stops to prevent the fastener from freely sliding down the length of the tool during install
    The T-Handle Folio Bag is made from 12 oz. Waxed Duck Canvas, computer quilted with premium reflective thread in the classic SILCA diamond knurl pattern, paired with ripstop nylon and ultra-grippy designed for easy transport, and securely drapes over and fastens to any horizontal element such as a top-tube, bike stand, work stand, car door, etc.
    T-Handle Folio Features: -2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10mm Hex Sliding T-Handle Tools
    -T25, T30 Torx® Sliding T-Handle Tools
    -T-Handle Premio Waxed Canvas Bag

    MSRP: $ 185.00


    The Tattico Mini-Pump is designed to be large enough to work well, while being small enough in footprint that it can nearly disappear alongside a bottle cage on your high end bike; The Tattico is also the first SILCA portable pump since the 1950’s to use a hose. Cleverly positioned within the inner barrel where it is able to slide in and out of the end of the pump without being removed or having to thread in place allowing maximum air volume per stroke. The hose attaches with a compression gasket activated by a small aluminum lever.  In classic SILCA fashion, the compression gasket it reversible for Presta or Schrader. The Tattico fits comfortably in a pocket or mounted in its carbon reinforced clip under your bottle cage.

    Tattico Mini-Pump Features: 6061 Alloy barrel and gripping surfaces. -High efficiency piston design. -Long extractable filler hose with locking presta/schrader chuck. -100psi -9-1/2” length -Includes direct-mount bracket with retaining strap. -Beautiful matte black finish -Full aluminum exterior construction

    MSRP: $55.00



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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

  • Paul Components Set N’ Forget Thru-Axle

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    All you thru axle users out there, rejoice; Paul has created a US-made through axle quick release with an indexing head and internal cam mechanism: the Set N’ Forget thru-axle / quick release.

    The QR through axle is comfortable in any position thanks to the 12-position indexing head. So find that perfect position for your lever and forget snagging bushes, branches and other trail debris ’cause your lever will be tucked in the perfect position.

    You already know Paul Components delivers some of the best precision-engineered and crafted components in the game, so if you’re in the market for a new through axle and need the best in the game, head on over and check out the Set N’ Forget.

  • PUSHFEST Shanghai – Asia’s First Skateboarding Film Festival

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    Our buddies over at PUSH Media have been working hard to bring Asia their first ever skateboarding film festival: PUSHFEST. Not only will there be video screenings, drinks and food, but there will also be a miniramp session and a Q&A with Epicly Later’d’s Patrick O’Dell.

    It all goes down on December 3 at Central Studios here in Shanghai. Doors will open at 5, with the first screening starting at 6PM sharp. So don’t be late! Yes, this event is put on by a bunch of skaters, but don’t trip and think that skater time applies here – these dudes are punctual. Show up early, get some beers in your system and enjoy. Also, respect the venue cause the folks at Central Studios are good people.

    Here are the details:

    PUSHFEST 2016 – December 3rd at Central Studios in Shanghai.


    6PM SESSION 1: PUSH curated showcase + CHINA premier of Northbound Directed by Jørn Nyseth Ranum

    7PM INTERMISSION: Food by EGG. Drinks BY GOOSE ISLAND AND JAMESON. Skate comps and prizes provided by Vans, Beats and Stance.


    8.30PM SESSION 2: Conversation with Patrick O’Dell + episodes of his series Epicly later’d



    1/F, Bldg 1, 751 Huangpi Lu,
    near Jianguo Dong Lu
    黄陂南路751号1号楼1楼, 近建国东路

    Closest metro is Madang Lu

  • Bishop Columbus Hexagonal Track Bike


    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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