bike porn

Chris Clappé’s Hold Fast Converter 29

Ever since Chris tested the Hold Fast 29er he hasn’t been able to put it down. He wouldn’t give the bike back, therefore he is now a sponsored rider for them. I am glad that Chris is getting some sponsor love. The man is so hard-working and very critical about the bikes he rides. Even the slightest imperfection will bother him, which is why it is a relief that he found something that suits him so well. It isn’t easy finding a good 29er FGFS with negative bottom bracket drop. Here are some photos.



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SKYLMT SL-1 Available NOW!

The SL-1 is available now for purchase on the SKYLMT website for $550. These frames are made in the USA of True Temper SuperTherm tubing and designed by me! The truly are strong and incredibly light.  Get yours while we got em in stock.


DIGITIZER / AFFINITY CYCLES x KENZO MINAMI

Analog visuals put me in a trance. Great video showcasing the Affinity x Kenzo Minami collaboration bike.

Check more of Minami’s work here.


My Colossi

Photos by Matt Lingo at Recfail

Making dreams a reality, this is my Colossi Triple Triangle. I was unlucky enough to get doored on my ride to school last month. The guy was kind of enough to give me a ride to class so I wouldn’t be late.  He also hooked me up with all his insurance info and with the help of Jinna at Thomas Bike, my bike was replaced.  Colossi & Campagnolo, all day. Be safe out there kids!


Bike Update – Nemesis Project Trackfighter

The ‘ZLOG edition’ was made custom for me in an XL size and features a ZLOG x Nem Pro headbadge. It was built with Supertherm BMX tubing, and was one of very few produced. Hand-built in Sacramento by Nemesis Project Cycles. This frame got to me right about the time people started experimenting with 26″ wheels and the bike never really got built up to its full potential until now. After riding 26’s for over a year, I decided it would be a good side project to re-build my Trackfighter the way it was intended, on 700c wheels. Although having a 26″ bike with negative bb is burly and fun to shred, it lacks the ability to maintain a quick pace, which this bike has no problem with. Consider this the offspring of a fast bike and a freestyle bike. The rear Profile hub has a 14 tooth cog on one side, and a 16 tooth on the other, so I can switch from a speedy ratio to a trick ratio with the flip of the wheel. The Resist Nomad tires look great with a slick tread pattern and pick up some decent speed for 45c. They also have good cushion for jumping, but I wouldn’t suggest doing too big of drops (for your wrists’ sake). The LDG Santos stem is nice because the back is flush and uses a really neat bolt system to clamp to the fork’s steer tube. There were a few things that bugged me about the stem though. The bolts to clamp the stem are really long and seem to take forever to remove. They were also a smaller size than the other bolts holding the stem to the steer tube, which I found odd that one should need two hex keys for one stem. Alex G6000 rims, which I always wanted since back when Jacob Ruff and Torey Thornton rode them. I finally copped a pair when I saw that they collaborated with Leader on an all black, non-machined version. Overall the build was super fun to put together, and even more fun to ride.

Visit the PedalRoom page for this bike
Flickr photos here

Continue reading for more photos and specs.

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Jake Hanson’s Gitane

This frame was once in my stable, but it never got built up quite how I wanted, and it ended up collecting dust in my office. It is nice to see Jake built-up ol’ Frenchie proper! Loving those H+Son box rims too. Go check all of the photos at his blog Truly Bogus

See the old build from the archives here

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Brooklyn Machine Works 26″ Fixed Park bike

Here is a pretty dope setup that one of our readers submitted. I want to see what it looks like with the seatpost slammed for tricks.

Submitted by Evan Brown


Bike Check – Radio Bombtrack

Radio Bikes is a company based out of Cologne, Germany. They currently have a large selection of BMX bikes and components in their line, and in the last couple years have been busting into the Fixed Gear Freestyle market (Mainly in Europe). I have been in touch with the folks who are spearheading the Bombtrack project and I find they are very knowledgeable and excited about the future of Fixed Freestyle; not something I expected from a company with a rich BMX history. It turns out the people behind this particular frame are fixed riders. Their sponsored rider, Simon “Gomok” Andraca has played a big part in development and it really shows.

The Bombtrack is in-line with all of the current necessities of a modern fixed freestyle bike. It features a negative bb drop, sloping top tube, 14mm dropouts, it comfortably fits 2.3 inch tires and 26″ wheels. I have been able to feel a positive difference when it comes to 180’s, full cabs, and hops in general. I am loving the S&M 5″ rise bars. They are super wide, high, and strong. Thanks to Shad at GOODS BMX for helping me find the right bar/stem combo! Another new component that I need to mention is the Zontrac straps; they hold their shape amazing and are the thickest, stiffest straps I have ridden thus far.

Continue reading for the full parts breakdown and more photos.

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Pursuit Porn – Moser Shrine

These pictures popped up on Mexico Fixed and I had to repost. I have been reminiscing of old bikes lately. I love pursuit bikes, but the last year has been all fixed freestyle as far as riding goes (trying to keep up with the youngins). I definitely need to get rolling on one again.

Remember this guy?


Eddy!


C-dale with Zipp disc rear? Ballin!

Seriously, one of the nicest guys in Seattle.


Resist picks up Tyler Johnson/ SKYLMT bike check

Tyler just recently got sponsored by Resist and has a bikecheck up on their site here. Along with the new Resist parts you get to take a close look at how hes got his new SKYLMT SL1 built up.


Yerson’s RYD Conflict bike check

Yerson Varela sent over photos of his new RYD setup and it is looking good!

keep reading for the parts list and more photos.

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Gus’ SE 26″ proto.


Gus just got his new Se prototype built up and its looking very nice. I love the 4″ handlebars with no crossbar, and the best seat ever made. It looks like he’ll have alot more room to throw that thing around with the shorter seat tube and what looks to be a pretty damn short rear end. Lookin good dude!

saw it on RECFAIL


All-City Air Wolf 26″ at Eurobike

Jeff from All-City shot this photo of a really nice Air Wolf at Eurobike. The color scheme is dope and its definitely one of the nicest builds i’ve seen. Baked Beans! check out more pictures here


Amanda and her LiteSpeed

Is it just me or does it seem like every bike from The Fix Fix Fix rides a conversion. I wanna see track dropouts!


2012 Raleigh Rush Hour Pro

Raleigh just sent over a link to their new Rush Hour Pro for 2012. I am loving the matte gray tones.

Full specs here.


Bike Check: Nemesis Project Steveland Cleaner


I am very stoked to share my newest build. The frame and bars were handmade by Nemesis Project in Sacramento, California. So far I am having a lot of fun with the bike. It is super responsive, the back end picks up easily and the whole thing weighs about 27 lbs. A couple notable features on this frame is the negative bottom bracket and 14mm dropouts. The clearance is great, I am running long 185mm cranks and there is still tons of barspin clearance. The ratio is 33 x 12 (thanks to RYD for the sprocket, and L.A. Brakeless for the cog!). Seattle Powder Coat did an amazing job with the textured ‘Copper Vein’ hammer tone coat on the frame, fork and bars.

More Photos and specs after the jump. Head over to Pedal Room for my bike’s complete profile and upload your own bike while you’re at it.
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LDG X Hurley Summer 2011 Teaser

A sneak peek at the LDG x Hurley ‘Phantom 4D’ collaboration bike.

LDG


ZLOG Crew Mix

Heres a little edit I threw together with some old clips that have been sittin on the flipcam plus a couple clips from the past week. Enjoy


Reaper Hell Hound

The minds behind Nemesis Project bring us a new project called Reaper. Produced in Taiwan. Not much information right now but we will sure to have more details in the near future.


Jakob Santos’ LDG Hammer

more over at Livery Design Gruppe


Mrs. Sizemore’s bike

That is a good looking bike Kelsey!

Built by none other than Mr. Taylor Sizemore.


The Alpha Bike

The Alpha Bike was created by 5 grad students studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.



Bike Hugger
posted the above photo on their flickr of how the drive system of the Alpha Bike connects, claiming it to be the worlds least efficient drive train. I looked into the Alpha bike a little more and realized they used some amazing processes to create this machine. It goes from fixed to free with an internal belt drive. With the help of rapid prototyping and 3D printing (more on that later) they were able to manufacture the whole bike in-house.

Lets get nerdy…

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WBASE Darcus1 26″ Proto & Nasty Signature Frame

I am really feeling this 26″ Darcus1 prototype from WBASE as well as the Nasty Model Darcus1.

Details:
HEAD ANGLE 74°
TIRE SIZE 26 x 2.3
TAKES UP TO 33T SPROCKET
SEAT POST 25.4mm
SCREW THROUGH CHAIN TENSIONER IN DROP OUT
HEAT TREATMENT

Details:
HEAD ANGLE 74°
SEAT ANGLE 74°
TOP TUBE 575mm
BB DROP 40mm
CHAIN STAY 405mm(BB – End Center)
SPANISH BB 73mm