I speak fixie better than english. Dustin convinced me to speak on camera which is actually pretty rare. I’m in front of the camera occasionally, but I’m always riding a bike which makes it a lot easier. I recently spent an hour with Dustin Klein on his Podcast “Everything’s Been Done” and talked about the past, present and future. If you’re into long form conversations and got some time on your hands, then perhaps this video is for you. Shout out to DKLEIN for hosting me on his world renowned talk show, I look forward to more chances to hang out and chat. Until next time.
You know I keep that MF thang on me. Musguards that is. When winter hits in San Francisco, keeping a pair of fenders on you is crucial. My favorite part about the Musguard system is the convenience of rolling them up and storing them in your backpack when they’re not needed. The rollablity and small form factor make it easy to keep them on you at all times for those “just in case” type moments. I used them 9 months out of the year when we lived in Portland and bring them with me whenever I travel. They’ve saved the day more times than I can count.
Jake, Daniel & I recently dropped a video of us putting them to work. It didn’t do much for the rain falling from above, but it definitely stopped most of the street water from splashing up on us. Which is honestly the only water I’m concerned about. Haha. There’s nothing like a mouthful of street sludge. We highly recommend MUSGUARD to anybody looking for a fender solution. 10 outta 10 would buy again and again.
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Heavy rains brought flash floods in San Francisco, but that didn’t stop us from going out and riding bikes. This is more of a demonstration than it is a how to but there really isn’t much to riding in the rain. Get yourself some fenders, in our case these “Musguards” and bring a change of clothes if you’re going somewhere. That’s it. After rolling around until our clothes weighed an extra 9lbs, we eventually made our way to MASH SF where Mike Martin gave us both shelter and fresh socks. Shout outs to MASH for always taking care of us. I love a good rainy day in SF. “It’s Just Water” – SMACKTRACKZ
Venice beach has always been a hub for freestyle bike riding. One of the first things I did when I moved to LA was watch a relentless amount of 80’s BMX videos of some of the founders of the freestyle movement riding at Venice. It’s an amazing feeling pushing pedals on the same piece of earth as the legends that came before us.
Knowing your history only makes your future brighter and Andy Sparks is a testimony to that. He’s one of the few riders I know that’s well versed on his 80’s BMX history and that knowledge comes through in his riding. Both with the tricks he has up his sleeve and his unwavering respect for the sport.
Jake 100 came to town with a handful of the homies late last year. We met up twice while he was out here, once in DTLA (Video HERE) and once at Venice Beach for a more laid back session by the sand. With Summer quickly approaching I’m looking forward to the city reopening the beaches so I can go hop in the Ocean and kick it by the biggest pool in town. West coast, best coast. Until next time Jake, we’ll have to make our way out to London sometime.
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Second run of Wheel Talk patches with high quality stitching and rounded corners. Sized to 4″ wide so they fit on most pockets and low key enough to rock on a hat or beanie. The iron on backing makes it easy to sew on just about everywhere. We made another small batch after the first run went in a day. Limited to 150 pieces, get em while they’re hot.
Chances are that if you seen Jake Lanich riding around town, he’s probably wearing this backpack. With enough space to carry just about everything you own, Inside Line Equipment pulled all the stops in the creation of this bag. I’m pretty sure that Jake just pulls over at the end of the day, opens his bag, and climbs in it for the night. It’s literally that spacious. The homie Evian rocks the same ILE XL Backpack for food delivery but his is orange, and if you know Evian, that couldn’t be more perfect for him. It’s literally his everyday color way.
Check out more photos below and better yet, head over to INSIDE LINE EQUIPMENT to check out more of the rad carry solutions they offer. Whether it’s an everyday bag or one big enough to live in, ILE has it all.
Happy holidays everyone. It’s high tide here in San Francisco and we decided to meet up at the Clocktower. As usual. We kept it close and rode wheelies / did fixed gear tricks along Embarcadero before ending up at one of my favorite warehouse spots along the pier. Santos said “JUMP YOUR BIKE” and he’s doing his best to lead by example. What a fine role model. Later that night, Jake 100 + the London fam rolled up to The City. Stay tuned for more bike videos in the Bay Area. RIDERS: Jakob Santos // Andy Sparks // Matt Reyes // Josh Boothby // Matt Bastard // Josh Silva // Designer Lamar
Your favorite rider’s favorite rider. Wheel Talk proudly welcome’s ANDY SPARKS to the team. Andy has basically been on the team for the last couple years already, but we decided to make it official with this video. He’s played a huge part in the Bay Area Fixed Gear scene for years and is one of our favorite dudes on two wheels. Nothing but positive energy, endless flow, and a bag of tricks deep enough to travel back in time to the days of curb dogs. Shout out to the homie Jeff Osborn (JEF) for the soundtrack. Press play and enjoy.