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FIXED GEAR PORTLAND – MUSGUARD TO THE RESCUE

October 27, 2019

Alright, So I wrote and took these images back when we still lived in Portland a couple years ago. I can already feel the seasons changing again and you might as well start thinking about your fender game. I still stand behind every word of what’s written below and never travel anywhere without a set of Musguards in my bag. You never know when the it’s gunna rain.

“With winter right around the corner, Musguard send over some of their fenders to help keep us dry this season. It’s about to start getting real wet here in the Pacific North-West as we ramp up to another 9 months of rain. Here are some photos of my setup from last year as things were starting to clear up. Musguard offers the best, and I really mean “THE BEST” fender system/solution out there. They roll up nice and are easy to keep with you everywhere you go. They basically live on my bike or in my bag 9 months out of the year. I highly recommend them to anybody with a track bike looking for fenders. You won’t be disappointed.”

FIXED GEAR SF – OLEK MENDOZA ON THE BRINK

October 23, 2019

“What happens in the black hole, stays in the black hole” – said the quote on his t-shirt. Olek Mendoza is rad. I met him a couple years ago when I was visiting in San Fransisco and was hyped to see someone his age finding a love for fixed gear. He was one of the first in a new wave of riders hitting San Francisco. Makes me wish I found out about track bikes when I was his age instead of wasting my youth on rollerblades.

Olek always has the cleanest builds and I’m glad we got to shoot some photos of him riding his MASH AC1 before he swapped it out for a LOW. Check out more photos below and throw Olek a wicked sweet high five for me the next time you see him.

WHEEL TALK ROAD – WIESBADEN GERMANY 2019

October 19, 2019

The homie Tobi Whaley, aka @WHEELTALKROAD was one of the main reasons why we went to Germany last month. He grew up there and flies back to visit pretty often. This year he brought us along. We met up in Wiesbaden where our good friend Jason Sellers let us stay at his apartment for the first week. Jaoa Danaikrit came down from Dusseldorf and it wasn’t long before we had the team assembled. More photos to come, but until then chew on some of these. Check out more below.

BIKE CHECK – JOE FLANNERY’S GTB BUILD

October 14, 2019

Alright, so there’s a story behind this frame. It used to belong to Eddy Bach, but was then sold to Joe Flannery to build up. Joe kept all of the original stickers on the bike including the one that says (E. Bach) haha. Anyways, you can’t beat the look of that triple triangle geometry. This one is extra flossy with the Wound up, AARN chainring and Salsa stem. Check out more photos below as well as a complete parts breakdown.

Yea the frame used to be Eddy’s and he just had it laying around and I was looking to get a new track bike so I decided to pick it up off him. He says he wants to buy it back from me eventually but I don’t know if I can get rid of it.

Joe Flannery

FRAME: GT GTB
HANDLEBAR: Flat 🤷‍♀️
FORK: Wound Up
STEM: TSalsa 145mm -17°
GRIPS: Black
HEADSET: Stronglight
SADDLE: Selle Italia SLR
CRANKS: Sugino 75’s
BB: Sugino
PEDALS: 🤷‍♀️
STRAPS: All City
CAGES: All City
CHAINRING: AARN 47
COG: Soma
GEAR RATIO: 47/18
CHAIN: Sram PC1
FRONT TIRE: Vittoria Corsa
REAR TIRE: Vittoria Corsa
FRONT WHEEL: Dura ace 7600 to Hplusson Archetype
REAR WHEEL: Dura ace 7600 to Hplusson Archetype

FGFS LA – TADASHI NAKAMURA VENICE

October 10, 2019

Tadashi Nakamura recently came to LA and spent a few days at our house in Venice. We went down to the boardwalk / Santa Monica Pier to play some arcade games. I bought Tadashi a ticket to ride the bumper cars and got a kick out of a bunch of 9 year olds smashing into him. Got it all on video. We kept it pretty mellow this day and stacked a handful of beach clips for the video we were working on. I’m really happy with how it turned out and cant wait to share it with all of you. Until then, here’s some stills.

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WHEEL TALK – LONG JUMP CONTEST / VIDEO PREMIERE

October 8, 2019

Signed, sealed, delivered. For the SF Premiere of the latest Wheel Talk video “NO REST”, we decided to make a janky ramp and wheel it down to The Island. Everybody caught some air, with a few people sending it straight into next week. Big ups for everyone who came out to have some fun, and shout out to Mission Workshop for letting us get rowdy in their space. The longest jump on a fixed gear was somewhere around 16 ft in case anybody was wondering.