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Not the Walrus, not the Beasties, a new Eggman in town.

Now when I think of the title Eggman, I can’t help but immediately think of those three kids from Brooklyn who brought hip-hop to suburbia with their beer fueled rambunctious lyrics. Yes non other then the Beastie Boys who had to fight for their right to party but in the end they got a [...]

14 Bike Co. Winter ESB

Looking for the perfect bike for winter? How about 14 Bike Co. new ESB model.

From their site: Like we always say, the ESB was purpose built for all occasions. And with the winter upon us, this is certainly no exception. With temperatures falling and road conditions becoming increasingly difficult, some of you [...]

Jiggernaut Lite: Handbuilt Bicycle Jig

I remember watching chunk666, a bike club out of Portland with a flare for mutating bicycles, putting together a couple of frames for me to build a freakish tallbike. We had this gross rig of 2×4′s attempting to hold the two frames together. It got the job done but…it was as freakish as the [...]

Right after Turkey Day, Fyxation pedals went on a slimming diet

New from Fyxation –

The all new Gates slim pedal. With a tough impact grade nylon body, chromoly spindle, rebuild-able loose ball bearings and pedal strap compatible. A slimmer model with a height of only 14mm. They also went on a diet with the weight at 345g, 70 grams lighter and 50% slimmer [...]

Cyber Monday at Timbuk2

Big sale at Timbuk2-50% off-

Check it out: here.

Tour art by Chungkong

Right after the announcement of the course for the 100th Tour de France, here is some minimalist artwork…

TOUR CANDY 2013

Check out these gorgeous minimal artworks by the Netherlands based designer Chungkong. Away from his day job designing brand identities and advertising for his clients Chungkong spends time creating his own [...]

Ride Brooklyn opens a second shop

In bike shop news: Ride Brooklyn in Bergen street is opening a second location right on the bike path on Kent Ave. (Wiliamsburg, Brooklyn)

Here is a flyer from their upcoming store opening party:

Fyxation’s new looks for 2013 and straps for me

I have to give a big shout out to Fyxation, makers of sleek fixed gear cycling parts and now frames (more on this in a minute.) They were super kind to answer my request for some new pedals and foot straps. For you brakeless fixed gear riders out there who haven’t tried a foot [...]

How I Roll Exclusive: Gina of King Kog

Thule, Sweden’s own bike rack giant is sponsoring a video series to promote their new line of commuter bags, “pack n’ pedal.” (see sneak peak on Bike Rumor)

The documentary series is created by Peter Sutherland of Pedal fame and takes a look at several key members of our worldwide bike community.

They [...]

Premium Rush, messenger movie keeping local, Vayabags Interview.

What do we know about the new messenger thriller Premium Rush? We know it stars Joesph Gordon-Levitt as the hotshot fixed gear riding protagonist. We know it’s about bike messengers in NYC and premiers August 24th. But what you might not be aware of is it was entirely shot in New York City and used a lot of real messengers as consultants, actors and stunt riders. Our own Austin Horse (who took 4th place in this years Cycle Messenger World Championships in Chicago) was Joesph’s double for much of the riding in traffic and skids.

Photo By: Sarah Shatz-
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Austin Horse and director David Koepp on the set of Columbia Pictures’ Premium Rush.
Read an article on the Austin working with Joesph in Momentum Magazine.
See the trailer:

Something else you may not know is the messenger bags used in this film are hand made right here in Ridgewood Queens by Tianna Meilinger and her lady co-workers Angie and Grace of Vaya Bags.

I recently got a chance to visit Tianna and her crew at the Queens shop to see the whole operation of this company who’d I’d been admiring for years.

Continue reading Premium Rush, messenger movie keeping local, Vayabags Interview.