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Forged Rubber Tour Forges Ahead At Manhattan Chrome Store.

Chrome industries has a new line of shoes hitting the streets, made from an old-school manufacturing method. 70 year old that is.

I was lucky enough to receive a pair in advance and I’m loving them. Super comfortable on and off the bike.

These volcunized kicks are made from recycled machines found in [...]

New Shoes From Chrome-Forged Rubber

Chrome makes rad shoes. I mean they make lots of great stuff-bags, hip packs, panniers and clothes, and have been doing so for decades. I really like the street footwear they been churning out. They’re shoes are ideal for urban riding, easily adapting from fitting into toe cages or foot straps and then operating [...]

Chrome’s Got A Whole New Bag(s)-Knurled Welded Saddle Bags-Rolltop & Waterproof

Who better to make panniers and front bags for your commute then Chrome Industries. Not to mention they’re bomb proof and water proof. Introducing four new bags to mount to your ride. Here is some press:

This is a industry first for both the Knurled Welded process as well as the design [...]

Video Friday-4/12/13

Here we go with some videos for your Friday:

Title: Pure Fix in NYC
Pure Fix cycles makes a durable, affordable urban commuter. They even make bikes that glow in the dark…But let’s talk about the light, it’s starting to warm up here in NYC. More from Pure Fix:
Weather’s warming in New York, and you know what that means…bring out the bikes! The Oscar, X-Ray, and a little custom color cruising through our favorite city east of the Mississipp’. Check it!

Pure Fix in NYC from Pure Fix Cycles on Vimeo.

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Title: Time’s Up! Cyclista #3! Women and Trans Dance Bike Ride!
NYC, Saturday, March 30, 2013 – - A Times-up! Dance Bike Ride for women, transgendered folks and friends!
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Title: The Man Who Cares
Seen on: Urban Velo
A short film from Soigneur Magazine following soigneur Garry Beckett at the Six Days of Rotterdam.

The Man Who Cares from Soigneur on Vimeo.

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Title: Chrome and Crosby Press
Seen on: Urban Velo
It’s not that Chrome needs OUR help, but I really enjoy this interview video and the straightforward, no crap style of Chrome president Steve McCallion. There aren’t too many companies that have been around so long, are so successful, and appeal to such a broad audience, yet have retained the spirit of their humble beginnings. Steve seems to embody the Chrome brand as if it’s an extension of his personality. And we all know they don’t make crappy bags either. I have yet to visit a Chrome storefront, but I’ll certainly make the trip should I be close enough. Or, hey Steve, wanna open one in Indianapolis?

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Title: Red Hook Crit Art Installation
Seen on: Urban Velo
Artist, Eric Corriel, was asked to create an installation for this year’s Red Hook Crit that just went down in Brooklyn. Last year he projected an animation onto a warehouse wall, but this year wanted to combine the projection with the riders themselves. As Corriel describes his piece,

“I was first asked to participate in the Red Hook Crit in 2012 and for that iteration I projected an animated abstraction of a bicycle race onto a warehouse. For 2013 I removed all elements of abstraction and put my art in direct contact with the race participants and projected onto (them and) the track itself. Instead of the art being about its subject, now it’s an inseparable part of it.”

See all of Corriel’s work here.

Light Bikes from Eric Corriel on Vimeo.

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Continue reading Video Friday-4/12/13

It’s not how big your Velodrome is. Red Bull Mini Drome comes to Brooklyn.

It’s often been said…”Dare to dream big,” especially in a city like NYC, home to the Rockefellers and Robert Moses industrialist types. The land of towering monstrosities like the Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building and sky scrappers that distinguish the most recognizable skyline in the world. Big Dreams like putting in a basketball stadium [...]

Winter events from TrackorDieNYC

New events from TrackorDieNYC.com.

From their site:

The sequel to our alley cat series is coming soon. The Winter alley cat is the last race TrackOrDieNYC.com will organize for 2012 and is expected to be the biggest event we have organized in 2012. Having the coveted Chrome Industries Jersey and custom T.O.D/chrome [...]

The Chrome Truk Shoe-Stiffer, Stronger and Bomber

Sounds like a Daft Punk song:

Chrome industries has just improved their Truk shoe, which is perfect for urban cycling.

It’s available today (September 19th) in all your local Chrome stores.

Here is a little press:

(San Francisco, CA) Chrome is the original maker of Urban Bike Footwear that provides performance on [...]

Chrome, new bags and lead sponsor of CMWC in Chicago

Is there really a cycling apparel company that does it all the way Chrome messenger bags does? I mean, not only banging out decades of solid merchandise from head to toe, but representing hard core urban riders like Ed Wonka and putting on a multitude of killer events for local bike communities where they [...]

Chrome x IMINUSD new Delta Backpack

We missed the launch party,

but it’s worth noting that two great cycling companies have teamed up to put out one fresh new backpack, perfect for your urban city commute.

Take a great company out of San Jose California, who’s been catering to the freestyle fixed scene for years… IMINUSD, and add a [...]

Chrome Domes are back! Chrome x New Era snapback hats dropped today.

Finally Chrome has a new supply of their sweet New Era 59fifty snapbacks, paying tribute to the local baseball team for each Chrome HUB store locations:

The Chicago White Sox -Store located at: 1529 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 661-0077

The San Francisco Giants -Store located at: 580 4th Street Freelon Street [...]