April 30, 2009


Awesome Tricks and Drink this Tuesday. Thanks to all who showed.

See you next week

April 29, 2009

Mike Carney does Art

Did you know that our buddy and riding partner Mike Carney makes pretty things that are good for looking at? Well you sure do now...

family portrait

check out more here

dude, I had no idea. These are wonderful

April 28, 2009

Tricks Tonight

I'm riding tonight are you?

ride at the spot then hit some other spots downtown

Capricorn Website Update

Brad over at Capricorn gave his website a new look. check it out

April 27, 2009

All-City Classic Plastic Doubles in Colors

check em out at the All-City Blog

More Custom Brooks

I was browsing Milano Fixed today and came across this custom Brooks. You may recall that last week I posted up some pics of a custom Brooks that our friend Anthony had scultped. Being that Bike Jerks has a proclivity for skull imagery, I have been thinking about asking Anthony to do a skull saddle for me but I couldn't imagine a way to do it without it looking lame and corny. Well boom right there on Milano Fixed was an answer to that very question. This looks hot as heck.

April 24, 2009

Noon Tricks 2

Velocity Bass Boat Colors

Bassboat from Matt Ruiter on Vimeo.

pretty damn cool.

Gorilla Freestyle Frame Update

According to Gorilla they're new freestyle frameset tested by Wonka will become available to the public early this summer.

As will their 48 hole wheelset coproduced with Miche and Ambrosio, and targeted to the freestyle and polo crowds

April 23, 2009

Custom Brooks B-17

This saddle started out life as an ordinary Brooks B-17, it belongs to Dirty Kop and was customized by Minneapolis' own Anthony K.

This is Anthony's fourth or fifth saddle and with each one he continues to improve by leaps and bounds. This is the first time he's done an asymmetrical design and it is in my opinion his best to date by a wide margin.
He has the rider break in the saddle to soften the leather then he cuts, chamfers, and chisels out the design. The color is some sort of permanent stain, not paint.

dig the very nicely done sides and well executed chamfers

by far the coolest looking B-17 that I have ever seen

April 22, 2009

Hump Day Videos

The Invaders
- FIXED GEAR - The invaders from Androsky Knauer on Vimeo.
check it out at 1:45. smooth


オ ンセイcotm1 from Voise on Vimeo.

very nicely shot

mini pursuit

Getting Down(town) with Norman Siegel Bike Ride & After-Party

From our New York Correspondant Austin Horse comes this:

Saturday, May 2nd 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Meet at Washington Square Park (under the arch)

Benefit for Norman Siegel’s campaign for Public Advocate
Saturday, May 2nd 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
203 West 22nd Street
Come meet Norman Siegel and join him on a leisurely, fun bike ride beginning at Washington Square Park and ending at a party at 203 W. 22nd Street in Chelsea. Special guest Ed Hamilton (author of the book titled “Legends of the Chelsea Hotel”) and other civil rights, environmental and bicycle activists will join Norman for good music, good food and lively conversation.

Norman Siegel, the Civil Rights Attorney who has worked tirelessly in support of our civil rights for decades and has been a true champion of the bicycling community, is running for Public Advocate. Cyclists and all New Yorkers will benefit having Norman Seigel as our Public Advocate.

For more information on the Norman Siegel’s campaign go to:

For more information on the ride or after-party email cyclistsforsiegel@gmail.com

April 21, 2009


An evening in Shakopee Minnesota

Los Angeles Fixed Gear Freestyle

Los Angeles Fixed Gear Freestyle from Video Market on Vimeo.

April 20, 2009

Tuesday Night Tricks

This time a little earlier

B.Ridget thinks

she's hot shit with her new wolf-seat and all

Trials Video

This is by far the gnarliest trials video I have ever seen. Keep watching, it doesn't get really sick until about 3 minutes in. Guy does a flair off a tree, and way too many other amazing things to mention.

Seriously make sure you watch this.

spotted on Bummer Life

April 19, 2009

Cold Sprints Trophy

Carrie won the ladies class at Cold Sprints last night and took home this lovely trophy (sorry, I don't remember who won the men's)

Spend some time checking it out, it's amazing. I was told that the creator was Beau from Mankato. And the guy's obviously got some serious skills.

he even made the ladies prize a mixte!

really beautiful

April 18, 2009

Cold Sprints Tonight

Tonight At the Nomad

April 17, 2009

Legit Bike Polo

Some of you may know this man as Swan!!!

His name is Gus and he runs Legit Bike Poloand he came out of nowhere one year at All-City to win something (trackstands?) anyway, right away B.Ridge spotted the physical similarities between Gus and Swan of The Warriors fame. And from then on we took great delight is shouting SWANNNNNN!!!! into the wee hours of the morning. Perhaps you don't see it, it was a few years ago. Anyway to the rest of the world he's Gus but to us who were there that night and drunk. He shall forever be known as Swan.

here's his video on how to make polo mallets

here' his video on how to make wheel covers

Death Pedal Trailer

a new one

Death Pedal X FRSH promo by Kareem Shehab from Killa Kareem on Vimeo.

The Errand Rack by Capricorn Bicycles

I know I spend a lot of time shilling for my friends, but one thing that I am firmly committed to is shining a light (in as much as it is in my power to do so) upon the Minneapolis cycling community. It is sort of hardwired in the midwestern DNA that what happens on the coasts or in the larger cities is intrinsically more important, cooler, or better (however you quantify such things) than what goes on here. (It's also in our DNA to be both defensive and apologetic)
Now believe me, I am as uncomfortable typing that as you are reading it. I am a born and bred Wisconsin boy. I hail from a small town way up north. I wear my midwestern heart on my flannel (not the trendy kind (yeah I'm looking at you hipster), but the kind your grandpa wore from November to April every winter) sleeve. When I lived for a season in Tahoe, I learned that the ski hill that took me on liked to hire midwestern kids because we have a reputation for hardwork and actually showing up (very important in a stoner ski town). Upon hearing this I was filled with a very peculiar kind of pride. The same kind of pride that strikes when cyclists in much milder climates complain about the weather. Or if you like another analogy: the same kind of pride a San Franciscan feels when people from other cities bitch about hills or Seattle folks feel when people complain about rain.

Because of this born sense of modesty, people in the midwest don't get that psyched on what other folks (like framebuilders) are doing. Sure it's cool and all but those other framebuilders in other cities must be sweeter. There are guys in Minneapolis waiting years for a Vanilla, when Peacock Groove is right down the street. I mean c'mon.

Now I'm sure that there are people reading this who's asses probably clenched up tight enough to make diamonds as they read that.
He's comparing Peacock Groove to Vanilla. How dare he?
Well I dare. I dare.
My homeboy Erik is the weirdest most talented little freak I've ever had the pleasure of spilling a drink on.

Anyway, the point is that midwestern folks tend not to talk up or blow up or get excited about what's happening here. And if we do, we don't share that opinion with others because that would be too much like bragging. Since other folks aren't shouting it from the rooftops I hope you'll indulge me (and my generalizations) by allowing me the honor of doing it from time to time.

Sorry to be wordy, but I've had a few to drink and something today got me thinking about the anonymity of Minneapolis' artisans. That event occurred when I ran into Tyler and spied his Capricorn Errand rack. I had only seen photos of it, never in person.

Look at that thing. It's freaking gorgeous, perfectly compliments his bicycle, and I bet few of you out there knew that Brad would be happy to make you one.

that mount is so clean and clever
handwritten message

Bradley, I love ya. Keep making beautiful things