May 31, 2009

Matt's Pierre

In keeping with today's theme of Minneapolis built frames, here are some shots of my little bro Matt's Pierre. Pierre is a Campagnolo repair wiz and a recent graduate of UBI's frame building school. For those of you who pay attention to extreme backcountry skiing he is also the brother of world famous cliff dropper Jaime Pierre. This is the first frame that he has completed outside of UBI and was fabricated with guidance from Erik Noren of Peacock Groove. The neat thing about this bike is that it represents Matt's vision of his ideal cross machine, which also happens to be my vision as well. Horizontals for single speeding, and full cable routing so you have the option of gears if you're ever so inclined. The only question in my mind was the visual clutter from the braze-ons, but as shown by this bike, it isn't a problem at all.

*you may notice the paint scratches. The finish was done by a gent who paints cabinets for a living, not bikes, and little Matty is not dainty with his machines*

King headset, DT Swiss 240 hubs laced to 1.1's, tied and soldered (my man knows a good wheel). Classic canti's, a vintage Shimano seatpost, Campy crankset. A thoroughly classy build

Skinny's Osell

Yesterday at Cash is King Skinny English was riding this lovely Terry Osell built road bike. Osell was a small Minneapolis builder who's busiest years were in the 80's. I'm told he does continue to build on a very small scale, and currently builds wheels for Hed. Anyway, I always geek out a bit when I see a locally built frameset, so I snapped a few pics (admittedly shitty) for your perusal.

That's a purple leather "Persons" saddle made in India of all places.

I have no idea what kind of cranks these are, I have never seen that marque before

May 30, 2009

Cash is King

Skinny gets the yellow bag, given to first working mess and signed by previous alleycat winners. The yellow bag is only presented at races organized by Minneapolis messengers
1st place Skinny Randy
1st Messenger Skinny English

Friday Night

May 29, 2009

See you at Cash is King


May 28, 2009

Unicorn Tattoos

more here

Credit goes to the Bummer Life for this one.

thanks Stevil for bringing this to the world's attention

Bicycle Film Fest: Calling Volunteers

Received this from Amy of the BFF Minneapolis today:

To all cyclists, film fans, past BFF volunteers, and general bike enthusiasts-

This summer the Bicycle Film Festival will be returning to Minneapolis for it's fourth year and we need your help! We are looking for volunteers to help us sell tickets, usher films, work the merch table, etc. The dates for festival are Wednesday, July 8th - Sunday, July 12th but we only need volunteers for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Please email me at if you're interested and feel free to forward onto all your bike friends. Thanks!!


Oh and speaking of the Minneapolis edition of the Film Fest, I have been tapped to throw Saturday's alleycat. Get Ready!

Mountain Bike Porn

Spotted this Manitou dually from the early 90's in the bike racks at work the other day.

Aren't these some Alex Pong Magic Motorcycle shit?

pretty sick

I finally beat Prolly

to some photos from Minneapolis

Thanks Andy

May 27, 2009

Life's Good

cute little edit from Locked Cog

Life's Good. from Kris *lockedcog* on Vimeo.

awesome spokecard

seen on Milano Fixed