Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
So our friend Dennis Hicks has been riding for about a year now. He has been reppin all the highschool riders really well, and been progressing like crazy. These are some edits of his, he has a new set up now, so hopefully we will see some even more crazy stuff soon!
Good Work Dennis.
Good Work Dennis.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
So back in the day when I first started riding to commute, I bought a $50 piece o' shit Huffy road bike off of Craigslist. The first place I took it was to South Side Bicycle Shop for a tuneup and I continued to visit them for a few months as I moved on to a better Raleigh before ultimately switching over to a fixed setup, after which I started working on my bike myself or using Clown Dog and Fast Folks. Just got word, however, from ATXBS.com, that South Side Bicycle Shop is closing its doors and is getting rid of all their inventory for 50% off. I just went down and picked up a new mini u-lock for cheap. Get over there and see if you can find something you like and help the guys out. Not much left for the fixed crowd though...a few 700 tires, some grips, risers, a few tools, and other things.
Posted by Jim at 6:55 PM
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
In case ya'll haven't seen these yet...
This is Joel Weston (top video) of the Macaframa crew. He is supposedly the first to pull off the fakie wheelie in fixed gear freestyle. Yes, it has been done by artistic cyclists before, but it's a bit different when you're not running a 1:1 ratio (in my opinion). Another guy, Jun Iwai (bottom video), has this clip out of him getting a few cranks of one.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Miguel just told me about the new Tuesday polo meetup here in town...South Side Happy Hour Bike Polo I believe it's titled...meets on Tuesdays at 5PM at Joslin Park near Ben White and Manchaca.
The polo guys are awesome if you don't know. Everyone is really nice and there's usually a few other beginners out there so you don't feel too bad for looking bad out there!
Posted by Jim at 9:12 PM
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
If you've ever been out to bike polo on a Sunday you've probably seen Miguel out there showing everyone what's up...when I first went out to play, him and I briefly talked about a Samson frameset he had just sitting around. Well now he's decided to sell the thing. Like many other NJS frames this one has a dent- this one in the top tube. Compared to those being sold on tracksupermarket though this one is dirt cheap...not to mention many of the NJS frames being sold these days have dents as well...
the original listing on Trick Track can be found here: http://www.tricktrack.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=4566
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Over Thanksgiving break I went to Galveston and took my gears with me. I put in about 35 miles along the seawall one day and got honked at about a thousand times. Pulling back in to home base I got honked at one more time, the car was passing me pretty slowly so I turned around to see what was up. This big Galveston PARD truck filled with at least four guys crammed into the front row pulls up; one really old guy with that weathered look that east Texans get was sticking his head out the window and waving me a big thumbs up. It made my day.
In other news: Surfing in Texas still sucks (most of the time).