SNAIX NeuroBike- WTF? I say ..nein!!!!
In honor of launching Bikes Are Better initiative Fyxation giving two lucky winners a prize pack consisting of a custom Rickshaw Messenger bag filled for 2 Session 700 tires, some great gear from EighthInch and a set of custom Hold Fast straps. All you have to do to enter is purchase one of their new Bikes Are Better t-shirts which Fyxation selling for only $19.95 (A portion of each sale goes to support local and national bicycle non-profits). On May 13th Fyxation will select two lucky winners to receive the loot. Each prize pack is worth more than $300.00!
Bikes Are Better is a project Fyxation started to help raise money for bicycle related non-profits. 25% of the profits from the sale of all Bikes Are Better gear will be donated to a bicycle advocacy group to help promote the use of the bicycle as a means of transportation. Check out their site to learn more about Bikes Are Better – Great Gear for a Great Cause.
So we have been working hard to create a 2nd edition to our artist series bikes.. We posted up a awesome teaser pic a few months back of the new project that pretty much gave away nothing.. Well it’s getting closer and we figured we would give another teaser to this project.. Artist still isn’t going to be announced yet, but we gotta say.. It’s our favorite artist and the bike is going to be sooo dope!
Here is a sick sketch done by Ube on how the paint is going to look… If you ever need any custom paint work done.. hit him up @ Ube Ice Cream Shop
We have to say special thanks to SE Bikes, Aerospoke, Ube Icecream Shop and Serfas so far for this project.. Here
Us Versus Them has teamed up with SE Bikes to design the best fixed freestyle frameset available. Spearheaded by UVT’s James Banuelos, the Us Versus Them frame was designed from the ground up to withstand the harshest abuse that riders are putting their bikes through. Tested by Gus Molina, Josh Boothby, and DJ Mull, the frame has been put through months of abuse to make sure that the frame is bombproof. The Cr-Mo frame has been fully heat treated with the top and down tubes being double butted. The seat tube has been cut-out to allow clearance for larger (50c) tire sizes along with ovalized & tapered seat and chain stays for extra tire and foot clearances.
The 73mm mid bottom bracket and Campy compatible integrated headset are both externally machined and a sealed Tange headset comes installed as well as a trick integrated seat clamp. Finally, the Landing Gear forks are heat treated & butted for even more strength.
The cycling community had a devastating tragedy on Friday, 17 December 2010. On an overnight ride around the island of Oahu with 30-40 other cyclists, Zachary Manago, was killed by a hit-and-run driver at 11:10pm. Though he only began riding this year, Zach was extremely enthusiastic about cycling and had a great positive attitude and a smile that was contagious. In memory of Zach, the weekly Tuesday Night Ride on the 21st was dedicated to him.. aptly renaming it ZNR or Zachary Night Ride. Over 90 people showed up on bicycles to ride the weekly route that he was so enthusiastic about attending every week. On the 23rd, a ghostbike was implemented at the scene of the accident.
Because it was a hit-and-run, the driver of the vehicle was not identified. Friends cycling with Zach recalled seeing a white SUV or pickup truck that they suspected was the vehicle involved in the crash. A few bike friends took the initiative to search for the vehicle in the area. One thing about living on an island: vehicles and people can’t hide for too long. By an amazing stroke of luck, friends located the vehicle in a covered carpark with evidence of the crash still intact on the SUV. For more info click here.
Here is an interesting quad fixed prototype.
“It was only a matter of time ‘till we put pen to paper & drafted up the first ever Quad Fixed frame. What you see here is #1 of one. Strictly prototype & still in the development stage. This frame was handed off to Marwin “The Wizard” Ou last night. Marwin will be riding & testing it on the streets & skateparks of the LBC in the coming months. We have not yet decided if we will bring the Quad Fixed frame into SE’s 2012 line of bikes. So for now, just consider it our little pet project. If you like what you see, keep an eye out on the SE website (www.SEBIKES.com) and SE’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/SEBIKES) for the frame’s progress.”
The signature Affinity “Kissena“ track frame is the key component of “Digitizer” and represents the pinnacle of bicycle frame technology. Kenzo Minami, an artist who grew up in Japan in the ’80s, experienced the huge economic boom fueled by the country’s technological supremacy firsthand. The graphic design that dominated that era embraced a euphoric dream of all that technology could be. Kenzo’s inspiration for “Digitizer” came from this nostalgia, tempered with practical purpose. This bike available for purchase here.
Here is another great bike collaboration, this time by Look and Lacoste. We have no technical specs yet, but it looks like this bike has a belt drive instead of chain. Hmm… never tried one of those. We do like this ghost bike look we’ve seen around U.S. Rumor is that this bike will be released around Spring 2011.
If you are in the market for a high end hand made single speed, look no further. Check out these two models from Bella Ciao City Bikes available from UK online shop. Both are hand made in Italy and super light.
Ingegnere: A fast, lightweight single speed urban performer, also available with gears and handmade with columbus tubing.
Reporter: The high performer, super lightweight ”messenger” bike for fast urban travel.