This is a build Greg has been eager to get going for a couple of months now and though I’ve only seen a couple in person his Mash Work came out primo. From the vintage (and rare) black Dura Ace track cranks to the his HED Belgium shoes this thing is meant to move. Surprising light for a steel frame set and real fun to ride…click through for a few more!
Now about a decade old the Louis Garneau Pursuit frames are a a bit of a rarity out on the streets. Adam picked this one up a few months back and has been abusing it as much as possible from Mission Crit to tricks here in Sac. Having worked in a shop with Adam some years back I’ve seen his addiction to cycling grow to an appreciation for fine machines like this. A few more photos after the click and more to come from him here soon…
Had a chance to meet up with Mario on some recent standby to snap a few quick ones of his hooked up Super Pista. Some nice carbon FSA bit with the bars and cranks and a Razor seatpost to finish off keeping his baby light and nimble. Worth noting that he laced the front crow’s foot pattern himself and some people aren’t fans it did come out real good. Definitely seems top tube pads are back in as of late and I can’t say I’m mad about it…click through for a few more!
It’s not often you see the BB17 Transfer rolling around in this colorway so after seeing this one I had to snag a few. My buddy Nate built this up for his girl Sierra and It’s definitely nicer than some of my past bikes. OmniZen is always a good choice and I’ll never get over this flat grey/gloss black paint…more after the click!
As competition has gotten more serious so polo bikes have evolved into something far different than the track bikes with drops seen early on. Short court bike polo has led to a demand for more control, stronger parts and a generally more maneuverable rides. From custom disk brake forks to tighter geometries the bike polo bike of today is in a class all its own. Taking a closer look at Will’s ride on a recent night out here in Sacramento I had to grab a few photos of this beast. Made here in California by Jai of Done Deal this is easily one of the best bikes I’ve seen on the court!
The pink/grey Vigorelli has become an urban track staple since dropping abck in 2013. My dude Angel built up this one up for his girl Maylee and this little beaut it’s definitely done up proper. Zen’s are a classic and the simple yet solid Dura Ace to Velocity shoes are bound to stay solid. Pop through for a few more from our trip down by the river earlier this week!
I’ve been wanting to get this going for a bit now and am excited to present the first #featurefriday with Fabio‘s Dodici Gara here. He rides this primo aluminum build on the streets Milan, Italy and beyond. The Omnilattice setup has become a staple and you can’t go wrong with some wide carbon risers to keep things comfy. Digging the winter backdrop he chose for these shots and can’t wait to keep this series going. Click through for a few more and feel free to drop me a line to have your bike featured for a #featurefriday!
It’s not uncommon for people to pick up a second or third model of a frame when they were stoked on their first setup. However, it is pretty hard to do when you dealing with something as rare as the small Japanese label M-idea. This is Smither’s second go-around with the NJS brand and is by far my favorite of the two. He went above and beyond this time around snagging a matching 75/Zen combo to top everything off. The frame itself if gorgeous enough but as usual this kid knows how to put ’em together. Click through for the full set and peep his last good idea here!
One of the fine machines to be built up and subsequently dismembered by Smither’s was this awesome Toyo track. It lives on these day but was sure nice to look at set up like this. Peep the original post for a handful more photos of this rare track build!
For a while now I’ve been wanting to ad a little something like this to the bike checks on the site. Naturally when I meet up with someone there’s bit of cruising for a spot and maybe some followup brews. More or less “photo shoots” aren’t just a few quick photos but rather a fun couple of hours really enjoying cycling. Whether it’s tricks, cutting through cars or sipping something tasty it’s always nice to share the experience. The plan is to put together a short feature like this for all the rides in the future so stay tuned!
PS: Last clips was some bum riding off with my bag of camera/computer equipment. Literally almost most lost my shit!
For the original post of Smither’s Samson Illusion jump here:
Imagination – Just an Illusion (Correct Claps Remix)