Critical Hit

Competitive comparison seems to be a worldwide phenomenon amongst people in general. No matter what age, surroundings, financial circumstances. Who’s got the freshest kicks? Whose smartphone cam can record more fps? Who can down his beer the fastest? Who’s getting the pole position on the next red light when commuting to work? Who is the ...

Purity

We’re living in a time where people are searching for something ‘real’, something natural, something ‘pure’ because from our clothes to our food, our relationships, our jobs, our news and our communication, a hell of a lot of things are watered down and packed up in so much plastic it’s hard to breathe freely sometimes. But ...

Colnagore

You may remember a post concerning classic Italian road bike customizing. We absolutely digged that, honestly. Few things beat the beauty of a well built classic, even without all the effort of browsing ebay for that vintage super record derailleur from exactly 1972, because the brake cables you found in your basement happen to be from ...

Keepin It Real

With singlespeed bikes being mainstream nowadays and about a million companies offering off the rack singlespeed models in all kinds of colors and shapes you would think we’ve reached the anti-climax of trendy urban cycling. But you failed miserably. There’s people out there who just can’t get enough. Enough color, enough uniqueness, enough ‘look at me ...

Leverage

Humans and machines are funny. Humans invent machines to fulfill a purpose first and foremost. Then they start modifying the shit out of them, making them stronger, lighter, faster, better. Whatever. Somewhere in that process they seem to lose their focus though. The machine gets modified in ways that don’t make sense and often times ...

Twentysix

The 26″ urban singlespeed machine is a minority within a minority. It’s so rare you’re more likely to spot a panda hangin out at your favorite coffee spot. So every time I see a 26″ conversion I know it’s time to take a closer look. I didn’t get disappointed when I spotted dis ride here: ...

By All Means

Urban singlespeed owners are a special breed. They often meticulously assemble their rides and pride themselves in picking the parts for their bikes with special care. It usually starts with the frame: The heart and soul of their inner vision. It might be a somewhat old schoolish steel frame that was usually build for a totally different kind ...

Distractions

Overcoming New Year’s somewhat hungover if not depressing vibes can be quickly and successfully done by simply shopping your ass off and spending all your hardly earned Christmas cash in the first couple of days of the year. I’m not gonna give you a list such as ‘The top 10 things a bike nerd can buy in ...

Hangover

Hangover is a bitch. Especially on New Year’s Day. Having just survived Christmas hangover and struggling through the first couple of days of January, I really don’t pay too much attention to cycling. Sure, somewhere in the far back of my mind a cracking voice tells me: ‘Get your ass up and start your roller ...

Last Minute

Everybody loves christmas, right? Especially the gruesome act of buying presents for your loved ones. Maybe it’s not the buying part though, the tough thing is to come up with something witty and useful that doesn’t cost a fortune. So with one day to go, we’d like to offer some last minute help for the ...

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