Fyxation sent out some of their new plastic (really they are high impact nylon) platform BMX pedals. I’m a little between polo bikes right now ( i don’t have one) so these went on a work bike. I have been riding them daily for a few weeks now.
When I rolled the bike out for the first time with these things I didn’t get to the end of the block before I thought “these feel good!” Weeks later and now that the weather has let me switch from big boots to my regular shoes I still think the same thing. These are nice pedals.
This is going to be a quick review. These Fyxation Mesa Pedals meet my picky standards for pedals. I’m going to pick up another set of black ones for my polo bike. I like these pedals and think most might too.
- Thin profile
- Large platform
- I feel no flex
- Grippy to my shoe soles
- Bushing and double sealed bearings
- Installs with 6mm hex wrench
- $47.95 from Fyxation
More info: Fyxation
Previously: Fyxation ad in Urban Velo
BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL: CALL FOR ENTRIES
Submission Deadline: April 1
Submissions are now open for the Eleventh Annual Bicycle Film
Festival! The BFF is looking for films with a bike-related theme. Any
style is acceptable: animation, experimental, narrative, documentary
and music videos are all a go.
There is no fee to enter your film, simply download a submission form
from the BFF website, and send a copy of the film to the BFF Head
Office in New York.
The Bicycle Film Festival began in 2001 when Brendt Barbur, founding
director of the festival was hit by a bus while riding his bike in New
York City. He insisted on turning his negative experience into a
positive one. The Bicycle Film Festival is a platform to celebrate
the bicycle through music, art and, of course, film.
The BFF travels to over 25 cities around the world, including Paris,
London, Tokyo, New York — and Sydney. Last year, more than 225,000
people attended the festival. The BFF is not only a showcase for new
films, but also, includes rock shows, street parties, art shows,
dinners, bike rides and more!
The BFF over the past ten years is proud to be a platform for exposure
for many independent filmmakers and artists, and to show a range of
emerging filmmakers to established artists, including Albert Maysles,
Spike Jonze, Mike Mills, The Neistat Brothers, Michel Gondry, and Tom
The 2011 submission deadline is April 1. Any inquiries please email
This a a trailer for the feature film in Program 1, 2, and 3 of the NY Bicycle Film Festival. That’s this Friday June 18th 7:30pm, 9:30, and 11:30.
I have tickets for 7:30 and I can’t wait!
The Birth of Big Air
Directed by Jeff Tremaine
Produced by Spike Jonze, Priya Swaminathan
and Dickhouse Productions
More info: Bicycle Film Festival
On Friday after Thanksgiving I had to work but I knew it would be slow so I brought my camera along. Between runs I was just roaming around and on my way down Union Av I spotted a couple BMX kids hitting a new sidewalk ramp that was set with a good kick to it. One other guy was taking photos (see them Here) and after they got the shot they wanted we spoke a few words. After finding out that Dan, with the camera, lived in the area but the riders were from CT I asked if they had seen the new ramp under the BQE. They had not. This is my photo of Ben boosting the ramp. Click to see large.
I got a call for work and had to take off but I crossed paths with this crew a couple hours later and Ben showed me that he had snapped his front axle and Dan told me the site he’ll post his photos to, KeapHope.com check it out. Good to meet you guys.