Just One

Long Beach, Californië, USA, 1926

Eric from DC sent this m way. Thanks man.

I’ve been away from this blog for a little while. There might be a few photo posts in the pipeline.

Jinxy Give Blood Stickers

Thanks Amanda

Jacob in Brooklyn

Sara D Roosevelt Park history

I caught this little gem in my RSS feed from Ephemeral New York in a post titled A 19th century cemetery on Chrystie Street.

More: ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.com

My old road bike with new components

I’ve been riding this thing around on the weekends/days off.

I moved to NYC with two bikes and one was a one-niner but it didn’t last very long. Other than that and a few loaners here and there I’ve just been on single speeds and fixed bikes for the last 5 years.

This bike is not build for speed but it sure is comfortable. Steel frame with Phil hubs. 48 spoke Velocity Dyads wrapped in RiBMo 32′s. Paul Canti’s pulled by NOS Dura-ace levers. Dura-ace shifters moving Ultegra derailleurs. And a Brooks springer.

And a big brass bell.

Fyxation Mesa Pedal

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

Dogs, Bike Polo

For you Ken.

From a friend in Cleveland

More: fuckyeahbikepolo on Tumblr

Thanks Alex!

2011 Trek Madone 6.9 SSL (58cm)

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I was in Madison this past weekend for an organized bike ride. After getting burned by the airlines on my way back from Worlds I wanted to find a loaner bike in Madison for the ride. So I called a friend at Trek and asked if I could borrow a demo bike for the weekend. To my surprise this is the bike I had the pleasure to take on a beautiful country ride. So light, so fast. I’m embarrassed to say what this ride costs. One thing I should say is I wish I’d have known I would be on such a baller whip and have brought my road pedals and shoes. Thank you Eric for the bike and Thanks to Jonny for the bmx pedals.

Here are a bunch of photos of the Bike the Barns ride. http://www.flickr.com/photos/daytonohio/sets/72157624952124742/

And just a few more shots of my new favorite bicycle. http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=madone&w=24081430%40N06&z=m