Thursday, May 31, 2012

 

Don't forget: Vulpine Cycling Fete this Monday

Bank Holiday Monday. Its going to be a great day! We will be there with bikes. More info here

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

 

48x17 Present The 1896 Classic Marathon Race Revival - Get out to Athens for June 16th!


I'v been excited for this event since Agi first mentioned the idea to me many months back. The racing will be hard and f***ing hot, hopefully a bit dusty as well.  

"We feel there is a lack of endurance fixed gear road races worldwide. People have done touring on track bikes, long distance group rides and alleycat races. We wanted to combine all of the above with an event that oozes with history. The most epic of all races, a tribute to a simpler time, which will dictate the next track star.

Join the most epic of all races.

COURSE:
Start: 48x17 Cycles, Acropolis, Veikou 2, 11742
The course will cover the distance from Acropolis to Marathon and back.
Finish: 48x17 Cycles, Acropolis.
Every contestant should follow the given route. This route will be provided in a later stage but it passes through Kifisias Avenue all the way up to Agios Stefanos and then turns towards Marathon Lake. Contestants should pass the lake get stamped on the other side and then follow the same way back. Any contestant diverting from these simple rules will be disqualified immediately. Please see the route on bikely link provided to avoid any confusion. Marshalls have the right to disqualify any rider if they judge so.  
There will be race marshalls on motorbikes en route and several key points.
There will be music and drinks for spectators at 48x17 Cycles as we will wait for the riders to return.

DETAILS:
Maximum of 30 spaces available.
International riders: please make contact for free accommodation at info@48x17.com
Registration at 48x17 Cycles. Riders can register by phone/ paypal/ e-mail or in person at 48x17 Cycles. The registration will close 3 days prior to the race.
Registration fee: 5 euros
Bikes: track and fixed gear only (conversions allowed)
Front brake: allowed.
Gear ratio: free
Helmets compulsory, dropbars and bullhorns only.
Aluminum cogs, non-matching drivetrain pitch, loctite hubs not allowed.
Skitching is not permitted.
Contestants are encouraged to carry their mobile phones. In case of emergency contact our doctor 6974351181 (Yiannis). There will be a doctor at the race but all contestants participate at their own risk. Traffic laws should be followed on their entirety.
All bicycles will be checked thoroughly by our mechanics prior to the race. If we don’t think your bike’ s safe you will be out of the race – no questions asked."

 

Road Rocket on Road.cc


Road.cc just did a nice report on the Road Rocket. View it here

Monday, May 28, 2012

 

Nitto oversized Bullhorns





Admittedly Nitto have been a little slower than other brands in modernising their clamp size. But over the last year they've pretty much caught up with a range of excellent lightweight oversize road bars and stems aimed more at the road and track market. Now with the arrival of oversized versions of their popular RB018 & RB021 bullhorns there is a oversize option for every bar type. We especially like the detailing on the RB021SSB where Nitto have stamped their crest over the bar clamp. Available here



Friday, May 25, 2012

 

Messenger Poets & New York Alley Cats



We have just received delivery of two new books from the great publishing house of Kurt Boone.


Both books feature the art of Greg Ugalde, a bit of a rarity in book form. The photography in New York Alley cats gives you an amazing in insight into the scene and will get you inspired to go out there and do what you. Books available here

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

 

WALD Baskets Back in Stock

Available here

 

Now stocking Morvelo Jerseys and T's



Morvelo are all about getting out there and riding in clothing you can be proud of. Morvelo were one of the main sponsors of the Hunt Crit Race, and to prove they practice what they preach brand founder Olli raced and powered to a third place finish. We're currently stocking jerseys and T's, the bibs and accessories will be dropping next week. We're looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship with Morvelo and can already confirm we will be collaborating on some special team jerseys which will be dropping later this Summer. 
Check the clothing here




Tuesday, May 22, 2012

 

We've got two, yes TWO tickets to give away for the Tour De Latitude group ride!


This is the fanciest group ride I'v ever seen. And it finish's at a music festival. Tickets to the ride include tickets to the festival. Get on board. 

To enter the comp answer the simple question; 

Q: What is the second starting point of the ride after Hackney?

To answer the question and enter the competition all you need do is fill in the entry form.

Entries must be submitted by the 4th June, you must be over 16, full T&Cs are attached to this post.

You can find terms and conditions and more info on the comp here


Monday, May 21, 2012

 

New for 2012 - Tokyo Fixed - Road Rocket





With the Road Rocket we went ahead and indulged by designing our dream road frame. We have used our favourite tubing (Columbus MAX chain stays and down tube, Spirit seat tube and head tube and a skinny Keirin top tube & seat stays) to deliver performance in all the right places. The frame weighs 1.7kg / 2.06kg inc the Columbus Minimal full carbon fork. The Road Rocket is a credible contendor against titanium and carbon frames with all the comfort and durability steel brings. Estimated retail price will be £775 frame only / £900 frame and fork. Our first shipment is in the water now and will be with us very soon. 
We will be offering the Road Rocket as a great value complete as well as a framset with a choice of Shimano Ultegra or 105. 



Friday, May 18, 2012

 

Tokyo Fixed 2012 Team Jerseys






Our 2012 Jerseys are made for us in Italy by GSG. We have used their top end race jersey which will surely impress with laser cut arms and actual carbon fiber weave in the side panel. But most importantly these jerseys feel great and are top quality. 

The Pescetarian Team Jersey (Red one covered in fish) features the photography of London based photographer Tom Hartford. Tom's photo was taken at Tokyo's famous Tsukiji fish market. If you love fish, Tsukiji market or Japan we made this jersey for you. 
Available here




Thursday, May 17, 2012

 

Riding Box Hill and Beyond




In the build up to the Olympics Box Hill has been getting a lot of attention. Last weekend I indulged in the newly laid Tarmac. With 220m of elevation and no considerable steepness the hill is not the biggest challenge but its a lovely ride with ONE stylish hair pin worthy of a Rouleur magazine double spread.  Last weekend was one of the finest days of our so far dismal Spring, so the crowds were out. There would have been around 50 riders on the climb at any one time and there was a great atmosphere. I climbed the hill twice with a fairly nice 8 mile loop. The male olympians will be climbing the hill a staggering 9 times. After Box Hill we rode onto the Surrey hill lapping around Peaslake. I couldn't be more impressed with the riding in the Surrey Hills. Constant rolling hills and stunning surroundings. The best of British especially in the Sunshine. 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

 

Did you see Cavendish's crash in the last stage of the Giro?




Terrible intro but hold on, this video delivers the goods. 


Its gutting to see Cavendish get taken down just when he started to put the power down and amazing to see the riders behind Cavendish avoid him with bunny hops and swerves at incredible speed. Classic. 

Friday, May 11, 2012

 

Jersey Drop from Morvelo & 2012 Tokyo Fixed Jerseys



You can nab yourself some race wear from Tokyo Fixed and Morvelo in store a few days before they hit the web. Go go go. A few more photos here


Thursday, May 10, 2012

 

Jacob & his S1




Jacob's the man behind the counter in the shop and sometimes the man in warehouse packing your orders. But last weekend he was the man racing his little heart out, keeping up with the leading pack all the way into the final sprint. This was his first race and he'd only been training since weather allowed. Either he's naturally fast or its that S1 he rode. We built it up with super stiff Deadly Disc rims and Sram Omniums. Like a Keirin bike on steroids. Jacob found the track geo of the S1 perfect for the Hunt. Built with Spirit Keirin and a Kasei fork when it to putting the hammer down the frame responded. Well done S1. And well done Jacob. Looks like we'll be keeping you on this beast so you can get some proper training in the for the next race. More photos here

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

 

We're Hiring! FREELANCE CONTENT EDITOR

FREELANCE CONTENT EDITOR

We are looking for someone to help us transfer content to a new website, which has been built on the Magento platform. Working from our offices in west London, you will upload images and input existing copy, ensuring correct layout of each product along the way. There's quite a bit to do, but we think it should only take a few days with potential for more work in the future as and when required.

In order to be considered, you will need to demonstrate a good level of ability in all of the following:

- HTML / CSS
- Working within content management systems
- Outstanding attention to detail
- Fluency in written english

A knowledge of bikes, bike parts and Magento is a strong advantage, but the main thing we need is an ability to transfer the content accurately and quickly.

If you have the skills and are interested to find out more, send a CV / portfolio link / introduction to max@tokyofixed.co.uk

 

Lastly a few more Hunt Results

10. Edward Trotman (24) - TDO Bristol 
11. Rudy Melo (4) - 5th Floor
12. Timothy Pulleyn (13) - Death Spray Custom 
13. Dominic Roup (50) - Brother Cycles 


From chatting with Rudy and reading Edwards account these guys fought hard to stay in the race after a crash. By our sketchy account the rest of the riders in the final were caught by the leading pack. 
We also have a list of riders who made it to the final. 



99 - Walton Brush
2 - Edward Brial
4 - Rudy Melo
13 - Timothy Pulleyn
14 - Riccardo Perego
18 - Matteo Zazzera
20 - Peter Walsh
21 - Francesco Martucci 
24 - Edward Trotman
26 - Geoffrey Delesalle
30 - Klemens Mantzos
31 - Vojtech Blazejovsky
32 - Samuel Becuwe
35 - Oli Pepper 
40 - Gareth Jones
43 - Tom Houlden
45 - Steve Revill
46 - Dimitri D.
47 - Simon Green
48 - Joe Kneip
49 - Daniel Apt
50 - Dom
51 - Luke Clark
53 - Lars Wolvh 
54 - Joseph Kendrick
55 - Chas
56 - Jack Allmand
58 - Fausto Bocchi 
59 - Erik Jonsson
61 - Mark Bradbury
63 - David Hall
64 - Jacob Dean



We will be posting a final run down on the race with photos from Greg Falski and our own video edit very soon. 

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

 

A Insight into Outlier




We've been proudly stocking Outlier since the beginning. Our customers couldn't be more happy with their clothing range. Here is a great insight into the beginnings of the brand and what they're all about from co-founder Abe Burmeister. 

 

More Hunt Results


1st - Francesco Martucci (21) - Iride Fixed Modena
2nd - Fausto Bocchi (58) - Pelozzoli
3rd - Oli Pepper (35) - The Kinesis Morvelo Project
4th - Chas (55) - MASH SF 
5th - Vojtech Blazejovsky (31) - Brixton Cycles
6th - Lars Wolvh (53) - Brascona
7th - Mark Bradbury (61) - 5th Floor (Neck to Neck)
8th - Walton Brush (99) - MASH SF (Neck to Neck)
9th - Jacob Dean (64) - Tokyo Fixed

1st place in the heats....

1st heat -  Vojtech Blazejovsky (31) - Brixton Cycles 
2nd heat - Walton Brush (99) - Mash SF

We will get the rest of the results from the final race up ASAP tomorrow. 

Monday, May 07, 2012

 

Nice Hunt Video from UKCycle Sport



Read the full report here

 

Great set of images from the Hunt at Imagehunters



More here



 

Hunt Winner: Francesco Martucci


Congratulations! We will be posting the top 15 asap. 


 

Vulpine Merino T's. Product review

I did a little product review of the Vulpine merino t-shirts we've just started to stock over on my blog... Check it out

 

Hunt Over & Out


We had a blast. Thanks so much to all the sponsors, volunteers, racers and everyone who showed up to spectate. 

We will be releasing the results of the final race asap. Unfortunately I don't even have the top three list to hand, I can say the the race was won by a very strong Italian from IRIDE, the second place slot was a also taken by a beast of a Italian and the third slot was taken by Olli from Morvelo. Congratulations. The racing was hard fought. 

You can get a peek of the action through the magic of instagram


Saturday, May 05, 2012

 

We will be closed tomorrow...

...as all our staff will be helping out at the Hunt Crit race.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

 

Bespoked Bristol Cherubim Build



The Cherubim ULI is a racier frame than Cherubim's other models so we gave it a racier build with Easton EC90 carbon wheels, oversized Nitto bars, Thomson finishing kit and a bit of Sram. Its a stunning bike and got people rather excited at Bespoked Bristol. I'm sure this bike is making its new owner very happy. More info on ordering a Cherubim here. More photos here

 

Chrome x Cardiel Attack Series Now In



Super waterproof and mobile. A really unique bag, available here

 

David's Tonic

Every time we get one of these in I say the same thing. It doesn't get better than this! David's custom Supernaut must be one of the largest out there and really stands out with his name in 50's script and bold Tonic graphics on the inside of the fork and stays. More here

 

The UKC/UKH Mountain Photography Awards


A chance to sneak in some climbing news. BUT the Mountain Photography Awards includes cycling photography as well. Not that it matters as we all appreciate good photography. More here


 

Spin Up in A Brewery


...need I say anymore?! Get to Sussex on the May 26th. Dark Star will be providing the beer and our good friends at South Coast Sprints will be providing the rig. More info here


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