Archive for May, 2009

May 26, 2009

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GETACROSS.ORG.NZ

May 22, 2009

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Want to ride over this in the not too distant future?

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Bevan from www.getacross.org.nz  is organising a ride / march across Auckland’s Harbour Bridge in protest of Transit’s stance against the cycle lane. lets get some people together to get there. The police will be there and have revoked a promise of a safe escort over the Bridge due to Transit. here is the blurb:

On Sunday, May 24, 2009 the Auckland Harbour Bridge will be 50 years old. But rather than commiserate half a century of denied access, come and show your support for walking and cycling access on the Bridge…

WHAT: A public demonstration of support with Speakers, a coffee stand,and some Red Bull for the ride.

WHEN: 9am, Sunday, May 24, 2009

WHERE: Meet at Point Erin, city side of the Bridge

BRING: A banner saying why you support walking and cycling access on the Bridge

Will we will get to cross the bridge?

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their position and now say we can’t go across, however if enough supporters turn up then we think they’ll allow us safe passage. And more importantly, the more supporters that turn up then the stronger our message and sooner the walk/cycleway will be built!Let’s make this a demonstration of support the Transport Agency can’t ignore!

May 21, 2009

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We went out with Mike Davies (www.skullbikeclub.com) the other night. It poured down but Mike got some great shots. Here are a couple he modified and sent me. We are getting some shots and stories together for Ian from Fixed mag in London. he is going to be covering the Auckland scene, ALLTRACK and Eye in the Sky, so it should be an amazing issue for NZ. We will be distributing copies of the mag to stores when it get shipped.

May 20, 2009

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DC AND SE RACING LAUNCH THE PK RIPPER FIXED GEAR BIKE PROJECT

May 19, 2009

The honorable Chris Sharland from DC NZ has been talking with us about doing something special to launch this bike collab. I’ve seen shots and the bike is a really nice top end complete. Here is the official photo and press release, more to come soon.

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DC is proud to introduce the PK Ripper Fixed Gear, the third installment in a series of limited edition bike projects from DC and SE Racing, all designed to embrace the heritage of the brand and the sport. A collector’s item, the PK Ripper Fixed Gear bike production will be limited to only 2,500 bikes worldwide.

The Fixed Gear collaboration mixes a touch of 1970’s bike nostalgia with modern bike performance features. Inspirations for the PK Ripper Fixed Gear bike‘s design aesthetic stem directly from the original DC x SE Racing PK Ripper collaboration. The new fixed gear bike design details are directly inspired from the classic PK Ripper BMX bike, complete with Floval tubing, Landing Gear fork and Looptail rear end. This blend of old school BMX and a modern fixed gear bike not only takes its cues from the PK Ripper BMX construction but also its colorways—Matte Black and Ball Burnished Silver.

DC and SE Racing first joined together in 2007 for their exclusive limited edition project “30 Years of Radness.” The project honored 30-plus years of BMX history, and DC and SE Racing celebrated with a re-release of the PK Ripper bike in its original aesthetic for an exclusive limited edition quantity. In 2008, DC and SE Racing joined forces once again with the release of the DC x SE Racing 24” Quadangle. The Quadangle, or the Quad Looptail as it was known, was a 1980’s freestyle classic, and for the second collaboration DC and SE Racing re-released the BMX bike in for the first time ever, in a 24” version the same classic frame.

 The DC PK Ripper Fixed Gear bike’s Matte Black and Ball Burnished Silver colorways will both be limited to only 1,250 each worldwide. The bike will be available for $2,000(NZ approx) at select boutiques and specialty bike shops worldwide.

May 18, 2009

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Mike Lawrence loving his Subrosa Malum – Sturdy machine for sure. look our for the production model in stores soon.P5153181

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Teva had his new French Tevano cranks and chainring- polished to a mirror finish. He also had a vintage stem and drops re-chromed, his ride is a magpies dream – shiner than a shiny thing.

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Ken wins spoke card of the year award:

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I just heard from Mr Jeff Whiteford that he cracked a trispoke bombing Wellesly Street. He hit a pothole. That’s 2 composite wheels cracked while commuting for Jeff recently. Bummer. Mike reckons we should get together a carbon wheel graveyard and turn them into wall clocks. Any orders?

Carbonator Project

May 18, 2009

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New build project has come together. Rode it for the first time on Saturday- It’s ridiculously stiff and tight – the carbon together with the SRAM Omnium cranks and external bottom bracket make it rigid and super responsive. External BB’s are the way forward – much better design. I’m still messing about with the steerer tube ength to get the bars the right height, the geometry is quite deceptive – it’s really pursuit oriented with a  low front end and an active top tube angle that would be half way up the seat post. I’ve got some velocity B43 rims coming for this one. Thanks to Tim from Tim White’s Bikes for helping me source parts and get this sucker together. I’ll end up with some Easton bullhorns on this, can’t wait to ride it properly.

More ALLTRACK Shots

May 14, 2009

Here are some more shots from all the events during the ALLTRACK week that I had not posted yet. Good times!

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Velocity B43’s

May 12, 2009

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May 11, 2009

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We went for a stormy ride yesterday and got rained on a bit. We took shelter at TWhites Bikes and Conrad’s new Vigorelli had arrived – he’s stoked. I’ve got a new build project in the works – will take someshots of the Carbonator.