Archive for November, 2009

Taipei Fixed Gear photo exhibition

November 27, 2009

Here are some shots Mike Davies sent in of his pieces in the exhibition. SICK! Speaking of which – how is this weather? Summer is here, lets hope it holds. Did you guys see this post on the Macaframa blog with that new fucking Jared Leto band video? Jared Leto sucks.



November 26, 2009

When Jeff packs his bike he barely needs to use his bike bag he wraps that stuff up so pro it would survive a hurricane.

Stoked with the way the bags all turned out.

Adam representing in Rotorua

November 24, 2009

What a legend keeping it fixed! Ken did CRAZY well too.

November 19, 2009

More from Tires of Fire

November 18, 2009

Red Bull Tires of Fire

November 16, 2009

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Mike Lawrence locked up.

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Ken White


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Jay Reeve MC and skidding afficionado


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Max in poised form



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Yeah Tabitha!

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Ken’s over the front technique

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There wasn’t much smoke but the rain couldn’t stop the skidding at Red Bull Tires of Fire on Beaumont Street yesterday. The road was slick and it took the riders alot of control to keep the bikes locked in a straight line while skidding. After the warm ups Ken White and Max Hampton were clearly battling each other for the longest distance with Conrad Smith close behind. Jenna Makgill was also there giving it a skid and so was Tabitha Langford who was showing a stong contender representing the girls camp with some decently long skids. Jeff Whiteford and Mike Lawrence were there representing Steady Rollin, but it was Ken who showed his superhuman skill with his body position right over the front of the bike. This got him in a spot of trouble when he hit a cats eye on the centre strip and went over the falls. he managed to avoid the dreaded scorpion and took the brunt of the fall on his shoulders despite being clipped in. We got it all in super slo-mo on an EX cam so you will be able to see it in the clip later this week. Ken glided into first place with a huge margin skid of 185m. Max was in second place with 148m, and Conrad placed third with 121m. Celebrity MC Jay Reeve swapped his microphone for his bike and took to the street and showed some fixed gear finess with a skid at least 60m long. Yeah Jay! A huge thanks to all who came and supported and rode! And good luck to Ken and Pepe who left for Tokyo this morning.



The Black Side of Winter

November 12, 2009

Winter is a good time to ride – the dark is our friend, the streets are alone, that emptiness is full of freedom with smooth open roads as our playground, we are only slowed by the chill of cold knees and roughened by the sharpness of our southern alpine air.
All this for a Thursday night beer.

A raid of the archive provided a graceful selection of the last few months.

Steadyrollin chch bikesThe-big-bike-collectionAnton-sky-highbeer-stopghost-ridingantoninmotionsteadyrollin disc wheelssteadyrollin velodroneDodgy ride homesupervalue-bikesweetbix-399track-prepRiding in Harveys

Down a shingle drive, over a rusty wire fence…

November 11, 2009

…This random edit of a clip I took at the infamous minidrome a while back, I really like the old Leed and Coke signs and felt this feel sums the place up perfectly – raw and old school. – CRANK UP THE STEREO!

If you make the trip to chch make us take you to this place and we can jump the fence and go for hammer around it.


Red Bull Tires of Fire Auckland

November 10, 2009


Don’t forget that this Sunday in Auckland it’s time for Red Bull Tires of Fire. There is a road closure on Beaumont Street near Tankfarm and the event will run from 12 to 2pm. It’s free to watch and enter so come down, bring a helmet if you want to skid, Auckland Council has made me say that. Ken White is trying to break his unofficial record of 270m and the official record of 165m. I’ll be coming back from Europe in the morning, hope to see you donw there!


Fixed & Filthy

November 10, 2009

It was only a matter of time till we actually got around to it, it’s not hard to set up, and holy shit its fun as hell on fire! – I think we have a new Tuesday summer ride in CHCH.

On Thursday I came up with a really longwinded over complicated way of setting up my single speed MTB to ride fixed, it involved buying a new mtb wheel, firing up the welder and basically filling the hub with brass till it’s hub aint free nomore – I gave Chris a shout to get him in on the action, told him my AMAZING solution and he recommended I shelve it, flip the disc rotors off our wheels and ISO on a cog. No shit, that simple, it works sweet and the chainline is gold.

Now we have been for 3 rides fixed no brakes offroad in the woods and can’t wait to get on another track to see how goes in different conditions – downhill here we come! (camo shorts optional)

This is just a quick vid and some forest shots, nothing impressive but it shows the basic set up in action. I couldn’t be assed pulling the front disc rotor off, but the brake is gone and the rotor is on the wrong side anyway… just so you don’t call bullshit.

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ISO cog fixed MTB setupFixed ISO MTB setup