Monday, December 31, 2007

New Years On Wheels!

Looking for something to do in the city for New Years? Tired of long lines? Sick of shelling 100 dollar covers for the privilege of cramped dance-floors and overpriced drinks? Determined not to repeat the same mistakes as last year? Then ring in 2008 in style while riding your bike!

Voted the #1 Best Free New Years Eve Event in Manhattan, the Times Up! New Years Party Ride will start at 10:30 PM under the arches in Washington Square Park (BKLN&Queens meetups too!), and end up at Belvedere Castle in Central Park by midnight...directly under the city fireworks~ Booyah!

If you have something better to do than party in a freakin' castle under the country's biggest freakin' fireworks display, please let us know.

Straight from our friends at X-up:
" Start the year off right- on your bike! Come celebrate New Year's Eve in the great outdoors with Music! Dancing! Fireworks! and Great Merriment! Now joined by the RUDE MECHANICAL ORCHESTRA! We'll be riding up to Belvedere Castle for the best (and free!) New Year's Eve dance party in town! Dress festive- don't forget your noisemakers and party favors-
bring food and drink to share!"

See you there in 08!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Five Days to 08...

So much has happened in Brooklyn this year, so we're closing the shop for the rest of this week to take a holiday breather and ring in the New Year all classy-like.
If you have a question just leave a message or Email and we'll get back to you as soon as we return.

In the meantime, here's a little video to tide you over: one of our welders Seth finishing up the very last frame of 2007. a SR6 front triangle, which also happens to be his 100th production frame this year.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Game on!

After selling out of our last run of the SR6, we extended our latest production schedule an extra week to weld up some frames for stock colorways.

We took advantage of the extra time to cut out extra tubing for the Gangsta and to weld up one of the four new prototypes we're considering for the o8 lineup.
Here's another shot of the project 26" playing around during lunch. It's low, tight, and light at only 28 lbs with profile hubs and cranks.

We'll have some better action shots once we understand the crazy weather here in NY and the dirt jumps dry out enough to session. Meanwhile, check out some more spy pics on the forums.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

12 step programs.

If you're looking for last minute Chrismahanukwanzakah gifts, our friend Mackie has a bright idea:
The Crooklyn Yo!
We found a bundle of 12 Crooklyns hiding in the bottom of a box- the final dirty dozen. These are the last of our 07' supply so when they're gone that's it.

Get yours today before you make the girl angry.

Also, for the rest of the year, we're offering free UPS shipping on all painted Park Bike frames to orders in the lower 48. They won't fit in a stocking, but look pretty good all wrapped up. We have about 12 colors to choose from, so call the shop or Email for availability.
(Photo Yanked from the boys at Gear Patrol.)

Monday, December 10, 2007

Reed Pages.

A camera crew from the Jeff Staples camp was in the shop the other day shooting a feature for the upcoming design issue of Reed Pages. While you would think we'd get used to having people taking pictures of us at work, it was hard not to drop everything we were doing when standing in front of the lens.
Here are some of our pictures of the Staple crew taking pictures of us, taking pictures of them, umm...taking pictures of us-it's all very postmodern between BMW and Staple Design.
(Check out Grindstate for their review of the Reed Space winter lineup. )

Heading up the team was Delia, who effectively emasculated everyone here with dreams of joining the professional Xbox circuit by reminding us how much we suck at video games. According to Delia, she has a 52" plasma dedicated to gaming so she can unwind at the end of the day by "walking into a dark room and zoning out". The shop TV is significantly less fancy.

Despite the interruptions, we've taken advantage of the cooler weather to knock out the final tweaks of our 08 lineup:
Check back later in the week for updates on this project 26 and other sneak peeks of what we have in store.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


As the sport of mountain biking grows, so too does the black market for stolen bikes. Thieves are getting ballsier and more sophisticated in their tactics, as evidenced by the heist of the entire Brodie Pro team trailer in Vancouver a few weeks ago.

Things even got shook up in our neighborhood a few years ago when the shop was robbed of $40,000 worth of bikes. There were a few hot leads and a close call or two, but then the trail went cold and we figured the bikes were gone as we installed our new security system.
But on Monday the BROOKLYN dragnet was activated and after a few calls between the NYPD, the blue hitman was recovered in Manhattan.
Joe was there at the precinct to file the proper reports and found that the old gal was in surprisingly OK shape save for the ghetto green paintjob and circa 1996 barends.
And here's the money shot of the thief taking a face-full of justice, proving that Brooklyn Machine ain't nothing to mess with...
The bad guy went to jail and the bike is on its way back to Doc, so all's well that ends well except for the resulting mountain of paperwork that keeps our government running smoothly.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Awww hell...RIP.

"What does it feel like to crash? What the hell do you think it feels like? Christ almighty. It hurts." -Evel Knievel

Anyone who ever stacked plywood on a cinderblock as a kid should to pay a tribute this weekend to Evel Knievel who, after surviving a lifetime of broken bones, lawsuits, liver transplants, hookers, divorce, world records, and religious conversions, passed away last night at the bitchin' age of 69 years old.

According to medical experts, Knievel died from being a total badass adrift in a world of girly men. After your ride this weekend, be sure to pour one for your homie Evel, and be glad he left with most of his integrity intact.