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Friday, October 24, 2008

Toffed on 24"s.

So a few months ago before the Thrashbike jam at the banks, Anson showed up at the shop with a wayward Kid with little more than a janky ride, funny accent, and a return ticket back to England... and he cleaned up at the banks.

He was as stoked with our bikes as we were with his riding, and after a few chats with our welder Seth, he got set up to test out a one off MCL frame- an ACL frame with 135 spacing so Dan can run his disk/ freecoaster hub.
He sent us an update of how he's getting along on the new ride and we're well impressed with what he's doing already.

(Photos Courtesty of Tristan Cardew. Thanks!)


The ACL is available now as a production frame, just give us a call here at the shop for color options and lead time and we'll get you sorted.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Nippon.

Fall temperatures have officially settled on the East coast making for perfect riding weather. We had all three of the new Brooklyn gravity frames on the mountain this weekend, taking advantage of the short lift lines and season pass sale at Diablo Freeride Park.

(Photo courtesy of SuperKat!)

October in Brooklyn is also that time of celebration of all things good with two wheels...Bike Kill.
From nonsense nyc:
"The hardest, purest event all year. And you know, while it's not a good reason to go to an event just because when you look back at the pictures 20 years from now you're going to say, "Jesus, that shit was so fucking cool," it's something... Yeah, going to Bike Kill is like walking on the set of some movie you've never seen, except get the fuck out of the way because there's a bike flying right for your head and someone just hit you with a loaf of bread. We've always understood the event as not just a celebration of bikes, but a celebration of doing something all on your own, about taking what you care about and sharing it with whoever happens to come on by. And then someone will vomit on the street and we'll remember that we were getting a little full of ourselves."


We'll see you there.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Bull Market.


How do messengers fare when the blue chips are down? Pretty good evidently!

In his latest win, Brooklyn Machine Works rider and working NYC messenger Austin Horse bombed the entirety of Broadway from the Bronx down to the financial district's most iconic statue to claim his cash monies.
(Photo courtesy of Doug @ HARDCOURT)



For those of you who have noticed, Austin's new bike is the very latest production model of the Gangsta Track, lovingly sanded and polished by the man himself (It's the newschool counterpart to shaving your legs).



For all other Gangsta orders, our stock colors for October are Black and Road Cone Orange. As always, custom colors start a Benjamin.



Friday, October 10, 2008

Fo Shawty.

Hey, everybody. Sorry for the delay, we've been calibrating our sine waves...
With new tools, new toys, and new production, things have been buzzing at the shop. Expect updates on what we've been working on this past crazy month, including our third DH rig of the year, the new shorty 8 prototype which will be hitting the lifts in a hot minute.

For all of our other production models, we're taking orders now with lead times well before the holiday shopping curve.

We hope everyone out there has an excellent long weekend out on the trails and street, except for you, Richard Fuld (you + economies=fail).