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Monday, February 23, 2009

Krylon.

Our friend Doug D shot some photos of his modified Gangsta after a bit of experimentation with the rattlecanz.

Bike Check:
Frame:
Brooklyn Machine Works Gangsta Polo
Fork: Brooklyn Machine Works Gangsta Polo
Headset:
Brooklyn Machine Works
Bars: Nitto B2500AA
Stem: Origin8 100mm
Grips: Oury
Barends: Brooklyn Machine Works
Brake Lever: Odyssey Monolever Medium
Brake Caliper: Sram Rival
Seat: Kashimax
Cranks: Sugino XD 170mm
Chainring: Milwaukee Pologuard 35t
Freewheel: White Industries ENO 21t
Chain:
KMC K710
Wheels: Milwakuee 48 hole hubs Velocity Deep-V rims
Pedals: Haro Small Block

Check out Doug and his exploits at Hardcourt Bike Polo.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Screw Cancer.

While you're unlikely to see a BMW in a tri, we're always down for a a good cause. On your ride tonight, swing through DUMBO to share a few beers, watch people get worked on rollers, and help some gals Run/Bike/Swim.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Weekend Windown.

Trapped at work? Are Dreams of warm weather and trails making you want to bang your head against your desk?

Take a deep breath, watch this, and relax...

Downhill season is just a few short months away!

In the meantime, spend the chilly weather getting your dance on in the coolest place to spend Valentine's day in all of New York City.


Our friends at Times Up are celebrating NYC's new bike-friendly initiatives with a V-day party at the world famous Autumn Bowl in Greenpoint:

"LOVE YOUR LANE RIDE AFTER-PARTY

Saturday, February 14th, @ 8:30 p.m.
The Autumn Bowl, 73 West Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
With Team Robespierre and DJs Stacher, Dirty Finger and K-Tel
Projection installation by CJ and friends
This is a Time's Up! Fundraiser- $10"

(Luke is supposedly working behind the bar, but will probably wind up under it. )

Monday, February 9, 2009

Endless Trail Bike Check.

Our friends Rick and Sarah at Endless Trail Bikeworx have their SR built up for some heavy duty trail action this year. Bike Check:
Frame-BMW SR6
Shock-Fox DHX coil 5.0
Fork- RockShox Totem Coil
Shifter/Deraileur- SRAM XO
Brakes-Avid Code
Crankset- Shimano Saint
Wheelset- Transition Revolution
Cockpit- Easton/Thomson/SDG
According to Ricky," If you love your downhillbike, but you want something a little more freeride, the SR6 is the one..."
Check out the folks at Endless Trail for their full review and drop by their shop this season for all your 2 wheel needs. See you on the mountain!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

400 vs. 1

Last weekend the good folks in Minneapolis continued the tradition of the Stuporbowl, one of the longest-running alleycats in North America...in the middle of a Minnesota winter. This year hundreds of racers gathered in the twin cities and Brooklyn Machine Works rider Austin Horse was there to represent NYC.

23 checkpoints and a few RedBulls later, he pulled it in for the Big Apple on his trusty Gangsta Track.A full race report is up on the Bike Jerks blog, detailing insane checkpoints including a sledding hill, Cars-R-Coffins, and "2 dudes fishing".

Big thanks to Jeff Frane (the brains behind Bike Jerks and All-City) for all his hard work and giving Austin a run for his money, and everyone else who worked so hard to pull off another incredible Stuporbowl.