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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

We'll have what they're having.

As much as we like to think we have a good time here in Brooklyn, the real party on Powers Street are these two guys we found after lunch.
The guy on the right was busy polishing his top tube. The guy on the left, well, watch the video...


In other news, the London to Paris film will premiere tomorrow in the Lower East Side.

Words:
"On Thursday night, WNW will play host to the premiere of “London to Paris,” a film by Grace Ladoja. Documenting the journey of 10 riders traveling from London to Paris to the finale of the Tour de France this summer, and to meet Lance Armstrong at the opening of STAGES at Perrotin Gallery.
It’s a gorgeous short film and an uncanny portrait of the intersection of cycling and pop culture in 2009. The fact that many of the riders made the trip on fixed gear bikes makes their journey (and the film) that much more impressive.
Join us for the first NYC screening of “London to Paris” on Thursday October 30th at 7pm."

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Looped.

We just learned that LOOP magazine dropped in Japan. It's packed with pages of photos shot by our friend and NY bike culture photagrapher extrorinarre, Tak, and the front cover is graced by Jeramiah Jones (of Holdfast fame) on his Brooklyn Element frame, which we'll be releasing in limited numbers in time for Christmas.


It's the second time a Brooklyn rider has been featured on a cover this month (we're trying to get our hands on copies of both). Thanks to everyone here in Brooklyn and Japan for reppin' hard!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Toff Flow

Dan Toff has been killin' it all year all over the globe, from right here in Brooklyn to Whistler, British Columbia.
We put him on a Big Ben 26" on his last spin through the shop. Here's how he's acclimating to big wheels:

At the park:

At the Trails:


(Thanks to Josh Elford for the media. Awesome shots!)

Dan is back in the UK gearing up for his first year of University -
* CONGRATS, TOFF! *

Hopefully he'll learn more (and earn more) than he did couch-surfing across America, where he learned that Americans find catapult accidents hilarious, and that little people with catapults get their own compelling reality TV shows:

Monday, October 12, 2009

Weekend Update

Here's a bunch of pictures we stole of stuff that happened this weekend:

Austin drank a Bunch of Redbull and rode too fast to get photographed, but check back for some photo action of Mr. Horse and the boys at Outlier...(heal up, Abe!)





NYC was was teeming with Luchadore-maked polo players for the Los Marcos Polo Tournament.
Check out Brooklyn rider and local Polo hero Doug D's blog for updates and a photo recap of this year's mayhem:







The afterparty ended up at 470 space, HasibiGBs, where the disparate corners of the NYC bike universe converged to get half-naked and dance:

Fiona, of Fifoycle fame, expresses her love of tie-dye after a full day of polo on her Gangsta Track.






Luke gets wastey faced and educates revelers as to the beverage pricing structure:











Internet celebrities can't believe the wore the same thing:

Adriana seen in Brooklyn for the first time since we tried to help set up her bike minutes before she took off to pedal it across the country fueled by sheer will and delicious delicious Vodka:

Fall is dizzy season for bikes in New York, we'll try to keep on top of some of it.
(Pics shamelessly stolen from Doug and Hannah, thanks for partying!-Luke)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

that was quick...

Clusterforks are back in what might be the fastest paint turnaround time we've ever had. Doing business locally sometimes has some advantages to balance out the headaches of manufacturing in Brooklyn.




Here's a couple of detail shots. The black is semi-gloss.






Look for Brooklyn's resident polo maven to be cruising around on one while doing the injured reserve thing and shooting photos this weekend, for his site, www.hardcourtbikepolo.com.





From the world of Brooklyn's with smaller wheels, trials dude Dan Bowhers(Mr. NY) came up with a new web edit. Late pass on this one, we've been busy.

Untitled from Dan Bowhers on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Clusterfork!

The first batch of the Brooklyn Machine Works "Clusterfork" is finally heading off to paint and will be ready to ship next week. Specs are as follows:

Axle-to-crown height - 410mm
Axle offset - 31.75mm
Axle slot - 9mm
Weight - 1360 grams
Handmade right here in our shop in Brooklyn, NY.
$175

The legs have a slight two degree taper so that the average fixed tire isn't swimming in space, but still has clearance for just about any tire currently available.

One caveat of this first batch, the steertubes are a little on the short side, due to them originally being meant for bmx forks. New, longer steertubes are currently being made that should have plenty of length and will be used on the next batch that is due to go into production in the near future. So for now, the steertube length is 170mm with a few available at 195mm. Be sure to check your stack height before ordering one from the first batch. From what we can tell, the short ones will work with any of the Gangsta' frames currently out, provided that one isn't using a tall stem or spacers.

Lastly, they come in any color, as long as it's black and 990 mounts will be available in the next batch. Send us an email or call for any ordering or questions you might have. Thanks.












Friday, October 2, 2009

Ohio.

Taking a break from the Japan/Vegas trip, we'd like to point your attention to Ray's MTB park in Clevland, Ohio.

We've heard Ray and his dedicated crew have been hard at work since we visited last year, but we had no idea they were taking it to this level:




Check the Vid, or Ray's Site for all the new improvements:




We've been really surprised at how far Ray has come along in making his dream become a reality, and hope to see the park grow even further. We can't wait to make the trip back to Ohio, and if you get the chance to make it out there before we do, be sure to throw a leg over one of the Brooklyn demo bikes we have there and snap a pic of this box jump.

Booyah! Thanks, Ray!

(But maybe not the Gangsta Track since we'll be stopping production soon. )

Have a great weekend riding!