Monday, December 21, 2009

It's not a joke if it's not funny

John Nuegent of Neuvation wheels/bikes/etc. has decided to add a daily comic strip to his website to get free traffic. You may remember him as the subject of the creepiest home movies ever made. Keep the laughs coming, John.

real skills


You don't learn how to do this by riding on a tennis court....

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

happy holidays


Sorry no posts lately. I've been really busy working on getting the new shop set up. It will be worth it. For now enjoy Santa Mosh.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

black friday!


This weekend only - any order over $25.00 at teamkazane.com get's a free Keirin Culture t-shirt. Just provide the size and we'll send you one of the classic designs from stock. If you haven't checked out the new site, go there now. 10% of all orders are donated to the associated nonprofit of your choice. This is valid on all products. Teamkazane.com is a full road, track, and mtb pro shop.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

nodis


This is the greatest no trespassing sign ever. was back in rva over the weekend and had to get a photo of it. it's been hanging up near ashland for years.

Monday, November 16, 2009

2009 Fuji Track Pro for sale


I'm selling this for a team member. This is just a stock photo. It's a 54cm. Perfect condition. Seatmast not even trimmed. Only thing that is not stock is a nicer saddle. It has different rims than on Fuji's site - Novatec labeled super-deep black alloy rims. Deda Pista bar, FSA carbon track cranks. It's a great race bike. $1000. Email me at njs(at)keirinculture.com if interested. I can ship it.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Kubusya Gloves

This is the new Kubusya glove
from Matej Pasalic. Not available for sale yet. Keep checking back.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

prototype

Some pictures of the new prototype track Kazane track ring. Made in the USA of real 7075 alloy. These will come high-polished and should be available this spring.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

new funkier bike website


Check out Funkier Bike's new custom cycling gear website. Funkier is a partner of the Kazane Racing grassroots team. Check it out. Do your custom order through them. The prices are insane. The quality is awesome, turnaround is quick, and customer service is the best. This is the ultimate deal for a big team or shop because an order of 500 jerseys gets you down to under $15 a piece. If you email them please mention Kazane because it helps the boys out.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Norfolk, VA


Rumor is that "First prize is the Stanley Cup of Fake Severed Legs signed by Chuck Palahniuk."

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

classic aussie stuff


I found this on this Australian blog. Check out the post. They have some great pics from a race in 1934.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

nice article

Check out this article on rvanews.com about Richmond's new nonprofit bike and books shop.

update on my controversial post

Ok, so Leader is only undercutting their dealer by $30 because their frame for $350 doesn't include fork. My point is that you can't be an ebay discount bike company and sell in good shops too.

that's loyalty right there

sorry I've been mia on the blog. got hit with the sickness at a pretty busy point.
As, hn reported, Leader has a booth at Interbike. Strange since Interbike is a show for brands that sell through retailers rather than their direct ebay store. Well, I'm happy to say that Leader has picked up it's first re-seller and they've started off with a bang. Chari is now carrying Leader frames and Leader has rewarded them by undercutting Chari by almost $200.

I think Leader is sending a clear message to potential dealers.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

richmond festival of cross

is this weekend. register here. if you don't race, go watch.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

stu louder wins again


Stu won the Browntown bandit race weekend in Richmond. I'm really pissed I missed out on being there. I screwed up trying to make the PDF legible. Oh well. You get the point.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Marian Repeats on Kazane

Marian College once again won the collegiate track omnium, this time on Kazane KZ1 and KZ2 cranksets.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Dear Competitive Cyclist,

I don't care how much you sell your handbuilt wheels for. Please note, however, that the word "pro" is short for the word "professional," and therefore should not be in all caps. Your description reads like a teabagger's letter to the editor.
Thank you.

Barlevav wins big in Vegas


Erik Barlevav won the final race of the USA Crits series in front of a huge crowd in Las Vegas last night. Read about it here. In addition to that, Mark Hekman took home the overall USA Crits title and the team won the team title. It's been a great year for Team Mountain Khakis and Kazane Bikes.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

i need to post pictures

of the alleycat. until then, enjoy this.

Friday, September 18, 2009

specials tonight


Got lots of good deals going tonight at the shop for the alleycat - all t-shirts $10, 20% off all Kazane components, plus a big $5 box with a bunch of random deals in it. Also just got in some nice city ss/fixed bikes for $350 (not Kazane, but nice none the less). The $5 entry to the race goes to the Moringa Community School in Ghana. Come on out even if you're not racing.

Outlier's Workwear Pant


Why? Because real American workers like this guy wear $188 pants. I should go down to the Norfolk Southern railyards today and tell all of the guys there that finally there are awesome work pants available in their price range. They'll be stoked.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Info for this Friday

The race will start a little after 6. Skid comp and tricks immediately after. After that hang out at the shop or go to a bar. I'll have some specials at the shop that night - $10 for any in stock Keirin Culture t-shirt. Discount on all Kazane frames and parts. I also have some affordable complete ss/fixed city bikes in stock now.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

more info


Here's the new version of the flier with the Press Press Merch logo. They are throwing something cool in for every rider. Meet at the shop at 6 with the race to start about 6:30. Stops will be concentrated in the downtown/old sw/grandin areas so learn it f you're out of town. Prizes for top fixed/single, geared, out of towner, and woman. Skid comp right behind the shop after the race. $5 entry and it all goes to putting a metal roof on a free community trade school in Ghana.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

25% off Mountain Khakis!


From Pat Raines, Team Mtn Khakis manager:
"I would like to share with you an opportunity to help the cycling community directly. Please pass the word.

Team Mountain Khakis, a UCI cycling team committed to the development of young riders is currently in the top 10 in the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar Series (NRC) and lead the USA Crit Series in both the individual and team standings. They are looking to show their sponsor that the value of these performances is appreciated. Help show Mountain Khakis that their involvement in cycling is appreciated and at the same time you can help a young team continue to grow.
With the 2010 racing season just around the corner Team Mountain Khakis is out to impress our title sponsor and celebrate a very successful 2009 season with our supporters and fans. In celebration of our success on the bike Mountain Khakis has worked with us to increase the “cyclemk” discount to 25%. We encourage all of you take an active part not only in the team but in your support of cycling and let us show Mountain Khakis that their continued support of the sport is valued.

To take advantage of this opportunity go to http://mountainkhakis.com/ and at checkout enter the promotional code “cyclemk”.

Thanks to all of you and to Mountain Khakis!"

big news for the east coast

We're one step closer to having a velodrome outside of Charlotte. read about it here.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

finally back from africa. turbos in stock!



Finally got back from Ghana after some pretty crazy stuff (thanks, Delta.) The black and white Turbo saddles are going up on the Keirin Culture store now.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Turbo Re-issues in Black and White

I've got 20 black and 20 white Selle Italia Turbo re-issues waiting at Keirin Culture when I get back from Africa. Be the first on your block to get a white one. They will be ready to ship Tuesday.

Monday, August 10, 2009

the shop is closed for a week


I'm in Ghana this week. I'll be back next Tuesday. Just remember one thing this week - Kazane is still winning the USA Crits series. The fastest bikes ridden by the fastest guys.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I'm glad these guys aren't in charge anymore

From John Boehner and Eric Cantor's letter to the President. It contains this and other great ways to save money:

Terminate Federal Transportation Funding For “Non-Motorized” Transportation Projects
The Federal government is currently spending $25 million a year to fund four Non-motorized Transportation Pilot programs. This program is designed to fund a network of “non-motorized transportation infrastructure facilities” to encourage residents to walk or bike rather than using a car. Refocusing Federal resources on transportation projects with a federal nexus would save taxpayers $125 million over five years.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

nice shot


Borrowed from guardian.co.uk. From the Pan-am games.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

cranks are in stock


Get them online at Keirinculture.com and from select track shops.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Check this out

Here's a great post about the frame displays at the new No Brakes shop. It's great to see a Kazane front and center, but the point is that this is the best frame display I've ever seen. I can't wait to come check out the new shop.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

News flash - Cannondale gets a new family member!

So Dorel just bought Ironhorse That gives Dorel the impressive lineup of Cannondale, GT, Mongoose and Schwinn. Ironhorse never was an impressive brand but at times had some decent mountain bikes. We all see where Schwinn has gone. When Dorel bought them they assured dealers that there would be two distinct lines - one for department stores and one for bike shops. All you see now are the crappy ones at Target. the bike industry is kind of like the car industry was before things fell apart. Big companies buy up smaller companies and kill the what made the smaller companies cool. I don't really care about Ironhorse, but this latest development kind of shows that the claim that Cannondale will be better doesn't really hold water.
For that I say "Adios, amigo." When I was in high school I mowed lawns to save up for a Cannondale 2.8 frameset. I was proud of it because I'd seen pictures of the PA factory it was made in, not like the Diamondback mountain bike it was replacing. Now, no more.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Nas-Track in Detroit

There was some good racing last weekend with the overall won by none other than team Mountain Khakis riders Erik Barlevav and Jackie Simes. Results are here. Check out our friend Andrew Armstrong's report on the races here.

Monday, July 13, 2009

The shoe is a joke! OK???

The Kazane collabo shoe is a total joke but a lot of people are apparently taking it seriously. I didn't think it was hard to tell that it's a grandpa shoe from Payless with my logos photoshopped on. I don't do sneakers. Never will. I do fast bikes.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

buy this


My friend Phillip made this, inspired by the Robert Indiana Love sculpture. You can buy it on Etsy.

another crank photo


About one week out.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

on a serious note

this is so weak.

Kazane x Cross Trekkers Collabo


droppin' next week. scoop 'em up.

Monday, July 6, 2009

new kazane track cranks


The new style Kazane track cranks will be here in about 2 weeks. These are still 144bcd forged al. The old style will be back in stock, too.

Happy Late 4th


Kevin's Kazane celebrating the 4th in DC.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Matej Pasalic shirt


Just added a new shirt to the keirin culture webstore. It's by our friend Matej Pasalic of Zagreb, Croatia. Press Press Merch of Roanoke, VA, screened it onto American Apparel.

Monday, June 29, 2009

New Track Frames

The new Kazane track frames are in stock. 5 new colors plus black is back. The new red is a little brighter with gold sparkles. All of the colors are unique. Wet paint, not powder coat (gives more options). This year the frames are offered with either chrome or black lugged fork (threadless or threaded). New for this year are drilled lugged forks, chrome or black (threadless). Real photos will be up on Kazanebikes.com later this week. Call or email about availability.