Thursday, February 26, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

is all messed up. Hopefully the entries (and fees) from the racers aren't all lost. If you registered please email me.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

MASH vs Rapha

Maybe the two groups of guys who are racing across California should race each other. Does that make too much sense?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Richmond Bike Swap

March 1st is the Stop Swap and Save bike swap outside of Richmond. Keirin Culture will have a booth there. Click here to get info on the swap. Here's a sampling of stuff that will be there:
  • Lots of Nitto bars, new and used, starting at $20.
  • Gold and pink ano alloy bars $15
  • silver alloy drop bars new $5.
  • 2xnew black bullhorn $10.
  • new pair of Novatec 36h fixed/free hubs $35.
  • Colored Dura Ace compatible hoods $10 (5 sets various).
  • 2x Stella Azurra ViceVersa Magnesium stem 130mm/26.0 new $30.
  • New headsets $5-$15.
  • 6X new champ grips various $12.
  • Gold and Silver bar tape $6
  • Pair of used gold KCNC road brakes $100.
  • Overstock/odd keirin culture shirts $8.
  • Lots more.
I'm having someone else man the booth and all of the parts will be in Richmond boxed up until the day of the swap. If you want anything just show up there.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Rapha Continental

Rapha Rides The Tour of California from RAPHA on Vimeo.
OK, I'm really torn on this. On one hand, the shorts are really well made and you feel good watching them. All of the guys seem pretty cool. They're getting to go on week or so of good bike rides. who can argue with that?
Of course this thing has a few cons, too. As I watched the first episode (sorry-"stage") there was a question that kept rolling around in my head: "Is this really worth filming and broadcasting all over as if it's something special?" Seriously - It's a bunch of guys riding bikes. It's kind of what we as bike riders do. People do this every day without making a big deal about it. In fact, it's what young, poor cyclists do on their vacations every year. You know, when you have a job that's good enough to give you vacation time but not good enough to save enough money to go anywhere. You just stay home and ride every day (or in my case, mooch off of my parents in their warm climate). It's just what you do.
There seems to be a culture of "it-doesn't-count-if-no-one's-watching" in fixed gear freestyle. This is pretty evident in the amount of bad videos up on the web of guys riding around on tennis courts. We really don't need this in road. Everyone who has done an epic ride in the mountains knows you don't need a film student to help romanticize it. In fact, what is great about it is that it can be such a personal moment. The road is where you go to forget the bullshit of everyday life. That's kind of hard to when there's a camera in your face.
These films can have a positive impact. It can inspire new riders to try epic rides of their own. I just hope that they can do it without it showing up on Vimeo two days later.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

my project for today

I managed to find this Serotta as a complete bike a few weeks ago. I'm still trying to figure out if it actually belonged to Nelson Vails (it has N. Vails stickers on teh top tube). I decided to clean it up and build it up with some stuff I had that was nicer than the way it came. The only original parts are the Superbe Pro crank arms and post.

I put a Sugino Gigas ring on with Dura Ace cog. Saddle is a rare butterscotch brown ti-railed Regal that came with an anniversary edition Fondriest show bike. Bar stem are Nitto. Kazane carbon wheels with Challenge tires. Original Dura Ace 7400 headset.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

No Brakes/Kazane Velodrome Fundraiser

Kazane and No Brakes ATL have gone in together to put together this nice 52cm Kazane frame that's completely pimped out. The bike is on sale for just $1200 at No Brakes (would normally be $1700+) and all of the proceeds will go to our title sponsorship of the May Festival of Speed at the Dick Lane Velodrome. Parts include King HS, Nitto black bar and stem, Miche black post, Soma Ta Bo saddle, and Velocity reflective rims. Get more details here. It's on display in Atlanta at No Brakes but can be shipped anywhere.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Cullop's Imports Criterium p/b Kazane Racing

We're putting on another race in Richmond. This one is a training crit on March 7 in Bryan Park. The title sponsor is Cullop's Import - a car repair shop in the West End. 3 races - 1/2/3, 4/5, women. Low entry fee. $250+prizes is the purse. Register here.

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Read this. He's the best. No arguing.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

PA Roller Races

Here's some info on the Lancaster night, plus you can link to the other nights. There are some fast guys involved in this. It should be a good time.

are you kidding me?

$4500 for this? I know it'a Ferrari and all but it's from Sears.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009