Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Hip Hop meets critical mass?

HBK GANG - "Go Crazy" (Official Video) Directed by Daghe

I guess its an easy way to get extras

Chris Dekerf

Chris #Dekerf / Dekerf Cycle Innovations from Mike Nairne on Vimeo.

SPD track pedal mod

Lots More Mike Giant

The Modern Sanfranciscan by Mike Giant

Mike Giant

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Skull Stem

Skull Stem

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Rebirth of Silca Pumps


" the company earned its stature with innovation, including the first pump with a gasket (made of leather) that allowed high pressures, the first floor pump with a gauge, the first lightweight frame pump (initially made with a cellulose barrel) and the first valved Co2 inflator. Modern cyclists who appreciate classy gear now prefer wooden handles on their floor pumps. But in the post-World War 2 era, Silca's now-familiar plastic handle, with its two grooves for looping the hose, was on the bleeding edge of material technology."

full story here and follow them on Facebook here


Nestle to Start Making brakes; No one else is able to match their technology.

Mountain bikes have had disc brakes for over twenty years, why can't manufacturers make a decent road brake? The technology and application is almost identical, it's not rocket surgery!

TRP Sypre

SRAM hydraulic Recall

Shimano BR-CX75, BR-R515 AND BR-R315

Trek Madone Recall over faulty front brake mount.

#rocketsurgery #brakerecall

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Road Bike Party 2 - Martyn Ashton

Just in case you haven't seen this 100 times already.

#freeroad #emdroad #martyashton

Thursday, December 5, 2013


So here it is the official Cat6racer gift guide. No artisan painted axes or mustache waxes here just Good, practical (except for one) gifts and a handful typos. Check back on this one for occasional updates over the next few weeks.

Orange Bike Planter: A Wearable Planter for Your Bike
MSRP $49.18
Ridiculous, but awesome, using a 3D printer, Atlanta-based designer Colleen Jordan creates small planters that you can wear strap to your bike.

MSRP $24
One minute from start to enjoy. The actual press time takes only 20 seconds gets coffee into you and gets you out the door and rolling. Nearly indestructible and cleans up ins seconds. Hands down of favorite way to make a single cup of strong coffee. 

More after the jump

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Tail Whip Tuesdays...

Just kidding. This is some of the most technical and progressive riding I have seen in a long time. Well worth the watch.

Sombrio - Dead


"The consultants had a grand vision of making Sombrio into a big company In 2012 we raised funds from an investor, added staff to a great team, invested in systems, products, and began to execute on this growth strategy. However, even with all the positives achieved this year from our team, and a great season mapped for next – the perils of failed expansion has left the company with a significant gap – and one the investors have just weeks ago bowed out."
Full story here

#ChipWilson Lululemon likes cycling right, here is your chance to jump right in

All sarcasm aside It's always sad to see a Canadian brand fade away. Earlier this year in an interview with Bike Rumour Dave Watson hinted at some of the difficulties the brand was having, despite winning top 40 under forty award in 2012.

Dave Watson gaps the tour de france

#davewatson #fortyunder40 #design #vancouver

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Seen on the street

This is the first Civilian I've seen. They look really nice and have all the features that you would expect  from a higher end low production builder. BB30 bottom bracket, 44mm head tube and double butted cro-mo tubes and carbon fork all for the same cost as a Surly.

Seen on the street

Taking it back, way back. A Chimney sweep who commutes by bike.

As seen around the shop

Friday, November 29, 2013


#likeaboss #svenness #cx

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Study finds no matter what you wear, motorist will still run you over

Even if you are just a disembodied head Motorist will still run your ass over

Even if you're just a disembodied head motorist will still run your ass over
A study from the University of Bath concluded that drivers the leeway when overtaking cyclists was not effected by safety clothing or the precieved skill level of cyclists. While I believe the study has some methodical and reasoning errors it is still an interesting read, check it out for yourself here.

As seen on Craigslist

single speed vintage track frame phil hubs - $200 (fashon town)

beutifull indoor track frame,vintage dubble but tubes, phil hubes,drive as is or blast some coller and detail,it wouldent be hard yo rock this bike.
e mail me leave cell number and ill call ya thanks.

200 obo

Monday, November 25, 2013

Firefly Bones Project

It would seem that Firefly is about to depart from their Titanium and Stainless steel focus to produce a Cro-mo frame? The teaser videos are somewhat annoying, but it's worth putting up with since their bike are absolutely perfect. If your not familiar with firefly you should really heck them out here.

The Bones Project Part 2 from Firefly Bicycles on Vimeo.

#fireflybicycles #titanum #thebonesproject

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Aaron Kuehn

Friday, November 22, 2013

Vancouver's Most Delusional Cyclist

Dear Craigslist bike for sale seection,
I give up, you win.

Vancouver's most beautiful fixie - $450 (East Van)

This is a beautiful hand built labour of love that I must sell due to knee injury.
Always stored indoors. Beautiful smooth, silent ride. 
62cm Italian chromoly steel frame. Dropouts are long enough to adjust chain tension. 
Hand built by me Velocity deep V laced to IRO gold anodized flip flop hubs, with very rare all white vittoria zaffiro 700x23 tires. 
HKK Vertex gold chain, Sugino 175cm cranks, Wellgo platform pedals. Surly cog, blackspire ring. Single speed 
Unique stem and bars wrapped in natural cork tape. Dia compe "E-brake" On the front. 

Please note, the Brooks saddle is custom molded to my ass, and is staying with me. I have a very nice Selle Italia X2 Flow saddle that I can include. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Canadian Docotors Reccomend Cyclist Wear Body Amour

 study by Surgeons at the Foothills Medical Center in Calgary, found common injuries between mountain bikers and commuter cyclist. To reduce cycling related injuries the good doctors (probably not cyclists) recommend that both commuter and mountain bikers should use thoracic protection in addition to helmets to to reduce injuries.

While cyclist often pose a risk to themselves, a study from March this year, from the University of Calgary, showed that collisions with motor vehicles pose the greatest threat to cyclists.  After compiling a meta analysis of these studies the team at Cat6racer.com has concluded that Cars should be padded to protect cyclist, pedestrians and motorist alike.

Best Jerseys ever?

Black Cat Fireworks Jersey
Miller High Life Cycling Jersey - Gold And White

Monday, November 18, 2013

Want: Reynolds 853 Macho Man Disc All-City

Beautiful Bicycle: Jeff's All City 853 Macho King Hydro Disc Cross

UPDATE:  Wish Granted,

All-City Introduces New Cyclocross Bikes Including the Macho King Disc

Reynolds 853, PF 30BB, 44mm headtube and disc tabs this is my next frame if it ever makes it into production.

More here

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Stolen Bike APB

Stolen Bike APB

Co-workers bike....
Stolen from Richmond
Yellow Cannondale CAAD6 Racing bike
Hollowgram SISL crankset
Rear Wheel - Rolf rim laced to Velocity Hub
Flite Saddle.
No chain or shifters on the bike when it was stolen.

same frame as pictured.

If you see this bike please shoot me an email.


Friday, November 15, 2013

Ti time

USE THIS - Rove_Ti_outdoor2_

I'm not a Kona devote myself, but the Lynsky built titanium 2014 Kona Rove is looking muy calinete! Check out more here

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

How to build a bike....like a total douche

The Bike Stylist


"I like to keep the bare steel under my hands" 

The stem selection is my favorite, but just skip over it if you need something threadless.
for more douche-y bike building tips check out the bike stylist.


Beautiful braided leather bar tape from LEH SPLY & MFG. Unfortunately it looks like running brakes or STI's with this could be problematic if not impossible.

Friday, November 8, 2013