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



silca-track-pump

" 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

#silcapumps

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
http://www.trpbrakes.com/

SRAM hydraulic Recall
http://www.sram.com/news-articles/sram-road-hydraulic-brake-update

Shimano BR-CX75, BR-R515 AND BR-R315

Trek Madone Recall over faulty front brake mount.
http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/support/safety_and_recalls


#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

2013 CYCLIST GIFT GUIDE

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
BIKE PLANTERS
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.

AEROPRESS
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.
#alexColeborn

Sombrio - Dead

NEVER 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.

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

As seen around the shop