Friday, January 30, 2009

A Pretty Peppermint Jackson, a bunch of nonsensical B.S. and things I'm not too proud of despite the fact that there's nothing wrong with masterbating

So FINALLY.. Someone sent me a bike worth taking note of..

A freshly repainted Peppermint Jackson from Matthew K.:

Very pretty- well done man!

Now I know you're planning on getting some nicer photos made of your bike but if you ever use an old couch and anything with lots of annoying lines as a backdrop you should be slapped upon sight. Next time ride your bike to the top of a hill on a nice sunny day, shuv your helmet under the pedal and pose it against the sky. Get down on one knee as though you were proposing to your bride to be and then snap away. There, isn't that dreamy now..?

Now.. A note on componentry..

(this is the nonsenscial part I mentioned)

I have certain opinions on what parts go well with what frame.. It's along the lines of pairing a good wine with cheese.. Only what I'm about to get into is way less classy...

In my opinion, each country's frames and components work together aesthetically. English obviously works with English and so forth with Italian, Japanese, American, etc.. But when it comes to mixing and matching, it ain't always that simple...

For instance, in the case of MK's Peppermint whip, an English made Bob Jackson frame, I feel as though the Suzue hubs are out of place.. Putting certain Japanese parts, aside from old Suntour (and even that's a bit iffy) on an English frame doesn't seem appropriate for some reason. The same goes vise versa.. Oh and I swear I'm totally not trying to be dissin' on MK's tasty beast in the least. Esp seeing as how I was once guilty of the same exact thing.. I mean, if campy didn't totally suck to adjust I would've tossed that on there instead of the Ultegra. Though it turned out Ultegra 10 in a triple set-up wasn't much better...

Having said that, I don't mind the Nitto bars and post at all. For some reason that sort of thing doesn't bother me as much as say the cranks and or hubs..

As I stated at the title of this post:


Just my super anal opinions on stuff that I'm sure no one really give two shits about. And we all know what they say about opinions right?

'Opinions are like assholes, everybody's got one..'

Not to mention the fact that I'm sure I could be called out on umpteen million things about my builds- WHERE IN FUCK'S NAME AM I GOING WITH THIS GODDAMN POST???????

Sorry everyone, I'm a bit out of it as of late.. Aside from having a hate/hate relationship with my work/personal life 90% of the time, I get a lot of emails from people about random biking things etc. along with the 'I check your blog out every day' type compliments. Which is totally awesome to hear and makes me feel happy about the fact that I'm not completely out of my mind.. or that I am, and it's just fun for you to watch it all unfold. But at the same time it adds a certain pressure to my day to day. For those of you who don't blog, I mean really blog-blog (blugblugblug!), what happens is that you suddenly find yourself with a following and you feel as though you have to perform at least once a day if not more. Which, unless you're one of those twittery tools that feels the need to blog about every fucking meal they ingest and other super stupid shallow shit along the same lines, it really isn't that easy to come up with relatively interesting and original things to talk about. Oh and hats off to the fucking snob because I have NO IDEA how he can manage to deal with all his podium wrestling minions and still come up with those REDONKULOUSY long and awesome posts...

Then there's other times when you want to blog about shit that you probably shouldn't be announcing to the world blogisphere. For instance.. What the hell should I do with my antiquated VHS porn collection?:

WAIT.. HEAR ME OUT.. The first thing you need to understand is that I personally didn't buy all of those godforsaken tapes. A good percentage are 'hand me downs' between a couple of friends back before we had things like in our lives. Anyways, when friend #1 moved in with his lady and had to dispose of said illicit materials ASAP, he passed them on to my other friend. Then friend #2 was moving and along with the original 12-15 from friend #1, passed them along with ANOTHER 12-15 to me.. Now.. I'm not going to sit here and even attempt to deny that I'm not a total wanker, (esp since I live alone) but even if you're not.. Being a dude and suddenly finding yourself with like 30 or so new porno tapes is pretty much one of the best things that can ever happen to you. I mean it's like: "Wait, how many new pornos..?! ooowwwwahhh wwwicKED! Pencil in mah mutha fuckin' weekend!!

Though the downside to this is by the time you're through your dick ends up feeling more like a used BMX grip than anything else.. This of course goes regardless of whether or not you're single.. and ladies, I don't care if you know for a fact that you 'please your man' or whatever your cunty girly mags tell you what to think about what you think he's thinking.. The dude still masturbates.. In fact, he probably masturbates every chance he gets.. and you know what.. this is one of those things that the girly mags aren't going to fill you in on since the articles about men AREN'T ACTUALLY WRITTEN BY MEN.. The truth is.. Sometimes we'd rather masturbate to the thought of fucking you, THAN ACTUALLY FUCKING YOU.. I know it sounds crazy but it's true. FELLAS, YOU KNOW YOU'VE DONE IT TOO so don't even try to act all surprised being like: 'oh I don't know what he's talking about'.. Fuckin' pussies..

Anyways, what I was attempting to get at is that blogging, like masterbating, can be really cool.. But at the same time it can also be a huge pain in the fucking ass when you find yourself trying to live up to someone elses expectations...

And with that my friends.. I'm taking the next week or so off..



Wednesday, January 28, 2009

One SUPER HOTT Hobbs of Barbican fixer!

I wholeheartedly approve of the use of fire in these photos!

Very, very sexy...

via the gallery...


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

WOW I would LOVE to go scope this out!

AWESOME flickr set of promo style photos here...


As seen on street.. Yesterday..

So I was walking over to get some lunch when I spotted this bad boy locked up in the street:

A Ti Merlin frame, Dura Ace Shifters and a Carbon FSA bar?! I mean, the bolts looked like they're pretty locked up but still! Very ballsy and or stupid and or AWESOME...

Though I have to say, it's times like this that make even the best of us feel the lure of the dark side...


Monday, January 26, 2009

For the love of christ can we PLEASE have one of these events here!!!

I've been wanting to have a sort of dapper gents and elegant ladies ride here in the city for a while now. This looks like it would've been a real gas!

Proper attire will of course be expected, so dapper gents and elegant ladies, polish off your lugged steel beasts and prepare your best outfits. Suggested attire: woolen plus fours, harris tweed jackets, flat caps, fair isle jumpers, alpaca coats, merino wool team jerseys, cycling skirts and perhaps a jaunty cape for the ladies, cravats or ties for gentlemen, and of course a hip flask of brandy.

Be sure to dress with a bit of panache, there will be prizes awarded for:

Most dapper chap
Most dashing dame

Best moustache (open to both men and women, of course)
Most enviable period bicycle
The Doff of The Cap award for most civilised behaviour on the day


Flicker sets here and here...

As seen on trackosaurusrex...

p.s. - Phil, I'm going to murder you if you didn't go to this!


Reynolds Weld Lab Z-bone 700c Titanium Recumbent Frame for sale!


Pleeeeeeaaaassssee don't ask me any questions about this thing because I'm clueless when it comes to Recumbents. All I know is that there were only 25 made and it's pretty gnarly or something...

If you know any recumbent nerds out there you should def send them this post!

More photos via my Flickr set...


Saturday, January 24, 2009

Christ man, who DIDN'T put their name on an ALAN frame???

Seriously though, a Colnago Carbitubo?!!

That reminds me.. I need to photograph mine one of these days...



OMFG I've been searching high and fucking low all around my disastrously awful conundrum of an apartment for these god forsaken Cuevas decals. They somehow slid down, between and through a bunch of other junk where they hadn't seen the light of day in over 6 months...

Still debating on how I'd like the frame resprayed. I'm kinda diggin' on this one's paint job:

Only maybe with some white parts instead of black.. hmm..

Regardless, I would def like to attempt to keep it true to form some way or another. I have some Zeus track cranks that would go on it nicely along with a few other tid bits. I've already built it up and it rides so redonkulously nice it's not even funny. DYING to have this one repainted properly!

Any realistic suggestions and or links to photos are of course much appreciated..


Apparently 'street cred' really doesn't go for very much..

...because the auction I posted recently has finally ended with an outcome of all of:

$7.00 + $5.00 shipping..

I was going to toss a bid in there at the last second just for shits and giggles but then Lyle made the good point of: Street cred, or a tasty lunch.. When it comes to being cool or having a full satisfied belly, there really is no choice at all...

In any case, out of the 46 questions the seller of street cred got, these were my favorites:

Q: Des it come with a side of fries? Jan-23-09
A: Really?!? That's not even a appropriate question. Nor is "Des" a real word.

Q: How much to ship to Adelaide Australia for a triathlon association forum that is in desperate need of it? Cheers Jan-21-09
A: I would trade for a one way ticket and just bring it with me I would really love to try a vegiemight sandwich

Q: I'm interested in your street cred and have a question. I'm an overweight guy that wants to start riding his bike again without people throwing things at me. Will this cred do anything for me since I am not a bike messenger nor do I race? Jan-21-09
A: Weight is not going to be an issue, I have a great fizik but I do love slightly overweight woman

Q: I'm from Australia - we use the metric system here. Is your street cred easily converted from Imperial to Metric? Jan-19-09
A: Their might be an adjustment period but it would come around like a wild stallion that's being broke

Q: Is there a certificate of credibility? also. Define "street" Jan-19-09
A: Yes their will be a certificate...Street is a presents all around you almost like a guardian Angel a very fast angel

Q: How much for shipping to the UK? And would it work here? Jan-16-09
A: First off mate I love fish n chips. Not only would it work their it would spread... do you remember the monkey in outbreak?


Friday, January 23, 2009

Damn sweet De Salvo Tarck from NAHBS!

Not a bad price for a brand new complete NAHBS bike...


Thursday, January 22, 2009

I'm not exactly an NJS Fetishist...

...but I just HAD to have this:

Just won it on ebay moments ago along with some Dura Ace Cranks, BB and seatpost a couple of days ago. The first time I bought parts in anticipation for something that I KNEW I was going to win...

Anyways, don't think I'm going to go too bat shit crazy with this build but I am SUPER FUCKING STOKED to have finally found one of these gems in my size and in such good condition. Fast back model too! But yeah, def not planning on going all NJS with this one. The DA gear was all in good cond and cheap...

Now if you don't mind, I'm going to go put on some lipstick before I give Ben's Cycle a call. Hopefully my eyeshadow won't be too runny afterwards...


A Colnago Master GT??!!!

Wow I've NEVER seen Colnago ever do a GT style frame before:

Thanks John!


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

This is one of those things you try...

...and once you realize how utterly putrid it tastes, you pass it over to your friend with exuberance and exclaim: 'Oh man, this is fucking AWFUL! You gotta try it dude!!' Like it's SO BAD, that you just HAVE to share. This is me sharing something I nearly barfed in my mouth upon sight:

Via the forums..


noooooooooo comment...

yyyyyyya.. DEF no comment...


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

There's so much going on today...

...I don't even know where to start. It's amazing how you can spend three days away from the internet, something I've found myself to rely on like a crutch to get me through the work week, and not really give a shit.. I guess it helps being surrounded by something other than concrete..

First of all, I'm pretty bummed that I have to be at work instead of watching the Inauguration- BUT, I am going to enjoy the fact that this is Bush's last day in office...

I BLEW A FUCKING GASKET watching the latest episode of Battlestar Galactica Last night...

..aaaand here's a few tid bits which are sure to be old news by now...

Sweet Samson with a Superbe group:

and a wwwwicked Rosa:

With any luck there'll be more interesting things coming in the next few weeks...


Friday, January 16, 2009

Snowboarding Weapon of Mass Destruction!

Yes indeed, this weekend will be filled with winter havoc featuring my dumbass in Vermont at Mt. Snow.. Despite having snowboarded on and off for the last 14 or so years, the closest I've ever been to a really large mountain is Wyndam, NY. Mt. Snow appears to be like 3 times the size so it should DEF be pretty fuckin' fun. And yes, I know you assholes out west are probably scoffing at our weak ass east coast snow but whatever, it's not that bad...

The clincher to all this of course is the STELLAR deal I got on some new gear.. Burton board, boots, bindings and bag all in essentially in NEW MINT condition for $450!!! Dude I got it from lived down the street from me and was super cool. Turns out he got everything brand new in late 07' and on the first day he took it all out, cracked his pelvis up real good on the fourth run. Doctor said he could never board again- BUMMER! I mean, the board doesn't even need to be waxed and the boots/bindings look like they just came out of the freaking box!!! Excited with my first snowboard gear purchase in about 6-7 years I went ahead and picked up a whole new ensamble by DC as well.. SO STOKED!!!

In any case, I'll be at some house about 10 min from the mountain with a bunch of people I've never met before but some know me from my blog. Which should make things both interesting AND awkward, or not at all. Reguardless, it's likely that the internets will be beyond the reach of my hairy palms. Though if I'm not too busy I'll try my very best to show you all how much fun I'm having and you're not...


Thursday, January 15, 2009


Oh man, this is the one I've been waiting for!

I have too much street-cred and need to make a little extra cash.This is a great opportunity for anyone just starting out in the messenger world that doesn't really know how to fit in, or what city is the most hard-core. You will be able to tell people that we are bros, that you are down with real-life bike messengers, that you have totally partied with us, and be able to boast wild stories of how gnarly a ride was. I will even include spoke-cards and descriptions of races so that you can tell wild stories about being there,broken toe straps,well worn raceing shirt,waterproof socks friend invite on myspace and a broken frame(raleigh team frame that has been mashed way to hard) This will undoubtedly help you build even more street cred! Happy bidding and let me know if you have any questions about my cred

Street cred, Bro-ing down AND spoke cards?!! SIGN ME UP!!!

I'm totally welling up of course from the excitement of knowing that there's a slight chance I could be seen as 'cool' amongst my peers.. Too bad I'd have to move to Cali to actually get my street cred finally.. Anyone here in NYC willing to do the same for me..?

Let's see, it's 10:01 am right now.. You can expect to see this on the snob's blog within the next few hours.. Tomorrow latest...


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I TOTALLY just lost my shit... this scene in Transporter 3:

More BMX Videos ->

Trust me.. Wait for the rail!!!

..and yeah, I know, it's a beyond horrible movie series. But even mind-numbingly guilty pleasure entertainment does has it's strong points. I haven't even finished watching this 'film' yet and I have to say it def ranks up there with 'Wanted', 'Hellboy' and any movie Will Smith makes. Oh stop it! You KNOW you can't get enough of that mutha fuckaz smile!!

I'll be sure to mention The Wrestler next time to make up for this atrocious post...


Monday, January 12, 2009

Freshly repainted Jackson fixer..

Nothing crazy but I def have a special place in my Heart for Jackson frames...


Sunday, January 11, 2009

Not one but TWO nasty nagoz and an undie soilingly sexy 3Rensho!!!

I'm in love with that front fuckin' wheel!

I'm in love with that rear triangle and built in 'fender'!!!

TOTALLY lovin' the rear wheel on this beast!

What is about Sugino 75 gear that makes me willing to give up organs for?!

..and 8-10,000 for a Huffy? Really?!


Friday, January 9, 2009

New old Turbos?

I just noticed that Soma came out with some new rehashed Selle Turbo style saddles!

I may just have to get my filthy mitts on one of these to test out on my beautiful bunz! They look way better than those lame ass Grunge saddles. Now if only they could've come up with a less douchier name...


Thursday, January 8, 2009

Best of Fixed Gear Gallery Nominees for 08'

I just wanted to throw these four bike numbers out there as top contenders:




and 6,570

Yes.. I'm that asshole who casts more than one ballot for himself...

Others I really enjoyed are:





7,223 - BEST fucking girls bike EVERRRR!!!


7,238 - WTF???





7,633 - Barfed in my mouth a little..

7,669 - Whaaa?!





8,144 - My pick for most grievous..


8,163 - Best wooden contraption..

8,320 - Best pseudo LES hipster goof troop..

8,357 - Best I got way too fucked up, built a bike, yet have no recollection of actually doing it..

8,604 - Best Tall tarck..


So I'm pretty positive I missed an assload of other great bikes. Please feel free to let me know which are your favs! Just keep in mind I don't want to see any fucking flat bars and especially NO conversions- NO, AHP.. SHH! JUST, DON'T- K PLZ THX!!


So I just went through looking for some post worthy Paramounts and spotted quite possibly the sexiest one over:


Only in my wettest of wet dreams will I ever own that frame.. Dude lives at the Jersey Shore and I've seen him post various super tasty whips.. I may have to make his acquaintance.. or at least find out when he's away on vacation, mwahahaha!

7,453 - I'm sorry but if I lived in Waikiki I would not have a problem owning a bike like this...

7856 and 7890? Okay, so the bike is pretty meh but that first picture made me LOL a bit...

7,932 - and one sexy Mercian...


My favorite thing about this 'unique' frame...

...has GOT to be the built in ashtray and or super size pixie stix holder the forks have:


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Because you can't just RIDE your bike to your next apartment...

This FG trend shit is just getting to be far too amusing. I mean, I can imagine seeing this ad on the L but not on E train!



Why oh why did this sort of thing have to stop being produced in the 80's/90's? Shit like this is SO RAD!!!


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

NOS HETCHINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think I just jizzed in my pants upon feasting my eyes on this NOS Hetchins:

oooo the things I would do to you!


Monday, January 5, 2009

The Dark Concept...

A while ago I took this photo of my Pista Concept for the thread on Bike Forums devoted to all black bikes. I didn't realize how much people were going to be into it or how that photo of the bike somehow makes it into every thread everywhere about concepts. So weird.. In any case, on more than one occasion it's been referred to as 'Batman's bike'..

With this in mind, I awaited the first real foggy night and went to work taking some new photos of it in all it's sexy matte black glory..

More on my Flickr set..


2004 Bianchi Pista Concept Frame and Fork
Hed3 front wheel
Phil Wood rear SLR option hub laced to a Velocity Deep V
Dura Ace Cranks
Easton EC90 bars
Ti post - unknown maker
Selle saddle
Continental Gatorskins front and rear

All those shots were hand held too!- lllllllLOVIN' That image stabilization!!


Thursday, January 1, 2009

I can't think of a better way to start the new year...

...than coming home with not one but TWO + car loads of free bike parts!!!

and now I've got MAJOR storage issues.. amongst others of course..

Oh and BTW, I'm dedicating this photo to all the people out there with 'CARS SUCK' stickers on their bikes :-D

It's like, I'm glad you live in a condense, heavily populated area and can boast about riding everywhere when you're not taking mass transportation, but there's this thing called R-E-A-L-I-T-Y that you tend to come across more often once you travel beyond the city limits...

Though the reality of my situation is that I'm a sissy ass bitch and despise riding in inclement weather cause I hate it when my toes get all cold- brrrr!