Thursday, October 29, 2009

$500 Mid 90's Ciocc Roadie!

Ugh.. yes.. I bought yet ANOTHER goddamn bike.. Fucking tard!

What can I say, $500 for this jam?!:

How do you say no to something like that??

More snaps here..


Near full Campagnolo 8 speed Mirage triple group set with ergo shifters
Modolo bars and stem
FIR EA50 Clincher rims
Rare Dura Ace Fluted seat post
The tires and pedals are obviously crap..

It was a similar instance to when I picked up the Cinelli Supercorsa a couple weeks ago. Someone posted the craigslist ad on the NYC fixed forum, saw that the dude was in Jersey not 25 min from my place, hopped in the car and went to scope it out, picked it up and drove away stoked! At 57cm CTC ST & 56cm CTC TT it's a PERFECT fit! Though it's kinda sad when you can look at a shitty craigslist photo and know it's your size beyond a shadow of a doubt..

The dude I got it from said he barely ever rode it since he was too fat in the mid section to ever be able to ride it comfortably. It's been sitting in various basements for the last 15 years or so. This poor guy was SCREECHING to be saved and seen OUTSIDE for once. I rode it around for a minute and it shifted perfectly and was super wicked smooth. The damn thing can't have more than a couple hundred miles on it IF THAT. It's taken more abuse from just sitting around all these years..

I have no idea what the fuck I'm going to do with this thing..

Another townie perhaps? Another Campy 11 carbon casualty?? Either way it's just another log to help fan the flames of hopeless bike obsession :-D

So it shall be ridden, so it shall be done..


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

There's nothing quite like..

..building a shitty sketch balls kicker ramp from construction site materials while waiting for the paint to dry in your apartment:

..and busting out with some PHATTY ollies:

God damn, landing that fucking ollie felt SO. FUCKING. GOOD. it's not even funny. Though I'm still shocked at how I'm somehow still able to hoist my fat ass up in the air like that despite rarely skating anymore.. and being fat..

More photos from this past sunday by TOOMMMEEEEEEYYYAH on his blugblugblug..

You done a good jyob jyohnson!


Trifecta of Titillating Tommasini's!!!

The same seller has some other really kick ass shit too!


Monday, October 26, 2009

Why, why, WHY? fucks name would anyone do such a thing:



Saturday, October 24, 2009

There's something about coming home to 4 boxes..

..worth of KICK ASS BIKE SHIT from Ben's Cycle that's almost embarrassing in nature. Like you just got caught by a co-worker walking out of a porn store on 42nd street with a big heavy black bag in your hand..

In any case, hooray for more socially acceptable porn!:

Damn this really was a lot of fucking shit!

Larger photo here..

..and yes, I have painted my ENTIRE apartment white :)

Big HUUUUGE hugzn' kizzez to Andy and the rest of the fellas at Ben's Cycle!

There was actually a set of REDONK wheels in there too but they're for a 'Gucci build' I've got coming up soon. Just need to find a good location for the photos..

I'm sure a lot of you are tired of hearing me plug and tout them as one of the best mail order shops out there. Well, you know what? It's because they fucking are and totally deserve it! Anybody who can put up with my dumbass and stupid huge orders deserves a big ass pat on the back. A big part of that comes from the fact that they're all huge cycling enthusiasts! Way more personal and understanding customer service than anywhere else I've ever ordered from. Not to mention their extensive collection of awesome NOS parts and just about everything else you can imagine IN STOCK at all times that has continually made ALL MY BUILDS possible for the last 6+ years..

So once again, many thanks guys! Keep up the kick ass job!!

Now go order some good shit from them and demand that they send me to Japan next summer to take photos of all the kick ass bike shit they've got going on out there for all ya'll!


Friday, October 23, 2009

DREAM Chrome Paramount AND Parts!

Oh man this one is sumpthin' else!

Same dude is selling that super sexy orange one from a few post back..


One of THE nicest most amazing Colnago Pista's you will EVAR see!

..and it's NFS :'(

So. fucking. amazing!!!

Here's some more info from the owner:

It is a 1975 by Colnago details & cutouts, but a 78' by it's Columbus tubing sticker. Italian frame builders at that time were notorious for grabbing whatever was in the shop, and their bikes can be hard to date. It measures 57cm ctc square, Original paint, built with Campagnolo Nuovo Record, with Cinelli track stem & bars covered with Benotto celo tape. All original except for the seat, rims, & tires, which I recently changed to make it more reliable & comfortable. I have ridden fixed gear for over 30 years, and have had this Pista for a very long time. I just recently put it back together and had totally forgotten how beautiful it is. Early to late 70's Italian bikes were true works of art, before they were some what mass produced for the USA market. Everyone tells me I need to hang it on a wall, but I ride it all the time, and don't have plans to sell it.

Thank you VERY MUCH for sharing this sexy beast Pat!

Enjoy it as long as possible and never ever sell it to any of those wall hanging wankers. It should forever be enjoyed and ridden as often as possible.. or at least on Sundays, hehe..

This is def a tough act to follow but I would love to see more pics of your bikes. Check out the 'Cream of the Crop' section on my sidebar and get your shit together!

p.s. - I've got another good one few coming up reeeeeeal soon..


SUUUUUPER Wicked Yamaguchi TT bike on the bay!

What's weird is that I was just looking at this frame built up yesterday in the Yamaguchi gallery:


Thursday, October 22, 2009

PRIMO Malvern Star snaps!

Def the nicest one I've seen in a long time..

The details in the paint job remind me of this Whippett Tandem I saw on ebay a while back:


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Stop what you're doing RIGHT NOW..

..and watch these two rad videos from DVS cause the skating is REDONK:

Be sure to watch the Feature first and then Behind The Scenes AFTERWORDS..

Also, the quality is fuken BAD ASS so be sure to go full screen..


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

While I have seen full suspension tall bikes before..



Talk about more balls than brains! Though building that bone pulverizer must have been no small feat..

GREAT fuken job on that sownnbitch Mike! Let's see some video next :-D

and thanks to garr1sOn for the link!


Never mind the Rossin in front..


The green stem, wrap and chain slack on the one in the front is killing me! The rear brake cable could also double up as a place to hang your sweaty jersey to dry, hehe..



A Lemond Zurich and a Lemond ZUURRBLEEEEECK!!!

I was looking at frames in my size the other day when I came across this Zurich. Which just so happens to be the exact same bike I bought when I first started getting more into cycling. Hey, it was on wicked sale at the time..

Then out of nostalgia purposes I looked up Zurich and check out what I found:

Seeing that makes me feel MUCH better about shaving off a measly shifter boss!


Firefighter shoots cyclist in head FOR RIDING ON A BUSY STREET?!

A driver, now identified as an Asheville firefighter, shot a bicycle rider because he was angry the man was riding with his child on a busy road, Asheville police said.

The shooting happened Sunday morning on Tunnel Road. Officers said the victim was riding with his wife and had his 3-year-old son in a child seat attached to his bicycle when a driver approached him. Police said the driver, Charles Diez, claimed he was upset that the victim was bike riding with his child on the heavily traveled Tunnel Road. Diez pulled a gun and opened fire, hitting the victim in his bicycle helmet, according to police. They said the bullet penetrated the outer lining of the helmet but did not actually hit the victim's head. Police arrested Diez and charged him with attempted first degree murder. His bond was set at $500,000. Diez has been a firefighter with the Asheville Fire Department since 1992, according to officials. On Monday, they confirmed he has been placed on paid investigative leave pending the outcome of this investigation.






What kinda of fucking idiotic rational is that?! The dude must have either been fucked up on some shit or just out of his fucking mind!

Okay, so apparently this is semi-old news but I'm wondering why I never saw anything about it before. Anyways, I was going to take it down but figured if it's new to me I'm sure it'll be new to others as well..

via BoingBoing..


Now THAT is my kinda dumpster!

Taken out back of the Eddy Merckx factory:


Boogie Nights this Friday Night- MATCH SPRINTS!!!

This is going to be a GREAT event for both racers and spectators who choose to root, enjoy a cold one and make some friendly wagers..

I'm planning on being there for this one to take some snaps and lose miserably..

Some great Match Sprint vids and instructions from Al who along with Andras are running the show:

Depending on racer turnout it will either be 2 or 3 racers competing at a time. This is not a drag race where you kick it from the gun, rather it is a match sprint where you stalk your opponent with the intention of surprising him/her with an explosive sprint or tricking them into a premature sprint and using their draft until you choose to pass them before the finish line. Examples:



It will be tons of fun! We'll have a repercharge so everyone will get to sprint at least twice. The course is now a bit shorter, down from 800 meters to 700 meters. Racers will have holders and will hear a bell at 400 meters to go. I think this will be a great night for spectators as well. Tons of racing to watch and a great place to sip a cold one.

One thing I want to add which is awesome for spectators will be the 400m Chariot race. 6-8 riders depending on turnout race head to head for seeding..

Here's more info as to where it's all going down:

and here..

So BE SURE to get your ass out if only to watch and root. This will def go down as a great night in local racing..


Speaking of Townie-Cruisers, check out this classy Olmo!

This was mentioned to me in response of yesterday's Choose your own Adventure Townie build:

It even has the single sided clamp on shifter too!

Very classic.. Def want to do something similar with more of a WMD touch..

Thanks Jolan!

p.s. - Why is it that more of you fuckers aren't sending me your shit?


Plethora of Pretty Paramounts!

So expensive but soooo rad:

Well, the paint job anyways..

FUKEN SSSSICK All chrome jammy right here:

Also retardedly expensive..

Gold 50th Anny:

SO not into that group..

Super lovely 38':

aaaand saving my personal fav for last:

If you're nuts aren't all droopin' and tingly after that one there's GOT ta be something wrong with you! SO totally stellar!!