Last weekend was the launch of a new free magazine here in London called Fixed. Mark got one of his T’s in there via a TokyoFixedGear ad but unfortunately he didnt get to design the ad himself. Im yet to sit down and do more than look at the beautiful photos so telling you it was full of well written articles would be a lie. Besides we went to the launch party for the mass of bikes and the free booze (thanks guys). Ive put up my photos from the evening HERE for you all.
Its hell wet outside but where still going to go for a ride and maybe just got to a bar for a few casual beers, meet at corner of symonds and K’rd between 7 – 7:30.
I have been meaning to put this up for a while now and have finally got around to it. After not having a fixed gear for about a year I have finally got one back on the road. The frame is a Nishiki road frame, all the parts apart from the rims I got in Japan. The bike including the wheels where built by Chris at hedgehog onehunga… hes pretty much the best wheel builder around. Its a pretty freaking fruity looking bike but im pretty happy with it, and it rides nice.
In other news there is talk of a booze cruze on this Wednesday, ill keep you posted with info.
Dave Benson AKA The Fixed Gear Admiral
recently put together a ritchey breakaway fixie.
as you can see by the photo it just breaks down via the cup links. It even comes complete with a suit case for all your travel needs.
It retails around $1900 NZ for the frame fork headset and suit case.
Dave also has a blog check It out at
Just got a new track frame I am super stoked on this one. I have been waiting awhile to get one thats just right.
I am in the process of getting all the parts together for the Legnana.
My wallet is going to take a hit on this one oucccccch.
This Sunday 22nd June at the Unitec campus. Gate 4, Carrington Rd. Around the back, down the one way under the shelter of the TF will be the starting point of Round 2 of the SteadyRollin Asylum Criterium. This will be roughly the same course but run in reverse this time. 3 lap 10k sprint. Its for fun as much as it is a race. So bring your bike, friends, beer and plenty of raditude. Check the SteadyRollin site for more details.
I finally got around to getting the gallery up, check it out, so far there is some photos from my trip to japan of all the bikes I saw on the streets of Tokyo, and also some photos of some very nice bikes from the hand built bike show.
There are a few vids on ewetube of the jet bike but they are pretty bad quality.
So we all know how dope Vans are for riding fixed in. Well they are about to release a track shoe. It will feature ballistic nylon upper, suede toe box on the dark models and nubuck on the white. The laces have reflective material woven in to them and the heel logo is reflective to. Plus, it comes with a matching Vans tool bag. You can see the pics below. Taken from the Crooked Tongues website. These are going to be available in super limited numbers for NZ. You can get them through Qubic.
Check it out…
If any one is interested I have this FB fire bird frame for sale.
Its quite a rear BMX frame made in england.
It has The elevated chain stays.
Its has been repaired around the seat tube.
Can pay via paypal.
Also I have four band X crowns for sale
The photo only shows two
someone has drawn some some black lines with a marker.
it should be pretty easy to remove the marker ink.
Can pay via paypal.
More photos of our super super chilly cold cold cold Easter road trip to Wales – Here
So there we were, one cold evening a few months back looking for kicks in Kings Cross and we found ourselves in the beer isle. We had already eased the joints with a few cold ones so the sight of the amusing Bishops Finger sparked an idea… beer tasting but with a little twist. We decided to pick a selection purely on the stupidity of their name. Allot of the local beers here in London are much like its countrymen, weak, bitter and nasty. So back to Ruapekapeka (the bat cave) we headed to cool our unchilled purchase and down a few tall cans in the meantime.
What follows is Mark’s little write up of our tasting.
Ausome gold trimmed label, cool jack daniels shaped bottle. 5.4% and a strong malty hop flavor which I dont really like. we give it 6 tubes stops out of 10 (10 tube stops being an ultimately miserable experience, trust me I do it when I cant ride).
Urg ok onto Hobgoblin
really cool ye oldy TOLKIEN style label. surprising flavorful beer, hints of berry? bottle cap t-shirt deal on the back of the bottle which is kinda. 5.2% we liked this we give it 3 tube stops (which is a good night remember!)
Defiantly the dumbest named beer. I dont think I even need to taste this but im an alcey and will drink anything so here we go…. mmmmmm smells really good, weird. its got a fruity honey flavor easy to drink, like a fruity lager? we would give this a 2 but the lable, name and bottle shape is sooo gay we give it a 4.
Nat said the golden shower taste delicious (Ed: Freudian slip), ummmmmm yeah its a bit too fruity for me, no really. fruity weird asha said it taste like purple guana (remember those) gross we give a unamis 6 tubes.
Old Peculiar (the legend)
Yeah its not all that. dark, 5.6% strong kinda weird. im drunk i cant really tell but asha cant drink it so it must be pritty bad. me and nat give it 5.