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So This Happened

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A few days ago I’ve blogged about some picnic ride we did and heres what went on.

Written by Mikey Ramirez

August 13, 2014 at 5:42 pm

Screening

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Last night I went to watch Bicycle the film at Barbican cinema directed by Michael B.Clifford and he’s a keen cyclist. It was a sold out screening, but I don’t want to give much away as I want you to go and watch it for yourself or buy it on DVD. But there’s a few stories in the film that portrays different routes about bikes and how important it is for them in their daily life. The film explains the history of bikes and how it has changed over the years to improve itself such as the aerodynamics and the materials of the bikes.
In the documentary we follow Dannielle Khan on her daily training on the bike and how she wins in the velodrome race. Then we meet Mike Burrows on how he designed the winning bike for Chris Boardman and also built he fastest bike of the time, in the velodrome. There’s also how bike paths was made and where it is now, like I said I won’t say any more. But please check the film when it’s back on the big screen in some
Cinemas in London, more info HERE.
You can pre order the DVD on their website to.
A great film done by Blue hippo media and thank you Nina for letting me be part of it too!

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Written by Mikey Ramirez

August 8, 2014 at 8:48 pm

Copenhagen bike messengers

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Signe of Woco Film sent over this video and it’s really nice, worth a watch. The video follows two Copenhagen bike messengers Fergie and Jumbo, talks a little about how bicycles and messengering have influenced and shaped their lives, and about the extended international community brought together through events like the cycle messenger world championships

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August 5, 2014 at 5:03 pm

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Sunday Picnic

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We needed to take advantage of this weather today, so we got our bikes and went north to have a nice picnic. Never went to north of Lee valley national park, so we all headed in that direction. By stopping near the place to top up on our food, we kinda got carried away with food. We had way too much. We tired to eat as much as we can to make our bags lighter.
Some of the guys went to sleep right after eating, was it the heat or was it too much food?
After all that eating and laying down on the grass, we went back down south of Lee valley park towards the velo park, by taking the canal route, which was a bit of a tight squeeze for all of us, some parts wasn’t even that fun! At some point I felt I was going to fall into the water.
Along the way there we bump into mark and James from kinoko on their off road bikes.
Getting into the velo , we had to pay a visit at the road track and have a go. Think everyone had a good time riding and eating that day. Please keep your eyes open for some more rides!

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These photos are from Ryan and Glenn

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Written by Mikey Ramirez

August 3, 2014 at 11:38 pm

Out With The Old, In With The New

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Had my Mission Work Shop (Vandal) bag for almost 4years, a solid bag and great to have. Been on holidays and carried my bike, also very good for food shopping!
But sad to say my zip on my main compartment gave up, but the good news is that it’s a life time warranty, for worn out bags or items. Gave them an email and now I have my new bag! So happy with the service that they gave me, especially from the other side from the pond.

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There was some changes to the bag which I find awesome, but there was only one change that I didn’t like, nothing major, just the shoulder strap. I like to hang thing easily on it. But now that’s gone, it’s cool.
Will send back the old bag to you guys soon.
Thanks guys, you rock!

Written by Mikey Ramirez

July 30, 2014 at 9:18 pm

Cool Cats

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You all know I like my kicks and I just saw these just now, Air fyxo has done the coolest shoe cover ever!

Taking the Jordan’s shoe to cover up your road shoe, damn thats smart. Taking them J5 on and lets hope there many more to come, lets say J3 and J4??

Nice one guys!

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Written by Mikey Ramirez

July 17, 2014 at 9:22 pm

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Kinoko Closing Down

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I can still remember doing a blog about kinoko cycles opening and I’m sad to say I’m doing a blog about it closing down! The shop was so amazing it was big and had everything that you need, but to be on a level I kinda miss Tokyo fixed that’s where I got all my parts for my first ever fixed bike and the people there are awesome. Hope everything for them goes well and I know it’s not the last time you hear from them.
Guys and girls of Kinoko cycles thank you for your service!
The sale starts Monday! Head down there for some good low prices on bike stuff.

More info here.
The announcement.
With a heavy heart we have made the tough decision to close our Golden Square Shop. The date of the closure will be August 29. The business has seen a lot of changes over the last few years and unfortunately the move to a much larger space added complications we felt we just couldn’t overcome. We would like to thank everyone who visited our shop and all the customers who put their trust in us to build their dream bikes. We’ve had an amazing time at Golden Square and are very proud of everything we achieved.

Moving forward we will be putting all our efforts into our web site. We will continue to seek out brands, we will continue to work on features, photography and work on projects with talented designers. This will always be a part of what we do.

We’ve had a lot of questions recently about our range plan moving forward. Next season there will definitely be a emphasis on building our performance and casual clothing range but we will still continue to stock hard to find frames and components. We will be discontinuing our complete bike range.

Next season to name a few we will be seeing big new drops from Tokyo Fixed, Mission Workshop and Search & State. We will be welcoming back old friends such as Nari Furi and the Japanese line of Wild Things. And we will be greeting lots of new brands such as Attaqeur and Kletterworks. Please stay with us!

With the closing down of a shop comes discounts. Our sale will be massive. The majority of our sale will be in store only. The sale will be starting next week. More to come on this.

We are aiming to get all custom builds out of the store before we close. For the few projects which will not be complete be Aug 29 we will happily transfer the build onto a bike shop of your choosing.

After shop closure all Kinoko Vouchers will be honoured online only.

Written by Mikey Ramirez

July 17, 2014 at 1:52 pm

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