Archive for November 2012
Looks like everyone in NYC had a good ‘Cranksgiving’. I like the soundtrack from this video!!
This is another angle that Szymon Nieborak got of Oscar blasting a huge pedal stall on a sketchy rail in a central london estate in his Breakbrake 17 welcome edit
Torey comes through with another gully mix of antics and scrap clips. Really love Wrahws no fucks given style and look forward to there team video
My profile went up on the Impetus Momenta tumblr! Can’t wait for this.
Andy Ellis spent most of his youth skateboarding. He studied Product Design at Central St Martins in London. After graduating, Andy found work in a skateboard shop and at London’s Design Museum. It was during this time that he was offered an internship in Paris at Marc Newson’s design studio. He declined the offer due to wanting to work for himself. At the same time he had no idea what it was that he wanted to pursue.
In 2005 he discovered the beauty of the Fixed Gear bike and in 2006, Fixedgearlondon was founded. Fixedgearlondon is an integral part of how today’s fixed gear culture has evolved. Inspiring a generation that would give the cycling industry a greatly needed kick up the backside. In 2008 Andy founded Fixed-Magazine which is currently published 4 times a year, it reaches every major city in the world via the online downloadable pdf and also via the printed version. Fixed is the only magazine in the world currently printed that is specifically for fixed gear riders.
At Impetus Momenta Andy will be talking about the history of Fixed gear, it’s current status as a culture. Also the balance of form and function in a Fixed gear bike’s design, the ethos of riding fixed on the streets and the benefits that come riding Fixed.
“I believe the Fixed gear bike is the most important form of transport ever devised. Perfected in it’s inception, balanced in it’s form and function… if you take any part away from a fixed gear bike, it ceases to function. If you add anything it looks superfluous! When you master riding Fixed you feel at one with this form of transport more than any other machine ever invented.” – Æ
Vans has release this new Out door pack just in time for this wet season in London! A water resistant shoe, the upper is constructed from a micro-weave textured canvas, their famous waffle soles are reversed to increase traction in slippery conditions. Good for the pedals! Three colorways are on offer, in black, mahogany, and pine. Grab them now!
PEDAL OVERLAP MAKES RIDING TRACK BIKES FUN!
(LOVE TRACK BIKES)
Fixedgearlondon common sense #4
Digital Print 4″ x 6″ / Limited Edition of 50 / Hand numbered.
Just upped to our Webshop. Hurry if you want one, these go fast!
We have just added tickets to the Impetus Momenta talk on the 6th of December to our webshop.
Asmawa by Patrick Seabase will also be screened at the event on the 6th of December.
Impetus Momenta Is a presentation about the history of Fixed Gear. The ethos of riding a fixed gear bike on the street, It’s evolution, design and the surrounding culture.
The main theme of this talk will be to raise awareness about the benefits of riding a fixed gear bike. Whether it is riding in the congested streets of a city, endlessly through the vast openness in the middle of nowhere or ascending / descending mountains. To us the Fixed gear bike is the most important form of transport ever devised. Perfected in it’s inception, balanced in it’s form / function, and once you have mastered riding a fixed gear bike, you feel at one with this form of transport more than any other machine ever invented.