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The Easter Hunt Meeting Point

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Meeting point for this Sunday 20th, outside Queen Mary’s Garden, York bridge side, south of the inner circle. 5:30pm. See you all there, don’t forget to bring a BAG to carry your EGGS. Get there sharp!

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Written by Mikey Ramirez

April 16, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Men Sprint Final – 2014 UCI Track Worlds

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Pretty cool thing to watch, while having a cup of coffee and a cake.

Written by Mikey Ramirez

March 25, 2014 at 5:16 pm

The Easter Hunt

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Here is another event we’re doing. Let’s play an old game of egg hunting with a twist, on a fixed bikes. All you have to do is come to regent’s park on the day of 20th April. The location in the park will be announce near of the time. Just collect all the eggs and bring it to the finish line. More details of the event later on. Just save the date on your phone, take part or spectate everyone is welcome.
A lot of prizes to be won.
14 Bike co
Continental
Chrome
Pestle Mortar Clothing

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Poster design by Ren Quirona

Written by Mikey Ramirez

March 24, 2014 at 8:26 am

Hello (Fixed Gear) London!

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It’s been exactly two years since I learnt to ride a bike outside the confines of a spinning class studio. That’s right – I’m ashamed to admit that I spent the first 21 years of my life completely oblivious to the soaking wet trousers and calloused hands that riding [in London] brings. Learning to ride a bike was intended to be just another futile New Year’s Resolution, but this one stuck, and it’s become an (un)healthy obsession.

When it came to choosing my first steed, I was only interested in the colour. But I soon realised I should buck up my attitudes towards buying a bike, because even though this was my first time, I was a couple of decades late – no plastic tricycles for me. So a friend introduced me to my bright pink (of course) Fuji Feather Track bike. Besides a few dodgy moments (90% of my Uni commute was along Euston Road), by mid-Jan I was totally getting into it.

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Before I realised foot retention was a good idea…

By getting into it, I mean I was and still am completely hooked. There has been a direct correlation between catching this fixed gear bug and the decline of my girlie wardrobe; skirts have gone for good if I’m going to get from A to B for free. Even the colour pink seemed too unsettling for me so I began my first build, starting with a silver Vivalo frame. Thanks to my OCD, one Dura Ace seat post meant that all the other components had to follow suit. I was hungry for a month, but it was worth it… Still easily wowed by carbon, I put a Notorious 90 on the front. Although this isn’t what any NJS frame-makers had in mind for their classic creations, it did provoke me to take off the front brake sooner than I thought – it just looked weird on such a deep rim.

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Although it’s a bit late in the season I am now saying goodbye to headwind troubles by swapping the 90mm carbon for an H+Son wheel to match the rear, returning the Viv to its more familiar form. But, I can’t quite let go fully of the Hip Hop Slavery so I am half way through my next build – a recently ‘Armourtexed’ frame in HHS sparkly red…

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I didn’t know many riders when I first started out, so when Fixedgearlondon got in touch I was really keen to get to know the other FGL guys, (who are all awesome), to ride with them when I’m not at work and to meet others at FGL events such as the check-point races and sprints. I’m still keen to get more girls riding fixed – maybe that should be my New Year’s resolution for 2014? Now I know I can stick to them…

Larz Mashing

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Nice and simple video, I love it!

Written by Mikey Ramirez

January 15, 2014 at 6:12 pm

Flames, graffiti & fixed gear. Fridays sprints at the Leake Street tunnel.

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Hey guys,

We had another event on Friday, this time it was an all out sprint tournament, straight down Leake St. tunnel.  The event started at 7:30 but Mikey R got there early (in his fetching new road shoes) to make it nice for you guys:

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We were greeted by some awesome fire jugglers from the circus which was cool, & their trance music, which wasn’t, but we quickly drowned that out with our superior boombox.  Pristine road surface – check, intimidating music – check, now all we needed was our riders.  Rob arrived with the prizes, premium rush style:

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Mike M finished spraying this piece, changed his outfit then sprayed the start line on:

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Mikey R took down the names, 16 in total, including the guy who worked in the tunnel & literally walked out from the wall behind us with a slack chained ratbike (& actually won his first race!).  Premium Rob explained the rules (“go straight“) & we were on our way:

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Lettie screamed the starting orders, Mike M called the winners on the line & the rest cheered the guys on.

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No casualties until the last race where it got a little crazy.  Charles (our previous checkpoint race winner) managed to get in a close 2nd place, a little worse for wear, but still smiling:

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It was a photo finish for 1st place but our winner Dan nabbed it, just.  Here are the results:

1st place: Dan

2nd place: Charles

3rd place: Dimitri

Here are the podium shots (with a suspicious looking graffiti Santa in the background) seasons greetings!

1st:

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2nd:

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3rd:

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Big, big thanks to our sponsors, Knog. Continental & Chrome for the prizes, which were goody bags full of tires, cycling attire, Knog. lights & a chrome bag for the winner!

More action:

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We’ll have another event early in the new year, until then Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year guys!

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Check out our sponsors:

http://www.knog.com.au/

http://www.chromeindustries.com/

http://www.conti-tyres.co.uk/conticycle/

& check out our Intstagram for more photos & videos!

@fixedgearlondon

!!FGL WEB SHOP SALE!!

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If you head over to our web shop you will most of our t-shirts and prints are on sale!

Click HERE to get there.

Also every purchase will receive a free copy of Wrenched London by Chrome :)

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September 17, 2013 at 12:52 pm

LFGSS Track Day – this Saturday!

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Don’t forget the LFGSS Track day is happening this weekend!

See you there!

Sometimes…

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The best emails are short and to the point!

Younger people… teenagers?!

Something for them… like what?!

Anyone have any suggestions about what we could do?

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August 15, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Fixed Only Stickers…

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If you purchase a Fixed Only / Death to Roadies T-shirt you will also get a free sticker pack.

The Fixed Only / Death to Roadies sticker pack will also be available separately via our store.

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