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Knog has given me their new light to test on London road for my day to day rides. Got to say it’s a pretty good light, it’s not too over powering in London road’s and not too low for it. Really like how it sits on your handle bar and doesn’t get in your way. The design is just nice and simple one button push to switch to different modes from full beam then goes down low then into flash mode, but when I need to see the light will show my way through it. This knog ARC has two units 170 and 550 lumen. Trust me 170 is good enough. It’s so easy to recharge just use any USB port and away you go! Full beam will last you an hour, flash mode about 4-5 hours. Don’t panic when you see that red light it will give you plenty of time to switch to your back up light or if your like me going home from work should be fine too. This light is 100% waterproof which is good for this London weather and has a very strong improved strap to on hold on to your handle bars, also the best thing to me is the small details they’ve put in which is a small magnet where the clip is so it will never un clip (which never happens) but it’s cool to be extra safe, so if you jump of things or hit a pot hole you will know the light will still be on. It’s also easy to put in to your pocket if you don’t need to use it. It comes in four different colours black,sliver, blue and red this light will be available early next year, keep your eyes open for it.
Early sunday morning me and the guy’s meet up in Leicester square to start the charity ride to Cambridge. It was a cold start but as we got going we soon warmed up. As we wiggle our way to north London trying to get out of central we kept the pace going well for all of us, making sure the leg was nice and warm. When we came off the A10 thats when it kinda went all over the place, it started to rain the route we had was getting muddy we got lost, GPS took us to a different route, there was one point we ended up in an open filed nothing but dirt and mud we was riding on. There was hill’s after hill’s then long hill’s, I didn’t remember going to Cambridge up on hill’s before? Well after a few hours trying to get on track we had three guy’s that couldn’t ride no more one had a bad knee and the other a real bad leg cramps also on top of that someone had a tubular wheel that was flat! so we got to the nearest pub and got them a cab to Cambridge. As they go off so did we with even more hill’s to ride up, as it was getting dark early we didn’t want to stop we knew we had to keep going to avoid riding in it. Everyone was riding on empty stomach and hydration was also on low we only had 6miles to go, so we did one more stop to get water and to get something in our belly. All I can remember was stopping at the red light’s and I knew we was close to the station, and as we saw the sign’s the rain came along. When I saw from a long distant the bike rack’s I knew we was almost finish. We reward ourself with a nice hot meal and a good rest in the pub!
Thank you everyone that donated and also well done to the riders that did joined in, good to see pinoy bike community helping each other out!
Jeez leweez this is some bonkers bike riding and production from Danny MacAskill and Red Bull
If you liked our last checkpoint race you’ll love this one we’ve got coming up, so get involved!
Fixed Gear London, Chrome, Knog & Continental present…
The ‘Ride’ sprint series.
Join us at the Leake Street graffiti tunnel by Waterloo on Friday December 13th for some skids, drinks & high-torque high-jinks.
Location: Leake Street Tunnel, SE1 7NN
(The race will be on location at the tunnel, more details to come)
For any more information please email us: email@example.com
I’m sure you seen the news about what’s going on in the Philippines, so I’m doing this charity ride on Sunday 24th November with other pinoy riders in London. All money will go to Red Cross Philippines, please email me on Ramirezfgldn@gmail.com for ok how to donate, every help is good!
Got to big up my guys back home for doing this documentary, fixed gear is getting bigger and bigger in the Philippines and so many crew’s are being made and also so many event’s going on.
Proud of you guy’s of what you’re doing. Also I hope everyone is ok from the typhoon.
Pshh, yeah I know, well actually this is kind of interesting – FlyKly is a ‘smart wheel’ kickstarter project, a $600 back wheel that turns any normal bike into an e-bike (ooh) with iphone charger/holder/light, GPS tracking, remote locking and assisted pedalling for a 30 mile range on a single (2/3hr) charge. They use a fixed gear as an example but it’s definitely not a good idea, just to illustrate. Anyway check the video:
And you know, if this is what it takes for loads of ‘sweat-conscious’ people to get out on their bikes after forking out a few hundred dollars, then fuck it, it’s good. I mean damn, my mum rides her electric bike and she digs it, so it must be aight. So whereas I think I’m going to stick with actual exercise, no e-anything, if this can get a whole load more people on their bikes then that’s cool. Check the Kickstarter page
I read this article in the british airways flight magazine as I was coming home from germany earlier in the summer and thought it was pretty nifty, I’m sure some of you will have seen it already but I thought I’d share.
I’d say it’s true that the fixed gear ‘scene’ in London has quietened down in the last year or two. (side note: look out for an awesome FGL event coming really soon!) I still see people riding fixed gear bikes all over london, every day, but there’s definitely less internet/media attention for it as a subculture. Anyway, just as things are getting more settled over here there are still places in the world where Fixed Gear Bicycles are exploding in popularity, this article addresses one of these places; Chengdu, China.
It’s a nicely written article too, with a mix of contextual information about cycling culture in China (and its relation to communist ideals), the effect of international popularisation of fixed gear bikes, the shops and figures instrumental to the rise of fixed gear culture specific to Chengdu as well as a first hand account of one of the organised events in the city. Be sure to check it out if you can, it’s nice to see some balanced media coverage of fixed gear culture.
if you want to see some more on fixed gear culture in chengdu, check out THIS LINK to read an interview with Jacob Klink of Natooke Cycles, Chengdu.