“Fixedgearlondon did not originate from a cycling background, most of us are skateboarders through and through. “Fixed Only” and “Death to Roadies” is our take on the original DogTown warning slogans “Locals Only” and “Death to Valleys“. We associate with this attitude more than any existing attitude in cycling.”
This t-shirt is only available in white and comes with 6 FREE “Reaper Fixed Only”, “Death to Roadies” & Fixedgearlondon logo stickers. We print on Gildan Ultra 100% cotton t-shirts.
- THIS IS THE PRE ORDER – CUT OFF DATE FOR THE PRE ORDER IS THE 23RD OF SEPTEMBER! -
Bikes, Beers & Backpacks. The ‘Chrome Industries Wrenched: London’ Magazine launch party at Kinoko Cycles
Fixed Gear London & Kinoko cycles hosted the ‘Chrome Wrenched: London’ magazine launch party. Chrome Industries is a US based company who consistently produce some of the best & most bombproof gear for cycling & living around the city.
We kicked off with some beers & caffeinated beverages (courtesy of Camden Brewery & Red bull) at 7pm while everyone talked bikes & signed up for the race set for 7:45pm. It was 29°C the day previous & rained throughout the start of race day but luckily the skies cleared just in time for the event, welcome to London. Bike people began filtering into Golden Square quite steadily until we had what looked like our own little outdoor trade fair.
It was a standard checkpoint race, 5 checkpoints, and 5 Phone boxes revealed only on the start line, whoever came back with all 5 numbers first won. Respect to Mikey R for convincing plenty of people to sign up for the race – even the guys who spent last month’s rent on their composite front wheels. In all around 20 riders put their race faces on, we saw bottle cages, crash helmets, cleats & one guy who even took his shirt off to get more ‘aero’. Lastly Dickies provided the racers with some slick pens & we were good to go!
The route included 6 phone boxes: Picadilly Circus, Duncannon Street, Wellington Street, Shelton/Neal Street, Moore Street & Broadwick Street. Most people opted to do a loop starting with Piccadilly Circus then following logically round to Neal St etc. Everyone arrived back within the 30min mark, tired but safe & sound & more importantly, bikes intact.
Big respect to our winner Charles who arrived back in 12:43.30s, complete with tales of a seriously hairy moment with a black cab. Here are the results:
As you can see it was a photo finish but Charles managed to just nab it, thanks to our official timekeeper (iOS 6).
The winner got a Chrome jersey, Chrome Backpack, some T-Shirts from FGL & Chrome, a FGL lockwhip tool designed by Andy Ellis & a cold Beer. The runners up got some t-shirts, Lockwhips, tyres & sticker packs. After the prize-giving was wrapped up it was time for more beers & a quick browse of some of the free copies of Wrenched: London. Rob & Lettie insisted on signing some copies of the Wrenched mags to ‘add value’, but Rob took his new fame overboard & began offering personally signed photos. Make sure you get down to Kinoko to pick up your free Wrenched copy & have a look round too!
We were absolutely stoked with the turnout & it was genuinely great to see everybody representing Fixed Gear. Solid props to Andy Ellis who was the brains behind the whole operation & a big, big thanks to Chrome, Kinoko & all our sponsors who provided prizes, support & drinks. After congratulating the winners we all sipped the night away whist discussing worldly issues like why our form of foot retention is better than everybody else’s, how to wheelie safely through rush hour traffic & why footjamming is the new skidding.
We’ve got more events like this planned for the future so we’ll keep you posted as long as you keep it Fixed! Peace, respect & big love – FGL.
Dickies Fixed Gear
Spring / Summer 2014 – 873 Work Pant
Designed by Andy Ellis
The fixed gear bicycle has been around since the beginning of cycling history. The need for getting more from a bicycle pushed the fixed gear into the shadows of a vast cycling industry. For over 100 years the fixed gear was pretty much forgotten about… until messengers started using fixed gear bikes, triggering It’s resurgence. In the last few years the fixed gear culture has given cycling a huge awakening.
A fixed gear bike is the purest and most perfect form of bicycle. Fixed gear has introduced a new younger audience to cycling, many of these new riders would not have ever gotten on 2 wheels if the fixed gear bike had not emerged from the shadows…
“As a skateboarder I have ridden in Dickies and now as a fixed gear rider I use Dickies everyday. The classic style and hard wearing fabrics make them perfect for standing up against the abuse of constant movement. Fixedgearlondon.com has been supported by Dickies over the last few years and we have worked on many successful projects together. The Dickies Fixed Gear collection is the natural evolution of our working relationship. DFG is Designed by a fixed gear lifer for fixed gear riders.”
Dickies make clothing that has stood the test of time and we do not need to rehash anything – The DFG collection is subtle in its branding and could be missed by the non-discerning eye. All of the features in the collection are completely useful, they reflect the perfect balance between form and function that is inherent in a fixed gear bike.
“If you take anything away it ceases to function and if you add anything to a fixed gear bike it becomes superfluous”
Filmed & Edited by Suffoca
“Fixedgearlondon did not originate from a cycling background, most of us are skateboarders through and through. “Fixed Only” and “Death to Roadies” is our take on the original DogTown warning slogans “Locals Only” and “Death to Valleys”. We associate with this attitude more than any existing attitude in cycling.”
This t-shirt is only available in white and comes with 6 FREE “Reaper Fixed Only”, “Death to Roadies” & Fixedgearlondon logo stickers. (more details below) We print on Gildan Ultra 100% cotton t-shirts.
- THIS IS A PRE ORDER – CUT OFF DATE FOR THE PRE ORDER IS THE 23RD OF SEPTEMBER! -
This is the sticker pack that comes with the T-shirt:
6 x Fixedgearlondon Stickers.
-1x Death to Roadies on a white backing (12.5cm x 5cm)-
-1x FIXED ONLY on a white backing (5cm x 8.5cm)-
-1x Death to Roadies on a clear backing (12.5cm x 5cm)-
-1x FIXED ONLY on a clear backing (5cm x 8.5cm)-
-2x FGL Logo on a clear backing (3.5cm x 5cm) -
Last Sunday was Rollapaluza’s 2nd Keirin festival, and my first track competition.
Being my first competition I thought it wise to put myself down in the novice category.
Looking forward to Keirin 2014!
Photos courtesy of AEphotos
We was faced with some heavy rain on saturday, but that didn’t stop us from going to Herne Hill Velodrome to try and check out the event that was going on. But it was canceled due to the weather, going back to central was the fun part our leg’s and feet just got soaked, I just remember every time I pedal I just felt the squishy feeling in my sock’s. The wind didn’t help us at all, wet clothes plus wind equal cold body.
The power of Moses.