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Do’nut Ride Review

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This sunday Fixed Gear London hosted Le Tour Do’nut. A cruise to Dunkin Donuts in Hounslow followed by a quick blast to Krispy Kreme in Enfield.
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We met at 11am outside Niketown & made our way over to Hounslow via Shepherds bush then along the A315 beside the River Thames. It was a great day for a ride, 21 degrees with a cool breeze. Everybody arrived on an empty stomach, so our mouths were watering all the way down to Hounslow, this made the road slippery & Duke took a little spill on his pink Dosnoveta near Notting Hill arts club. Luckily some super cool police officers came along & even offered some water & first aid.

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The ride to Dunkin Donuts was pretty much mishap free otherwise, a traffic free Sunday morning which felt a lot like the ride to Paris last year, good memories. We made it to Dunkin Donuts around 1pm & chowed down on some sweet treats. Apple crumble, strawberries & cream, glazed, raspberry jam – everything sounded good after 2 hours riding. We ate, digested, got brainfreeze & sugar rush from the shakes then made our way back to Central London so we could head over to Enfield for some more sugar soaked treats.

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The ride back to Central London was a little hairy too, a slow front puncture for Moses 20mins after we left Hounslow, but we got moving quickly after it got patched up. Next it was Mikeys turn, a catastrophic crash in Hammersmith (which sounded worse than it actually was). Some street signs appeared out of nowhere & took Mikey flat out. He was completely ok & that was the last of the days mishaps. Thanks to the guy across the road whose first suggestion was that we upload crash up on youtube.

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After a wait in Camden for a couple more riders we headed to Enfield via Finsbury Park, Wood Green, Palmers Green then Winchmore Hill. A few climbs later & after manoeuvring our way through a protest in Wood Green we were there. We upped the pace on the ride there so our stomachs were growling when we arrived.

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We were tempted to join in with musical chairs at the kids party going on at Krispy Kremes but we had our own games in the car park outside. When realised that Donuts wouldn’t be enough junk food we combined the sweet stuff with KFC & McDonalds to appease the hunger, life is good.

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After some more digestion it was time for the games. Longest skid, trackstand, drift through the gap & kick the can, Mike even got some whip skids in on his motorbike, sketchy. Indra won the longest skid + drift, Kamal won the track stand & also got some man points for the skid out of the carpark, over the kerb, through the bush & straight into a wall ride on the Krsipy Kreme HQ.

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We handed out some prizes & made our way back down the A10, fast. A successful ride which we plan on making a thing of so look out on the blog & Instagram for more info. Next up sprints – see you soon guys.

FGL x Dickies

 

 

 

Do’nuts Ride

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A get together ride and munch, talk about fixed bikes and have some fun. Join us on Sunday 28th September at 11am, outside Nike town. We will ride to Dunkin donuts in Hounslow, hope to play some little games, then up to Krispy Kreme. Hope to see you guys and girls there, for this fixed/single speed ride.

Written by Mikey Ramirez

September 17, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Today…..

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I’ve done the leukaemia bikeathon, solo ride. Took me 4hrs 30mins doing 52 miles with 3 breaks. Took one turning wrong, had burrito on my mind half the time, spoke to some random people on bikes. But all in all I had a blast! Oh plus feels good doing 62 miles and eating free banana’s. But it’s not too late to donate so please if you can support my ride for this charity, please and thank you.

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Written by Mikey Ramirez

August 31, 2014 at 9:04 pm

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

Ride Somewhere

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Had a free time today, so I took advantaged and got on to my bike and rode somewhere. Weather was so awesome had so much fun going around London. Grabbed some lunch with some mates at Five guys in Covent Garden, then went up north to have a wonder around Emirates stadium and check out the new kit. Yes, I am an Arsenal supporter.
It’s all about having fun on your bike!

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Written by Mikey Ramirez

July 15, 2014 at 9:37 pm

Hot Out There!

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Yes! It’s been good weather for awhile and hope everyone is having fun riding around London. Let’s hope it will stay like this for good long while…

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Written by Mikey Ramirez

June 21, 2014 at 4:28 pm

Fun In The Sun

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So today me and Moses went out for a little ride. Having a family takes your free time, so today I had that free time. So I hit the London roads and to enjoy the sun. Had so much fun riding and chilling with Moses, I’ve missed riding in rush hours!
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Written by Mikey Ramirez

June 11, 2014 at 10:35 pm

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