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Awesome Coffee

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If you’re ever around in LA this Friday make sure to check out bicycle coffee, it’s their launch opening party and handing out free coffee too!

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Written by Mikey Ramirez

October 22, 2014 at 4:12 pm

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Continental Brochure ’15

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Some of us did a photo shoot for Continental tires, the guy be-hide the lens was our good mate Boyce he did a very good job and you may see some photos on bike magazine and its on the brochure “Bicycle Tires 2015”. Go and check it out!

FGL conti

 

Written by Mikey Ramirez

October 16, 2014 at 11:07 am

This Sucks

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Saturday gone I got hit at Millbank, next to Victoria tower gardens, in the morning while I was going to working. The sliver Mercedes was turning into a side street, he stopped thinking he saw me going by but then he changed his mind for some reason and went ahead into the street. Then bang I got hit and went flying over the front of his car and landed hard on the pavement and second after my bike over my head.
I’ve been off my bike for a few days and just walking fine, but my lower right leg isn’t 100% better, feeling discomfort and when I walk sometimes it gives me a sharpe pain. Wrist still hurst when I put pressure, and I hate the bus! Oh, also the guy did say it was his fault and hope he pays for all my damage on the bike and my bus fares, 14R isn’t looking to good at the moment.

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Written by Mikey Ramirez

October 16, 2014 at 10:49 am

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Hello!

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Hello everyone, my name is Duke and I’m the newest addition to the FixedGearLondon team! First of all I would like to say a big thank you to Mike, Moses, Rob, Andy and Mikey for welcoming me. Since I’m going to be posting on the blog, it’s only fair that I tell you a bit about myself.

My whole life I have been riding bikes (road and mountain) but only in early 2010 was I introduced to fixed gear bikes and since then I haven’t looked back. Being born and raised in London, I quickly realized that the best (and most fun) method of transport was in fact cycling. My first fixed gear bike was an SE Draft which I heavily stickered up (MashSF inspired!). Wanting to upgrade to something lighter, I came across 14 Bike Co, who have amazing hand built steel frames, but the one frame that caught my eye was the Buxton curved Lo pro:

14 Bike Co Buxton

14 Bike Co Buxton

Its tight wheelbase and track/pursuit geometry made it a thrill to ride on. I rode on this solidly for two years whilst learning so much about bikes (maintenance, racing, geometry and wheel building). Soon cycling became more than just a method of transport, but a huge part of my life. Heading to events and such I befriended Mikey Ramirez and other fixed gear riders. We all shared a passion for everything track bike enthused. After a while we came together and formed Ohana Fixed.

After 2 years of riding together, we decided that we would operate individually as we were at different stages of our lives. I then decided that I would focus solely on track riding, racing in fixed gear criteriums and also on my writing.

However whilst in the group I took the leap to finally try out aluminium and invested in a Dosnoventa Houston:

Dosnoventa Houston

Dosnoventa Houston

And I have ridden the Dosnoventa from 2012 – today! It became the bike which I would do everything on (long distance and commuting). I’ve only just recently built up yet another aluminium frame – a Low Pursuit:

Low Pursuit 1 - Photo credit: Indra H-P

Low Pursuit 1 – Photo credit: Indra H-P

I’m based in West London, but I commute all over. If you see me riding any of these said bikes around London or anywhere even, please feel free to say hello! As it’s always a pleasure to meet other riders who share the same passion.

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Low Pursuit 2 – Photo credit: Indra H-P

Thank you for your time and I look forward to posting again in the near future!

Duke A.

Written by ekudduke

October 12, 2014 at 11:26 pm

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sunday skate – gino!

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Surely Gino Iannucci has the best style of any skater, enjoy!

Written by mikeymerk

October 12, 2014 at 12:45 pm

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To The Olympic Park

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Went for a little ride the other night and I always have my Gopro on me and this is the out come. Also the Do’nuts ride edit will be done soon, thank you for watching. Ramirez

Written by Mikey Ramirez

October 6, 2014 at 4:53 pm