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Chas / Oakley / London

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Chas of MASH fame, visited us in London a few weeks ago…  Well here is one of the reasons why, watch and enjoy.

 

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Chas In London

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Chas just landed in London fresh today, what he did next was to build up his bike and hit the streets of London. We did some catching up with him and seeing what his been up to, talking about race mainly bike stuff. It’s a quick visit so give him a high five or a holla if you see him n the streets! 

It’s good to see you, Chas!

Written by Mikey Ramirez

March 8, 2015 at 10:33 pm

Nothing But A Good Baguette

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This photo was taken by Andy of me eating the best baguette ever, after a long ride and not eating a proper food, having a big ham and cheese baguette is like a five star meal. I can still remember that moment when I look at this photo, the nice cold drink eating in the shades. Then when we got to Paris for almost 5 day’s I’ve been eating nothing but baguette. I was sick of it at some point but that was the only food I can get my hands on, the worst time was at night, some places closed so early and food was hard to get, riding all day around the city and the only thing you want at night was a good hot meal. But nope sometime me and Ren (my best mate who I was with at the same hotel room) had coke, crisp and a bar of chocolate. Also I remember one night we didn’t get back till 2am because we’ve been looking around for a place to eat.

Written by Mikey Ramirez

January 30, 2014 at 11:09 pm

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…

Ride and Pizza

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As my mate goes back to japan after being here for just 10month’s studying , wanted to show him one more time around London Town with some good mates and to get some BIG pizza at Mulberry pizza place! It was a cold day but had some fun on the road with these guys. Went by Brick lane to see the market stalls, went to the side of the river then to battersea then Nothing hill, ending up at Queens way for some pizza.

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Written by Mikey Ramirez

January 12, 2014 at 11:37 pm

Deathtoroadies / Fixed Only White T-shirt Pre-Order…

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“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) –

LFGSS Track Day – this Saturday!

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

See you there!