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Video Recap Do’nuts Ride

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Written by Mikey Ramirez

November 9, 2014 at 3:00 pm

A Simple Ride

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Riding around London with Boyce

Written by Mikey Ramirez

May 13, 2014 at 2:11 pm

The Easter Hunt Edit

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Here’s something I’ve put together.

 

Budapest To Istanbul

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Was looking around for cool videos to watch and saw this and wow, cant’t wait to see the full video. Some of the shots they use for this video is awesome. If you haven’t checked it out please do.

Written by Mikey Ramirez

February 12, 2014 at 1:12 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…

Friend’s & People in Paris…

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While in Paris we met a lot of people and made many new friends, we even got in touch with old friends. New and old face’s were among the crowd of the Parisian fixed gear community as it grows. Here are some snap’s that I took, enjoy! Mikey 🙂

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PARISThe local bar where most go and chill out, also it’s where everyone meets up.

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PARISDuring the event of gold sprint, everyone took their places to watch.

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Julien Sommier

Team: Paris Chill Racing

Frame : cinelli mash bolt

Wheels : mavic ellipse

Stem : thomson

Bar : cinelli mash bullhorn

Bar tape : fizik 3d

Seat post : thomson

Saddle : concor supercorsa x 14bikeco

Tyres : continental gatorskin hardshell 25mm

Crankset : stronglight  track 2000 165mm 49t

Pedals :  eastern

Straps : holdfast

Chain : izumi super thoughness

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Team: Paris Chill Racing

Frame: Romet wicher

Wheels: rigida

Stem: blb lil quill

Bar: no name, self cut bmx bar
Bar tape: a nice mint bar tape
Saddle: blb fly
Crankset: campagnolo chorus 170mm
Pedals: mks track sylvan
Toe clips: christophe

ParisJust relaxing at the park on a hot day.

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ParisBumped into Garrett (from MASHSF).

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There’s also a cool bike shop called the Bicycle Store Paris that has everything to do with any type of bike’s, also has all the clothing and accessories you need too, on top of that even a team jersey .  This is located on 17 boulevard du Temple, 75003 Paris. Simon and Alexander run the store, such awesome guys and if your in Paris you need to pass by you can’t miss it there are load’s of bike’s out side just all locked up.

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This Heritage bike frame has a 24 carat gold plated lug and fork.

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Pimped Brompton bike.

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Since when did Armani make bikes? lol.

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Saw this guy outside the shop and kinda like the way his bike frame looked so I’ve stopped him and asked about his frame, it’s a french frame and  got told it was called As de pique.

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Written by Mikey Ramirez

August 13, 2013 at 10:47 am

Kinoko Cycles

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Kinoko

Look’s like Kinoko cycles will be opening it’s door some time this week, can’t wait to see how the shop will look like, especially with an in-house baristas. There is no dates yet for the opening party but if you’re around Golden square please pop in and say hi to the guy’s.

Written by Mikey Ramirez

May 14, 2013 at 3:07 pm