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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.


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.


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…


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…


Vans x Marvel!

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Im a big fan of Marvel Comic and Vans has colab with them this year.  The Marvel x Vans Classics Spring 2013 Collection is now available at select stockist’s and as for the special edition of the Era – featuring a group collage of the Avengers – is set to drop in March.  Need this!

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February 15, 2013 at 10:59 pm

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Vans Camo

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Vans has released their new rage of camo shoe’s, these are out already in the states but i’m waiting for them over here in London!!

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Written by Mikey Ramirez

January 8, 2013 at 10:02 am

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Vans Out door pack

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Vans has release this new Out door pack just in time for this wet season in London! A water resistant shoe, the upper is constructed from a micro-weave textured canvas, their famous waffle soles are reversed to increase traction in slippery conditions. Good for the pedals! Three colorways are on offer, in black, mahogany, and pine. Grab them now!


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November 10, 2012 at 1:13 pm

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Chris Delia’s wide world of sports 2011 lost footage

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This summer was lost in dave’s computer machine but now is found.

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January 13, 2012 at 10:41 pm

chris delia – on the prowl

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November 19, 2011 at 7:08 pm

Vans AWT Switchbacks, WATER PROOF SNOW VANS!!!!

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My new Vans AWT Switchbacks are now my favorite winter shoes. They’re waterproof! also gripy and comfortable like all my other vans. Been giving them some good testing in the deep snow and aslo just to proove a point walking up a stream with my dog, (as you do).
Check the others out here!

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December 31, 2010 at 5:01 pm