Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Beyoncé Pista

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Chrome 415 Workboot 1st Appearance on the Net

Chrome Industries 415 Workboot and Storm 415 Workboot.  Remember you saw it here first, I'm the first to post these on the net.  These things supposedly come out around March 2013 and I'm sure they will sell out instantly.  No word on price but I'm guessing $130-ish.  They are going to be THE hipster boot to have next year, even though the soles look so thin that you could walk through them in 2 months. Why aren't they coming out for winter '12? Chrome, you're killing me, and next year please make the sole thick enough to substantiate the name WORKboot.

Friday, August 17, 2012

How to ship a bicycle rim

   With this masterpiece of a boxing for a super rare NOS Crhome Araya Super 7X 36 hole I declare myself the world champion of vintage bike packing, dead serious. Notice how the rim is held firmly in the center of the box so unless the box gets totaly crushed the delicate rim will never get bumped?  Notice the simple, fast, low cost construction sans bubble wrap?  Need a complete BMX shipped to Japan? $180. Need a BMX frame shipped to Australia and everyone is telling you $500? I gotchu for $140 and it's all thanks to packing tricks like you see below.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Helio Ascari Custom Bicycle Pics

   Here you have it, some of the first pics online of an Ascari Bicycle.  Helio himself rode it into Landmark WB yesterday and I was stunned.  I'm not sure who that dude is (didn't even include his last name) who wrote that hate piece on him for that no-name website but these pics should put any haters to shame and make that Chris dude look like the miserable know-nothing that he is.   Lets get started: custom frame from the ground up, all accents are brass, levers are custom cnced and brass plated, custom pump with matching brass accents, all leather is Brooks, IRO cranks, SA drum break hubs, custom pedal cages, custom wood finished cap on the old-timey water bottle, custom bottle cage, custom stem with yet more brass, and the piece de resistance; real wood rims!   MSRP is a cool 5,000 usd, but if you are a true connoisseur of hand built bicycles in the vintage style then this should be near the top of your wanted list.  Some may say its a little ostentatious compared to some other boutique bike builders' offerings but I love it.  Someone has to be the guy to ride the super luxed out bike on the path so everyone can derive pleasure from witnessing it, and I'm the type of guy who thinks "why not me?"  He said he has sold around 20 so far this year.  My crappy pics don't do the brass accent work any justice at all, you have to see this thing in person.  Oh yeh and Helio is looking for spaces to set up shop in Brooklyn so we might be seeing a whole lot more of these bikes around town in the future.