BIKE CHECK – GAVIN REAR’S MUIRANDESSI BUILD

The homie Gavin Rear recently came by CHROME HQ to use the studio for a school project and while he was there I took a couple photos of his Muirandessi Track Build. The sparkle paint on this bike is definitely one of the best parts about it. We had to pull the lighting forward and shoot it pretty square to get the sparkle effect to pop. Everytime I see Gavin he’s on a different bike, each one as rad as the last. Shortly after we shot these photos he disassembled this bike and built up something different. We’ll have to wheel his new whip into the studio sometime and get his most current setup.

FRAME: Muirandessi Track
HANDLEBAR: FSA V-Drive
FORK: Muirandessi Columbus Max
STEM: Thomson X2 (120mm,-10)
GRIPS: Glow in the dark πŸ‘»
HEADSET: Chris King
SADDLE: Selle Italia SLR
CRANKS: Sugino 75
BB: Sugino 75
PEDALS: MKS Urban Platform
STRAPS: Exustar
CAGES: All-City Nylon
SPROCKET: 48t Omnium
GEAR RATIO: 48×17
CHAIN: KMC
FRONT TIRE: Continental 4-Season
REAR TIRE: Continental Gator hardshell
WHEELSET: Velocity A23, Phil Wood Low-flange Track Hub

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FIXED GEAR PORTLAND – SEASONS CHANGE PHOTOS

The photos to accompany the video. Here are a handful of shots Sam Allgood and I caught while filming our latest video “Seasons Change”. If you haven’t seen it already, just go ahead and click the link, or scroll down to the post. It’s been really great having Sam in town. He made the move out here from SLC a while back, and this felt like the first time we’ve really hung out since he’s been out here. I can already tell that we’ll be kicking it and trying to make a lot more videos together. Check out some of the videos Sam makes and hit that subscribe button fam. You know what’s good. Okay, that’s enough for now, scroll around and we’ll talk at you later.

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CRANKSGIVING 2018

The yearly Turkey Trot. Every year Bryan Dempler, Tobi Whaley and I go on our Thanksgiving day ride before we sit down and feast for the evening. We’ve hit the same route for the last 3 years running, and I don’t think we should ever change it. It’s starting to feel like a tradition at this point. There’s strength in repetition, and it’s a fun challenge to try and shoot it differently every time.

With rains the days before and morning leading up to our launch, things were still pretty wet. Especially once we hit the not so dusty trail on our decent back into town. Every couple of feet we had to push out tacky clay that had begun to accumulate in our wheels and tight clearance points. We were all getting tired of having to find a new stick strong enough for the job, but after hopping a couple fences, dodging a few cows and b-lining across some fields, we finally made it back to the main road. Check out photos from other years HERE and we’ll see you next time.

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FIXED GEAR PORTLAND – SEASONS CHANGE

Name 3 things you’re thankful for. Us; Fixies, Friends, Good times. Last Saturday, Sam Allgood and I met up to ride around downtown Portland. We stumbled across a protest in the middle of our ride and rode alongside some one wheel, street bike ninja who demonstrated his karate skills (see video for details). Shout out the homie @DRGNKIDD (Jeff Osborn) for the soundtrack and Sam for tag teaming the filming of this video. Keep your eyes peeled for more videos coming from Sam and I.

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FIXED GEAR SF – POV – GOLDEN GATE AVE 2 THE ISLAND

The day after 420 I hopped on my bike and headed downtown to meet up with the gang who were all in town for Mission Crit 5. I took the usual route, but right before I dropped down the hill I strapped on the chest cam and hit record. That 13 minute clip turned into this 4:20 edit you see before you. This was perhaps the my first attempt at filming with this GoPro I picked up. Definitely learned a lot since and even more after chopping this together. Either way, press play and enjoy.

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WHEEL TALK ROAD – HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO TOBI WHALEY

Today is Tobi Whaley’s (@wheeltalkroad) birthday, so we pulled up some photos from when he came and visited us here in Portland last March. We road around downtown then made our way through Forest Park along the Leif Erickson Trail, and across the St. Johns Bridge. Tobi and I have had a lot of good times over the years, and both got into riding bikes at the same time. A decision that changed both of our lives and became a part of our lifestyle really quickly after. We have some big things planned and are excited to share them with everyone when the time comes. Until then enjoy these photos and “Happy Birthday Tobi”.

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BIKE CHECK – JIMMY WATCHA’S MASTER BIKE CO BUILD

Watcha Flaka Flame. Jimmy Watcha is one of those dudes that is years beyond everybody in his ability to ride FGFS. If this was a game of chess, he’d be 9 steps ahead. Which is probably why MASTER BIKE CO decided to give him a signature colorway of their Hightek frame with graphics designed by FGFS’ very own Gus Molina. Check out more photos below as well as a complete parts breakdown.

FRAME: Master Hightek. Trans Black
HANDLEBAR: Ruff 6.5”
FORK: Master Chopstick
STEM: Cult Salvation
GRIPS: S&M hoder
HEADSET: Merritt
SADDLE: Spike
CRANKS: Demolition Rig 24mm
BB: Demolition
PEDALS: BSD
STRAPS: Royal HC
SPROCKET: Fit Keyguard 25t
GEAR RATIO: 25×9
CHAIN: Shadow Supreme
FRONT TIRE: S&M Speedball 2.4
REAR TIRE: Stolen Joint 2.2
FRONT WHEEL / HUB: Mtx33/Rinng
REAR WHEEL / HUB: Mtx33/Rinng
PEGS: Turf/Rinng

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JAOA DANAIKRIT & DEVON LAWSON IN SAN FRANCISCO

In light of the recent release “Bring Something Back”, we figured we’d make a post of some of the photos from that day. It’s not often that Devon, Jaoa and I are all together these days, so we thought we’d make the most of it while the planets were aligned. We met up in the Pan Handle and made our way through downtown and into Hunter’s Point. It’s always fun seeing what areas you can get into without causing anybody any grief. The City is growing pretty rapidly and a lot of those places are disappearing, but luckily for us there’s still plenty of places left to explore.

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BIKE CHECK – ANDY SPARKS’ GALAXY FIGHTER FROM NEM PRO

The last time Andy Sparks was in town we shot some photos of his bike in the Chrome Industries Studio here in Portland. Andy’s bike is rad because not only did he play a part in designing it, but it’s a cross breed between a track bike and a FGFS build. He’s running 45c tires, a slammed saddle and a bb high enough to keep his pedals from ever scraping in a turn. Check out a complete parts rundown as well as a couple other photos below.

FRAME: Nemesis Project Cycles β€œGalaxy Fighter” designed by Andy Sparks
HANDLEBAR: YoWelli V2 with chrome coating
FORK: Leader Reaper V2
STEM: Vintage Sputnik
HEADSET: Animal 45×45
SADDLE: Torn up Resist Saddle
CRANKS: Profiles 165mm
BB: Primo
PEDALS: Odyssey Twisted
STRAPS: YNOT
CHAINRING: Treelite 39t
COG: Dura-Ace 17t
GEAR RATIO: 39×17
CHAIN: Cheap KMC going 7 years strong
FRONT TIRE: Resist Nomad 45c
REAR TIRE: Resist Nomad 45c
FRONT WHEEL: MTX33 laced to Rinng Hub
REAR WHEEL: MTX33 laced to Reaper Hub (RIP lol)

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FIXED GEAR – BRING SOMETHING BACK

During our last trip to SF, Jaoa Danaikrit & I met up w/ Devon Lawson and rode through downtown to the industrial part of The City. A lot of passing the camera around and long cuts in this one. We don’t usually make vlog type videos like this, but this was fun to cut together. Maybe we’ll make more, what do you think?

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