Here’s the official Introduction to SHREDWELL2. Consider this a Happy New year gift from Grime Bikes, Chrome Bags, and Wheel Talk. Enjoy. Shredwell2 is by far the biggest video project I’ve ever undergone. The amount of footage that we had to sift through, and chop together, would not have been possible without the help of my good friend Mike T Schmitt. Here’s a taste of the fruits of our labor.
Here’s a bunch of behind the scenes footage from all the trips we’ve taken this year. Plus a bunch of stuff that wasn’t used in edits or Shredwell2. No track, who needs one, the commentary and background music speaks for itself. 6 minutes of pure fixie gold, happy new years everyone.
Here’s a couple shots of Christian Hamrick hitting a switch smith at the Museums in Golden Gate Park. He recently uprooted from the city to move back to his home town of Kansas City. I’ll miss having him located a couple blocks away from where I live, but his move will give us more incentive to visit him in the Mid-West. Stay up buddy, I’m sure we’ll see you sometime real soon.
WHEEL TALK STICKERS are now available online. This is the 2nd run of white on clear stickers that we’ve released, and there aren’t much left. So start pinching those pennies and get your hands on some before they’re gone, because they won’t be around for long. Click HERE to place an order and see more details.
Ed Laforte, better known as “Wonka” recently moved back to NYC after living in San Jose, CA for a hot min. We spent most of the time he lived here filming for Shredwell2, a full length DVD we’ve been working on for nearly a year now. We’re hammering out some of the finer details and getting ready to get it out of our hands, and into yours. There’s going to be a premiere at the Chrome Store in Chicago on Dec 11th, if you’re in the area I suggest you go check it out.
A while back Devo and I met Josh Silva on top of Twin Peaks here in San Francisco. It wasn’t until earlier this week that I had a chance to ride with him. The man has hang fives and barspins unbelievably dialed. His smooth riding style reminded me of Steven Jensen. Must be that BMX background, keep your eyes out for this dude.
Devon Lawson has been riding for iMiNUSD for about as long as he’s been riding Fixed Freestyle. He’s one of those dudes who came out the gate hard, and started crushing shit early on. I took this photo of him holding an Ice Pick stall while we were riding around the city the other night. I can’t even begin to tell you how stoked I am to have him as a roommate. Expect more from Devo in the very near future.
A couple days ago Zane Meyer came up w/ Jakob Santos to film in San Francisco for Can’t Fool The Youth 2. The last time I saw Zane was on our trip to Seattle for a very similar filming excursion. It’s always a pleasure teaming up w/ another photographer to get those double angles, and really showcase the action. Can’t wait to see it.
Last week I popped off a few photos of my most up to date Specialized PFIX, w/ the help of Anthony Combs. Personally, I don’t think my bike has ever looked this good. Nice and broken in, w/ a hint of battle scars to prove it. Yet still as solid as the day I first put it together. People always ask me when I’m going to get a new frame, and I honestly don’t know. This one has held up for so long, that I don’t plan on switching it out anytime soon. Read More to see what’s good under the hood. (more…)