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BIKE CHECK – MATT REYES’ MASH AC-1

Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, MASHSF finds a way to one up themselves. Presenting the first Aluminum Frame produced entirely by them. It looks good seeing that big logo. The frame set comes with a full carbon fork that they had custom molded for super tight clearance. This is by and far my favorite graphic color way they’ve released. There’s something about those grays that get me every time. Not to mention I’m a sucker for the whole film esthetic of theirs. Check out a full parts rundown and a handful of other images below.

FRAME: MASHSF AC1
HANDLEBAR: MASHSF Riser Bar Alloy 31.8 X 780
FORK: MASHSF Custom Full Carbon fork
STEM: Thompson Elite X4 100mm -5degree
GRIPS: VANS X CULT
HEADSET: MASHSF
SADDLE: MASHSF X Selle Italia Flite Saddle
CRANKS: Sram Omniums 170mm
BB: Sram GXP
PEDALS: Shadow Conspiracy Ravenger Plastic Pedals
STRAPS: YNOT
CHAINRING: AARN 47T
COG: Phil Wood 15T
GEAR RATIO: 47/15
CHAIN: Izumi Super Toughness
FRONT TIRE: 28c Continental Super Sport
REAR TIRE: 28c Continental Super Sport
FRONT WHEEL: 28 Spoke MASHSF x Phil Wood Hubs + HPLUSSON Hydra Rims – Gray (Radial Lace)
REAR WHEEL: 28 Spoke MASHSF x Phil Wood Hubs + HPLUSSON Hydra Rims – Gray (2 Cross)

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BIKE CHECK – GUS MOLINA’S MASTER BIKE CO. FGFS BUILD

There aren’t a lot of riders out there running brakes on their FGFS build, but Gus Molina is one of them. It’s the addition of this variable that gives his style and trick selection such a unique flavor. He’s always stretching the imagination and perception of what’s possible on these bikes. Gus is one of those riders that you have to keep your eye on and start filming before he says anything. He’s always pulling the most ridiculous combos the moment we roll up to a new spot. Anyways, scroll down and check out a handful of photos of his MASTER BIKE CO Hightek frameset as well as a complete parts breakdown.

FRAME: Master Hightek
HANDLEBAR: Rare pair of altar burial bars
FORK: Master Chopstick
STEM: Fit High Top stem
GRIPS: Merritt Cross check grips
HEADSET: Merritt
BRAKE STUFF: Odyssey lever and cable Fly Bikes brakes
SADDLE: Tree Bike Co. Fat ergo seat
CRANKS: Eclat Maverick cranks 170mm
BB: Cult mid
PEDALS: Elcat Seeker
STRAPS: Burro Mudflaps
SPROCKET: Madera Bash sprocket
GEAR RATIO: 25/9
CHAIN: Shadow Supreme chain
FRONT TIRE: Cult vans tire 2.3
REAR TIRE: Bombtrack 2.3
FRONT WHEEL / HUB: G-Sport hub laced to mtx33 36hh
REAR WHEEL / HUB: Rinng hub laced to Ruff Beer Can rims 36h
PEGS: Eclat Venom 4.8

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BIKE CHECK – MATT REYES’ AFFINITY LOPRO 18% GREY

Slam Dunk Ernie has a bike of his own, and this is it. Shortly after breaking my collar bone, MASHSF came out with their front rack / bag combo. Immediately knew I’d have to scoop one up for Big Ern. He loves it btw. Anyways here’s what my Affinity LoPro setup currently looks like. It’s really starting to feel dialed in. Everything from the gray Musguards to the gray/white water bottle setup. I really enjoy riding this bike and even more so when Ernie is on it. Check out a full parts breakdown below.

FRAME: Affinity Cycles LoPro
Front Rack: MASHSF
Front Rack Bag: MASHSF X Inside Line Equipment
HANDLEBAR: Chromag Bikes OSX FUBAR (One Off Colorway)
FENDERS: Musguard
BOTTLE: MASH
FORK: All City
STEM: Chromag
GRIPS: ODI Longnecks
HEADSET: FSA
SADDLE: Broken
CRANKS: Sram Omniums 165mm
BB: Sram GXP
PEDALS: Shadow Conspiracy
STRAPS: YNOT
CHAINRING: 48T Stock Sram
COG: 16T
GEAR RATIO: 48/16
CHAIN: Izumi
FRONT TIRE: 32c Continental Gator Skin
REAR TIRE: 32c Continental Gator Skin
FRONT WHEEL: Found road bike wheel
REAR WHEEL: The first fixed gear wheel I ever bought

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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 👻
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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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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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 “Galaxy 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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RYAN JENNINGS’ – LEADER X PEDAL CONSUMPTION RENOVATIO BUILD

The saddest fixie in all of. Well, not emotionally speaking, or any real reason at all aside from the fact that there’s a “SAD” sticker on the seat tube. All that aside, Ryan Jennings did an amazing job piecing this build together. The electric yellow fade and saddle tie the bike together nicely giving it a ton of pop off the page. I especially like the tonal “Wheel Talk” decal hiding out near the head tube.

The Renovatio is one of two collaboration frames that Pedal Consumption did with Leader Bikes back in the day. With Leader closing it’s doors a year or two ago, Patrick from PC linked up with Tyrant Bikes to redesign & bring the “Kagero Frameset” back to life. They made a few modifications along the way, but kept the original 2011 gunmetal grey color and lopro geometry.

Check out more photos of Ryan’s Renovatio build below.

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MASHSF – STEEL FRAMESET “FRESH OUT THE BOX”

It’s all about the details and MASH fully delivered on that front. Their new Steel SS Framesets are custom crafted from head to toe and are intricate works of art in their own right. I really appreciate that both colorways they offer are grayscale and subtly branded. They’re both amazing and have so much attention to detail. All the finishes on this bike are really on point, and made it really easy to put together. Head over to their webstore and check out more.

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MASHSF – STEEL FRAMESET “KEEP MOVING FORWARD”

Forever Forward. One of the first things I noticed when the box from MASHSF showed up on my doorstep was that it had the words “Keep moving forward” written across the top and side. When I popped open the box I saw that same slogan slapped on the underbelly of the bottom bracket. The more I admired it the more I began to dig into its underlying meaning. I’m a big fan of discoverable easter eggs like this, anything that makes you think. It’s a really nice touch.

I always love hanging my bike up on a street sign and shooting it from below. It removes all the unwanted signage at ground level and provides a view of the city most never look up to see. It’s something I do quite a bit and am constantly looking for the perfect corner or set of buildings as a backdrop. Every city has different street lights/signs and I could barely reach the ones we have here in Portland. I had to climb on an electrical box or shimmy up a pole for a couple of these shots. Check out more photos below, or head to MASHSF to see more of their new Steel Framesets.
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MASHSF – STEEL SS FRAMESET “SILVER SMOKE”

If you build it they will come. MASHSF has been cooking up fresh new frames of their own for quite some time now and the day has finally come for our first look at what they’ve been building. I hadn’t seen too much leading up to the release and was as stoked as anyone else to see what they whipped up. Here are some of the first photos I took of my new MASH Steel SS Frameset. I’m really feeling the Silver Smoke colorway Mike kicked over. It has this really rustic and worn look while still holding onto this brilliant shine. It’s truly a work of art and looks even better in person. If you’re in San Francisco anytime soon I suggest you swing by the shop and check it out. More photos to come, until then check out more on MASH.

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