Ramon Antonio recently built up a new FGFS bike, so we took the time to shoot some photos of it before he runs it into the ground from everyday wear and tear. The definition of a Fixed Gear Freestyle bike has changed dramatically, and it’s wild to recollect on how the evolution of the geometry has changed over the last decade. This might be the farthest thing removed from where we originally started, and I’m not sure if this is the final solution, but it’s definitely a sick looking build and is on the far end of the spectrum. Check out a complete parts breakdown as well as more photos below.
A couple weeks ago I met up w/ Ed “Wonka” Laforte and cruised around San Francisco’s China Town. We wondered up and down the network of alleyways in search of spots that we may have previously overlooked. What Chi town lacks in french fires, it more than makes up for in congested streets riddled with trash & clothes hung out to dry. Ed has been riding his signature frame from Capone Bikes for a little more than a month now and has been going harder than ever on it. Keep your eyes peeled for more photos from this day coming soon.
Everybody loves a good bike check, especially if you’re in the market for new parts. That being said, I took this photo of Tadashi Nakamura while we were roaming around the city and asked him to provide a complete rundown of the parts he has on his bike. Check out a full list of specs below.
Tobi Whaley and I collaborated on making a kit out of the “Aerodynamics” graphic I recently released. The development of this kit has been in the works for a while now, and is just now coming into fruition. It’ll be rad to see Wheel Talk on more people than just those in the Fixed Gear Freestyle community. Pre-orders have closed, but hit up Wheel Talk Road on his social channels and he might be able to do something for you. Read more below to check out other shots and close ups of the kit.
With only 30 available, these 3/4 sleeve baseball shirts are going to go fast. The 3M reflective print is designed to light you up at night, and keep you safe from those rogue cars on the streets. While the bald cat and arrows on the back are there for those concerned with wind resistance and shaving seconds on the track. Head over to our store and pick one up HERE before they’re gone for good. Each order comes with decals and an assorted sticker pack, available while supplies last.
Our 4 year anniversary was yesterday, so we thought we’d celebrate by making this limited run of 40 T-shirts. We consider the release of our first video as “the day it all started” check it out here and look back on where we came from. Sizes are limited and they’re going quick so snag one while you can because we won’t be making more. Wheel Talk Store
Here’s a couple photos that Devon Lawson took of me while we were hanging out in The Mission a while back. If there’s one thing The Mission is good for, it’s quality Mexican food and toys that only cost you a quarter. Check out one of my favorite Premier Fits hats from their tropical series. They’re always coming out with some of the sickest headwear and always encorporate wild fabrics / materials.
The ferry is my method of choice when crossing The Bay to and from SF everyday. Bryan Dempler hitched a ride w/ me on our way to Alameda last Saturday to film with a bunch of the local Fixed Freestyle scene here in the Bay Area. That Best (Breezy Excursion) Tee pops off too hard and rings a subtle truth. The Bay is one of the best places to live. It has weather like you wouldn’t believe, one of the largest FGFS communities out there, and a public transportation system allows you to go where ever without having to own an automobile. Personally I don’t have the patience to sit in traffic and prefer to blow hitting obstacles along the way, but that’s just me.
Photo Credit : Bryan Dempler (Above)
Photo Credit : Mike Schmitt (Below)
On today’s outing I hung out with some of the local wildlife, caught a couple clips and enjoyed a burger Bay side w/ my good friend Bryan Dempler. I’ve been meeting up w/ him during lunch a lot lately, and it’s been a real refreshing way to break up the work week. We’ve been roaming all over the city. Picking a different part of town everyday, while stacking quite a bit of footage for a documentary he’s working on. Stay tuned for more day to day coverage of some behind the scenes shots.
A couple of weeks ago I got a bunch of Wheel Talk Decals made in 3 different sizes, and 2 different colors. They come in 16″, 8″, and 5″ in both Black & White. They work great if you’re trying to mask and paint your bike, cover up dents on your computer, or just want to slap one across your toaster. Pick some up at our webstore HERE.Read More below to see photos of some of the other sizes. (more…)