All posts in October, 2011

October 31st, 2011

Support my friends Finn and Duggy

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Rachel, Duggy and Finn are regulars here, the always active and happy Fynn loves hanging out in the shop, check out their story below.

My name is Duggy and with the support of my partner Rachel and our familys, friends and the amazing team at the Royal Childrens Hospital in Brisbane our little boy Finn is currently in remission after our battle with cancer.

Finn was diognosed with cancer when he was 18 months old and after extensive Chemo therapy, hospital stays, scans and surgery he has been declared cancer free. This amazing achievement would not have been possible without the financial contributions from you, the community.

So now that were not all in hospital 3 days a week it’s time for me to try and get some back for all the other little buddies and their families out there going through the same thing. Finn says Thanx…

So please show this great family some support and donate here.

October 30th, 2011

Forever bicycles

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Art installation named “Forever Bicycles” by dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei during a media preview of the “Ai Weiwei Absent” exhibition in Taipei, October 28, 2011. The exhibition is scheduled to run from October 29, 2011 to January 29, 2012 at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, and features 21sets of Ai’s works, including installation pieces, photography, sculpture, and videos.

Found here and here.

October 30th, 2011

Sneek peek

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October 29th, 2011

Brisbane Outdoor Gear small back pack

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They already have the great Chunky Toad and they are working on its smaller sister that will be available soon.

Also already available is their bike bag, super tough, small when not in use, $185. Check the bag section here.

October 28th, 2011

FUCT 20 year exhibition

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Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Erik Brunetti and his label FUCT commemorate the occasion with an impressive “Visual Exhibition” at UNION Los Angeles highlighting Brunetti’s extensive artwork and the brand’s joint ventures over the past two decades. Also on display is a selection of pieces from artists who contributed to the brand’s visuals including the likes of Mr. Cartoon, Pushead, Larry Clark, Alexis Ross and Wes Lang and many more. Enveloping the majority of the retail wall space, the exhibit catalogs an expansive glimpse into the imagery that has characterized the FUCT brand since its inception in 1991.

New collection in soon!

October 28th, 2011

Rouleur in stock now

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Rouleur celebrates its 25th edition with a suitably eclectic mix from the wonderful world of bike racing, starting with the Editor’s visit to Trek in Wisconsin.

Guy contends with snowdrifts and ice fishing whilst having his preconceptions about the hugely successful manufacturing giant shattered. Photographer Taz Darling thaws out inside the factory of one of Waterloo’s biggest employers.

Richard Moore’s teenage Tour-watching perked up no end when images of 7-Eleven’s soigneur Shelley Verses flashed across the TV screen. The groundbreaking woman in a previously men-only world recalls life on the road with ‘her boys’.

Photographer Paolo Ciaberta witnesses a fellow Italian resurrect a classic Paris-Roubaix winning machine, ridden by a Belgian and described by an Englishman: Roger de Vlaeminck’s Gios, with words from Rohan Dubash.

Staying in Italy, Herbie Sykes tracks down former professional turned egg farmer Giovanni Varini. And his 58,000 chickens – Herbie also goes deep into the bowels of the Velodromo Vigorelli in MIlan in search of another great Italian framebuilder, Alberto Masi.

Graeme Fife, meanwhile, seeks Sylvain Chavanel and finds him on the massage table. The French National Champion and our man enjoy a heart-to-heart dressed in just a towel – Chavanel, that is, not Graeme…

Mr Fife also concludes his mini series on promising youngsters with Jake Womersley’s progress on the British Cycling Talent Team.

Wide Eyed and Legless has been hailed as one of the finest books ever written about the Tour de France, yet its subject – the British ANC Halfords squad – had a wretched race and disbanded shortly after. Ian Cleverly gathers the team together for dinner to discuss the 1987 Tour and Jeff Connor’s book.

Photography by Ben Ingham, Dan Sharp, Geoff Waugh, Gerard Brown and Paul Sanders. Plus columns from regulars Matt Seaton, William Fotheringham, Johnny Green and Paul Fournel.

Issue 26

In an extraordinary, unprecedented three hour interview with Herbie Sykes, UCI president Pat McQuaid confronts the harsh realities facing professional cycling in the 21st century. Uniquely we have chosen to reproduce their discussion in its entirety; a unique testimony at this, a critical period in cycling history.

Rouleur Editor Guy Andrews follows up the Trek story from issue 25 with a closer look at the Leopard team and it’s relationship with the US manufacturer, only to find the team has disbanded…

Mike Chick, writer and photographer of the extraordinary Vuelta a Bolivia feature seen on the cover of issue 22, visits another high altitude race in a distant land. This time The Tour of Qinghai Lake in China gets the Chick treatment.

Newly retired pro rider Tom Southam digs out a lifetime’s training diaries, a fascinating insight into growing up as an aspiring bike rider and changing training methods.

Ian Cleverly gets two contrasting missions this issue: a factory visit to Hutchinson Tyres in France that threatens to be dull as ditchwater but turns out to be thoroughly gripping (excuse the pun), and a day at the Vuelta, camped on the Angliru with thousands of screaming Spaniards.

Plus columns from regular contributors Matt Seaton, William Fotheringham, Johnny Green and Paul Fournel.

Photography in this issue is by Taz Darling, Ben Ingham,
Wig Worland and Timm Kölln.

Note: the Rouleur on the cover is a metallic finish and the image above only a representation

October 27th, 2011

Pete Rock in Brisbane

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Widely regarded as one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time, Pete Rock first rose to prominence as part of the hugely influential duo Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth. From there, he has embarked on an unrivalled production and solo career spanning two decades, seeing him produce iconic records for Run DMC, Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Ghostface Killah and Redman to name a few. He is credited as playing a major role in the merging of elements of jazz and funk into hip hop music, and has most recently been brought back into rap’s consciousness with his production on Jay-Z & Kanye West’s ‘Watch The Throne’ album (’The Joy’). The man has a record collection that clocks well into the 90,000s and a resume featuring the likes of ‘Down With The King’, ‘The World is Yours’, ‘Shut ‘em Down’ and ‘T.R.O.Y’. His highly acclaimed live show is a journey through the mind of one of the most influential musicians of the past few decades. Dont miss it.

Tickets here.

Damn, I always seem to miss out on the best shows, I’m away then…

October 27th, 2011

Cinelli RVCA frame expo

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Cinelli and RVCA are doing a frame exhibition around their Vigorelli frames in Puerto Rico.

October 27th, 2011

Bellroy travel wallet

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Bellroy Travel Wallet from Bellroy on Vimeo.

Specializing in small leather goods, Bellroy introduces its latest Travel Wallet, a perfect companion for the on-the-go traveler. The oversized wallet is spacious enough to fit a passport as well as a variety of other commuter accessories such as tickets, cash and cards. The bi-fold wallet houses an unobtrusive micro travel pen within its center seam with optional ink refills, keeping you equipped for the unexpected. The Bellroy Travel Wallet is offered in a supple cocoa leather. In stock now at GEAR.

October 26th, 2011

Mission Workshop: The Fitzroy

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San Francisco bag and apparel manufacturer, Mission Workshop, enjoys creating long-lasting dependable products, complimented with clean aesthetics appropriate for daily travel. As Mission Workshop is constantly seeking ways to assist bike couriers in delivering their work more efficiently, the made-in-America company releases its Fitzroy Rucksack. Featuring waterproof compartments, a large 2,200 interior capable of fitting most 17 in. laptops, and a lifetime warranty, this bag is essential for weaving in and out of traffic in any weather. The above video offers a glimpse into effectiveness of the Fitzroy Rucksack as we follow a courier for the Bicycle Coffee Co. around San Francisco and Oakland, restocking product. The Fitzroy can be ordered now and many other versatile items are currently available here.

Fitzroy Rucksack as used by Bicycle Coffee Co. from Mission Workshop on Vimeo.

Via Hypebeast