A Tribe Called Quest’s new album features Kendrick, André 3000 and Elton John

FACT A Tribe Called Quest’s sixth album, which was recorded before Phife Dawg passed away earlier this year, is set for release next week. In a recent interview with The New York Times, Q-Tip revealed more details of the release. The album is called We Got It From Here and will feature guest appearances from André 3000, Kendrick Lamar and, of course, Busta Rhymes, who the group has been working with since he was a member of Leaders of the New School. Jack White makes a cameo, but the most interesting feature is, hands down, Elton John. 

Before the Flood

Join Leonardo DiCaprio as he explores the topic of climate change, and discovers what must be done today to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet. Before the Flood, directed by Fisher Stevens, captures a three-year personal journey alongside Academy Award-winning actor and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio as he interviews individuals from every facet of society in both developing and developed nations who provide unique, impassioned and pragmatic views on what must be done today and in the future to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.

Chemical bike lock causes vomiting to deter thieves

The ultimate solution for thieves.

Seen here.

RedHook Crit Milano 2016

So this happened last weekend, the 7th Red Hook crit in Milan. More details here and here.

Who's going to do the Brisbane fixed gear crit?

Brisbane Blast November 20th!

The Brisbane Blast is excited to offer a new activity as part of the criterium program that appeals to a segment of the cycling network.  Fixed Gear racing overseas is growing rapidly whilst here in Australia there are no such events.

Now it is, on the 20th of November!

Register now!

CYKELN Magazine Issue 14

The latest great CYKELN Magazine is available now for FREE download.

An alternative way of understanding cycling, a different perspective to describe and tell the characters and stories behind the bike culture at 360°. A magazine that observe with interest the socio-cultural change that moves to the rhythm of a ride. New spaces and new art forms, new disciplines that coexist in the rediscovery of past values . A magazine made by designer, producer, art directors, photographers, journalists, but all united by their passion for the bike and cycling.

Watch the Kiwi's

An unlikely alliance with a world leading Kiwi yachting company may have produced a medal-winning secret weapon for our track cyclists.Cycling New Zealand has unveiled bikes they believe will have a revolutionary impact on the Rio Olympic velodrome. 

Working in secret, Cycling New Zealand combined with High Performance Sport New Zealand, manufacturers Avanti, wheelwrights Southern Spars, aerodynamic experts Kinetic Simulation and Auckland University's wind tunnel in an effort to produce track bikes capable of delivering gold.  More here and here.

Cycling helmet added, all safe!

At first glance, the Emirates advertisement on a suburban bus stop in Australia is both charming and unexceptional. A woman is riding a bicycle over a brick-paved bridge in what must surely be the Netherlands, with the slogan: "Don't just visit, live it. Navigate new paths in Europe."

If the evidence for the laws was so compelling, surely every nation would have them?

....international cycling advocates see Australia as an example of what not to do. They argue that the law's main effect is to act as a barrier to cycling, with a resulting negative effect on population health. 
... fines of up to $319 for choosing not to wear a helmet.

More about this helmet nonsense here.

 

Uber Introduces UberBIKE in Amsterdam

Uber is expanding its empire to include those who prefer two-wheeled forms of transportation with the introduction of UberBIKE. The new service is available exclusively in Amsterdam for the time being, but the choice of city makes perfect sense: there are an over 800,000 bicycles in the Dutch city and 63% of the population uses their bike on a daily basis. But not all bikers have the energy to pedal home at the end of a long night. UberBIKE allows users to hail a car with a bike-rack for a €4 EUR surcharge. Seen on Hypebeast

Red Hook Crit

The biggest track bike criterium was held this weekend. Ainara Elbusto (Conor WRC) wins the field sprint in the women’s race while Colin Strickland (Allez-Allez Specialized) wins with another solo breakaway in Brooklyn. While waiting for some better  and nicer footage of the race to show up, here a nasty one.  The fixed-gear event in Brooklyn, New York saw dozens of riders hit the deck in multiple pileups across both the men’s and women’s races, with the most extreme crash involving a stalled race moto.

Also after the click, read what postive words a pro rider has about this race. 

REVIVING DUTCH CRAFTSMANSHIP WITH MOKUMONO

Seen on Treadlie. For innovative design brothers, Bob and Tom Schiller, cycling and the Netherlands are synonymous. It was this idea that lead to the founding of Mokumono – believing that it’s time to ‘bring bicycle production back to the Netherlands, (they) want to revive and build upon the rich but vanished tradition of Dutch bicycle manufacturing’.

DESTINATION: AMSTERDAM

With things happening here like lock out laws, the government strongly discouraging cycling etc, I thought I'd share you a bit of the city of Amsterdam.

Another video and more after the click.

Track Cycling’s Most Famous Fake Sprinter

How many cyclists can claim having over 30,000 likes on their Facebook Athlete Page? Italian track star Ion Göttlich can, but there’s one catch: He’s not actually a real cyclist.  Göttlich is a hugely popular cartoon cyclist reminiscent of the Incredible Hulk in spandex. The creation of South African animator Claudio Pavan, Göttlich is famous for “taking photos” with other pros and smashing out sprints on the track. His origin story, Pavan recalls, goes back to December 2014. 

For more and an interview with Ion see Bicycling.

Arc Bicycle | 3D-Printing stainless steel

A student team from TU Delft in the Netherlands designed and produced a fully functional 3D printed stainless steel bicycle. The students achieved the goal of their three-month project by printing the frame of the with the help of MX3D in Amsterdam. The Arc Bicycle is the first ever 3D printed metal bicycle to be produced using a welding process. For information please contact:

MX3D: press@mx3d.com

The Bike Instructor's guide to cycling in Amsterdam

Let the Bike Instructor guide you through the potential pitfalls of cycling in Amsterdam, and soon you’ll be cycling just like a local!

Cycling in Amsterdam can sometimes feel like a bit of a minefield to the uninitiated. Thankfully, Maxim Hartman aka The Bike Instructor is on hand to guide you through the various dangers of navigating the city on two wheels.

SOFB Issue 22

Stoked on Fixed Bikes #22 is out and as always… it’s FREE!

Show some support and make a donation to keep this publication going!

Copied from Pedal Consumption

This Is What a Road Bike Might Look Like, If There Were No Design Rules

People don’t often realize it, but the design of every high-end bicycle is shaped, one way or another, by the governing body of bike racing, the Union Cycliste Internationale. This is what bikes might look like if their rulebook didn’t exist.

Pretty cool concept by Specialized, seen here.

What the Dutch can teach Australia about cycling

On your bike Ozzies, it will make the world better and yourself happier! 

Read  here how the Dutchies do it.

Bicycle innovations

Highsnobiety has posted some interesting bikes, apps and other products for cycling.

What do you think, useful or not?

STRETCH AND BOBBITO: RADIO THAT CHANGED LIVES

During the 1990s, Stretch & Bobbito introduced the world to an unsigned Nas, Biggie, Wu-Tang, and Big Pun as well as an unknown Jay-Z, Eminem, Fat Joe, and the Fugees. The total record sales for all the artists that premiered on their show exceed 300 million. 25 years after Stretch and Bobbito's first WKCR broadcast, the legendary duo is planning to release a feature length documentary titled STRETCH AND BOBBITO: RADIO THAT CHANGED LIVES.

Seen at Patta kickstarter.com stretchandbobbito.com

Commute to Change – Respect all Wheelers

With over 13.3 million bicycles on the roads, and 3.7 million cyclists, ensuring the safety of everyone is inarguably important, and promoting a culture of respectful road use could be one way of working towards this. 

Read more and an infographic focussed around road safety after the click.