Sunday, November 08, 2009

Redline Mono Cog

Here Are the specs on the Redline

FRAME: Redline Mono Cog ('02 or '03)
FORK: Redline
HEADSET: Chris King

STEM: Solid

BAR: S&M Cruiser

GRIP: ODI Longnecks


BRAKE: Shimano XTR
LEVER: Shimano XT


CABLES: Odyssey Linear

SPROCKET: Tree 30t

CRANKS: Profile 180mm

PEDALS: Wellgo Mag sealed

SEAT POST: Promax?

SEAT: Selle Italia Flight Ti
HUB (F): Profile 3/8
HUB (R): Profile 3/8
TIRES (F): Tioga City Slickers 1.5

RIMS: Mavic 317

SPOKES: DT Swiss straight gauge

Bike updates.

I have a few new changes to the rides. I need to get some updates on everything I have brewing so far. Think I might get that rolling here pretty soon. The Redline has a new paint job and I now have a Solid frame put together. Rides pretty nice. Will put updates with them soon.

Bridge cutout

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Thumbs and Samantha Fox

We were taking about Megan Fox's thumbs and came across a few gems here.

The Lone Gunman.

Well I'm sitting here watching the pilot episode of The Lone Gunman. I used to get a kick out of this show. These three guys were such bumbling nerds, but had a way about them that made the show very entertaining.

I have read quite a few things online about this episode and its release six months and one week before the 9-11 plane crashes and how it foretold the crash into the towers. Based on over riding the controls on a plane from a laptop and government involvement due to the end of the cold war.

All things considered, this was a really good show that may have meet it's end too soon. If anyone has a chance to get the box set do it. It is worth the watch, not just for the pilot episode, but also the "Jump The Shark" final episode. Very cool.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Skate videos......

......while at the old school meet up a Woodward a few weeks ago I found myself talking to Ben Ward about skate videos and songs in skate videos. I am going to post two or three of my favorite video sections from the past few year. I find it amazing how so many people can hold a common bond over something like skating. Any way here are the videos....

Sunday, February 01, 2009

King Of The Skate Parks.

As I was sitting at work the other day bored and surfing the Internet, I came across this My Space site Old School BMX. After looking over some of the amazing photos and getting all stoked on having seen most of them when I was much younger and realizing these are some of the reasons I got into riding bikes. Then I just happened to read over some of the stories that are on the site. Wow! There seems to be a bit of love loss towards Eddie Fiola.

Now as far as I am concerned, the politics from this era of the sport do not concern me. I actually enjoy reading some of these inside looks from a time when I was not involved in the sport. All I cared about was getting the next issue of BMX Plus and BMX Action to see what coverage they might have of these skate park series. I was riveted by the action and the pictures in these magazines. I would ride around our neighborhood looking for ditches that looked anything like a skate park to ride my Murray X20r in.

The way I see it the guys that pushed the sport of freestyle park and ramp riding from this time are all King of The Skate Parks. Some of the things these guys did in those parks was just amazing. Mike D. almost landing that tailwhip out of the Combi pool, Hugo's 360 over the fence at Del Mal, Brian Blyther going so high ever chance he got, and of course Eddie Fiola riding that contest on those 3/8"wheels. So amazing. Enjoy some of the pics and videos I have linked to. The are some of my favorites.

Monday, January 12, 2009

The blog is alive.

With a little more work, this thing should be up and running soon. Twitter seems to be the newest craze at the moment and I have even caught the bug. So get over there and follow me. Here is a list of a few people I have been following.

On a Sunday note, I was just reading up on their new model-c 24" cruiser. Looks very nice and seems to be built along the lines of a smaller cruiser. Much like an old Cyclecraft. These things are looking good and should be out sometime in the spring.