You may or may not heard about the movie Premium Rush, which is about a bike messenger. More than likely you have seen a bike messenger doing his/her job, unless you don’t live in or by a metropolitan city, and with bike messengers, you are dodging cars, have to worry about doors opening, or plain rude people. Creating a movie that will be good, and take the true reality of bike messaging is tough, unless you bring David Koepp to the table. Koepp who is a screen writer and directed has had his hands on the following movies: Toy Soldiers, Jurassic Park, Carlito’s Way, Panic Room, Spider-Man, War of the Worlds, Indiana Jones, the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Premium Rush is expected to be David Koepp transition to directing, while others say he should stay to screenwriting (we won’t include the rude…
Utah’s town of Draper City voted on Tuesday in favor of opening up a velodrome in the city, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. The city council of Draper has passed a resolution supporting a velodrome to be located at Lynn Ballard Ballpark. However, the vote was “non-binding”, meaning that nothing is set in stone. It does, however, open up doors for talks about funding and conceptual planning for a velodrome. Draper City Councilman Jeff Stenquist has told the Salt Lake Tribune that a velodrome would indeed fit into the community, and even provide a means of economic development by possibly hosting competitions.
If you’re looking for a bike rack tailored to your every need but you don’t want to break the bank, you should consider building one yourself. This double-decker bike rack was assembled using Ikea parts, which totaled under $40. It’s perfect for on-a-budget-riders who are looking to free up some space around their living quarters. The assembly isn’t extensive, either. All it requires is one stolmen post, two brackets, four hooks, aluminium 20x20mm square pipe, screws, and 30 minutes of your time. For the full lowdown visit ikeahacker.blogspot.com….
Love to hit barspins, or just have an obsession with riser bars, just released apart of Leader 2010 collection are the Trick Street Handlebars. The Leader Riser Trick Street Handlebars are constructed of 6061 aluminum with the ends capped, and features a 2.5 inch rise. Color options available are polished, polished black, and white powder coated. Retail price is $36.
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A perfect match for single speed and fixed gear bicyclists, the Genetic Track Chain Tensioners will keep your rear wheel from sliding forward. For chain tensioners, the Genetic Track are lightweight and made of high quality materials like forged alloy and stainless steel bolts and locknuts, making sure you get a lot of bang for your buck. Colors available are white, blue, gold, red, and black (not shown). Retail price is £12.99, and add £2.99 for white. Purchase at Geneticbikes….
Bike couriers and messengers can tell you that not just any bag will get the job done. You need something tough and sturdy, that will fit and protect documents as well as laptop computers. The Knog Baksak Large Messenger Bag is made from tought, 600D nylon to protect your goods. It has a wide, adjustable strap with shoulder padding, and a handy anti-sway waist strap. Waterproof tarpaulin makes sure that the elements don’t ruin your important gear. The Knog Baksak Large Messenger Bag even has a cell phone pocket. You can purchase the Knog Baksak Large Messenger Bag in a variety of colors at Wiggle….
More and more companies continue to jump on the fixie bandwagon, while some disapprove, others welcome in with open arms. Leaf Cycles known for BMX, is happy to announce for 2010 their new fixed gear bike and products. Leaf Cycles has said the products are innovative to the market, and as we can see most the products lack color, but sometimes simple is the way to go. Check out the full lineup from Leaf below.