Archive for November, 2009

Something for the weekend.

November 27, 2009

Artists and Bikes.

November 27, 2009

Swiss Institute presents “Artists on Their Bicycles New York,” a 2010 Calendar, portraying twelve of today’s most famous artists on their bikes, as photographed by Lukas Wassmann. The roster is as follows: Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Collier Schorr, Ugo Rondinone, Richard Phillips, Amy Granat, Rainer Ganahl, Rita Ackermann, Aurel Schmidt, NN, Maurizio Cattelan, Ryan McGinley, Pierre Huyghe, David Byrne and Cindy Sherman. Limited to 500 numbered pieces.

Download the PDF of Artists on Bikes here.

Seen at Highsnob.

Pete Tong.

November 27, 2009

I only managed to watch about 40 seconds of this until I could view no more and no I did not cease because of a server time-out or a youtube re-buffering. No… It was down to the sensation of something food like ( I think it was my breakfast ) travelling back up my trachea into my mouth that halted the full watching of this vid!

Enjoy.

Tokyo Fixed Gear Open…

November 26, 2009

… Well it will be this Saturday.

See here some sneaky pics I stole from the interweb from what I believe to be last night’s preview launch.

Looking good Max, congrats!

Apologies for the size of the images… Arkitipintel would not let me increase them.

Tokyo Fixed
4 Peters Street
Soho, London,
W1F ODR

November 1906.

November 26, 2009

Spotted at Gucci Life.

Mo Rossin.

November 26, 2009

I posted about the transformed broken Rossin Ghibli a couple days ago and here it is again but now complete with an added extra.

Damn son that brake bridge is off the hook!

Via.

Dopeness.

November 26, 2009

Olivier Pasqual.

Olympic Raleigh.

November 25, 2009

Loving this scan taken out of a magazine that’s title and date escapes me.

I do however have all of the scans of this making it a full readable article so if anyone wants to read about Steve Hegg’s $40.000 Olympic monster just shout me a holla and I will post… or maybe I’ll just email to you as they don’t really make great viewing, you know being a bunch of scanned words and all that!

Artikcar.

November 25, 2009

Walk the Plank’s illuminated Art Car Parades – full of mechanical mischief – will take over Manchester’s streets This Thursday 26th and in Edinburgh this Saturday the 28th November. Ben Wilson was one of three artists to be awarded commissioning money to create a mobile work of art, which will join the existing troupe of vehicles. ARTIKCAR is inspired by a child’s wooden toy car. The Pedal Powered vehicle is made from steel tubing, it steers by leaning and uses an innovative technology to illuminate the car. If you’re near by please come and see the parades: Illuminated Art Car Parade, Manchester City Centre, Thursday 26th November, cars on display from 3pm, parade from 6.30pm.

Man I wish we had cool stuff like this going on round these parts!

Major Taylor interpreted.

November 25, 2009

Remember a few days back I posted a story about Major Taylor’s words of wisdom?

Well a chap named Chris Piascik has taken these words and translated them through the medium of illustration. He says “I’ve decided I am going to draw all of Major Taylor’s “Clean Living Guidelines.” When I finish I am going to make a zine out of it!” Nice.

Here you can see Chris’ interpretation of “Don’t be a big bluffer” and you can see more of this great series right here on Chris Piascik’s web spot.

Spotted at Prolly.

Peplow does Boston.

November 24, 2009

Yup, that’s right Simon Peplow another Midlands export has an exhibition in Boston U.S.A man!

I will be showing some bicycle related drawings next month at bike boutique SUPERB in Boston. MA. Curated by the radical Meighan O’ Toole of My Love For You is a Stampede of Horses.

Great work Si! Also previously on Spinwell.

Simon Peplow.

Transformation.

November 24, 2009

Wow this is pretty dope.

So as I understand it the owner of this Rossin snapped the seat tube of said frame ( twice! ) and then proceeded to hand it over to his friend / framebuilder for a repair. A couple of track ends and a re-jig later and he now has a super nice Rossin pursuit complete with crimped aero tubing.

This is going to look great when painted for sure.

Seen.

Cardboard.

November 23, 2009

Chris Gilmour. A life size bicycle made entirely out of cardboard and glue. Incredible.

The work of Chris Gilmour provokes surprise and amazement beyond what could appear to be a mere process of reproduction. In returning to the value of making and strongly emphasising it, these works reveal a process of understanding that lets us see everyday reality with new awareness and appreciation. This practice avoids a withdrawal into the limbo of craft, and implies an intimate and profound quest towards the reason of things.

See more of Chris’ work here. Also check this!

BMX x Porsche.

November 23, 2009

Not sure of the connection here but the pictures are plenty rad!

The Bicycle.

November 23, 2009

Loving these illustrations spotted out of a book called ‘the bicycle’ from 1973.

Via Montague Projects.

Don’t be a pie biter.

November 20, 2009

Saw this real nice post over at Freeman Transport of some of the wise words from inspirational champion track rider Major Taylor.

Major Taylor’s celebrated values remain relevant to this day — not just for those who strive to succeed as a champion, but for those who desire to achieve in all aspects of life:

Don’t try to “gyp.”
Don’t be a pie biter.
Don’t keep late hours.
Don’t use intoxicants.
Don’t be a big bluffer.
Don’t eat cheap candies.
Don’t get a swelled head.
Don’t use tobacco in any form.
Don’t fail to live a clean life.
Don’t forget to play the game fair.
Don’t take in unfair advantage of an opponent.
Don’t forget the practice of good sportsmanship.

“These rules may seem simple enough, but it will require great morale and physical courage to adhere to them. But if carried out in the strict sense of the word it will surely lead to a greater success than could otherwise be attained.“

–Major Taylor, The Fastest Bicycle Rider In The World, 1928.

Mo Guchi.

November 20, 2009

Via.

Wow.

November 20, 2009

Just wow.

Previously on this subject.

Seen at Fixed Gear Blog.

Dreesens Pressure.

November 19, 2009

Spotted on Dreesens Bicycles Flickr Spot.

Composition.

November 18, 2009

Always been a fan of Emi’s Leader. Spotted here.


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