fixed summer

Within the last weeks I overhauled my beloved fixedgear. Beside some new brake pads and some penetrating oil I inter alia assembled double toe clips combined with white leather straps. Last week I finally decided to exchange my old track bar with a straight flat-bar. I bought it at my favorite bike store for which reason I was able to get it a bit shortened. Because I used a track bar before I also had to bandy the brake handles. Although I like clean rides I decided against a naked bar wherefore I had to buy new bar ends too. All in all I think my shopping trip took more time than the whole modification.



Track of the Week (79) feat. Bag Raiders

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The Track of the week this time deals with a sad matter, the summer. Supposedly since a few month we are able to enjoy summer but apart from a few days I wasn´t able to find the warm season. I hope that by the tunes of Bag Raiders the sun will come out again.

Bag Raiders – ‘Sunlight’ from Modular People on Vimeo.

Track of the Week (74) feat. Gentlehands

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On trackosaurusrex I triped over the new pwd video “Come Ride With Us”. The video tells a story of a girl and her afternoon with a bike. Gentlehands chaperon the girl with their lovely music.

Gentlehands is an american band, consisting of Julia Bembenek (guitars, vox), Maud Deitch (vox, guitars), Dave Lewis (bass) and Abe Burns (drums). The four musicians exist as Gentlehands since 2009 and have published three tracks on their Soundcloud Site. For me, it is the perfect music for a wonderful summer day with friends. I like their laid-back style and also the voice of Julia.

For John B by gentlehands

Girls and bicycles

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A lot of men are interested in big engines and hot, less dressed, girls. I also like to see a tuned car or a beautiful girl, but I´m bound to say that girls with more clothes and a bicycle or a vespa can also be very attractive. To help you to catch my drift, I want to show you some nice pictures and a music video from Anne Flore, a french musician.

Perhaps it is the whole atmosphere that comes with the combination of girls and bicycles, the city or the sun in the background, the colours or just the easiness that lives within the pictures, but by watching them I always get in a better mood. It is fascinating, you feel the world go round and also an inner desire to go outside.

Anne Flore, clip ” En vespa “ from david wolfer cadreur on Vimeo.

Pictures by Lorena Cupcake, iPhaty, ecstaticist, stari4ek and others.