Friday, April 30, 2010

That is one expensive Hooker!

Interesting parts tho:


Thursday, April 29, 2010


Okay, so it's not that big a deal but I was stoked. I would've loved to have a photo of him and I together but I'm not that much of a dork when it comes to that sort of thing so instead I'll just post a couple of Anthrax videos instead:

This is def a you had to be there in the mid 90's all teen-ed out with your main priories focused on growing your hair out, smoking weed in the woods behind your parents house and listening to that shit on cassette between classes to truly appreciate..

Oh and BTW, I have something new and sexy arriving in the mail middle of next week. Can't wait!!


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Got a few collectibles for sale on the bay right now: ATTN PHOTO NERDZ!!

This shit is totally for the photo book nerds out there:

I was lucky enough to hang out with Peter a few times at his place out in Montauk. He asked me to help him figure out his new digital camera that was covered with dried blood and told me THE MOST unconscionably racist jokes I've ever heard. All while I was trying super hard not to step on or crush anything in his place since every single surface was covered with his artwork and other random stuff. It was like being a part of one of his journals..

A stack of signed Bruce Davidson East 100th street re-editions:

A signed Gilles Peress Print from his book entitled: Farewell To Bosnia

There's a few of other things like a Mamiya 7 I body and 65mm Lens as well:

PLEASE be sure to forward this shit around to any and all of your photo buddies so I can make some caaaaasssshh monies. I know the shit may seem very expensive but I've seen all that stuff sell for a FUCKLOAD more! In any case, I'm just tryin to get rid of stuff I don't need so I can buy more of other shit I don't need- AWESOME!

Lastly, here's some cycling entertainment:

Someone needs to turn that into a gif where the lasers are pulsating or something..


Monday, April 26, 2010

A lil somthin' somethin' for the MTB dorx..

I have no idea what any of this shit is but I can understand why someone would be super stoked on it all:

While I don't have anything against MTBing I've just never really been into it. I'd rather hop on a BMX. Then again if I lived in an area that offered some real riding I might change my mind..


I can think a few better ways.. spend $790 bucks than on a freaking stem and bars:

I'm only bitchy cause I remember turning a similar set of these down for a $150 years ago knowing at the time they were overpriced..


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sweet deal on a 92' Paramount Roadie!

Someone needs to scoop this up quick!


Oh.. my good god these are so bad..

..that they're SO AMAZING!!!

I'm sorry but silly painted HED Trispokes will always have a soft spot in my heart..

As if they weren't good enough on their own check out the bike they came off of:

I could only hope and pray to be half as wacked out as this guy one day. I'd LOVE to see the kit he'd wear with it!


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

OMFG This made me cry!

..and so will you:

Yet another reason why you should NEVER wear flip flops anywhere but the beach..



This is the 3rd alleycat from Dagga and StonEDTone. There’s really no explaining, so just show up and support the NYC bicycling community.
Start: Tompkins Sq. Park
***$5 to race


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

RIP Guru from Gang Starr!!

So bummed to hear about his passing! While I'm not the hugest fan of hip-hop there were an undisputed few that stuck out more than most. Gang Starr was one of them. I first heard their music in Eric Koston's part in 101's Falling Down in 1993:

His part is last but whether you've seen it already or not just watch the whole fucking thing. It's always refreshing to watch some of the great old school videos to take a break from all the overproduced ones that are out there today. Don't get me wrong, I dig em but when I watch shit like that it reminds me of a time when skating wasn't this huge monster it's become over the last decade or so..

Also, here are a few other Gang Starr hits:

Holy shit I've never actually seen that video before- AMAZING! AC 92' IN DA HOUWWWSSSEEE!!!

Great shit, good times!

RIP Guru..

Sheeeyytt, RIP to hip hop in general these days! Nearly all of it is fucking TERRIBLE!!


Monday, April 19, 2010

My first and most recent..


Sticker detail:

The first one was purchased with some ill gotten cash waaaaay back in 1991. Yes, fuck you I'm old.. The second was purchased the other day at KDCD in williamsburg after cracking my last one on an ollie attempt and then folding it at Peels one night. Never had a Creature board before being an Element man myself but I'm stoked on it. Rolled around a park by my house this weekend and it felt great. Can't wait to get out there again!


The 2010 New York Auto Show..

..made wish I was at a bike show instead. However there were still some pretty gnarly cars so I took a few snaps anyways..

Oh whoops, I didn't mean to jizz on the hood of your R8:


I was happy to see one of my fav whips in my color combo no less:

Getting a Lambo is probably one of the first things I would do if I ever won the lottery. It's just one of those typical cars every boy growing up in the 80's freaking LOVED (second only to a 72' Pantera). If Countach's didn't drive like absolute shite I'd prefer one of those. In any case, I would make it a point to get one and wrap it around a tree during what could only be refereed to as a soul deadening C+P binge ASAP! Some dude by my place was actually selling a 1972 Lamborghini Espada and I wanted it SO. BAD. Shit just looks SO. FUCKING. PIMP!!!

ANYways, I'll just have to stick with the bicycles because lord knows NOTHING good could possibly come out of a budgetless car obsession..

More on my flickr set!


Lyle Riding High..

A big lulz at 'welding shop' BTW. Something tells me that there aren't many welding shops out there that allow you to do your laundry at the same time..

In any case, shit is awesome so check it out!


Friday, April 16, 2010

Check out these Vintage Postcards.. ex lady friend of mine sent me a while back one at a time:

The translation is obviously lacking but you get the idea..


3Rensho roadie frame!

In da Jerz no less too!!

Bummer it ain't a better fit for me..

Thanks Alan!


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Check out the gnarly webbing..

Crazy ass shit huh?!!


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ultra rare and sexy 1975 Team Schwinn Paramount Sprint P-14 Track frame!

Holy fuck I SO would be ALL OVER THIS SHIT if it wasn't for the short-ish TT size- DAMMIT!!! 55cm is dealable but not 54cm :-(

Thanks Thomas!

UPDATE - This tasty bitch sold for $2650!!


Monday, April 12, 2010

When living in a 'Double Down' world.. should expect to see artists from other countries making art like this about the good ol' US of A:

Pretty fucking putrid huh?

The other fucked up funny thing I saw was a commercial for Hotpocket's new 'sideshots' during Jamie Oliver's new 'Food Revolution' show which I'm sure would have INFURIATED him cause I was annoyed enough myself. I know, the show is corny as hell but I've loved that freaking guy since he did The Naked Chef so fuck you. It's def worth a watch tho. Esp if you're a chicken nugget fan! Trust me- see episode 2 for more details. In any case, watch the commercial and you'll get an idea of what makes this country so fucked. It's right up there with those 'Big Red' style Verizon commercials. Like, oh yeah, nevermind experiencing real life or using some fucking utensils. Just fuck off on your phone all day instead since we've boosted coverage so much and eat food using your hands only! Fucking society is going down the toilet more and more every fucking day. I get that they're kind of just making a joke out of it all but still- enough is enough!

ONCE AGAIN.. If you haven't seen Idiocracy yet YOU REALLY OUGHT TO MAKE IT A POINT TO DO SO ASAP..


Cinelli CHROME Laser!


Seen here via Berlin Fixed..


Friday, April 9, 2010

If I was super rich..

..I STILL wouldn't spend 6Gs on this shit:

Talk about a waste and a half!

.. thought if they were NJS and twice as much it would be a COMPLETELY different story :-P


Those sure are..

..some one of kind builds there chum!

More like chumpy! Christ.. Some nightmare huh..?


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

There really is nothing worse than..

..waking up at 7am to your intestines in upheaval and having to spend the next few hours violently spewing forth from every orifice. Yup, nothing quite like the sight and smell of red vomit and burning hot liquid pouring out of your ass. Not. fucking. cool. Fucking sucked! I don't know what it was but I'm never eating it again! In any case, that was what I'd been up to since early yesterday morning..

The fucked up thing is I called in sick half thinking I could get something done with the time off and possibly even enjoy the lovely weather outside later on. As opposed to not setting foot outside once along with shitting and sleeping nearly the entire time. Not to mention my asshole feeling like a giant throbbing cold sore that got a peppercorn stuck in it for fucks sake! I could barely even muster the effort to reply any emails much less do something productive. What a fucking waste of a day. It was so wicked nice out yesterday and it's even nicer out today! Oh well, with any luck I'll get my diseased ass out there tomorrow..

As if to add insult to injury, a friend sent me this video from Mission Workshop about their new Vandal Cargo Backpack..

That backpack commercial has so many ironic hipster things going on in it you can't even start a list you're so flabbergasted by it all. Which was the intention behind it I'm sure.. Well, I'd at least like to think so anyways.. more like I hope.. Having said that the bag def looks like a great product! I just know for a fact that I would never use something like that to it's full potential. I'd rather build something like this for myself. But that's just me..

I think the thing that still manages to blow me away is just how far reaching the whole DIY digital media and interwebz has proliferated in the last few years. Just about any mofo out there with a semi decent camera and computer can make a really nice video or whatever for what they're trying to sell and or show off. The problem with that of course is that like 90% of the people engaged in that activity have absolutely NO IDEA as to what they're doing or a proper education in that field- AWESOME! While I totally dig the idea of people being able to make great looking and relatively well put together videos etc on a shoe string budget, it also kind of scares the living shit out of me. Just think Fall Out Boy and you'll know EXACTLY what I'm talking about..

The major problem with having the ability to wield such great power comes a certain amount responsibility to which no one really seems to take into account. A lot of these videos and commercials hit a lot of kids way harder than the makers of said videos may have intended in the first place. The part that scares me most is that they leave out a lot of the realities of the situations the people are in. Like, you may think it's really rad to fly down a busy street on a fixie doing wheelies with an awesome backpack full of yummy food and beer. However the reality of the situation is that having 50lbs of shit on your back while riding a 20lbs bicycle with no helmet on is FUCKING DANGEROUS to say the least. Esp if your narrow ass only weights 120lbs in the first place! Imagine someone tossing an anchor off a boat that's attached to your back..

The main thing I've noticed and is a really good reason why I rarely post any videos on here at all is that with the exception of a small few, almost every video I see is severely lacking in any and all substance. There's just nothing going on in the video worth taking note of. I mean, really special and worth all the time and effort put into producing and publicizing said video. Unless you truly impress me (or send me free shit to review :D ), I'm not going to bother wasting my readers time with it. To me it's more about quality than quantity and content over process. Those are the things I look for and care about most. While it's not necessarily about winning or being the very bestest, it's a genuine strive for excellence that I feel deserves the most reward..

We're living in a time where big corporations and advertising is no longer necessary to sell products or a lifestyle and help push the boundries of whatever trivial thing we're into at the moment instead of being concerned with the more important and larger issues at hand. It's like, okay, if I'm going to feel guilty about being more concerned about something I'm into rather than like, people dying or suffering from WTF ever, it had better be something really good you know? Something well built that'll last a really long time and is totally worth the $200+ price tag..

Don't get me wrong folks, I'm totally behind everyone that makes a concerted effort to do their own thing, make and sell their own quality hand made products. Every. single. person. who does this and supports those people and their companies, help to steer things in a more positive direction and away from the proliferation of larger corporations who just put out genuinely shitty products made in overseas sweat shops. I guess a big part of me just wishes I could be more apathetic and enjoy things for what they are instead of the ambivalence I'm constantly overwhelmed with as my face falls into the palms of my hands within the first 5 seconds of seeing right through just about everything. In other words I'm just jealous and a complete asshole. Oh well!

In any case, I would like to see Mission Workshop keep up the good work with their products and well put together videos. Just try and tone down the fixie gheyness a little bit wouldjaplz?


Monday, April 5, 2010

The first commenter who can guess..

..what classic movie reference I'm attempting to make here:

Will win themselves a NEW set of MKS 8mm chain tensioners for aluminum frames!

Please note that I will EXPECT to see a photo link of YOUR aluminum tarck bike these are going on in either the comment or email later on in which you provide your shipping address..


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Okay, I'm officially DONE with cycling: ALL MY BIKES FOR SALE!!!

That's right folks, I'm hangin' this shit up and putting em all on the chopping block REAL SOON!

I don't know what to tell all ya'll. Just lost my desire for this shit and am fed up with having to deal with the pressure of riding all the time even when I'm not in the mood. Not to mention blogging about this shit ALL. THE FUCKING TIME.. It used to just be about fun and building silly two wheeled contraptions but everyone's too cool for school and too tough for toilet paper attitudes have been getting me down. It's something that's been on my mind for a while now and despite my best efforts to suppress these feelings, it's high time I move on..

The proceeds from all the bikes and part sales will go towards my saving up for a whirl wind tour around the globe to spend some time exploring both myself and the world before coming back to NYC and da Jerz to start a new life. My main goal will be to contemplate my next career move along with leaving as thick a trail of illegitimate children as humanly possible!

So goodbye and farewell for everyone who enjoyed this blog, my various hijinks and ebaylicious splendor over the years! This will be one of the last posts for this blog but I do plan on starting a totally new one in the coming weeks documenting my various journeys and adventures. Future bastard mothers beware!!

Oh and BTW, OF COURSE totally joking! I mean, come on- I just HAD to have a little April Fools Day fun this year!! Seriously folks, AHM IN DIS SHIT FO LYFE YO!!! In fact, the moment I publish this post I'm going to go get a freakin' 1/8th campy chainring tattooed on my forehead!

So no, of course I'm not quitting you fucking dumbass and no I'm not selling any of my bikes either! Despite the fact that I haven't spent a dime on anything else aside from weed and a sowing kit to repair the rags I call a wardrobe..


..or at least until the IRS catches up with me :P