Archive for Oktober, 2010

Fixie Revolution in Bangalore

Freitag, Oktober 29th, 2010

Bhaskar had bought a fixed gear and singlespeed bike at Natokke. He chose our Special Edition lugged Fixed gear Revolution II Flying Banana frame. We boxed it up for him as he took it on his flight back to India. In Bangalore he brought it to a nice bike shop Bums On The Saddle. The owner Rohan took these amazing shots of our Flying Banana bike. It is the first Fixie Revolution bike in Bangalore. Check out the whole set of pictures on flickr.

Fixie Revolution Flying Banana Bike in India

But I am happy to see that there are already fixed gear riders in Bangalore!

Beijing TV Global Gala Audition on TV

Montag, Oktober 25th, 2010

There was a short clip about the second audition for the Beijing TV 2011 Spring Festival Global Gala shown on TV 2 days ago. Here is a link to the TV video. The section about me and Yu Changqing starts at 3min 18sec. I hope we can be selected to perform our bike tricks for the big gala show during Chinese New Year.

时尚座驾 Trends Car Magazine

Sonntag, Oktober 24th, 2010

STC participated in an event organized by the Trends group for their „Half Car“ green initiative. I did a performance in front of famous Chinese people. Here is a picture of that in the October issue of the Trends Car (时尚座驾) magazine.

Trends Car Magazine

Ines Performing in Trends Car Magazine

Flying Banana Fixed Gear Bikes

Freitag, Oktober 22nd, 2010

After a few days break we met up again this morning for some bike trick training. 74 year old Yu Chang Qing managed to do this trick he had not done since around 1990:

Yu Chang Qing Amazing Bike Trick

Yesterday some of the customer special ordered frames arrived. One of them was the special metallic orange Flying Banana track frame with Columbus Thron tubing for Echo. She wanted to learn how to build up her bike so she came to the shop. She started with putting inner tube and outer tire on the 50mm deep wheels (wow they look nice 🙂

Echo working on the 50mm deep wheels

Dupree brought his former military jacket for working on bikes. We think he looks like a Min Gong (migrant worker) wearing that.

Dupree as our shop min gong

Dupree, Chris and I then decided that better let Echo do all the work and us stand on the side and just give our comments.

Echo working and the others watching

And look how happy she is with her finished bike.

Echo and her Orange Golden Bike

The gold and black goes well with the metallic special orange color she ordered. All the parts closer to the frame are golden, the further away parts are black.

Full Modern Style Track Bike

Bullhorn Handle Bars

Flying Banana Bike with Columbus Thron Tubing

Our Flying Banana bike frames are made using Italian Columbus Thron tubing. It is nice to see Echo so happy about her new bike.

Echo and Ines

Today was very busy in our Natooke fixed gear bike store here in Beijing. I am sad I had to send some of the Korean fixed gear riders away that just wanted small modifications. It was not the right day with other customers waiting for the bikes to be built up. Like this one that we finished around 6pm.It has glow in the dark Oury grips.

White and Black with Pink Hub

Glow in the dark Oury grips on Flying Banana

We also finished another great track bike for Ren Fei. He had requested to have his name added on the frame. He was also very happy to pick up his fixed gear bike. He even asked me to join him and his friends for dinner but unfortunately I had already an appointment with friends visiting from France.

Ren Fei and his Flying Banana

Ren Fei’s new fixed gear bike

Puerto Rico Fixed Gear

Mittwoch, Oktober 20th, 2010

I found an entry about myself on the Puerto Rico fixed gear webpage. Thanks! Greetings from Beijing to you Puerto Rican fixed gear riders!

Fixie Ride from Denmark to Paris

Montag, Oktober 18th, 2010

My friend Rune from Denmark rode in 12 days from Denmark to Paris with a group of other fixed gear bike friends from Denmark. And he came in first. Here is a link to pictures from their amazing trip.

Denmark to Paris ride