I have no style. I know this and strangely I am proud of it. Its not that I don't any idea as to what is in, I do. Its just that I always choose function over style. One good example is the tight fitting jeans (with collar roll) that have been infiltrating the fixed gear hipster community for the last couple years.
So there has been a bunch of discussion on recent rides about bike bling... colour matching and various ways of making your ride that 'little bit more special'... Well after I stumbled on something interesting I thought I'd compile a list of gold bling bikes/bike parts...
It should be noted that I am actually not a fan of gold parts... but it seems like the endpoint of showing off bling (outside of diamond tipped cogs/chainrings... which i haven't seen yet).
The fork legs are 3/4 length GOLD plated, with real gold, NOT gold paint. This was a feature on a limited number of Brian Hayes A.I.S. Track Team frames, to commemorate the Australian Team winning gold on the Track at the Olympic Games. From here...
found this elsewhere... some many questions burst forth in my mind...
Keeping things squeeky clean [go]
Lets face the facts boys and girls, while cranking on the bike we all expect to bust out our fair share of sweat (yes, even us sweet smelling girls). Some of us even buy jerseys to make this feature of riding more comfortable. When arriving home we all throw our jerseys in the wash (you all better be nodding YES) to keep it smelling fresh, but what about ye olde brain bucket?
Yep, that is right, smelly helmet syndrome is a problem currently sweeping the Nation. And come on people, there is just no need for it either. Now I know some well heeled folk simply toss their lid in the trash and buy new. But for the rest of us that is a no go. Since we can't go tossin' the helmet in with the next load of laundry, what do us frugal types do?
Luckily for you, I'm here to pass on a handy dandy tip to keep your helmet smelling fresh as a daisy.
Okay, for all you neofixie hipsters out there, I am only going to say this once so listen up. DO NOT under any circumstances put a quick release on the rear when you have to hold the chain tension. Are you listening? Ah! You are thinking about doing that again...
I spotted the monstrosity, pictured left, on Friday night after I was leaving the Anza club. I was drunk, but I knew duty called so I got my shit together long enough to document this madness.
The whole thing almost brought me to tears, I cried for weeks afterwards.