The Brown Santa arrived today bearing these new gifts straight out of DVS HQ. To say we're impressed would be an understatement... DVS Luster X Cinelli... stay tuned for more info.
Phil Wood is always working on new, innovative projects. Today, Phil introduces us to the Lil Phil Centric and the hub shell for Rohloff hubs. The Lil Phil Centric has a square taper and threads to a standard bottom bracket shell. Keep checking the Phil Blog for a release date and consistent drool-able content.
We are halfway through winter and the salt is starting to take it's toll. This year my bottom bracket was the first to cry for help. I tried to ignore the snapping and grinding for 2 weeks....then came the fireworks. It was like a string of Black Cats going off in between my crank arms. The sudden loss of chain tension was the grand finale. After breaking the seal of a poorly greased shell with a pipe wrench, the innards of what used to be a sealed cartridge bearing spilled onto the floor.
The life expectancy of a bottom bracket in Milwaukee is usually one year if you are lucky. If one last longer than that....you aren't riding enough.
Simply put, COG would not be possible without our advertisers... We've made some great relationships over the nine issues we've managed to publish since November, 2007. Fabric Horse has been supporting us the whole way. Not only do we love and use their products, we love the ads!
Since our first issue back in 2007, we've been bringing the world of Keirin racing to the readers of COG. All credit for this coverage goes out to Yohei Morita and more recently May-Z who brought us Girl's Keirin racing within issues 8-9.
It seems this coverage has not gone unnoticed with the new line of canvas kicks coming from DVS. What's awesome about these shoes is they come in the complete Keirin rainbow of colors for ultimate mix and match potential!
Inspired From Tracko's "Save The Track Bike!" pins, we bring you "Save The Bike Messenger!" pins. The pin speaks for itself. Bike messengers perform miracles every day. The last few years messenger companies and indy messenger alike have felt the effects of the economic state. We as messengers know our importance to the city we work in. Most companies take us for granted and don't realize how important we are to the community. This pin pays homage to all the messengers around the world working day in and day out for the love of pedaling and pushing packages.
Here's a sneak peek at some new caps we have coming from Chuey Brand in San Francisco!
Our friend Stratton over at Keirin Culture in Roanoke, VA recently dropped this custom CNC'd drillium chainring on us. More info soon on these.