Tag Archives: fixed gear

MASH SF: Details from 773 14th St.

This has probably been in the makings for a while, but we kinda caught on to this a few months ago. These guys are about as OG as you can get in the fixed gear world, not only progressing to national tours and now shop openings, but maintaining the same good branding and production all along the way. That means when it comes time to transfer to a storefront, you have a huge offering of kits, clothing, frames, prints and art ready to go. We are excited as hell to see some shots coming out of this San Francisco shop.

photo sources: Mash SF

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Matt Lingo’s What This Means

Tyler Johnson, source: What this Means

Fixed gear photography has come a long way, and it’s times like looking at Matt Lingo’s newest project, What This Means, that makes you think about how wide and deep the whole scene is, as of 2011.

Wonka @ Downtown Showdown, source: What this means

Matt Lingo is one of those names that’s hovered over the progression of fixed freestyle, hill bombers, NY riders and west coast fixed for a while now, with significant attention to photographic quality without cramping documentary style.

Massann on Emi’s Roof, source: What this means

From the mouth of the photographer himself:

The project was titled “What This Means”, as I saw these images as what fixed gear meant to me. This has always been about the people, because without them the bikes mean very little. Some shots are of just people, some shots are of just bikes, but together they paint the picture of how I feel about this “scene”. It’s in such an early stage that there’s no commercial or monetary support, and it thrives purely on the passion of those who participate in it…

Jason, Emi, Massan, Chinatown, source: What this means

Matt, this is so sick. While Ennui might not have carved out a section of the web for our own fixed gear content, we can still appreciate how it’s built on the backs of not just riders, but photographers and documenters also.

Big ups man, and be sure to check out Matt Lingo for new updates.

Bike Check: Miele Track

Time for a little bike love. Here’s the steed that belongs to one of our photographers/writers. A year unknown Miele track, former property of a roadie in Philly who was sponsored by Circle A Cycles (cyclocross), with one of the ballinest paint jobs ever courtesy of the Providence bike builder.

As you can tell already, this is the beater. This is the winter ride, and the rainy day steed.

Everyone has a different way of riding fixed, and as simplistic as a track bike is, the variation can be enormous. 3T Ergonova drops with alloy sram single speed levers, Campy Centaur front brake and enough cable for 44cm bars.

Wound up fork, an older Hed Stinger carbon front and some smooth brazing. Notice the headtube joints are fillet brazed…

Secret tech: Crank Bros. Mallet DH pedals. Perfect for mashing around town in any shoes, or clipping in for longer rides and winter training. The platform is wide enough to give you that same road pedal stability and solidity, along with replaceable faces and a rebuildable body.

… and the rest of the frame is lugged. This frame was repaired by Circle A along with the new paint job. Stiff, reinforcing rings were added to the top and bottom of the head tube. Combined with the stiffer carbon fork and front wheel, this thing can really get up and go.

Never get younger… under the clear coat.

If you are in the DC area, we’d love to take some snaps of your ride, be it track, road, cross, mountain or anything in between. Let us know at ennuics@gmail.com, and as always ride safe.