Chrome "Scabs" Photo Contest

Photo by Jason Rosete

You guessed it. Chrome's got yet another photo contest. This one's about eating shit and taking a picture.

In proper Halloween fashion, they're making a call for submissions of the most grotesque, unsightly, or otherwise terrifying result of a spill on a bicycle this month. So submit by next Friday (28th) to chrome@chromebags.

They'll upload them to their “SCABS” photo album each day. Rack up the most “Likes” on your photo by the 31st of October and you’ll win their prize package:

(1) Black/Orange Chrome Yalta Backpack
(1) Black/Orange Chrome Rook Wallethttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif
(1) First-Aid Kit

They'll announce the winner on Halloween right here on Facebook!
(One submission per person, no stock images please).

And I'm gonna be biased and ask everyone to like my good friend Jason Rosete's image. He's a part of Macaframa and one talented photographer. Plus, it's Congo! Follow this link to his page and LIKE.

Nashville : To Hell & Back Alleycat

To Hell & Back from Ryan Green on Vimeo.

It's that time of year! Grab your best costume and find your halloween alleycat. Nashville's got one going on called, "To Hell & Back Alleycat" and they made a movie for it. I'm pumped to see stupid costumes on roaming SF.

Bike Tattoo Porn

Something fun for your Friday.

LA : TR4K X NJS Tees for NJS Show

Check out these shirts made up exclusively for this Sunday's NJS Bike Show. Brought out by TR4K and NJS, all proceeds will go straight to the Encino Velodrome.

Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show

The latest and great modern carbon framesets and bicycles are the tits, but the bees knees comes from handmade stuff. Nothing beats the labor intensive effort of careful craftsmanship a single person goes through to make your dream ride. All you Oregon folks, I hope you check this out and tell me how it goes.


NY Messenger Appreciation Day

Check out these photos from Tak during NY's Messenger Appreciation Day at Chrome. Thanks for the pro tip, Prolly. The rest is here.

Krit Kat Race Recap

19 racers, 3.5 laps, 11 miles, and 45 minutes later, we got ourselves some wieners. Big ups to Jeremiah who took first and skitched every hill he could. On the first lap, trailing behind him was the Yung Marc Marino and the Yung Steve Tortorelli. Steve bails out after he's tagged into work, but not before looping a second time around.

AlleyGato SF - All Female/Transgender Alleycat

This one goes out to all the ladies and transgenders out there. Meet at Cupids Arrow on the Embarcadero, and race amongst your fellow lady/trans riders!

Entry is $5 and winner takes all.
2nd, 3rd, and DFL gets prizes from Mission Bicycle and Alite.

Race ends at Pushbike on 22nd & Shotwell with cervesa's so tell your girls out thurr.

Check their Facebook for any updates and more.

Artcrank SF this Friday!

Art and cycling go hand in hand, and this Friday, Artcrank is coming back to SF!

Friday, 10/21/11
111 Minna Gallery
FREE Admission & FREE Bike Parking provided by SFBC.

Sponsored by Chrome & Widmer Brothers and benefitting the San Francisco Bike Coallition!

After two successful years at the Chrome SF store, ARTCRANK San Francisco is back for it's third year & they've partnered with 111 Minna to bring you the biggest party yet! With over 30 participating Bay Area artists showcasing original bicycle-inspired artwork, admission will be free and posters are priced to let everybody take home at least one.

Enter to win a custom screenprinted Chrome buckle bag with Artwork from SF's own Artcrank Artists. All raffle proceeds benefit the San Francisco Bike Coallition.
Widmer Brother/ARTCRANK pint glasses for sale to benefit the SFBC.


Bike Porn : 3Rensho

Another great example of a road 3Rensho. And in my size...

Hutchinson Serenity Commercial

Hutchinson Serenity from fortiche studio on Vimeo.

Beautiful, well made, and you won't expect the ending to this ad spot... I'll let you guess.

Spotted at Prolly

Superb Bicycle Studio Shots

Superb Bicycle took their prototype into Jesse Weiner's Studio for a few shots and it looks amazing. They're saying their production model's coming out. I can't wait...


Los Angeles : NJS Bike Show

Sunday oct 23, 2011
The ride meets at the N.Hollywood redline station at 12:30p.
All bikes are welcome to the ride!
the ride will leave to the Encino Velodrome at 1:30pm
Velodrome event starts at 3PM. Be there..

Encino Velodrome
17301 Oxnard Street
Encino, CA 91316
(818) 881-8571

-Races are presented by City Grounds & Ride The Black Line.
NJS and Non-NJS track bikes are welcome

-Keirin Bike Show Categories:
Most J.Pop
Most NJS Stamps
Rarest Bike
Best Overall

-Raffles and Giveaways
-Photo booth
-NJS RIDE Tee Shirts will be for sale
-Delicious food from the Taco Man
All Profits go to help the Encino Velodrome.. Save the track Bike.

Need to Contact Someone? Wanna Sponsor?http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif
Contact Simon Lee – simonlee31@gmail.com

Wanna Connect with the event socially?
Here is a link to the official tumblr page
and Here is a link to the Facebook Event

Reposted from TOLA

Supermarket Street Sweep 2011

Save the date...

LA Brakeless : Shirt Design Contest

Juan over at LA Brakeless sent this t shirt design contest. Create a t-shirt design with a cycling theme that also represents Los Angeles. The top design contenders will have their designshttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif posted on Facebook and the design with the most likes wins the contest.

HOW TO ENTER: To ensure proper notification in the case that you are selected as a winner, please send entries to LABrakeless@gmail.com with your name, and any information that we may need to contact you.

Entrants may submit as many entries as they like as long as the entries meet the following criteria:

- Entries can be hand drawn or created on the computer
- 1 color only
- The design must be 100% your work
- No copyrighted images can be used in anyway

Submission Deadline: November 4, 2011, 5:00pm PST.

Grand Prize: $200 Gift Certificate to LA Brakeless

Trike Bike

Here's something fun for the morning. Spotted over at Milano Fixed and I had to repost. Every year, SF has two annual trike race every year; one by the city bombing down Lombard Street that most know about and the other by Tuffy, local bar owner of Pop's. If I could get myself on this ride, Tuffy would finally have a contender.


Bike Porn : Canyon Road Bike


KLIFGT2011 Promo from YellowBikeCompany on Vimeo.

KLIFGT2011 sounds like a lot of fun and there's word that SF will be represented. Kuala Lumpur's trying to get something big going and I'm hoping to get some live feed from those who are out there. And look at that schedule!

Crosstober Fest in Germany

It’s cross season and CremaCycles would like to invite you to a special weekend surrounding the sport of cyclocross, American – Bavarian style. Two days of ‘cross clinics, races and rides. They will also open the doors to theirnew showroom to the public for a special showing of their complete lineup of bikes.


Saturday, October 22, 2011, CremaCycles, Burgweg 2, 87637 Zell – Eisenberg/Allgäu

10 & 11 am CremaCross Clinic w/ Ken Bloomer
1 pm Fun Cross race
1: 40 pm CremaCycles Cross race

Sunday, October 23, 2011, CremaCycles, Burgweg 2, 87637 Zell – Eisenberg/Allgäu

8 – 10 am Pre-Rapha ‘Cross Fondo Breakfast feed
10 am – 2 pm Rapha ‘Cross Fondo

Check out for registration and more info here. So who wants to go?


Red Hook Crit : And The Winner Is...

And the winner is... Neil Bezdek! After two consecutive 2nd place finishes in the Red Hook Crit, Neil Bezdek absolutely dominated the 2011 RHC Milano taking first overall, fastest lap and both race primes. The podium was completed by last year's RHCM winner Jon Ander Ortuondo in second and Al Barouh who has made a habit of taking third in this race. Neil also won it on the new Cinelli Laser. Congrats!

Loose Legs Ride Recap by Prolly

John Prolly has a great recap on the "Loose Legs" ride before the NACCCs in Austin. Seeing these photos makes me feel like I really missed out. Check out it out here.