I’ve should know it, buying a mountain bike was a mistake. The name itself already implies it ‘mountain bike’ and we are living in the fuccing Netherlands! We ain’t got mountains we don’t even got any hills. And to make it even worse we only have bike lanes, nicely paved flat tarmac bike lanes through the woods. So do not expect anything technical in this movie cause these old daddies are taking it slow. But hé we ride fixed so maybe that makes us look cool? Any way I must be an idiot to film this horrible excuse of what I call mountain biking.
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Vince got a new bike
This is the last movie you see of Vincent mountain biking with his old Subrosa. And at the end of the movie you see why, “NO BRAKES”. And mad respect for my friend Sam who took the hills like a pro on his single speed.
Well this is the story about me and mister Gary Fisher. When I started as a bike messenger I knew the ‘brand’ Gary Fisher, of course everybody did. But I was not so much into mountain biking so I never bought one.
Then in 1998 I met him for the first time during the CMWC in Washington DC. And damn that was cool, one of the great names of mountain biking comes and visits ‘our’ championship and I spoke him briefly. A couple of years later in 2005, I’m at the CMWC in New York. And who is there also Gary Fisher. This time we spoke a bit longer. And damn he is a friendly guy!
Here is a photo I shot with my (crappy) phone camera of him and my good friend Vincent.
The next day all the messengers met each other in some bar downtown NY. So we where there with at least a hundred of us. And I had to take a piss. So when I went to the toilet I see Gary sitting at the bar. On my way back I try to ignore him cause I don’t want to be the ‘groupie’ kind of guy. But he recognizes me (maybe because of the dreads) and says; “I don’t remember your name but it begins with a T and ends with a D. Do you want to drink a beer from me”. I was surprised but all of you who know me, I love a beer. So we drunk a couple of beers together. And later on Vincent also joined us. We had a great conversation about bikes and all the messenger shit.
And from then on I knew I had to buy a Gary Fisher bike. Now after all those years it finally happened, I bought one. Although it’s technically a Trek (Gary Fisher collection) I still think (and speak about it) as a original Fisher bike.
But we wouldn’t be FUCCIT if we didn’t do something with it. We started riding track bikes as one of the first guys here in Holland. It was in 1998 I believe. And now you see them everywhere. We started the whole bike polo shit here in Holland and it’s taking off. We are too old for doing tricks so Vincent and I came to the conclusion that fixed gear mountain biking will be the next big thing. And of course completely brakeless.
So the first thing I did to my brand new bike was to get rid of all the unnecessary parts (read brakes) and bought a bolt-on cog so I could ride fixed.
Well that’s the story here is the bike, let me introduce to you the Trek Gary Fisher Marlin 29er fixed gear :D
And to Gary, if you read this. The bike rides GREAT!
ps. And no list of parts cause I hate those lists. I ride and it rides damn good.
This is to good not to post although Prolly already posted it. And we don’t like to repost that shit (sometimes we are even faster then he is with our post so that doesn’t count). But this one I like cause it’s all about fixed gear mountain biking.
Kyle shreds the Jedi trail at Hulda Crooks on his Volume Thrasher fixed gear bike.
So I bought a new bike this friday. And although I was sick this week I wanted to make a test ride with my good friend. Maybe not the best idea as the video shows (or sounds). But still it was a great ride, Vincent on his fixed gear. And myself on my new Trek Gary Fisher Marlin single speed, soon to be fixed!
I know it’s an old post from Slumworm, but I really need to find myself a spot with a tree like that for some nice tricks! Bring on Spring, so I can go into Sonsbeek to find a spot like in the pic…
This might not be a singlespeed little movie, but it sure get’s me motivated to ride! This one’s for the people riding in Soesterhoogt today!
Charge‘s latest online video gives you a sneak preview of the 2011 Duster Mountain Bike range, as the slimmer prototype bikes get put through their paces.
Filmed + Edited By Alex Rankin
It’s a shame I can’t make it to Soesterhoogt, but it’s time to head into the woods any time soon! Who’s joining me? FGMTB Style!
Sunday February 6th there’s another SSCX meeting, organized by Jelle from Singlespeed.nl.
So if you wanna play in the mud, you have to show up at 11am in Soesterhoogt at the cyclocross track.
Here’s a vid of the 2008 Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships for inspiration!
More info about the meeting at Dirty Pages.
We’ve been telling you fixed gear mountain biking is gonna be big! So big that Surly even made a 26″ full 4130 chromoly fixed gear mountain bike frame, called the Troll.
You can run it with cantilever or disc brakes, or go breakless if you want. There are even holes for mounting racks or fenders…
Personally I think it’s VERY ugly, but it’s cool to see there are fixed gear mountain bike frames being build, even if they’re 26″…
I found this very nice website from Physio Works with the most common cycling injuries and how you can prevent them. Whether you are interested in road cycling, MTB or riding fixed.
Take the time to read it if care just a little bit about the condition of your body…