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CONTENTS SOFB ONLINE MAG 2

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REGULARS 8

IN STRAPS.. LDN we go hard!

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SICK RIDER INTERVIEW Ed Wonka

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NEW BIKES Prototypes

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HOT DATES Get ready for action

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CREW Nnja Cats

FEATURES 14

WINTER WORMER Ride time!

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TRACK WC Keirin JKA

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PIGEON FIXE Rendez - vous

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WEST FIXED GEAR Jam

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TRICK TRICK ... BOOM Comp

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Bike Polo

COVER Info_ Clock gose forward... ED WONKA pushing forward too.. One of the late sessions at the skate park in Paris.

CONTENTS Info_ 5th Floor one of the last sessions from 2009 Rick and Adrian check http://4416.co.uk/ Photographer _ Arizona Loner


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Photo Arizona Loner


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IN STRAPS..

LDN WE GO HARD !

WE GO HARD!

That was only six weeks from lunching Issue 1. During that time World did go insane..

All those problems of every day life kind of fade away when you are on the bike. I hope reading SOFB will be similar experience and you will have some fun. For you we have highlights from couple international events. I’m happy that fixed scene get so crazy in every de-mention.

EDITOR PHOTOGRAPHER DESIGNER WRITER Greg Falski CONTRIBUTORS Arizona Loner

http://arizonaloner.wordpress.com/

Florian Ferrier-Grusch

www.ferrier.tumblr.com www.fixedgeargeneva.blogspot.com

Ricardo Lino

http://westfixed.blogspot.com/

Maybe because fixed riding is specific activity..

ILOVEDUST x THE5FLOOR

I need to say that lever of riding step up.

Online distribution ISSUU.com

OK you can easily coled sport.

I’m stoked that I did have chance to meet so many cool people on the way of SOFB.. to be honest I don’t remember when last time I laugh so much!

SOFB Online Mag is part of FOREACH PRODUCTIONS

Keep it going!

www.sofbonlinemag.com

Ride on!

For contributions, advertising and other enquiries, pleas contact gregfalski@gmail.com

Greg Falski

Looking for writers! Looking for photographers! Get involve! Thanks to Family and friends, all crews and riders, organisers and advertisers.. will be not possible without all of you!

Inspirations Dirtmag, Ranked

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SICK RIDER INTERVIEW

ED WONKA THE GRIME SICK RIDER


Gus get really crazy about whole skatepark a specially part with bowl..

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INTERVIEW ED WONKA! E d Wonka is one of the most talented freestyle fixed gear riders. His consistency allows him to ride hard non-stop. He is on tour with

The Grime shredding the streets and skateparks of Europe and Asia.

SOFB- What makes you so good at riding fixed? ED- I guess the feeling of pushing something that alot of people are stoked about. SOFB- Tell us about the last two competitions you went to.

SOFB- You are investing in your own projects; whats next? ED- The world.

ED- They were super sick FGFS scene is popping off in europe.

SOFB- Could you describe the G.O.A.T. frame? It seems like it can take a beating.

SOFB- Do you like to ride street or park more? Are you better at one more than the other?

ED- The production GOAT will surpass every GEO. We figured out the perfectness you will all see!.

ED- STREETS ALL DAY. SOFB- How do you get pumped to ride hard? ED- Good Tunes. SOFB- How do you set up your pedals before you get to an obstacle? ED- Its to hard to explain in words typed but i could teach anyone in person. SOFB- You inspire a lots of new riders what you will say to them ED- Keep riding,nothings impossible and i love fixed freestyle Im glad other people do as well. SOFB- How important is your crew? Do they get you stoked? ED- My crew is everything and everyone. Everyone gets me stoked.

SOFB- Tell us about your trip, where are you at the moment? ED- Ive been on tour for the last 15 days with Joey Krillz and ROCKY (Mike Schmitt).Right now Im in Hong Kong in a airport on a layover to Thailand ill be there for the next 6 days then Im heading home early due to radical radiation. Krillz and ROCKY will endure the radiation in Japan for 10 days after Thailand. SOFB- Last question; any shout outs? MIKE SCHMITT JOEY KRILLZ NAOMI WOLF CHIN ALL THE LABERDOODLES WORLD WIDE CHROME BAGS YNOT CYCLES CHARI AND CO THE DON GE RANGER OSCAR KHAN YOSHI JOHN CARDIEL COLBY ELRICK LEAF YETI TOM MOSHER RICARDO LINO LE LAMA AND EVERYONE WHO RIDES FGFS.


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Its beginning of march. Together with Super Ted we decided to organise day of riding.. Early start, 9am at ST workshop we did have all riders and photographers. Staffed with bacon sandwiches and tea, direction setup on Abbey Woods. Mikey Kajak Oscar Cedric Super Ted and me rolling trough the city.. looking for spots.


First propa stop at roundabout spot under express road. Steep banks more like box - perfect place. Sun is coming out and every on is getting stoked on riding. After short ride stopping at park next to Thames barrier. Oscar and Super Ted dropping of big wall to grass bang.. Ted almost braking his back. Couple more small spots and we taking fairy to other side - Woolich.

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Mikey air time

Oscar and Mikey going crazy at the skate park. Small refuel and we on the set of Clockworks Orange, old estate with good spots. Starting to feel this distance in my legs and Abbey Woods on the way. STed knows a lot of good spots. After fair off road ride we are in right place. Plenty of jumps. Local Dirt Jumpers well surprised what guys can do on fixed bikes.


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Good session in result which Mikey get bitten by snake tree. Finishing last Winter Wormer time to go back.. How.. I think on auto pilot. That was nice ride and I could feel it next couple days. Perfect way to wake up old mussels. Stay tune!! More riding to come.


UCI TRACK

Final of Kerin WC Riders fighting for essential position behind motor bike, 8 laps to go.. at that point no one expect dramatic final STOKED ON FIXED BIKES


K CYCLING WC

National Cycling Center Manchester, UK 18-20.02.2011


Sir Chris Hoy on home straight fallowed by Niblett

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Sir Hoy dominate competition the way you expect from World and Olympic Champion. World Sprint Champion Gregory Bauge demonstrate that he is not to bad at the Keirin as he made it trough along with Eddie Dawkinns of New Zealand. Kamil Kuczynski from Poland show true spirit on way to finals.

The 5th floor crew and Cantgoslow Manchester.


As only two riders cross the finish line from the group taking part in crash starts the fight for Bronze medal and the remaining World Cup - Olympic qualification points.. Malaysian Azizul Awang was heroic enough to cross the line first and take the Bronze whilst crying out in agony at his painful injury. Kuczynski and Dawkins were next over with Peralta disqualified for his action. Final 1 - ­6 1 HOY Chris SKY1 2 NIBLETT Jason JAY 3 AWANG Azizulhasni YSD 4 KUCZYNSKI Kamil POL 5 DAWKINS Edward NZL REL PERALTA GASCON Juan ESP Final 7 - ­12 7 BAUGE Gregory FRA 8 VAN DEN BERG Roy NED 9 NG ONN LAM Josiah MAS 10 ENDERS Rene GER 11 WATANABE Kazunari JPN 12 ASAI Kota CCT

Shuang Guo of China won the final of the Women’s Keirin. She emerged from a clutch of riders who went into the final corner together, to claim the win by half a wheel from Clara Sanchez of France. Victoria Pendleton took bronze after being boxed in with a lap to go, coming round the outside to claim the medal only in the last few yards. Final 1 - 6 1 2 3 4 5 6

GONG Jinjie CHN SANCHEZ Clara FRA PENDLETON Victoria SKY MEARES Anna AUS GUO Shuang CHN MCCULLOCH Kaarle AUS

Final 7 - 12 7 8 9 10 11 12

KRUPECKAITE Simona LTU PANARINA Olga BLR JAMES Rebecca Angharad GBR WELTE Miriam GER VOGEL Kristina GER CLAIR Sandie FRA

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Japanese Keiri

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in Association National Cycling Center Manchester, UK 20.02.2011


The final was sort of a drag race as Levy used his legs to power away from Mulder and Pervis.. This same he rode away with a 15.000 Euro prize. What more interesting about this race that Mulder did jump two places up just on last lap.. sick!

JAPANESE KEIRIN Minor Final

Final

7 8 9 10 11 12

1 2 3 4 5 6

P. Fabian Hernando COL K. Asai JAP D. Spika CZE R Edgar GBR Y. Nitta JAP K. Amagi JAPandie FRA

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M. Levy GER T. Mulder NED F. Pervis FRA J. Kenny GBR J. Ng Onn Lam MAS M. Crampton GBR


W W W. T O K YO F I X E D G E A R . C O M 4 P E T E R S T R E E T, L O N D O N W 1 F 0 A D

http://www.tokyofixedgear.com


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One of comments after lunching first Issue of SOFB 1 was about lack of girls. I will use this opportunity to start one of new regular pages Party time.. this Issue with The 5th floor crew!! Manchester have great velodrome but as well plenty of clubs. Come visit Manchester!


Hector

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Sunday Ride - group of more then 50 riders from all over Paris leaving Louvre

Pigeon Fixe Rendez - Vous Paris, FR 06.03.2011


Was not just about gathering the French fixed scene! It was a ride, and... a contest in a nice skatepark in the suburbs of Paris. It was not a big contest, it was just the opportunity to ride together for all the Parisian in a new place. The floor was very slippy, however, some of us shredded the modules - soundtrack

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Simon transfer barspin

That’s the first competition of the season.. Paris Its always good for a ride. I’m really happy to do that as I did have chance to meet up with existing and new crews. What Is good that different styles of fixed riders can work together on great event.

I been told that Paris scene its more about street riding then skate-park.. Nothing like this form Simon which show couple great moves unfortunately last grind of competition landed on his head.. this same erasing all memories of that day! Whats the feeling of coming back with trophies and not knowing what for.. we will try to ask him that this in next Issue.

In trick comp unfortunately could not start Felix which still didn’t recover from broken ankle .. Simon still whole show by finding line and trowing tricks one after another.. Grinds coming out compering with last sea- Thanks to all crews an riders.. son Mateo and Nicolas is on it. 1st: Simon “Gomok” Andraca 2nd: Nicolas “Sauce Piquante” Zanoni 3rd: Matteo Zanoni STOKED ON FIXED BIKES


Sauce Piquante _ Strange weird sous _ something like that.

Matteo


NEW BIKES

Simon 26 X 2.35 wheels Modified chain and seat stays Le Batard drop out. Heavy duty welds STOKED ON FIXED BIKES


Oscar one of two frames by Super Ted. New type of drop outs special geometry.. sick!!


Mike new GOAT frame

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Julian Dodici team model


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D GEAR JAM 19-20 March 2011 Lisboa, Portugal

The most crazy time you could imagine.. recipe sun, Lisbon, best fixed trick riders. To hear that this event will have continuation next year makes me super stoked.


Oscar Khan

Mike Sch

From beginning, after leaving cold and wet London In less then 3h I’m in centre of sunny Portugal. Its just end of march and Is really hot. All the crews setup meeting at Plaça do Comercio. Panic on the streets group of riders starts to terrorised city. We are on hunt for spots.. Nothing run away attention of those guys like Oscar checking his spot from the plane he make all efforts to get there. Lisbon have it all.. and most of that we find at Cidade Universitária (university city). All riders showing what they made of. I think couple of riders stooped by security from killing them selves (like Simon getting in to ridiculous drop). STOKED STOKED ON ON FIXED FIXED BIKES BIKES

As far Mike Schmitt push his grind and Oscar and Ed beetling for best trick. Getting dark and big group of us bombing on of the biggest hills in the city.. All of you will agree that was one of the most crazy ride in there life... Red light terrorists. All crews meet up one more time that night for Sprints in Montana shop.. We all know Cheap is better - Ricardo 1 litter bottle of Sagres - 1.5euro do the job. Like pasta and ketchup at 4am


hmitt

Ed Wonka


Jotta Carmo Lewis

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Michael Chacon Ricardo


Mike Schmitt

Nicolas Zanoni Mike Schmitt

Simon Andraca

After couple hours of sleep every one on bike. Maybe heads still not there but wheels are spinning. After leaving part of my pants on the fence we are at the Skate Park. Place is amazing big ramps and many lines to be find. Every one stoked on riding. Every one showing off.. still you can feel that the best just to come.


Top 6

Mike Schmitt transfer

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After hours of elimination where riders from Italy Germany France Switzerland Belgium France Portugal Spain Holland UK USA show there best skills top 6 was selected. Happy to see local rider JOTTA and guests from behind big water in the finals.

Jotta Carmo


Oscar Khan

1st: Ed Wonka 2nd: Oscar Khan 3rd: Simon “Gomok” Andraca 4th: Jotta (Portugal) 5th: Mike Schmitt (USA) 6th: Mike Chacon (USA)

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I’m pretty sure that fixed gear freestyle will not be the same after that. You can imagine whole atmosphere.. Beryl could hold my camera so much adrenalin. Tricks goes big every one try something new.. even suicide attempt of back flip by Tiger Khan or innovative moves by Mike Schmitt..

Ed Wonka


Ed Wonka

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crazy nose manual (nose bong ?) Yes CALLE MARCONI from Italy give 300 euro for best trick comp and here Ed and Oscar did have personal fight .. Oscar with 180 over stairs and rail was close.. Next long table over stairs but Ed just kill it with his move nose manual!!

Oscar Khan


Next day goes ease as highlights of day that’s bunny hop and polo competition take place. Bunny Hop skills showed of Simon and Florian.. which after long way stooped at 80 and 75 cm . STOKED ON FIXED BIKES

Florian 75cm


Simon 80cm


Thanks every one for this best event so far.. Reebok was the main sponsor of Westjam and made it possible, so as Unknown Bikes, Sadio Bike Co, Pristine, Calle Marconi, Ciclonoviciados, Drydrill Bikes, Loosenuts cycles, Holdfast, Phoenix, Dodici, Geometrick, Rcicla Bikes shop, traffic distribuition, Recycled Bicycles, Legend Bikes, 5 elemento, lucky basterds, o’pignon, fixedgear geneva, shred straps and GRIME. See ya in 24th MARCH 2012 for WESTJAM 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LISBON WE GO HARD!!!

Ed and Oscar

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Rider_Andrew Voegeli Photo_Rick Andersen

http://www.unknownbikes.com


SNAPSHOT

Jõao “Jotta” Carmo WESTFIXED one of the night sessions Paris STOKED ON FIXED BIKES


TRICK TRICK... Fixed Trick Comp 27 March 2011 Paris, France

Trick Trick ... BOOM started on Saturday around 12 at Place de Bastille where from some of the crews went together for ride around city. CĂŠsar and Renaud from Ugly Grumpy Haters did have couple spots for us as well Ricardo and Jotta from West Fixed Lisbon did want to check some. Every one was stoked on riding to time of rain.. Still that was fair ride and thenks all people which turn up for it.. fun times! Ricardo

Renaud

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BOOM


Nicolas Zanoni Juliet Elliott

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Thibault Riviere

Romain

Really Boom take place on Sunday. Column of around 30 riders roll trough city in to Skate Park. We did need to wait to get in but Was worth it. Super Sick concrete made bowls boxes walls rails you name it you have it. You could imagine reaction of riders.. from that not long were practise session begin. Mike Schmitt before competition damage his ankle and was not able to ride. Simon broke his bike in Lisbon.. you can imagine what next. Yes Simon on Mikes bike steeped in to another dimension. Bike suits his style of riding.. Michael Chacon after Lisbon shows that he is in the game for top positions. The only girl Juliet Elliott starts on group of strong riders showing that she is not afraid of jumps or grinds..


Ed Wonka

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Michael Chacon

Jotta

After few minutes top 7 riders to the finals.All of them shows that grinds rail transfers there are in every ones field.. Jotta shows great grinds and x-up skills whole run really smooth.. Simon could not stop trick after trick smiling.. Michael Chacon make spectators and judges in to excitement how many tricks you can squeeze in one run!! ED Wonka shows that is strong and at the top of the game.. so much fun to watch nice lines around skate-park and tricks one after another..


Michael Chacon

Best trick comp did have form of search and destroy where everyone chose spot to hit. Simon with big transfer to grind did great.. show stealer done by Jotta with great up grind with bar-spin at the end. Whole comp happened in blink of the eye Big thanks Cesar!! Geometricks and all sponsors. STOKED ON FIXED BIKES


Ed Wonka

Simon Andraca

1st: Ed Wonka 2nd: Michael Chacon 3rd: Simon Andraca 4th: Jotta Carmo 5th: Felix Dol 6th: Nicolas Zanoni 7th: Thibault Riviere


Traffic distribution x 5th Floor x Soundtrack present

1st Eurobike Fixed Gear Championship

Sprint Race + Lake Ride + Party - Friday 2 Eurobike Public Day - Saturday 3 Trick Jam - Sunday - Sunday 4

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Sept 11

Sept 11

Sept 11

Prizes to be won for 1st, 2nd and 3rd on Sprint Races and Trick Jam

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HOT DATES 12-14 June 2011 Beijing, China FIXED GEAR Revolution http://www.baijingfg.com 1-2 July 2011 London, England Trick Jam MIXTMEAT.com 14-15 August 2011 Beijing, China FIXED GEAR Revolution 2 natooke.com/beijingfixedgear http://www.baijingfg.com

SOFB 2 EVENTS CALENDAR Updates on comps, jams, race venues and all crazy fixed bikes events happening near you. If you are running kind of events then let SOFB know as soon as possible and we will put it here.


CREW

NINJA CATS

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CREW


Ninja Cats are One of the new young gun crews in London. I did have the chance to meet them first time last year during the BFF Fixed Show . From the beginning Lewis, Sol an Hector got my attention as a really motivated riders. The whole crew went on the trip to Lisbon and I used this occasion to get them to know a bit better. Ok NC tell us something about you:

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Hector

YO we’ve been a part of the game since day one with the gnarliest ghetto conversions anyone had seen in London. When we first got into fixed gear we were just having fun building learning and riding. But now it has become a more significant part of our lives. It has drawn all interests and hobbies of ours into one brilliant medium whether it is filming editing writing or riding. Lisbon was the most amazing experience and best weekend we’ve ever had. Seeing so many people who have as much passion as we do is quite incredible especially when everyone is having such a great time. I hope that our input into the world of fixed gear will bring more riders together and push fixed gear to a place no bike has been. COME TO LONDON WE WILL MAKE SURE YOU ARE LOOKED AFTER!


http://ninjacatslondon.wordpress.com/

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ILOVEDUST x GREG FALSKI x THE5FLOOR


Bike Polo A few bright spells outside makes us think that indeed there is a sun behind the London clouds. Unlike in Lisbon, Londoners can't rely on the weather which doesn't mean that there is no fixed fun going on around River Thames. In fact the amount of that stuff may be sometimes slightly overwhelming. Especially when you end up counting empty bottles or cans hours later. Since the fixed scene in the Capital is pretty big, erm, massive it's obvious that no rain can spoil the fixed joy. Every year a countless number of events takes place under those clouds and this year is no exception. Although we are very much looking into the presence and the future, we would like to have a quick snap shot of what was going on here in London nearly two years ago, when Londoners hosted the European Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship in 2009. Words and photography Arizona Loner

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