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GUS MALLETT

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BESPOKED

HAND BUILD BIKES

NUCULT

LILLE COMP

RED BULL MINIDROME

CMWC

WARSAW


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Jan from Suicycles shredding it in LA as part of new project.. a bit info on that in the movie section of SOFB

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CONTENTS SOFB ONLINE MAG 4

REGULARS 8

IN STRAPS.. You cant stop us at all

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SICK RIDER INTERVIEW Gus Mallett

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BIKES Show

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Bike CHECK BB17

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HOT DATES Get ready for action

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CREW Fixed Gear Leeds

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FEATURES 14

BESPOKED BRISTOL Hand build bikes

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HANGOUT DAY

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NUCULT FGFS CONTEST Lille

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MWMII Fixed extrevaganza

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MINIDROME

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CMWC Warsaw

Lille

Red Bull

COVER Info_ Gus is one of the most talented riders in London and I’m well stoked to have him on the cover of this issue.. This sick photo of Gus was taken at Clissold Skate park.. If you want to know what happened to this crazy riper check out the interview section

CONTENTS Info_This photo was taken by my good friend Wojtek Czajka who’s a great documentary photographer_ SFX crew. http://601067911.blogspot.com/ SOFB ONLINE MAG


IN STRAPS..

You cant stop us at all! It’s Issue 4 and I’m super stoked!! Like Hannibal Smith, from the A-Team, I like when a plan comes together. Yes, it’s been half a year already since SOFB came to life we’ve been expanding and finding our way to make things right.

I’m not only talking about layout wise, but the whole redaction team and Gumball 3000 Apparel Team as an integrated part of SOFB. So I hope this will help to provide you with exclusive content and what’s more, to bring fixed gear and it’s riders to city near you!

STOKED ON FIXED BIKES ONLINE MAGAZINE EDITOR PHOTOGRAPHER DESIGNER WRITER Greg Falski SOFB TESTER Anto But Ricardo Lino CONTRIBUTORS Ehryn Coen http://www.flickr.com/photos/ehrynskaphoto/

Jan Glietz

http://suicycle-store.com

Keep it going!

Mateusz Pieczko

Ride on!

Wojtek Czajka

Greg Falski

www.pieczkopietras.com http://601067911.blogspot.com/

Sam Hodgson

samuelkinburn@gmail.com

Red Bull Content Pool

Online distribution ISSUU.com magme.com SOFB Online Mag is part of FOREACH PRODUCTIONS www.sofbonlinemag.com For contributions, advertising and other enquiries, please contact gregfalski@gmail.com Thanks to Family and friends, all crews and riders, organisers and advertisers.. will be not possible without all of you!

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SICK RIDER INTERVIEW

GUS Mallett

LITTLE BIG MAN

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INTERVIEW Gus Mallett G us thats sick rider and he did proved himself in last year competitions. Time goes by and he goes off the radar. Many people wonder what’s hap-

pened, some of them think that he even quit.. But read on to find out what actually happened

SOFB- What makes you so good at riding fixed? G- I’ve been riding fixed bikes for about 3 years now but before I started riding I used to skate so I think that gave me a head start on scoping out lines and spots and shit. SOFB- Tell us about the last two competitions you went to. G- I’ve been to a couple of competitions in Europe like Death or Glory and Cest la Merckx both of then were sick we rode and drank hard. SOFB- Do you like to ride street or park more? Are you better at one more than the other? G- I think I’m better at park but park is easy to be good at cause it’s all there layed out for u so I prefer to ride street

SOFB- You inspire a lots of new riders what you will say to them G- Fuck the haters just do what u want and quit when Ur not having fun SOFB- What is the next of your projects? G- Make money son! SOFB- Tell as about your coming month. and where are you at the moment? G- I am currently in Rotterdam riding with the guys from Paris! SOFB- Last question; any shout outs? G- Umm big up Jordan big up Henry big up all the safe guys and girls

SOFB- How do you get pumped to ride hard? G- To get pumped I need to be with other people who are trying new things and learning or just blasting airs SOFB- How do you set up your pedals before you get to an obstacle? G- Fuck setting ur pedals it looks ugly I try to avoid it as much a possible just swerve around until u feel it’s right and booooost

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The Bespoked Show June 10-12 at the Paintworks, Bristol.

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d Bristol Bespoked Bristol is the UK’s inaugural bespoke and hand built bike show and among the many exhibitors there were Enigma, Feather, Condor, Rourke, Demon Frameworks, Tokyo Fixed, Kajak Customs and Ted James Design.

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Ted James Design

The standard from everyone exhibiting there was really high and it was a good chance to chat and see what all the builders have been up to lately. There was a real sense of community felt by all there; the show seemed to mark the start of exciting times for the smaller companies. If you didn’t make it to the show, make sure you get the date in your diary for next year, its already planned to be bigger and better! STOKED ON FIXED BIKES


Tokoy Fixed S2

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Demon Frameworks

Michael barspin

Congrats to event organiser Phil Taylor and his team!

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Condor

Donhou Bicycles

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Lille hang out I was in London and really itching for a ride, a road trip to France. But no one around me shared my enthusiasm. So I thought, what the heck, I’m not giving up on this and what more, I know that there where I’m going I’ll find people with this same syndrome.. So I just bunny hopped on the Eurostar and in less than two hours and I’m in centre of Lille. Sweet..

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Saskia goffing around

Hector seat grab

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Cezar UGH wallride

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Pepy hop to 180 slide

The sky clears up and I start to meet friends one after another. Tilly helps a lot showing the way through this amazing town. We stop in a place where crews from Paris and Geneva have already congregated. People build their bikes, leave their stuff and we’re ready to roll. It’s fair group of us and everyone is stoked on riding (something new… not really). We move from one spot to another, having great sessions and more importantly we’re having fun. SOFB ONLINE MAG


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Romain super fast grind

It’s not even a competition day, but locals show us some good places to eat and party.. Everyone ends up in Niki’s place, which ends up getting a bit trashed, one guy slams the floor with his face after hitting the funny tobacco.. And jokes have no end. I always say that if you want to get into the spirit of the competition you should get your ass there the day before!! Thanks to all who hung out that day - you know who you are.. That’s building the fixed gear spirit, I’ll say!!

Tillie foot jam SOFB ONLINE MAG


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NUCULT COMP

The Lille based Fixed Gear (freestyle) crew: NUCULT organized a contest on Sunday Sol power slide 360 12th of june 2011 at Lille, North of France. Pepy 180 vulcano

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Tilly

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Saskia

Ok, Ok, I know that I wrote this a couple of pages before.. And it’s kind of a continuation. Again, everyone meets up under the bridge next to train station. More people turn up including Stay Gold, the Rotterdam Crew (thanks to Tilly) and a couple more riders from Paris and Brussels. After a few minutes we head up to the Skate Park in the suburbs of Lille. Atmosphere is more like a picnic than a competition with everyone just enjoying themselves. Some people ride and some of them just chilling. SOFB ONLINE MAG


Hector

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Simon 180 swich

Merlin Meuris

Finally, after a while with no pressure, the riding picks up. Lists start building up with lots of new faces and some already well known. The Geneva Crew is on it as well as Paris and Brussels. I don’t know how many times I write this in SOFB, but Simon is killer again! Just the energy that comes from his riding.. Amazes me! I was kind of pushed (again) to take part in this competition. I really enjoyed volcano together with Alex and we hit that full speed trying to get some air of it. Girls Saskia and Tilly are just there showing others how it’s done and that if you really want, you can do it.. Nice! SOFB ONLINE MAG


Whole competition was really cool and had a great atmosphere. Ok, this time we didn’t have a crazy fight that Oscar, Wonka or Simon normally get into, but that’s not what it’s all about. It’s refreshing to have a chilled competition like that and to find this trick fixed gear side still attracts me and many others! Looking forward to next time! Big thanks to Nucult and other crews!! Thanks also goes to sponsors like Zontrac apparel, Dodici, Mission Workshop, Knog, Traffic distribution, Vainqueur bicycle, O’pignon.

1st: Simon “Gomok” Andraca (The UGH’s) 2nd: David Pili (Fixed Gear Geneva) 3rd: Merlin Meuris (Ketjes) Credit goes to Saskia (Rotterdam) and Tilly for their nice runs Congrats!! STOKED ON FIXED BIKES


Simon jump barspin SOFB ONLINE MAG


Donhou Bicycles

CUSTOM BIKES

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Pauls Quiros Design

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I’ve been a big fan of this competition since day one and everything I saw from the first edition made me super cranked and impatient for the second edition. But again, I didn’t manage to make it and instead followed all the info that came out online from this competition. However, I did manage to get hooked up with Ehren and Sam to get some high res shots from the competition.

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MWMII Photos: Ehryn Coen

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I really like feel of Ehren’s photos and she told me that comp was sick. In my opinion, it’s really worth promoting competitions like that, where everyone its super stoked on riding. Just from edits I can tell that Tom Lamarche was in the zone and other riders where at the tope of their game too. Enjoy Ehren’s photos and hopefully next year I will be able to show you this comp from first-hand experience and not only as an internet stalker!!

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1st Tom Lamarche 2nd Matt Reyes 3rd Josh Boothby Congrats!! STOKED STOKED ON ON FIXED FIXED BIKES BIKES


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BIKE CHECK

This time we presenting Jottas machine - (WEST FIXED Lisbon)

FRAME: BB17 Charmer 26 FORK: BB17 COBRA v2 HANDLEBAR: BB17 v2 HEADSET: Eastern STEM: MutantBikes SIN GRIPS: No brand SEAT: Eclat with dmr seatpost CRANKS: khe hiddenburg 152mm BB: No brand 22mm SPROCKET: Proper 33T COG/LOCKRING: No brand 13T / BLB CHAIN: Ybn Half-Link PEDALS: Left Pedal Odyssey - Right Pedal Animal STRAPS: Phoenix v2 TYRES: Kenda K75 S-7 2.125 FRONT WHEEL: Sun mtx 33 rim / flybikes hub / Gsport MKIII REAR WHEEL: Dmr deeve rim / unknown hub / Primo dsg hubguard PEGS: No Brand

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BB17 Charmer


r 26

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Photocredit: (c) Justin KosPhoto: Mateusz Pieczko man/Red Bull Content Pool

RED BULL Mini dr Josh Bothby

Warsaw, Poland 11 June 2011

There are lots of events going in Warsaw for fixed gear maniacs. I’m really happy that Poland doesn’t hold back! Apart from CMWC, which is defiantly the highlight of this issue, Red Bull Minidrome takes place near the Palace of Culture and Science. I’m excited that Bartosz from SFX Crew (look at Issue 3 crew section) managed to get to the final and scored a high second place. There were loads of fast riders. Photographer Mateusz Pieczko, who’s working close with SOFB, took some great photos at this event, so please check them out.

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rome

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Photo: Mateusz Pieczko

Photo Red B

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Photocredit: (c) Lukasz Nazdraczew/ Red Bull Content Pool

ocredit: (c) Lukasz Nazdraczew/ Bull Content Pool

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Photocredit: (c) Lukasz Nazdraczew/ Red Bull Content Pool

Photo: Mateusz Pieczko

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1st: Toms Alsbergs Photocredit: (c) Justin Kos2nd: Bartosz Giszter man/Red Bull Content 3rd: Fiedler Till Pool Congrats!!

Photocredit: (c) Lukasz Nazdraczew/ Red Bull Content Pool SOFB ONLINE MAG


SNAP SHOT

Sol tyregrab Saint Pauls STOKED ON FIXED BIKES


Juliet air

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Jordan bb

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TRASHING W! Actually, I shoot those stills of Jordan in W hotel to promote movie about exiting new project.

W are working with Elton John Aids Foundation and building bespoke push bikes that will be created by East London Artist Benedict Radcliffe. As well next to Benedict, five other names in Music, Fashion and Film will collaborate to have their designs transformed and brought to life on the bike. W will have the bikes over the summer for guests to use. Â At the end of summer a party will take place and the bikes auctions, where all proceeds will then go to the Elton John Aids Foundations.

Benedict ESB and Jordan SOFB ONLINE MAG


Jordan was more then happy to ride hard inside hotel.. That day was his birthday.. he was well stoked! Enjoy as we all know that in real life we would be kick out in the sec. More info at dontpaniconline.com Stay tune as this is just beginning of this project. Check Benedicts website to http://www.benedictradcliffe.co.uk/

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Cycle Messenger Wo 27-31 July 2011 Warsaw, Poland

CMWC thats one of the most crazy events from whole year bike calendar. To document this race we team up with London messengers sponsored by Tokyo Fixed Tim and Alex. Together with Tom videographer we packed the car and head strait to Warsaw. After whole day of driving from London we mange to get just in right time for friday registration. That was good day to hang out around city and location of main race as organizers make sure that you will not get bored. Sprints, bike polo tournament and many other side events. To Warsaw get all the best messengers from around World like Austin Horse, Team Mash and many more. I dont need to say that messengers thats special bread which rides hard and party even harder.

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orld Championships

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Sprints

Tim and Alex winner and big mouth

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Tim streets of Warsaw SOFB ONLINE MAG


Starting with qualification race are young racers Tim 20 and Alex almost 17 did need to proved themselves. Tim goes for general idea of the race and really fights to get to the final. Alex cant stay from his every day habits and focusing on Messenguerilla part (which actually I should not talk about). Like in his every day profession he gets in to trading and having fun. STOKED ON FIXED BIKES


Freinds from IRIDE Juliet take part in this reace too

For Tim and Alex was first race on this level and I think that on this trip hey get essential experience for next year!

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On day of main race its no place for joking around. Conditions are even more extreme then day before. That is hard selection and only the best can do there job, show real spirit of this profession. STOKED ON FIXED BIKES


What is more this year close track in Powisle did have form of cyclocross race and Im super impress how fast some of the racers can go off-road on 23c tyre.

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From what I did hear there is two location to chose from Mexico and Lausanne.. there is argumentation about percentage of tarmac on the track.. Still think that remote Mexico would be really attractive. Words of Respect to all racers and big thanks to organizers for this great event! For more info and full results from this event go to

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uphill sprints

foot down

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


Traffic distribution x 5th Floor x Soundtrack present Photo: Mateusz Pieczko

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

Photo: Mateusz Pieczko

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HOT DATES

SOFB 4 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.

2-4 September 2011 1st Eurobike Fixed Gear Championship Friedrishafen, Germany 11 September 2011 Cest La Merckx 2 Brussels, Belgium 14-15 August 2011 Beijing, China FIXED GEAR Revolution 2 1 October 2011 WE DONT CARE Trick Comp Hamburg, Germany 6 October 2011 London, England Trick Jam Bicycle Film Festival MIXTMEAT.com

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TEST SECTION

Anto during the test of MTX 33.. more in next issue STOKED ON FIXED BIKES


Éclat Sean Burns Stem

For those of you who dont know who Sean Burns is, Well He simply his one of the crazyest Guys ever riding a bike, and if thats not enought to make you wanna have this stem, he also rides for Éclat such a few other companys. This stem is a CNC machined from 7075-T6 aluminum Top-Load stem with a rise of 23mm if you have it upright, but if you want a litle less rise you can also use it inverted and you will have a 9mm rise, witch is really good for small guys or people with bars rised too high for them of forks too big. As for the reach the stem as 50mm, witch make it a perfect freestyle fixed stem, easier to spin the bar arround than on a longer stem but not to short for smooth but responsive turns!

Other good thing about this stem is that it comes with 6 hollow metric bolts and an offset pinch bolt area that offers more thread insertion to reduce the chances of stripping ah, and if you like me one of those hitting you stem a lot, Éclat and Sean Burns are you friends, they Rounded all the edges well one word may discribes this stem, and that word is “PERFECTION”! Ricardo Lino

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MOVIE

Gav Strange. He’s making the Bristol fixed gear documentarty BOIKZMOIND http://www.boikzmoind.com/

Breakin LA Feature Documentary, Germany | USA 2011 Directed by Karla Lemus & Boris Castro Green Hunter Lemus & Castro Beim Grünen Jäger ph. + 49 40 43276562 www.breakin-LA.com ftw@ breakin-LA.com

This is the much anticipated Loose Nuts Cycles team video. Starring: Kareem Shehab, Torey Thornton, Steven Jenson, and Tom Lamarche. London Premier take place in Stolenspace during lunch party for Fixed Mag Issue 8. I will say only that movie its totaly sick must see!! 10 / 10

FILMED & DIRECTED BY GAVIN STRANGE CO-FILMED & EDITED BY JONNY CLOONEY MUSIC BY INVADA RECORDS

To Live & Ride in LA For fixed-gear cyclists, Los Angeles is a city that has it all. From the neon glow of Hollywood to the sun-drenched boardwalk of Venice Beach, fixed-gear has evolved into a vibrant street culture that is uniquely L.A. London Premier take place in Look Mum No Hands during lunch party for Fixed and What Issue 2 Nice one! 7 / 10

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www.nickbastian.co.uk

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CREW

DON Fixed

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Sam presenting d Gear Leeds

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Every year, in London, we have the chance to see some riders from Leeds. I hooked up with Sam to get some more info about his crew.. Don Sam presenting FGLeeds Fixed Gear Leeds started about four years ago after I met Marek by chance at hyde park and we started to organise rides on Thursday nights, which grew from four people to a pretty big riding and social group over a few years. The last year has seen the exodus of some good friends and cyclists to other cities around the world but with new riders in Leeds and the North, I’m sure the scene will continue to grow. Leeds is a pretty hilly city which makes for some interesting routes, and with the dales on the doorstep, there are plenty of opportunities for a little escapism. I’m not sure whether the terrain has dictated Leeds riding scene or not but it certainly revolves around climbing hills, bombing hills and pubs. To say that Fixed Gear Leeds is a tight group might be an understatement. The camaraderie not just within Leeds but also the surrounding Northern cities is definitely one of the plus points of getting this started. Whatever happens from now, I am sure there will be some strong riders forged through our affinity for the bike.

It was really good to hang out for the day with those guys and share their enthusiasm I’ll have to organise some sort of hill bombing competition and I’m sure that you’ll see some of them in future issues of SOFB.

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keo spin

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Curran track stand

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