San Jose Tool Follow Up

So it’s been 2 months-ish and my SJFJ is fairly intact.
There is a tendency for the latch to not want to close at times but that’s any carabiner.
The knife came SUPER sharp and has stayed that way. The screw drivers serve a good purpose for attaching my fender on-the-fly.
Now, possibly the most disappointing part of this buy…the bottle opener is a no-go 😦
Granted, I have a feeling the guys @ SJFJ weren’t forging these things by hand so I don’t hold this against them (unless they knew before they bought the carabiner’s in bulk w/ this knowledge)
Either way, the cheapest way to fix this is shown in the pic which will be the topic of tomorrows post: Paint Can Openers.

Oh, also they throw in some sick stickers with your order. All in all, it was worth it.

Peace

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Howdy folks!

The A&M atmosphere must be getting to be down here in Houston. Anyway, there are a few photos that I found while I was…er…focusing diligently on grading. …yea… Here is:

In Oregon, they just worry about birds, bikes, dollas, and drawas. Word.

Kwiky

Just a li’l guy until I can get more time to throw down a real post:

You can work out on a fixed gear. It’s a real ball-buster too. Spent the past several days doing it on South Padre Island.

On a related note, sea-water is not kind to bike mechanisms…or your face on a fast ride.

White Lightning: Clean Ride is the SH*T!

San Jose Tool

So we’ve already posted a link to this tool (see pic below). I’m happy to announce I just placed an order for mine. The company site is nice to stumble around on and the tool cost me 28$ with tax & shipping.
Can’t wait for this thing to come in handy…!

p.s. I’m totally snagging one of their “Arizona Tea Cup Holders”

Another neck of the woods…

A member of Dub Hub (me) will be traveling around the country for the next several weeks. I will hit up Dallas, Houston, South Padre Island, and Chicago. In the meantime, I will be gettin’ the fixed scoop from Texas and the Windy City. Meanwhile our fearless progenitor will be in Lubbock workin’ from the homefront. If you have any suggestions for bike shops, shows, rides, or scenes to check out over the next few weeks let us know!

Image from here.

Culture Challenge

Arguably, the purpose of our blog is to act as a digital supplement to a burgeoning local culture–the Lubbock fixed gear/single speed culture. We take bike enthusiasts of all breeds, but we will admit that we aim at a particular audience. So as bike culture grows and develops here in town there are going to be a few mile markers that we need to take note of:

1) At least one organized event. Sure weekend rides are fun but we need to get something together where folks can meet, greet, and compete. Think Tour de Tech Terrace spirit with bike commuter/racer/mechanic enthusiasm. An event with some events like foot down, skip comps, and track stand comps would be a good place to start. Hell, even a good old fashioned ass-buster through town would be fun (aka an “alley cat,” but really, with no real messenger service/culture in town, what’s the point of stealing the name if for no reason than vanity).

2) A common ground. Where do you head to meet your bike folks? J&B? Starbucks? Bash’s or Schooner’s? Why not create a draw like what Rapha has been doing in England with their own bike-geared (no pun intended) coffee shops? Just because we live in a small-ish town doesn’t mean that we need to act like all the action is out of reach and reserved for larger metro areas. A big pull for this is the pretty vivid observation that a lot of us who ride fixed/ss or have a notable passion for it stay in town year long almost ensuring a consistent customer base.

3) Let’s see where it goes. A polo club? How about some bike soccer? Maybe a co-op or tool collective? A custom bike shop or even a fixed/ss/bmx bike shop would be pretty killer too. Who knows. All of these sounds like legitimate future possibilities.

None of these things are going to happen on their own. Someone needs to think, organize, and act. So. Get going. Let’s see what you can do Lubbock. We challenge you to give this culture some shape and direction.

Hotter Than Hell

I have heard a lot about this lately and I know of at least 2 people that are considering doing it. Broadway Bikes will be there too. Seriously considering doing it…fixed. Have you done this before? Heard anything about it? Let us know.

Check it out here.

Suede San Marco

You know you want this. I know you want this…

http://cgi.ebay.com/NOS-selle-san-marco-saddle-suede-/190418841829?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Cycling_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2c55d8f0e5

Check it out here.

Texas State/Tech Bike Laws

“If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it.”

-Julius Caesar

Here are the Texas Bicycle Laws

Here are the Tech Bicycle Regulations

Skid Row

A buddy, one Mr. Jack Jones, goes through tires like a creep through a carnival. So, here are two tires that may help him, and you, from ending up stuck on the top of the parking garage with a flat:

Nab the Super Everwear here.

Not out yet, but check for the Brev M here.