Satoshi Minawaka

May 12th, 2009

Dekochari is typical Japanese phenomenon, deko is short for decoration and chari is slang for bike. Dekochari are actually the kids version of dekotora, which are decorated trucks. Satoshi Minakawa made these photos of these awesome vehicles.

Dekochari by Satoshi Minakawa

Dekochari by Satoshi Minakawa

Dekochari by Satoshi Minakawa

Dekochari by Satoshi MinakawaDekochari by Satoshi Minakawa

Dekotora by Satoshi Minakawa

Dekotora by Satoshi Minakawa

Dekotora by Satoshi Minakawa

Dekotora by Satoshi Minakawa

found via Intersection

Bicycle Paintings

February 20th, 2009

I had hoped to start riding my bike again this week but we still have snow & ice here in Berlin. I’m not that adventurous. These Bicycle Paintings by Taliah Lempert are the closest to the real thing I’ll get to for now.

Bicycle Paintings by Taliah Lempert

Bicycle Paintings by Taliah Lempert

Similar But Fundamentally Different

January 3rd, 2009

Ariel Schlesinger took an 80′s Italian racing bicycle and filled the tube with cooking gas. Check the valves!

Similar But Fundamentally Different by Ariel Schlesinger

found at datenform

Keirin Berlin

November 27th, 2008

Keirin is a Japanese type of track cycling event, every fixed gear rider knows this. Danny Baarz made this short movie about Norio Takasugi, a fictitious keirin champion, to promote the Keirin Berlin store. Just take a deep breath and watch it.

Rocking Cycle

November 11th, 2008

That’s a really cool rocking cycle!

Rocking Cycle

found at swissmiss
photo by pavelm

Rossin

October 7th, 2008

This is some badass bike, it’s from an 80′s Rossin calendar. Fast.

Rossin

found at cycling weapons of mass destruction

Cinelli Laser

September 18th, 2008

This Cinelli Laser is fire.

Cinelli Laser

Cinelli Laser

Cinelli Laser

Macaframa

August 5th, 2008

Macaframa is the name of a crew of track bike riders but also the name of a film about them. In this first clip you can see a quite impressive skid by Nate Gogol. But actually all their clips on Vimeo are worth watching, some of them were shot with a high speed camera and the image quality is just lush.

And this is the trailer:

Made In Queens

August 4th, 2008

Made In Queens‘ is a short documentary directed by Nicolas Randall and Joe Stevens. It’s about a small crew of 6 Trinidaidian teenagers in Queens, New York, who customize their BMX bikes with huge soundsystems. They gave their bikes even names:

Basszilla, which looks definitely louder than in that November 2007 The New York Times article.
Basszilla

Tinnitus Rex
Tinnitus Rex

Frankenbike
Frankenbike

This is the official trailer.

found at CR Blog

Hill & Gully Rider

March 17th, 2008

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‘Hill & Gully Rider’ by Peter Rentz. Patterns!


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