Introducing the Utility Knife

Everybody needs a good knife in their backpack or tool kit. Here's a favorite of the AC team, made by the fine folks at CRKT.

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We were originally going to call it the "Cutty-Stabby," but when legal shot that down, we came up with the incredibly creative "Utility Knife."

It's got a clip on one side, the AC logo on the other, and is good for spreading delicious jams, making dangerous arm movements, and of course cutting things.  

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Here are some details:

Open Length: 6.5"

Closed Length: 3.75"

Blade: 2.625"

Weight: 3.1oz

MSRP is $39.99 and we have them in stock now.

Utility Knife

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Anna’s All-City Championship Photo Dump

Yeah yeah yeah… two weeks late.  I'm the worst.

Also, I might be the worst "photographer" All-City has on staff.  Whatever.

All-City Championship weekend has become my favorite time of summer.  It’s a super fun, beautiful party marathon.  This year was made even better by having my ladies Kelly and Kelsey at my side, seen here getting gratuitous.

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Anyway.

Friday:  The Track Crit(s)

Men’s track crit.

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A rare shot of Mr. Frane.

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SK

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SK and beer.

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Me, kicking off the Women’s track crit. 

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Post-race with my girl, Tiana, glowing from her recent win at the crit.

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Saturday

We woke up unreasonably early and went to the track.  

Because track.

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Margeaux

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Kelly

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After we finished track time, we posted up at our stop at Hidden Beach for the Alley Cat. 

Saisha Arted. There were racers at some point.

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After Party

Erin, slinging Taco Cat.

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Kate, glowing.

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Chris Lee IN ACTION.

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Sunday… bike polo.  My little bro was in town for the some Big Bike Polo Tournament.   

Neither of these jerks are him.

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Taking pictures of bike polo matches feels… kind of like taking pictures of fighting butterflies.

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Kristen

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This chick.

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The End.

Human Powered Cycles

All-City Championships

Introducing the Pursuit Special

We’ve been working intensely on cross product and the JYD lately, so I was beyond stoked when All-City Global Product Manager Amy “The Hammer” Kippley gave me a track chainring to design.  Images of track bags full of All-City chainrings danced in my head.

Because there are so few components on a track bike, each component becomes more visually and functionally critical.  Basically, fewer components means that you just become more obsessed with the look and functionality of the components you do have. 

This obsession is exacerbated by the fact that due to the track conditions (clean, dry, smooth) there are very few environmental factors between you and your components.  There aren’t bumps in the course or obstacles (trees, cars) to distract you from your drivetrain grinding or being not stiff enough.  Likewise, there aren’t derailleurs or extra gears or brakes to distract your eye.

Because chainrings are so front and center, they easily become one of the most visually and functionally critical parts of a track bike.

On to design requirements:

The rings must look amazing.  This wasn't too much of an obstacle as I was working closely with the other half of the All-City Crack Creative Team, Saisha Harris, seen here giving thoughtful feedback.

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The rings must function amazingly.  These rings are designed for velodrome application, first and foremost.  The tooth count would range up to 52T and as low as 46T.  While the design is track specific, we know people will throw them on street bikes. Noted.

The larger rings would benefit from a thin outer web to help maintain stiffness.  Also, pie plate-style chainrings are hot. 

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This web would not be as beneficial to the smaller rings, only really adding weight. 

I added a short reinforcement ring to the back of all size rings to also assist with stiffness.  We did not add this ring to the front, however, as a reinforcement ring would interfere with many potential final machining processes we could use for making the outer face as shiny as possible.

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Tooth profile must be butter.  I took a crack at designing my own profile, but when we started collaborating with our domestic chainring manufacturer, it was clear that I was not the expert in the relationship.

We looked at a lot of options for general form, but we arrived at this saw-tooth profile.  It worked well in simulation.  Also, it deviates from the common radially symmetrical forms that currently dominate the chainring game.  

Anyway, here are the initial concepts we came up with, fitted to cranks.

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And the EXTREMELY rough concept and ride prototypes.

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Lastly, here is my personal ride test prototype installed on my Koochella track frame (built up for Enduro TT night at NSC) with ample track slack.  

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I don’t care how heavy my Vigorelli crank is, I think it’s a riot... and that the solid plainweave carbon spider is totally hot with the chainring.

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And yeah, my drive train is filthy from our Midwest World Tour a few weeks ago.  I know.  I know.

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The feedback from the test riders, and from my personal experience, is that this guy rides like butter on the track and on the street.  It's light and stiff to boot. 

The rings will be ready for you lovelies soon.  Look for them.

2014 All City Championship Alleycat Photos

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Another year has come and gone for All-City's namesake alley cat, the All City Championships. This is my ninth year throwing the event and it just keeps on getting better. We had massive turnouts for Bandit Cross (70 racers, most ever), a men's and women's field at the track crit, and despite the rain 125 races for the main race. I'm proud to mention that the Thunderdome swept both the men's and ladies crits, and the top two spots for the men's in the alley cat.

Congrats to team rider Erin Young for winning the men's track crit and Tiana Johnson of Team Koochella for taking it for the ladies. Team Fulton swept the men's and women's Bandit Cross and shout outs to David Smith and Max Severson who went 1 / 2 in the alleycat on their Thunderdomes.

I'm already starting to scheme on next year's tenth anniversary race, so you better get your butt up to Minneapolis for it next August.

Here are some favorite photos from the day.

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David Smith with a victory yell

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It was a good day!

Koochella Midwest World Tour I

“Hey, stuff your bike in my car and ride some velodromes with me in Chicago.”

T-Bits was… compliant.  Why not.  She had most of the week off anyway.  My Special Guy was going to be wrenching for some bike races in Madison, so I needed something to do with myself. 

Plus… who doesn’t love Chicago?  Or velodromes?

We made a sweet flyer to warn our friends:

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We were joined by our team’s Ambassador of Fun, Lilah "Frat Boy" Guertin, who journeyed seperately with the fine gentlemen of Shitgoose Racing.

First up on the Midwest World Tour: Washington Park Velodrome.  While not technically in Chicago, or Illinois, Kenosha falls within the Chicago Metro Area. 

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It is also the natural habitat of Brennan, seen here with his exuberant cheering posse. 

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While the women’s field was small (it consisted of the three of us and a single local rider... who was just the best), the place was packed with juniors.  That was pretty neat.

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Koochella swept the podium… winning tens of dollars!

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Ed Rudolph in Northbrook was next.  T-Bits and I had spent the whole day watching ghost-oriented television programming… so we arrived too late to take advantage of THE WATERPARK RIGHT NEXT TO THE VELODROME.  Ugggggn!

We were also awkwardly early enough so that we were essentially alone at the track for awhile.  So that was fun.

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Our friends from Spidermonkey, Kelly and Kelsey, made signs to commemorate the occasion.

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Here, T-Bits grapples with celebrity.

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Here, she comes to grip with celebrity.

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Northbrook is awesome because it has a split women’s field on the schedule.  Meaning I was doing my gosh darnedest to not embarrass myself in the extremely fast Women’s 1/2/3 field... which I didn't!  

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... while T-Bits and Lilah held it down in the 4's.

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Cuttin Crew was out, looking sharp.

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Nikki "I Win All The Things" Munvez took to the track for the first time that night.  She'll be crushing us all, soon.

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The enthusiastic stands.

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It was the best night of track racing I've had so far.  So fun.

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On July 4th, T-Bits and I celebrated America by taking to the velodrome at CVC.  This guy was spooky... and we had him allllll to ourselves.

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And steep.  Did I mention steep?  Our track at NSC is 43 degrees.  This guy was 50 degrees.  Perfect for gratuitous track pictures.

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After Northbrook, which has 18 degree banks, this felt like a wall.  Super fun.

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The End.

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Hennepin Bridge

Script Patch

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CL0823 Hennepin Bridge Tee Women’s Medium

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CL0820 Hennepin Bridge Tee Large

CL0821 Hennepin Bridge Tee X-Large

CL0819 Hennepin Bridge Tee Medium

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CL8885 All-City patch

AB4704 Classic Bibs Small

Luke busted arm

I can’t Live Without My Radio

All City Championship Track Crit

Thunderdome!

Jello Shots

AC X Fulton riding through the woods

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Nature Boy Zona Gap

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JYD: Run Through the Jungle

Our buddy Brendan Lauer worked with us to make this sweet little video of a day out on the streets of Minneapolis on the JYD, as part of his 50 videos / 50 weeks project. We think it captures the essence of the bike nicely.

The JYD: Run Through The Jungle from Brendan Lauer on Vimeo.

For those of you wanting to get your hands on one of the 150 limited edition framesets, you need to get on it. We've booked 97 of them and are sold out of size large. 

On that note, we expected the medium size to be the most popular but with the current trend in mtb, it seems like many folks are ordering the large so that they can run a 50 or 60mm stem. Obviously you can do what you want, but I've set up my personal size medium with an 80mm stem and it feels just perfect. And I love the overall shorter wheelbase.  So if you normally ride an All-City 55cm or so. I'd strongly consider getting a medium.

cheers,

The Hub Cyclery

All City Championship 2013 Crit Video

allcity crit 2013 from christopherolafberg on Vimeo.

All City Championship 2014

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Thursday July 10th – Bandit Cross Hobo Camp Bryn Mawr Meadows
7pm Free to all and open to all types of bikes, though we prefer singlespeeds if you’ve got one.
Aferparty at Fulton Brewing – 414 6th Ave N

Friday July 11th – Pre Reg & Track Bike Crit
Meet at One on One, 10pm Open to brakeless fixed gears only, all types of handlebars allowed.
From One on One we’ll ride to the race start. Separate Men’s and Women’s races.
Prize Categories: Men’s and Women’s 1st Place

Saturday July 12th All City Championship 2014 Alleycat
Meet at One on One at 4pm / Race at 5pm 117 Washington Ave N
Bring a lock and a map and get your sweet self to One on One at 4 with a race start of 5. Expect 25-30 miles all over this fair city of ours.

After party to follow at Premises 3449 N 2nd St, we’ve got plenty of Fulton Beer to drink and some badass D.J.’s. Please feel free to invite your friends to the afterparty, ten dollars to get in and drink all the beer you can before it runs out. Race fee covers entry to afterparty.

Manned race stops will be posted on the bikejerks blog the morning of the race.
Prize Categories:
1,2,3 Mens & Womens
1st Fixed Mens and Womens
1st Out of Town Mens and Womens

For more information, please head over to the Bike Jerks main site to view the race page Here is the Facebook page for the event if you’d like to get all the updates

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Shop Visit: Monkey Wrench Cycles Lincoln, Nebraska

On my way out to Colorado, one of the must see's on my list was Monkey Wrench Cycles in Lincoln, Nebraska. For years we've been told tales of grandeur regarding this shop and their awesome collection of bikes and cycling ephemera. It did not disappoint.

Not only is Nate amongst the raddest dudes, but his vintage mtb collection is one of the best in the country.  Check it out.

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If you're in the area, you definitely need to check it out.

Macho King is coming with Rival 22

Now that SRAM has lifted the embargo, we can stop saying "SRAM 11 Speed" and let you know that this sucker is coming with the good good. SRAM's newest 11 speed offering is going to absolutely slay!

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*note, that's not actually SRAM Rival 22 in the photo, we don't have one built up with it yet
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get stoked!

Fixing Our Playground:  NSC Velodrome Maintenance

Track track trackity track-track-track.

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We have a grand old track.  It’s outdoor.  It’s gorgeous.  It's fast.  Blah blah blah.

There are two teensy quirks to it, though.

1) Splinters. Here’s Koochella prized sprinter and “Master Splinter” Margeaux (alias “Snakebite”) getting splinters picked out of her side by a medical professional after crashing earlier this season. 

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2) The other “teensy quirk” of our track is: necessary constant maintenance.  Our track is getting up there in years so every once in awhile, a board decides that it’s had enough and starts to feel soft.  When that happens, we need to go in and drill it out, chisel out all of the pieces, and then replace it with another.

This effort is perpetual when the track isn't covered in snow… which is less of the year than you’d think or we’d wish.

This Saturday was the first in a few where it wasn’t down-pouring.  All-City Global Sales Manager and Resident Domestic Robot Aficionado, Adam, organized an effort.  NSC Velodrome Resident Good Citizens, Team Koochella, were out in force to put in hard time. 

How does this work?

Step one:  identify a bad board.  When you do track repair, you become sensitive to “improvement opportunities” all over the track while you ride.  Saturday's repair followed a practice session, so we were able to hunt down “soft” boards while we rode then hunt them down after.  Here, you see Margeaux (top) and Adam (lower right) working together to try to get a closer look at something seemingly problematic in turn four. 

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Step two:  drill a bunch of holes in the identified bad board.

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Step three:  chisel.  A bunch.  We do a lot of this.

June "Tiny Terror"

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Altan "Turkish Tiger" and Fred "Can Never Seem To Find His Shirt" Mills

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Tiana "T-Bits" (June in background)

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Altan, Linsey "Linzilla" and Fred on scafolding at the steepest point in the track. Yep, sometimes we have to fix boards there too.

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Step four:  build the support mechanism for the new board.  This happens on the underside of the track… I actually have no idea what goes on down there.  Steph is much more “competent” than I am… here she is doing whatever this step is.

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Step five:  hammer in a new board that has been cut to size.

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Step six:  attach new board to new board infrastructure.  Via magic.  Or powertools.  Again, this was Steph and Track Director, Bob.

After these steps, there is a solid new board. You can see them out there... they are much lighter in color than the original wood.

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It’s a lot of hard work, but it needs to be done.  But, if you have the right crew, it's a pretty good time.

I have the best crew.

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As Fred “Can Never Seem To Find His Shirt” Mills (see the pictures above), pointed out: this is our playground.  We play on it all summer.  We love it.  So it’s our responsibility to take care of it.

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Introducing the JYD

Well, you all knew this was coming if you've been paying attention to our Facebook, Instagram or Flickr. (If you didn't know it was coming and you want to know about such things, you should pay attention to our Facebook, Instagram and Flickr) This is the JYD...

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The JYD was designed to be the ultimate grab and go around town crusher. The canti studs and single speed configuration allow it to be as durable and maintenance free as possible. Remember when you were a kid and had one bike and rode it everywhere? It's like that.

We imagine people raiding their parts bin and coming up with all kinds of configurations and setups to hang on it. Heck, weirdos are already plotting to put drop bars on it even as this is typed. Since receving the prototypes we've built aggressive thrashers like the one pictured, smooth tired cruisers, off road fixed gears, and trailer hauling beasts of burden with it.  

It's a canvas to do whatever the heck you want with.  And now some questions.

Q: What does JYD stand for?
A: JYD stands for Junkyard Dog, it speaks to this bike's origins as something of a mutt, we don't really know what to call it as it sort of crosses multiple categories. 

Q: I see you have BMX cranks on it, is it a big BMX bike?
A; No. It 's not intended for pegs or freestyle. The reason this build has BMX cranks is because Profile cranks are awesome, they allow the use of our now discontinued but super rad Def Star sprocket, and they are what was laying around in the parts bin. While it's not a dirt jumper, or BMX or whatever, it is really fun to rip through alleys, wheelie, throw around, and get all kinds of rad on.  

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Q: But it's got gussets.
A: Yeah, this thing is built for getting into and out of shit. It's your new partner in crime and good times.

Q: So it's a mountain bike?
A: Sort of. It does have clearance for a large 29'er tire, but it is not suspension corrected, or in line with really any modern mtb standards. Of course that doesn't mean you can't ride it offroad, we do plenty, and it's awesome.  As a fixed off roader it's especially fun.

Q: What size tire?
A: Well it all depends on the rim choice of course, but we designed it to fit a Schwalbe Big Apple 29 X 2.35. It is pictured with a Michelin 29 X 2.25 (Michelin's tend to run large in our experience) and it pretty much completely fills out the frame. 

Q: What kind of bottom bracket does it have?
A: Standard English, and the rear is 135mm spaced.

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Q: Five piece fork huh?
A: Yeah, we know it's trending at the moment, but we are not into unicrowns and this is such a great classic look. We grew up being infatuated with bikes like the Fat Chance Yo Eddy!, so of course we're going to follow our hearts on this one. It looks sick. There are no plans on selling the fork separate at this time, because we don't know what else it will really fit on (420 axle to crown).

Q: Are those fender mounts?
A: Yes they are, as we said, it's a platform to do most anything on, and makes a great winter bike.

Q: What's availability?
A: This September and we are only planning on doing 150 framesets this year. 

Q: What about next year?
A: We'll see, but we make no promises or guarantees, if this is your jam, you better act with the quickness.

Q: How much?
A: $550 for frame and fork

Q: How do I get one.
A: We are currently taking prebooks now, head to your local shop and have them reserve one for you.

For the full scoop, head over to the JYD's bike page.

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All-City Coming to Omaha and Denver This Week.

Hi ya party people. Just wanted to let you know that we will be heading out on the road for a while to ride bikes and hang out with you. First stop is Thursday night in Omaha for a party with Greenstreet, followed by a Saturday event with Pearl Velo in Denver.
 

First up is a blow out with our homies at Greenstreet, come drink some beer (I'm told you should make sure to bring a bunch as the free beer, ain't gonna last long) and stare at the new Macho King, we'll be serving up some DJ sets and some Mania. Come get some. GreenStreet_Flyer


And then on Saturday night, our dearest friends at Pearl Velo will be taking us all (if you live in Denver, you got no excuse) on a nice scenic ride to drink bikes and knock back a few followed by a good old fashioned grill out. Be there or be square.
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hope to see you all there.

Superb Bicycle

A Celebration of Beautiful Bob Williams

I’m still on a high from racing at Blaine last night.  Ominous clouds overhead and occasional rain drops served as a constant reminder that our races could be shut down at an instant.  It made for a dramatic mood… RIDE YOUR HEART OUT FOR THIS RACE MAY BE YOUR LAST!

Despite dark skies, our track’s resident Ray of Sunshine did not fail to brighten the evening.

Meet NSC Velodrome’s Track Director and Official Resident Ray of Sunshine: Bob “Beautiful Bob” Williams.  Here he is accepting an expertly crafted award from the women of May’s introductory track class.

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See, the women’s field has exploded over the past year thanks to Bob’s support.  He’s given us clinics and has come out of retirement to personally instruct them.  He’s worked with us to establish track time for women’s specific track practice.  He drives the motor for us.  He’s been a huge advocate for us.  And last night, he gave us the first Women’s Cat 4 Only race on this track.  Huge.

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Bob does this because, well, Bob loves bike racing.  Especially track bike racing.  And the track community loves Bob.  

These awesome pictures of Bob have been floating around.  I thought I would share them on the blog because the pictures are amazing and the man needs to be celebrated.

See, Bob was racing track before there was a track to race on.

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Then he got his track when the Shakopee Velodrome opened in 1977.

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And here is Bob crushing it on the Shakopee Velodrome...

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Flashing his "Beautiful Bob" Smile.

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Thanks Bob, for everything you do for us.  Our community would not be the gem that it is without you.

You're just the best.

Macho King and Nature Boy Disc Webpages are up

Yep, finally full details on our new cross models can be had by clicking over to the Bikes tab.  Go check out the deets for yourself.

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Macho King LTD
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Watch This!!!  Beastmode

peep these wheelie / manual skillz

Rocky 12 Trailer

We're proud to support Philly's annual messenger blowout, coming up July 12th.

Thursday Night Lights, Week II by Marty Wood

Last night was the second week of racing at the NSC Velodrome this season, and the second week of crushing for Team Koochella.  Marty Wood, talented photographer and friend of the show, came along to take some photos.

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Tiana "T-Bits" Johnson in the Point-a-Lap.

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All-City Global Sales Manager and Resident Break-Dance Virtuoso, Adam crushing it for Second Chance p/b Zubaz.

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A candy shot of my personal Koochella Custom Thunderdome.  

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Robbie warms up for her Keirin.

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Me fighting it out in the Keirin Final.

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We set a track record last night.  Twenty women registered to race.  Only a few short of maxing-out the track.

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Local treasure "Beautiful Bob" Williams receiving a thank you from the women's intro clinic class.

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We’re proud to support the CMWC’s Mexico City

Next week are the Cycle Messenger World Championships held in Mexico City, and we just wanted to send our love to our team riders and all the folks headed down there. Wish we could be with you

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Fijate 2014 Track Bike Crit

Saturday of Fijate was the main event, the track bike crit. Track bike crit racing is huge in P.R. as they have races every month. The Fijate event is the biggest of the year and it brought out professionals,  and even allegations of doping. All the heavy hitters from around the world were in attendance as well as the local professional heavy hitters.  

Here are some favorite photos from the day.

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this dude was part of the NYC contingent. Digging the two different lenses and the stars and stripes jersey. 

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Chas of the Mash team

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easily one of the best cycling tattoos that I've ever seen

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The Chrome Cinelli team was the largest there, but despite having multiple riders in the top pack, they couldn't seem to work together to bring back the leaders
 

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this was our champion in the bunch, Austin Horse on his Thunderdome

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Chas with the holeshot

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bottle hand up sequence
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There were two Puerto Rican's leading the charge all race, they were teammates on the Impulse team. They absolutely crushed the field and played their tactics perfectly. No one gave them a serious threat, and they led almost the whole race

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We were super stoked to spot this dude in his "Macho" cap, it's the Puerto Rican Cross Wizard!

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1st and 2nd

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It was a perfect day to go watch some racing.

ASTM Riding Conditions Classifications

NSC Velodrome 2014 Opening Night/ Koochella Team Debut

If you’re in the Twin Cities this Thursday (May 22nd), come on up to Blaine for opening night at the NSC Velodrome.

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Fulton beer will be on tap (proceeds benefiting the NSC Velodrome).  Men and women will be turning themselves inside-out for glory and silly prizes.

Most importantly: it is the debut of my all-women's track team, Koochella.

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And isn’t that exciting?

Loyal readers will remember me writing about them back in January.

… and I’ll probably be writing a bunch more about them.  Because I love them all and I am super proud of how hard they’ve trained and worked for this season.

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Anyway, Thursday will be the first night we will be on the track competing as a team… with matching skinsuits and custom painted (and not available to the public... sorry...) All-City Thunderdomes. 

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We’ll be out there along with racers from All-City Fulton and Second Chance Racing presented by Zubaz.

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Come on out and cheer your face off.  It'll be super fun.

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French Bandit Cross

We are proud to support this French Bandit Cross Weirdness. It's spreading!!!

FLORIDE CYCLOCROSS #1 - OFFICIAL TEASER from FLORIDE on Vimeo.

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Puerto Rico Day One & Two

The first two days of our trip were for settling in, hanging with the locals, doing some riding, and generally taking in the lay of the land.  Here are some photos from those hazy days.

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first step, picking this dude up at the airport, check that bag game

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Fat Cake!!!

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putting the bikes together

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the apartment

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morning of day two, do they look sick of us?

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We took a ride to shake down our bikes and see a little bit of the island. After not riding at all on Wednesday we needed to spin our legs. Peep Victor's flashy "Team Pickle Juice" kit which he designed. Super good.

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Macho King in paradise

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doing it right

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Hard Style Wednesday!!!

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too many late nights

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Boom, two days of doing it well.  Next time you'll photos from the alleycat. Catch yous laters.

Chevron Kit by Kyle Kelley

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We sent the boys over at GSC a sample of our new Chevron kits, and they sent back these amazing photos. Modeled by Sean Talkington, shot by Kyle Kelley.

The jersey, bibs, and socks are all made in the U.S. and the cap is made in Italy. This is the first time we've strategically put all the necessary kit items (top, bottom, cap, sock) together to form a cohesive whole and we're pretty darn stoked on how they came out. Saisha absolutely killed this one.  
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Let's go through the pieces, shall we?
 

Chevron Jersey, MSRP $85
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Done in conjunction with our friends at Twin Six and made in the U.S.A. The jersey is available in both men's and women's cuts and falls somewhere between a pure "racer" and "club" cut. 

They are full zip, with three back pockets and made from 100% Polyester Microfiber.

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Chevron Bibs, MSRP $100
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Like the jersey the bibs are manufactured in partnership with local Minneapolis homies, Twin Six. They feature a large "All-City" in our Cutters font on the drive leg and light blue Chevrons on the other. The rear sports our shield logo and the Chevron accents are carried onto the contrasting light blue shoulder straps. 

Twin Six bibs have long been staples in our wardrobe and we can't recommend them enough. They feature eight panel construction and a high quality seamless chamois, are made in the U.S.A. and only cost a hundred bucks.

Note: While we do not offer women's specific bibs (due to the fact that we have not yet found a ladies chamois we are in love with), the women of the All-City team use and recommend these bibs. Just be sure to size down.

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Chevron Socks, MSRP $18
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Do yourself a favor and invest in good lightweight merino wool socks. They simply cannot be beat. They cut way down on foot stink, can be sink washed and worn multiple times, and just plain feel amazing on your feet. These too are made domestically.  

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Chevron Cap, MSRP $20
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The final piece to complete the look is actually made in Italy by our friends at Nalini. They are a classic four panel cap in a combination of poly/cotton. They look great on their own or as the cherry on top of our kit sundae.
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While your local shop might not have all of these pieces in stock (but they totally should), if they can get All-City, they can definitely order you in whatever you need. 

We think that this is the best work we've ever done when it comes to designing a stretchy riding ensemble, and want to give a huge shoutout to Kyle and Sean for making them look so dang good.

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Happy riding.

We have a Space Horse Shirt

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We have no idea how you've gotten by this long in life without owning a shirt eblazoned with a horse with rockets strapped to it's back, but friends, it's time for that particular hardship to end.

The Space Horse shirt pays homage to our beloved randonneur platform and is sure to jazz up any occasion.
It's a crappy Monday. Space Horse shirt! Going out drinking? Space Horse shirt. Cousin's wedding? SPACE  HORSE SHIRT!!!

Do it.

This one is printed right here in good ol' Minneapolis by our friends at Coldside on the finest American Apparel t-shirt stock.  Available in both men's and women's cuts.

Ladies shirts are purple, mens are light blue.

If you're local shop doesn't have them, ask them to order you up one. MSRP is $26

Fijate 2014 Coverage: Shop Visit Ciclo Canibal

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Let's begin our coverage of the amazing All-City Puerto Rican experience with a shop visit of our hosts, Ciclo Canibal. It's a small space but packs so much to look at, especiallly original artwork.

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These are our hosts, Camila and Victor. We had only met them once prior at Saddle Drive, but they took us in and treated us like family. Two of the kindest, and raddest people we've ever had the pleasure of meeting. Their shop reflects their eclectic tastes, creativity, and connections in the P.R. art scene.

Like a bunch of chumps, we didn't even take any photos of the outside of the shop for setting, but it's on the second floor above a sweet bar and has a neat balcony, so now you know. IMG_4257

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We don't recall who any of the artists or designers for the art pieces in the shop are, some were done by Victor or Camila and some were done by their homies.

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See what we're saying? Original artwork and such everywhere

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this amazing chandelier was made by Camila

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Saisha on the swing at Ciclo Canibal

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Pringles

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SK and the ever present Medalla
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the right hand man

If you're ever down there, make sure you check in with C.C. they've got the keys to the kingdom.

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Space Horse

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CL9942 Space Horse Shirt Blue XL

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CL9944 Space Horse Shirt Purple SM

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BK1344 Nature Boy Disc 58cm Grey

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BK1342 Nature Boy Disc 52cm Grey

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BK1341 Nature Boy Disc 49cm Grey

BK1393 Macho King LTD Bike 61cm Blue

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BK1391 Macho King LTD Bike 55cm Blue

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BK1389 Macho King LTD Bike 49cm Blue

BK1388 Macho King LTD Bike 46cm Blue

BK1398 Macho King Bike 58cm Silver

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BK1397 Macho King Bike 55cm Silver

BK1395 Macho King Bike 49cm Silver

BK1396 Macho King Bike 52cm Silver

BK1394 Macho King Bike 46cm Silver

FM1345 Nature Boy Disc Frameset 61cm Silver

FM1343 Nature Boy Disc Frameset 55cm Silver

FM1344 Nature Boy Disc Frameset 58cm Silver

FM1342 Nature Boy Disc Frameset 52cm Silver

FM1341 Nature Boy Disc Frameset 49cm Silver

FM1340 Nature Boy Disc Frameset 46cm Silver

FM1398 Macho King Frameset 58cm Grey

FM1399 Macho King Frameset 61cm Grey

FM1397 Macho King Frameset 55cm Grey

FM1396 Macho King Frameset 52cm Grey

FM1395 Macho King Frameset 49cm Grey

FM1394 Macho King Frameset 46cm Grey

Adam Joins The Squad!

A few months ago, in the middle of Frostbike chaos, we were joined by Adam, our new Global Sales Manager.  

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We call him Global Sales Manager because he represents the entirety of our sales department... and we like giving ourselves important sounding job titles.

He’s originally from New York.  Or so he claims.  He also has a degree in photography (Historic Photographic Process… the most cancerous kind of photographic process in case you were wondering) which means he’s never in any pictures.

Adam joins us from the professional world of sales and marketing, bringing our Professional count up to five.

He brings our Track Nerd count up to an historic company record high of two.  Seriously, though, the guy vacations in Ghent for the Six Day race there.  NERD.

In his free time, he runs the volunteer maintenance effort at the NSC Velodrome and is a big reason that we can continue to ride up there.  It takes a ton of man hours scraping, chiseling, and painting the track in addition to maintaining the bike fleet to keep it going.  Adam does it because, hey, it’s just what he does.  And he seems to like threatening people for good causes.  True Blue.

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He races track and road with Erin Young on the only local team that I feel comes close to rivaling the obnoxiousness of my Koochella team, Second Chance Racing presented by Zubaz. 

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It’s pretty cool that he wanted to come and work with a bunch of jokers like us.  

Welcome, Adam!

Fijate Crit Video

While we process our photos from the best trip ever,catch up with some of the action from the Fijate crit with this killer short vid.

Fijate 2014 / Criterium from Rmedia on Vimeo.

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Introducing the Utility Knife

July 29, 2014 | Jeff

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Everybody needs a good knife in their backpack or tool kit. Here's a favorite of the AC team, made by the fine folks at CRKT.

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