Archive for January, 2012

Danny Goblyn’s Affinity Cyclone

Posted in bike check with tags , , , , , , , on 01/30/2012 by FGFSNYC

Danny is an up and coming rider from Bushwick, He recently made the transition to FGFS from riding track bikes and is picking it up fast! This kid is someone you should definitely keep an eye on!
Danny is also a bike courier, giving him the advantage of being on his bike 24/7!
Check out his Affinity Cyclone running dual 700’s.
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THE BREAKDOWN

Frame/Fork: Affinity Cyclone 2010/2011 Frameset
Headset: Chris king threadless headset
Stem: Premium Sub 10 V2 Stem
Bars: Fly Racing Aluminum Power Curve Bars
Seat post: Sadio Team Post
Wheelset: (Front) Velocity Deep V rim laced to an Origin 8 hub wrapped with a Vittoria Randonneur 700x 35c
(Rear) H+Son Formation Face Rim laced to a Philwood hub wrapped with a Vittoria Randonneur 700x 48c with 14t Dura Ace cog
Cranks: Profile No Boss
Sprocket: Profile Imperial 36t
Peds: Odyssey
Straps: HoldFast x Affinity
Grips: Diamonback
Cushion: Animal Cush Strip Pivotal Seat
Chain: Shadow Conspiracy Interlock 2 Chain

more NYC rider bike checks coming soon!

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Rasheem Henry’s Def Wish

Posted in bike check with tags , , , , , , on 01/29/2012 by FGFSNYC

Rasheem is an up and coming rider from Brooklyn NY.
Here is his All-City Def Wish running dual 700’s with the monster tires!
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THE BREAKDOWN

Frame/Fork: All City Def Wish/ Drop out fork
Stem: Orange Animal Jump off
Bars: All City Fuzzy Bars
Seat post: Billy Club piv.
Wheelset: (Front) unknown complete (qbp) wrapped GearX 2.2 tires
(Rear) Sadio Spark Hub fused to salsa semi 29’er disc rim. wrapped in specialized pro fast track 2.0 tires.
Cranks: Profile No Boss
Sprocket: Tree lite
Peds: Animal
Straps: HoldFast
Grips: Animal edwin (D best)
Cushion: Sadio fatboy GRIME ed.
Chain: Kool

Stay tuned, keep riding!

Specialized Hemisphere Tire – Product Review

Posted in Product Reviews with tags , , , , , , on 01/26/2012 by FGFSNYC

I recently purchased THIS tire for 10$
I’ve heard of people tricking on it before and the color was awesome, plus it was dirt cheap compared to the other tires i had in mind.
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Nick Lofaro’s Thrasher

Posted in bike check on 01/20/2012 by FGFSNYC

Nick Lofaro recently moved out here to NYC from Santa Monica. check out his thrasher running dual 700’s!
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THE BREAKDOWN

Frame: Volume thrasher v1 size medium
Fork: Volume fu manchu
Headset: Eastern
Stem: Profile acoustic
Bars: Volume v2 trickster
Grips: Fly Reuben
Cranks: Profile 165mm
Pedals: Odyssey Twisted PC
Pedal Straps: Hold Fast
Chainring / Sprocket: Profile 30t 12t Sadio cog
Chain: Shadow Conspiracy half link
Seatpost: Thomson elite
Saddle: Selle Italia turbo
Rims: Velocity Chukker 36h Black
Hubs: All City new sheriff 36h fix/fix
Spokes: DT Swiss laced 4xTires: Continental city contact 1.75 rear, Schwalbe big apple 2.0 front

More pictures of his build and Bike Checks coming soon!

Gap to Laceration

Posted in worldwide gems with tags , , , on 01/17/2012 by FGFSNYC

This is horrible.

Wish you a fast recovery dude!
(video not from NYC but its to raw not to be posted)

original video posted here  by Matthew Spencer

Product Review: Sadio 420 bars!

Posted in Product Reviews with tags , , , , , , , on 01/14/2012 by FGFSNYC

First things first, these bars are awesome!
They aren’t heavy and feel great!
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They don’t feel cheap at all, you can tell they are high quality bars from the get.
The only thing i personally don’t like is the width, they seem to wide for my liking but that can be fixed with a little trimming.(some may find this as a positive)
I’ve only ridden them twice and so far Im in love with them, i will post a product review follow up once i really start riding these babies!
Great job Sadio!

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HOW TO install a hub guard on your p-fix

Posted in HOW TO's with tags , , , , , , , , on 01/13/2012 by FGFSNYC

This is the first installment of the HOW TO section of this blog, i plan to show all my readers how to install or modify anything they request or i find is needed.

First up is!
HOW TO INSTALL A HUB GUARD on your NEW P-FIX!

What you’ll need:
– a hacksaw with many blade replacements
– a vice grip or anything to hold down a bolt
– a p-fix rear hub
– a fbm 14mm hub guard (this tutorial is made for this hubguard)
– tools to remove and install your wheel and cone nuts

STEP 1
remove the cone from the non-driveside (you’re going to cut it down to the correct size)
and place it on your vice-grip or a surface were you can go to work on.
STEP 2
cut it right before the bolt shape ends.
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