Cameras and Cranksets

Dualism Straps

Posted in Fixed Gear Bikes by Richard on April 19, 2010

I’ve been riding with these straps fitted since early February pretty much everyday and everywhere and I couldn’t be happier with them.  Hand made in Manchester by the very nice chap who is Richard Martins, and with probably some tea and biscuit based assistance from his other half Lei-Mai, they are a product of their love of riding fixed gear.

The straps themselves are a pretty simple but effective affair, with 2 heavy duty fabric straps running through the pedals and velcroing back onto themselves.  Yes there are loads of other ‘similar’ offerings out there – Jol, Hold Fast, Wig, etc but none of them do what these do at this price!  Not only are the well made with good materials, and they keep their shape really well making it super easier to get your feet in – no more reaching down to lift the straps up to get your feet in, but due to their ‘2 strap’ design you can adjust each length separately to get a perfect fit.

Get yourself some here http://dualismstraps.tumblr.com/

Barcelona

Posted in Fixed Gear Bikes, Graffiti by Richard on April 14, 2010

We went to Barcelona the other week with the fixed gears and had an awesome time if you haven’t already heard.  All the pics here were taken on my phone (as usual) as my DSLR stayed in the safe in my hotel room the whole time due to Barca’ being literally full of thieves, my habit of falling of my bike and breaking things (usually bones) and because I’ve not had the films from my lomo developed yet.  I’m saving the actual riding kind of shots for a post on Breaksof10.com when I pull my finger out and get it sorted, so ladies and gentlemen without further adieu I give you ‘Barcelona’